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Harvelle's Blues Club
Ranked #3 of 30 Nightlife in Santa Monica
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Owner description: Few places in the country can honestly say that they adequately capture the flavor of a particular location. The truth is that once the sunset, people want to get dirty, and we just help them indulge. Harvelle's takes pride in showcasing the best live Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Burlesque Shows, and so much more. Our crown jewel is the Toledo show, there's really nothing quite like it. A mix of all the best talents the area has to offer, all in one place. No one has quite a good time as Harvelle's!
Malden, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“disappointed”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Harvelle's came recommended so we were looking forward to it. They said they open at 8 and the band goes on at 9. Well the opened 8:30. They were even open for drinks! the band didn't go on until 10:15 - 10:30 ish. They give new meaning to fashionably late.The bartender was friendly, the drinks was great but the band was not blues nor jazz maybe bad rock.

Visited February 2012
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Warrenton, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Super Bowl Sunday with The Toledo Show at Harvelle's”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

We went to Harvelles on Super Bowl Sunday night. We got the tip from some folks we met at the bar (and the bartender, thanks David) at The Lobster. As you will read here, it is loud and loud isn't always my thing anymore now that I'm 55, but I love a cool bar with a great band and very fun vibe...Harvelles had it all. And a great bartender. The Toledo Show is self-described as "film noir soule, feme fatal cabaret." I would have worked the word funk in there somewhere. This is a great find in sometimes sleepy Santa Monica...loved the fake smoke...the whole scene looked like it could have been a movie scene. Everybody, including the band members, were great to talk to. Good stuff. $10 cover very well spent.

Visited February 2012
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Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Harvelle's was a kick!”
Reviewed January 7, 2010

We spent New Year’s Eve at Harvelle's rocking to Gino Metteo! So much fun! Gino is a must see and Harvelle's was a great little sexy venue to experience him in. The staff was fun, the place was packed, everyone dancing and Gino's rockin’ blues was good and loud. Santa Monica is beautiful. A great way to start the New Year! We'll do this again!

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California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“fabulous location, great music, love it!”
Reviewed January 28, 2007

It's the best.....go with friends or a date or alone even! Great location...often music is TOO loud, but it's a very fun little intimate spot near the Ocean with easy garage parking close by. Don't do the street unless you want a BIG ticket...the is one of my favorite places....it's "dance like nobody's watching " comfortable....Fabulous Music!

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“It's got style, class, pizzaz and some unique drinks”
Reviewed May 3, 2005

Gotta love the atmosphere here. Dark and sexy says it all for me.. Looking at the featured drink menu on the web site, really makes me wish I could handle more than one beverage in a night. Everything's surprisingly inexpensive ($10 or less admission), and you can buy the tickets for any show from their Event Calendar. Good stuff. You've got to see some of the videos and image galleries all in Flash at Harvelles.com. Impressive looking. I need to work on getting out there more often. If you're into Blues/R&B, this is the place to be.

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