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Ain't Nothin But...The Blues Bar

Jazz Club and Pub
Soho
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  • Danny L.
    "But touristy but great blues music all day."(22 Tips)
    naranjaimpar
    "I love this place!! Live music everyday and free!! Really autentic!!"(18 Tips)
    Serena C.
    "If you're lucky you can find a drunk Amy Winehouse there!"(3 Tips)
    Ipek
    "One of the best live Blues in London."(2 Tips)
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  • Dinos G.
    Dinos GVAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • George K.
    George KyriakosApril 23, 2016
    Go early to secure a table if you know that you'll be there for a while. If you don't, you'll still have a good time! Best Blues Bar for miles!
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MasonNovember 15, 2015
    The go to venue for straightforward, no-frills blues in the heart of London. The house bands are quite good, and there is music on every night!
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 15, 2012
    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
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 27, 2011
    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
  • Tigran M.
    Tigran MelikyanFebruary 1, 2015
    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.
  • Petteri S.
    Petteri SpåraJuly 28, 2013
    Small place so gets crowded early but has great atmosphere. Get there at 7 or 9 to see a live band. Early birds get a table
  • Tiago T.
    Tiago Teixeira CorreiaMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    On Jam days (monday and sunday) arrive early to meet the house band and to enroll to play/sing: it's definitely worth it.
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazJanuary 11, 2016
    Get down early and got a seat at the front. It's always packed out, but a brilliant night out.
  • Gustavo R.
    Gustavo ResendeNovember 20, 2013
    Awesome Blues Bar! If you dont like crowded places, try it during the week!
  • Dan H.
    Dan Hopchet ✨March 27, 2011
    Always really great atmosphere, the nacho plates are killer and you can chill there all evening. go on a Saturday from like 5pm
  • Fionners G.
    Fionners GOctober 26, 2012
    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)
  • Serena C.
    Serena C. P.January 27, 2011
    Very small but very nice. If you're lucky you can find a drunk Amy Winehouse there!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Entrance is free Sunday-Thursday and before 20:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Read more
  • Ben R.
    Ben ReptonSeptember 27, 2015
    Bloody awesome place but arrive early if you want to avoid the queue.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BotelhoApril 6, 2010
    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!
  • Can K.
    Can KartoğluMay 14, 2014
    Great live music. Be also prepared for topless dancers during the gigs!
  • Cami H.
    Cami HeitzJuly 2, 2016
    Nice atmosphere and jazz bands! cool location as well
  • Dougal R.
    Dougal RitsonMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just got a free pint for putting someone's jacket on the back of my seat. Love this place!
  • Luca G.
    Luca GeronimiJune 18, 2011
    Great Old style blues bar... Small... but great atmosphere, great live music. Had an awesome blurs time...
  • naranjaimpar
    naranjaimparOctober 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place!! Live music everyday and free!! Really autentic!!
  • Miltiadis C.
    Miltiadis ChandrisOctober 2, 2013
    Simply the best bar in Soho....Just great and very friendly :)
  • Keyur K.
    Keyur KeyurAugust 29, 2013
    Nice live music to with your bitter one
  • Claire H.
    Claire HughesJune 16, 2013
    Sundays jamming sessions make me want to totally give up my career and to instead dedicate my time to singing and playing blues...
  • 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
  • Matteo B.
    Matteo BortolottiJanuary 15, 2015
    Great live concert venue and great beer
  • Chris T.
    Chris TurnerMay 4, 2010
    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!
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtFebruary 16, 2016
    Quite small inside but great atmosphere and very lively
  • Yesim
    YesimDecember 20, 2015
    Live music starts after 10 pm, one of the best place for live music👍
  • Littlelalunta
    LittlelaluntaAugust 16, 2016
    Amazing music, amazing performance and Amstel :)
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GolińczakSeptember 28, 2015
    One of the best places with live music in London
  • Dessy M.
    Dessy MitevaSeptember 14, 2014
    I can't believe how cool this place! And I am noote a fan of blues
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony ChristodoulouApril 15, 2014
    Very nice atmosphere. Beer and blues just perfect
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LowApril 29, 2016
    Excellent blues but very crowded.
  • Danny
    DannyNovember 11, 2010
    Great live music 365 days a year! You must arrive before music starts to avoid the big queue.
  • Leia S.
    Leia SopataOctober 21, 2016
    Very small, good for a pint and walking around the oxford circus shops
  • Ipek
    IpekDecember 25, 2015
    One of the best live Blues in London.
  • Franz V.
    Franz VitulliJune 6, 2016
    Uncomfortably overcrowded, ridiculously overpriced, terrible drink selection (only the stuff that people ask to get wasted). Jams were meh. I probably happened to be there on the wrong night though...
  • George K.
    George KalathilApril 6, 2013
    The beers a bit flat. Good atmosphere though
  • Dougal R.
    Dougal RitsonMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome bless bar
  • Alexandre W.
    Alexandre WagnerMay 25, 2013
    a special place for special people in London
  • Konstantina S.
    Good vibes and awesome live music.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PiresFebruary 15, 2016
    Great music!
  • Nicola G.
    Nicola GypsicolaMay 26, 2015
    That kind of blues mood you're looking for
  • Dace Elza D.
    Dace Elza DruvaNovember 5, 2016
    Great place, recommended
  • Andy S.
    Andy StaffordFebruary 25, 2010
    Good blues, give the table next to the stage a wide birth. It's cosy!
  • Ilya G.
    Ilya GindinOctober 26, 2014
    Many people, a lot of fun.
  • Thanos P.
    Thanos P.September 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely bar, fantastic tunes...
  • Barry G.
    Barry GuettlerFebruary 4, 2016
    It's the best Blues Bar in London!
  • Melanie S.
    Melanie StevenApril 10, 2011
    Great venue. Cool bands. Didn't see Amy Winehouse tho.
  • Paolo D.
    Paolo Di PaolaMarch 23, 2011
    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
  • naranjaimpar
    naranjaimparAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good shows, expensive drinks
  • Devrim G.
    Devrim GündüzSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Perfect live music!
  • Danny L.
    Danny LewisJuly 11, 2015
    But touristy but great blues music all day.
  • Simon F.
    Simon FidlerMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The open mike every Saturday from 4pm is a must for any trip to London...Chillax..
  • LittleV
    LittleVMarch 10, 2013
    The best place ever in Soho
  • Marcello S.
    Marcello StorinoMay 25, 2013
    50p.... of extra charge (transactions by debit or credit card).
  • Nassia W.
    Nassia WAugust 15, 2016
    Great atmosphere and music
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsJanuary 17, 2011
    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
  • Jos R.
    Jos RutamuNovember 26, 2009
    Quite small inside but the live music is great!I loved it.
  • Pippa M.
    Always fab R&B
  • Marcello S.
    Marcello StorinoMay 25, 2013
    Busy, busy, busy the best of blues.
  • Cigdem G.
    Cigdem GOctober 27, 2014
    jams/open mics night!!
  • Lucas
    LucasDecember 14, 2014
    Music, people,
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RigbyOctober 31, 2010
    The original and the best - "she had the face of the devil and the body of a frog" - awesome times.
  • Keyur K.
    Keyur KeyurJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Ghost Ship
  • Ezequiel S.
    Ezequiel SansanoDecember 22, 2013
    Great Bar!!!
  • Violetta K.
    Violetta KFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free blues all day every day
  • Stef M.
    Stef MattanaJune 30, 2016
    Not really impressed. Poor drink selection, super crowded, quite overpriced and jams meh.
  • Simon S.
    Simon SothcottJanuary 20, 2010
    Best blues bar in central London
  • lauro l.
    lauro lauSeptember 10, 2016
    Blues music😀
  • Xulina J.
    Xulina JulieOctober 26, 2013
    fantastiiiiiiic!!!!!
  • Harry M.
    Harry MetcalfeFebruary 20, 2010
    Some of the best live blues in London
  • Philippe J.
    Philippe JeanjeanMarch 24, 2010
    Sunday afternoon blues and beer.
  • Pete D.
    Pete DavisFebruary 25, 2010
    There's a girl sitting nearby looks a bit like Penelope Cruz
  • Andre C.
    Andre CarmoAugust 18, 2013
    Conhecer este pub é tão importante quanto visitar Buckingham, London Eye ou a Tower Bridge. Blues, blues e mais blues.
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