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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-7211
+1 212-997-4144
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Pretty disappointing

A friend booked for us and were were really excited to go. On arrival we were seated and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandra B
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Melbourne, Australia
Harlem gospel brunch,

Go for the gospel choir experience not the location or food other wise you’ll be disappointed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Haybales167
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is the premier live music venue in New York City located in the heart of Times Square.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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237 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-7211
Midtown
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+1 212-997-4144
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend booked for us and were were really excited to go. On arrival we were seated and very quickly were approached to move and told 'unfortunately that table is already booked', no problem so we moved. This happened three more times in the next...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go for the gospel choir experience not the location or food other wise you’ll be disappointed. Queued for a long time outside in freezing temperatures, 20mins late in opening the doors. Massive queue for the buffet, low budget canteen style. The Gospel choir are very...More

Thank Haybales167
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show,great sound and food great place to see a show.The staff was excellent and attentive nice decor.There are actually two restaurants

Thank kacebebop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife,we both like Blues music. The food was reasonably good with generous portions, the beer selection lacked any good craft beer, but the music was brilliant, well worth the $5 cover charge. The service was good, the meal was served promptly and...More

Thank itinerant_too
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see Leslie West in November here. Great time! Great food and service! Never miss a chance to see your favorite band here!!!

Thank Silver D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome venue to hear music. Every seat or place to stand makes you feel up close and personal. Sound is awesome and the food and drink are always great. Must visit!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to BBKings it was fabulous entertainment and we had a cheese platter some popcorn shrimp and beers and everything tasted great. It was pretty busy but we managed to get tickets on the afternoon of the performance and we are...More

Thank kateroo1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience! Booking online was easy, and don't get a surprise when the quoted price jumps during payment, it's because you get the brunch included (minus tips) in the ticket. I'd recommend getting there a little early, as you will be given a...More

1  Thank DrWalkabout
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service excellent. BB King blues theme. Also has stage for live entertainment at night. Lunch menu had a good variety of sandwiches and appetizers.

Thank Rusty M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the evening of Nov 15, I visited BB King to see Musiq Soul Child. I was invited last minute when another friend canceled. I was more than happy to attend as I have not been to the venue in a while and recall enjoying...More

Thank Trish G
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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oconnorjulie3
10 December 2017|
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Response from JanetHanover | Reviewed this property |
You can go alone. I’ve seen other people go by themselves. You can sit at a table or at the bar. Either way you’ll meet other people.
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Lee L
27 November 2017|
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Response from lynettecavill | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets in advance. Admittedly it was much earlier in the year but seeing as your going at a peak time during the holiday season, if I were you I'd get them in advance. Have fun.
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missbeebirmingham
29 August 2017|
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Response from robbinsroost | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. i guess it depends on the entertainer. The shows i have attended at 8, have usually ended by ten, so i would guess your show would be over by twelve.
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