Ain't Nothin But...The Blues Bar

20 Kingly St, Soho, Greater London, W1B 5PZ, United Kingdom
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–2:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 3:00 PM–2:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 3:00 PM–Midnight
Menus:
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.1/10

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  • AskMen

    The friendly if occasionally hapless service & the atmosphere mean that the joint is usually packed to the rafters, especially on weekends when it offers free admission before 8:30 PM. Arrive early. Read more

    AskMen · January 27, 2011
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  • Thrash Hits

    A sweaty little bar with live music every night. With murals of BB King and Buddy Guy, honkytonk piano with slide guitars, and Amy Winehouse slumped in the corner trying to remember her middle name. Read more

    Thrash Hits · January 17, 2011
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  • Harry M.

    Some of the best live blues in London

    Harry Metcalfe · February 20, 2010
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  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    On Friday and Saturday, make your way over BEFORE 20:30 to miss the queues and grab a table! Read more

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  • Simon S.

    Best blues bar in central London

    Simon Sothcott · January 20, 2010
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  • LittleV

    The best place ever in Soho

    LittleV · March 10, 2013
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  • Dan H.

    Always really great atmosphere, the nacho plates are killer and you can chill there all evening. go on a Saturday from like 5pm

    Dan Hopchet · March 27, 2011
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  • Greg B.

    Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar features regular live music performances with an eclectic range of blues and rock from across the globe. Gets v packed!

    Greg Botelho · April 6, 2010
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  • Simon F.

    The open mike every Saturday from 4pm is a must for any trip to London...Chillax..

    Simon Fidler · March 4, 2010
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  • Jos R.

    Quite small inside but the live music is great!I loved it.

    Jos Rutamu · November 26, 2009
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  • Jack T  👑

    Great music and dancing. Had a great time!

    Jack T 👑 · August 13, 2014
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  • Theresa T 💞

    Great blues music here!

    Theresa T 💞 · August 9, 2014
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  • Tiago T.

    On Jam days (monday and sunday) arrive early to meet the house band and to enroll to play/sing: it's definitely worth it.

    Tiago Teixeira Correia · March 26, 2013
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  • Fionners G.

    A decent spot if you're after a late night drink or some live music. Can get jam packed though and unpleasant at peak times (like a lot of bars though)

    Fionners G · October 26, 2012
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  • Violetta K.

    Free blues all day every day

    Violetta K · February 26, 2012
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  • Luca G.

    Great Old style blues bar... Small... but great atmosphere, great live music. Had an awesome blurs time...

    Luca Geronimi · June 18, 2011
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  • Chris T.

    Go to this blues bar if you want to hear great music with a lively and friendly atmosphere. Don't forget to dance on the seats!

    Chris Turner · May 4, 2010
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  • Philippe J.

    Sunday afternoon blues and beer.

    Philippe Jeanjean · March 24, 2010
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  • Andy S.

    Good blues, give the table next to the stage a wide birth. It's cosy!

    Andy Stafford · February 25, 2010
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  • Tigran M.

    Nice small bar good blues but be there early 6-ish to avoid the huge line!!! The nacho plate is more than enough for two person.

    Tigran Melikyan · 3 weeks ago
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  • Matteo B.

    Great live concert venue and great beer

    Matteo Bortolotti · January 15
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  • Lucas

    Music, people,

    Lucas · December 14, 2014
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  • c g.

    jams/open mics night!!

    c g · October 27, 2014
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  • Ilya G.

    Many people, a lot of fun.

    Ilya Gindin · October 26, 2014
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  • Devrim G.

    Perfect live music!

    Devrim Gündüz · September 17, 2014
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  • Dinos G.

    Nice live music, different bands everyday, diverse crowd, great atmosphere on a Saturday night, shame for not allowing vaping but you can do it anyway when closer to the stage. Will come back here!

    Dinos GV · August 6, 2014
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  • Can K.

    Great live music. Be also prepared for topless dancers during the gigs!

    Can Kartoğlu · May 14, 2014
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  • Anthony C.

    Very nice atmosphere. Beer and blues just perfect

    Anthony Christodoulou · April 15, 2014
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  • Ezequiel S.

    Great Bar!!!

    Ezequiel Sansano · December 22, 2013
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  • Gustavo R.

    Awesome Blues Bar! If you dont like crowded places, try it during the week!

    Gustavo Resende · November 20, 2013
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  • Miltiadis C.

    Simply the best bar in Soho....Just great and very friendly :)

    Miltiadis Chandris · October 2, 2013
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  • Thanos P.

    Lovely bar, fantastic tunes...

    Thanos P. · September 13, 2013
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  • Dhyan G.

    Nice live music to with your bitter one

    Dhyan Gagan · August 29, 2013
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  • Dhyan G.

    Try the Ghost Ship

    Dhyan Gagan · July 6, 2013
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  • Claire H.

    Sundays jamming sessions make me want to totally give up my career and to instead dedicate my time to singing and playing blues...

    Claire Hughes · June 16, 2013
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  • Alexandre W.

    a special place for special people in London

    Alexandre Wagner · May 25, 2013
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  • Dougal R.

    Just got a free pint for putting someone's jacket on the back of my seat. Love this place!

    Dougal Ritson · March 30, 2013
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  • Dougal R.

    Awesome bless bar

    Dougal Ritson · March 30, 2013
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  • Oscarbear

    The joint is usually packed to the rafters, especially on weekends when it offers free admission before 8:30 PM. Arrive early. Open till 1am weekdays and till 2.30am - Friday / Saturday Read more

    Oscarbear · January 9, 2013
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  • Party Earth

    This chitlin’ circuit gets rowdier than Parchman Farm, so get in early to avoid the line – otherwise, the only blues you’ll be seeing are frostbitten fingers from standing out in the blistering cold. Read more

    Party Earth · June 15, 2012
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  • Melanie S.

    Great venue. Cool bands. Didn't see Amy Winehouse tho.

    Melanie Steven · April 10, 2011
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  • Paolo D.

    A Very BAD place!!! I will never come back to this place in my life! We received the worse treatment ever!I really don't recommend this place to anyone simply because the manager (that is the guy be

    Paolo Di Paola · March 23, 2011
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  • Serena C.

    Very small but very nice. If you're lucky you can find a drunk Amy Winehouse there!

    Serena C. P. · January 27, 2011
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  • Danny

    Great live music 365 days a year! You must arrive before music starts to avoid the big queue.

    Danny · November 11, 2010
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  • Jonathan R.

    The original and the best - "she had the face of the devil and the body of a frog" - awesome times.

    Jonathan Rigby · October 31, 2010
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  • Pete D.

    There's a girl sitting nearby looks a bit like Penelope Cruz

    Pete Davis · February 25, 2010
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  • Andre C.

    Conhecer este pub é tão importante quanto visitar Buckingham, London Eye ou a Tower Bridge. Blues, blues e mais blues.

    Andre Carmo · August 18, 2013
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