B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Jazz Club, Music Venue, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Theater District
237 W 42nd St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10036, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill is the premier live music venue & restaurant in the heart of Times Square.


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  • What you need to know
    Bonnie C.
    "Dinner with great music in an intimate setting."(5 Tips)
    Victor T.
    "wifi password: bbkingnyc :) the food and the choir are awesome !! :)"(3 Tips)
    Jennette R.
    "Come see Strawberry Fields every Saturday for the Beatles brunch."(2 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "good music from live bands!"(15 Tips)
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  • music
  • beatles brunch
  • Southern food
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  • bbkingnyc
  • broadway boxing
  • DJs
  • wifi
  • steak
  • prix fixe menu
  • wine
  • mac & cheese
  • barbecue
  • burgers
  • grits
  • karaoke
  • pulled pork
  • scenic views
  • nachos
  • long island ice teas
  • Grover R.

    Excellent Prix Fix menu for $22.95 til 7pm & signature "The BB" which is a beer and burger special for $9.95 with each additional beer being 2 dollars. You can sub the beer for a soft drink. Must go.

    Grover Reed III · April 7, 2013
  • Michael H.

    Try to stay away from the expensive, subpar food if you can. Ordered a burger, (unseasoned) chicken and waffles and 2 drinks and dropped over 80 dollars. The show was amazing though.

    Michael Howard · March 3, 2015
  • New York Habitat

    This is a great place if you love hearing good music from live bands! The food is also very delicious & it is in the heart of Times Square! It's usually free on Tuesdays & Thursday nights :-)

    New York Habitat · July 30, 2012
  • DHR.com

    This is a place of great music and fantastic southern food. This club and grill is also known for the amazing performances by the Harlem Gospel Choir, happening during the Sunday Gospel Brunch.

    DHR.com · February 14, 2012
  • Lauren G.

    Concert venue inside BB King's (with an awesome Beatle's brunch every Saturday!). For something more low-key, try Lucille's Grill (the lounge next door), which has free live jazz every night.

    Lauren Gundrum · October 17, 2011
  • Bianca J.

    I went there during reggae night. I had a great time. The line was long however, it was moving smoothly. Some of the bartenders aren't as fast as other in terms of serving people drinks.

    Bianca Jean Charles · July 20, 2015
  • Compton H.

    Each and every Saturday night there are over 1000+ people in attendance for the biggest weekly party in the city! All women are free before 12:30 an men reduced. Just say "Make It Happen" guest list a

    Compton Himself · August 5, 2010
  • TheCooperGroup

    + and - for B.B. King's as an event venue for a conference. Plus: great service, great food, nice layout. Minus: Realtime NY 11 crashed their web access. Don't plan on high tech here.

    TheCooperGroup · June 11, 2011
  • Leticia M.

    The food was excellent. I had the jumbo crab cake entree and my fiancé had Steak with mashed potatoes & spinach, BOTH plates went back clean. Definitely will be back.

    Leticia McDougald · July 26, 2013
  • Monica J.

    The music venue equivalent of a U.S. airline. They cram you in like sardines and give you mediocre food served by indifferent staff. Unless there is someone you absolutely love playing here, avoid.

    Monica Juniel Byers · October 23, 2014
  • Daniee B.

    please do not order the pork tenderloin it is dry and the sauce is not that appetizing either, the sweet potato hash poorly seasoned the only thing good is the garlic spinach . Your welcome .

    Daniee Biatchh · December 25, 2012
  • Giorgio C.

    BBQ ribs are good, people are great! Coke is a lot of Ice, a little glass and nearly nothing cola. Food is crazy expensive but hey, what do you expect?

    Giorgio Camozzi · April 8, 2015
  • Hellen

    They don't pay much attention to dietary restrictions. Indicated an allergy therefore no mixed veggies, which were hiding in the mashed. When I indicated the mistake, no apology at all.

    Hellen · September 1, 2013
  • Gilt City

    Check out the legendary Harlem Gospel Choir brunch here every Sunday -- it's perfect for the bored church-goer, music lover, soul food connoisseur, urban adventurer... you get it.

    Gilt City · March 9, 2011
  • VH1

    The best view is from either a booth or right up front. If you grab a booth, be sure to have the 38oz sharing steak. – Pete from One eskimO

    VH1 · July 22, 2010
  • Alex

    BB Kings Ale is made by Magic Hat and tastes just like their #9 beer just a bit hoppier. The hot wings are expensive but very good.

    Alex · October 29, 2010
  • Concert Ticket Agency

    Come here for the blues, not the food. Bring cash for the beer bucket guy if it's crowded, you may never make it back from the bar!

    Concert Ticket Agency · September 27, 2012
  • Farra T.

    Awesome love music. Food a bit overpriced for what it is. You will meet minimum with one drink order eat dinner before you go.

    Farra Trompeter · December 24, 2013
  • Jeanise C.

    Unfortunately they have roaches... which I discovered last night while watching Paul Mooney and this one crawled out on our table to join us! Smh... Never eating here again!

    Jeanise Chaplin · May 12, 2014
  • Susumu

    It's located in a very convenient place. It's not really good music venue for Hip Hop concert, but good for live band concert.

    Susumu · January 30
  • Advertising Week

    Great sessions abound -- with appearances by advertising leaders, it's also home to the a session on the first MTV TJ, Billboard Conversation and a session with Cyndi Lauper.

    Advertising Week · September 26, 2010
  • Bob D.

    Horrible service. When it takes 30 minutes from the time you order a drink to it coming..Please...Our waiter didn't really know the menu.

    Bob Diamond · April 1
  • Aldo M.

    Come just for the live music and bands, the food in Lucille's its TERRIBLE and expensive, very few drink options.

    Aldo Moreno · September 10, 2014
  • Built by the Factory

    Always stay up to date on latest shows at B.B. King Blues Club on their website http://www.bbkingblues.com/ - Website Built by the Factory! Read more

    Built by the Factory · August 4, 2011
  • Alexandre J.

    Food is expensive and comes in small portions. Place is ridiculously cramped and old. Seems really outdated. Music was great, though.

    Alexandre Janini · April 22, 2014
  • Danilo L.

    An ultimate Blues experience and fine dining.Porterhouse steak with mushrooms and cream of spinach are excellent choice.

    Danilo Lee · November 9, 2012
  • Felipe S. D.

    I was lucky to listen Eric Johnson there. Luckier to see Andy Mckee's presentation. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is a great place to eat and drink watching great performances. Read more

    Felipe S. Dall'Igna · June 17, 2012
  • Janet C.

    Sea salt ice cream sounds fun, not on lunch menu. fried chicken was not good. Mac and cheese a goid choice.

    Janet Clark · February 12, 2012
  • Jason B.

    Glad to be back at B.B. Kings, gonna try the beefsteak tomato & mozzarella salad with a bottle of Alamos Malbec.

    Jason Bligen · July 9, 2013
  • MC P.

    Some concerts are standing room only, get there early, wear flat shoes. Eat before you get there.

    MC Photo & Travel · October 10, 2013
  • Paige C.

    Food was good, service was excellent even during a sold out show. Our waitress was great.

    Paige C · October 17, 2015
  • Warren L.

    I love this place. Some time I go to check out the fights other times I go for the live entertainment. Great spot.

    Warren Laidler · November 22, 2010
  • SPIN

    Phone service here is usually terrible, but try the wi-fi network: bbkings-guest, password: bbkingnyc

    SPIN · October 15, 2013
  • Susan S.

    This place is awesome! So intimate, great acoustics! Great food, drinks & service!

    Susan Seals · February 1, 2014
  • Ken P.

    More for a younger crowd on sat! But the Long Island iced teas will have u crawling home! Great fun

    Ken Pierre II · August 7, 2014
  • Karen G.

    The food was good, portions small, but quite expensive. Service was very slow!Don't plan to return.

    Karen Gill · February 3
  • Roosevelt C.

    The food is nasty & expensive but the music is great. Eat before you go & you should be fine.

    Roosevelt Cooper · July 2, 2010
  • Tracy C.

    book a booth for shows - better service and much more intimate and comfy

    Tracy C · October 27, 2012
  • Sherri O.

    Thursdays are salsa nights. Generally free, with a live band, and a decent DJ.

    Sherri O. · October 7, 2011
  • Kimmie O.

     The Times Square Caesar has parmesan crisps & chipotle aioli olive oil relish. The bread pudding has a brandy & white chocolate sauce

    Kimmie Ohh · February 21, 2015
  • Shanda R.

    Save your money pre-show and wait to order when seated. There is a $10 mandatory charge for tables.

    Shanda Renee · August 6, 2012
  • 4EverYoungMsD

    Just order the wings don't even bother with the menu oh and see the Motown review

    4EverYoungMsD · December 22, 2013
  • TheCooperGroup

    Looking forward to my first visit during Realtime NY 11, place sounds amazing! Read more

    TheCooperGroup · May 27, 2011
  • Victor T.

    wifi password: bbkingnyc :) the food and the choir are awesome !! :)

    Victor Trichkov · January 22, 2012
  • Tom J.

    The Harlem Gospel Choir brunch was an interesting experience but very touristy and pretty uninspiring buffet

    Tom Joseph · April 9, 2015
  • Ben L.

    Prices are very New York, but the venue is a lot of fun.

    Ben Lohmann · November 26, 2014
  • Francis D.

    Get here early for a good seat or hang at the bar.

    Francis Dance · April 3, 2014
  • Alejandra G.

    The Harlem Gospel Choir is amazing. The food is not good but we spend a great time

    Alejandra García-Bado · May 3, 2015
  • Carrot C.

    Advertising Week hangout spot. Come here for more intimate sessions.

    Carrot Creative · February 19, 2013
  • Times Square NYC

    Be sure to check who's playing on their website- never a bad act!

    Times Square NYC · July 2, 2012

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