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Blues Alley

Jazz Club
Georgetown, Washington
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  • lauren s.
    "intimate dinner date"(5 Tips)
    Mazda
    "oldest continuing jazz supper club"(2 Tips)
    Joseph R.
    "The Phyllis Hyman Stuffed Shrimp is awesome!"(2 Tips)
    Shaneia S.
    "Gotta have Phyllis Hyman's stuffed shrimp!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Few Washington nightlife places have enjoyed the notoriety of Georgetown’s Blues Alley. Since it opened in 1965, Blues Alley has touted itself as “DC’s Best Jazz Supper Club.” -- Green Guide Editor
  • Ama F.
    Ama FentonSeptember 28, 2013
    Our service was very, very slow, but the show was amazing! For the price ($35 ticket, $3.50 service fee, $12 table minimum and $10 to park nearby) it was well worth it!
  • Rebecca V.
    Rebecca VeaderSeptember 26, 2011
    Try and see if Carlton is working! Best server Ever! It was me and my husbands anniversary and he told the artist and we got a shout. Ohh by the way rachelle Farrell is the BOMB! 9-25-11! Best nite!
  • Johnika D.
    Johnika DDecember 23, 2012
    Cozy venue. Came for Syleena Johnson. Stay away from the food or use your $12 food min wisely. I sent the Spinach Dip back--soupy. The Gumbo was edible. I'll grab something to eat on my way home.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CampbellJanuary 21, 2016
    Food = OK (I had an app, fried shrimp). Drinks = Small (performing artist special, thought it would be the Stacy Brooks drink but I was wrong). Atmosphere = intimate. Stacy Brooks Band rocked.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 1, 2010
    Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest continuing jazz supper club, having showcased internationally renowned concert hall artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, & Nancy Wilson.
  • Ed E.
    Ed EstesApril 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Shows normally are at 8 and 10 PM. The doors open an hour before for dinner at the 8PM show. Come early for the 10 PM show because a queuing line begins before the late show. Read more
  • Josh B.
    Josh BMarch 15, 2013
    Don't go showing up early or anything. If you're checking out the late set, your ass gets to sit outside in the cold until just before 10.
  • David M.
    David Matthew GaüerFebruary 22, 2013
    This place is great! Not about the food though... experience good artist in a relaxed intimate environment!
  • George D.
    George DeShieldsOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For the premier acts get there 30 minutes before showtime. You may wait but you get your choice of seat.
  • ジェームズ 黒.
    http://m.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/at-blues-alley-trio-da-paz-showcases-the-lovely-complexities-of-brazilian-jazz/2013/11/07/61d1e802-4760-11e3-95a9-3f15b5618ba8_story.html
  • Miguel "Chapi D." O.
    Had the salmon last week, amazing. Had some crab cake with cheese sent it back, didn't have any crab sent it back. Do not order, foul.
  • Lorraine K.
    Lorraine KestleMay 17, 2013
    Great venue. Small and intimate. Go early for the best seats.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JeffersonOctober 25, 2014
    Jazz on a Saturday night... While Chloé has a birthday celebration night cap with 8 of her schoolmates at the Embassy Suites!
  • Gail S.
    Gail StewartMarch 5, 2013
    Beloved blues singer Eva Cassidy used to play here...the waitresses here knew her and shared stories...damn near makes me cry...she was taken so young
  • Håkan F.
    Håkan FOctober 22, 2015
    Many memories from the time John Bunyan was running the club 😃
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GorhamJuly 15, 2013
    Got a table right at the stage Marcus Johnson was fabulous food was good too!! 👍
  • AMI
    AMISeptember 26, 2011
    Hope you're all going to be checking-in to the Robert Glasper Trio's performance on October 10th at 8 & 10pm! Give us a shout if you are (@AMIagency)!
  • Caterina
    CaterinaApril 26, 2013
    great atmosphere, music was all right, food and wine were not impressive.
  • lauren s.
    lauren shiptonSeptember 20, 2011
    Check out bluesalley.com for their performance schedule, amazing for an intimate dinner date Read more
  • Walburga A M.
    Walburga A MarderFebruary 19, 2013
    one of the best places to go for live jazz & blues
  • YPNation
    YPNationSeptember 21, 2011
    buy one cover charge and get one of equal or lesser value free when you buy with your YP Rewards Card!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerJuly 31, 2011
    Arrive early and ask for a table next to the stage.
  • Don S.
    Don SullivanApril 4, 2016
    Food at the second show sometime is not as good as earlier shows but service is fast
  • Maya D.
    Maya DeeJuly 13, 2013
    Loved it! An incredible experience
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph ReavesOctober 14, 2016
    The Phyllis Hyman Stuffed Shrimp is awesome!
  • InTheMixWithTre
    InTheMixWithTreAugust 29, 2010
    Such a great place to enjoy good food and plenty of jazz live.
  • Hank T.
    Hank ThePigeonSeptember 14, 2012
    Try the wings, I hear I'm great!
  • Sunday S.
    Sunday SceneFebruary 15, 2010
    Bring at least a party of 4 otherwise you'll end up sharing a table with strangers.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁January 22, 2015
    The famous jazz club in town
  • Rob C.
    Rob CampbellJanuary 21, 2016
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/blues-alley-washington?hrid=SAoYG0w3HmdgD_oI7wCpUw
  • Esra K.
    Esra KelogluAugust 1, 2015
    Jazz music
  • Shaneia S.
    Shaneia StewartJune 14, 2012
    Gotta have Phyllis Hyman's stuffed shrimp!!
  • Raul P.
    Raul PAugust 19, 2010
    Come out to Blues Alley & hear an amazing band Jazzy Blu
  • Tony C.
    Tony CarterOctober 9, 2010
    Going to see the Incomparable Rachelle Farrell with my lovely wife!
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BellJuly 27, 2014
    Great show
  • Beth J.
    Beth Jolly BakerAugust 7, 2016
    Freddy Cole Quartet
  • Kehinde M.
    Kehinde M.May 4, 2013
    great music
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NanceSeptember 27, 2014
    Get the fish
  • Harvey a.
    Harvey aka FitzAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place needs a serious HGTV renovation
  • C. S.
    C. SOctober 25, 2009
    Way overpriced food, tickets are usually too high, but intimate venue for good shows.
  • Chris J.
    Chris J.November 16, 2012
    Rude cunt of a drunk last birthday here. Never again. Food was bland.
  • Atila D.
    Atila DölarslanMarch 5, 2013
    Süper bi blues club:))
  • Nora R.
    Nora RodriguezMarch 4, 2013
    un sitio super!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Marylenecab
    MarylenecabMarch 21, 2015
    Perfect place 🎷🎶
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