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Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3635
+1 202-337-4141
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“porkchop” (2 reviews)
“filet mignon” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
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1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3635
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the venue and we were very rudely told by some of the employees that you have to buy tickets online in order to get in. We apparently interrupted their cig break

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank F8083GTtinas
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Found this "gem" accidently as our Uber drive used the "alley" to get to our destination. You can feel the vibe of this authentic Jazz Club. Came for the tunes, and was not disappointed. The atmosphere is "cozy" even a little "tight" but we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EOrter
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We are sporadic regulars for the music here. We always come early to eat so that we get our favorite seats. Choosing carefully, the food is good and the drinks are fairly priced. I just don’t understand the complaints about service. Last Saturday, Paula C...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MMA888
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We met friends for dinner and a show at this venue and used a groupon. From the beginning the server was unfriendly and attempts to chat were futile. We asked what entrees he recommended and he said he was vegetarian so didn't eat the entrees....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PAULABeachBikeCruise
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Just saw the great Lisa Fischer. Food was uneven. French Onion soup, only OK, red beans and rice - go to Popeye's after the show, pork chops excellent. Free refills on sodas without asking. Service was fine. However, get there early (like 2 hours early...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mark K
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We went to late show. The music was characteristically outstanding. The table service was uncharacteristically poor. The quality of the food is reminiscent of that one might receive in a catering hall; however, the service was generally good. This was an exception to what we’ve...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank DM10468
Reviewed April 26, 2018

This is a wonderful place to enjoy Jazz. We were doubly blessed with enjoying Ravi Coltrane (John Coltrane's son) at this great venue. The seating is a little tight but not impossible to enjoy the music. As a bonus, the fare is interesting and good...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Taowalker221b
Reviewed February 7, 2018

If you live in or are visiting DC and love music, this is the place for you. Whether a new act or career musicians, you will really enjoy it here. You can order dinner while you enjoy the music.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Ms. Margaret G
Reviewed December 21, 2017

During a long weekend visit to Washington, D.C., my wife and I decided to take in a show and have dinner at Blues Alley. We have always enjoyed our visits to Blues Alley and this time was no different. We arrived about 75 minutes before...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Memories of meeting Dizzy still haunt my mind. Blues Alley is a wonderfull place made of the finest music makers ever assembled. You can't ever go wrong here...

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank PROBER22
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Some people wear suits and dresses and some wear blue jeans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3635
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-337-4141
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