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“Blues and booze - the perfect combination”

Ain't Nothin' But...
Ranked #34 of 1,279 Nightlife in London
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Owner description: London's original Blues Bar/Venue with live Blues Every night, twice a night. Free entry most nights, and open until late. Probably Europe's Home of the Blues.
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Blues and booze - the perfect combination”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great music in a crowded little bar just near Oxford Street. It's the sort of place where you feel like people ought to be smoking.

It might take a while to be served, and you probably won't get a seat,

Visited September 2011
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“A real blues bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

If you love Blues music, this is a place to visit when you are in London. Authentic, small, alive, relaxing atmosphere with some great blues live music every day of the week. Open until 1am Sunday to Thursday and to 3am over the weekend. I loved it.

Visited August 2012
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“Worth seein'”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

Free entry till 8.30pm, live blues music in the evening and average menu prices. Kind of small place, but definitely a place to see if you like old blues music (earlier than 50s)

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London
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“The rudeness of the staff trash the place.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

No doubt, a place where you can find great musicians working together, playing great music, first class blues, but the staff including the manager, are absolutely terrible, they are extremely rude, don't give a damn about the customers, rude, rude, rude. I am extremely regret to try this place. There are many others places in London where you can find great blues, with the same musicians that play at Aint Nothin But Blues Bar, but with much friendly and welcomely staff. There is nothing worth than go out to have fun and find yourself in a place where you get treated as garbage.

Visited June 2012
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Kevin H, General Manager at Ain't Nothin' But..., responded to this review, October 8, 2014
Sorry, we were not happy with that either.
The staff have all been replaced since that happened.We hope you will try again.
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South Wales, UK
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“Ain't Nothing But Blues”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you like Blues then then this is well worth a visit, if you are not sure if you like Blues then this is still well worth a visit. If you don't like being cramped then stay away. The venue is small with limited seating, if you need to sit down get there early (before 8pm). My wife and I saw West Weston who was very good, a bigger venue would have been great.

Visited May 2012
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