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Biscuits & Blues

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Union Square
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401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705 (Geary St.)
+1 415-292-2583
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Carmichael, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here several times to see blues and jazz bands. It is below street level, which gives it a cool "on the down-low" vibe. The bartender Shawn is always friendly and on top of things. They book a lot of talented musicians that are worth checking out. They serve dinner but we have not eaten there so I... More 

Thank taradiddle
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find a live music venue in central SF. The night we visited Bay City Blues with Chris Cain were the live act. Very good solid musicianship. We opted for a with food ticket, Service was quick and good. Food was good without being startling. Very comfortable venue and not too bad prices for drinks.

Thank nsander219
Oakland, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cozy tea room features authentic preparation of a wide selection of black, green and herbal teas. The tattooed owner visits the tea gardens of Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka every year, assuring that the teas, largely organic, and grown in ways respectful of the workers and the environment. She hosts the families that grow her teas to demonstrate... More 

Thank hiy0silver
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great music, we saw the fantastic Lavay Smith, great atmosphere, the place was full on a Saturday night. The food is good and the service is just fine. As others have said the food and drinks are pricey, but it's what you'd pay in a good music club anywhere. Forget what you pay and enjoy the music and revel in... More 

Thank tucks60
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great Blues night! Nice band, good southern food. Jambalaya and BBQ ribs were excellent. Service was a bit slow but the place was fully packed and the music was good so we could wait. Highly recommended. Just $22 for the show was definitely reasonable. You need to book it ahead.

Thank LasLuces
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great jazz spot if visiting San Fran! Very entertaining.. The food was pretty good too but nothing to write home about.

Thank Dee B
San Leandro, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see a great Memphis blues band, Ghost Town Blues Band on September 30th at this very nice venue and were pleasantly surprised by the great meal we received prior. We arrived early and got great seats. We ordered cocktails and dinner. The roasted chicken with red potato mash were excellent. We ordered the spinach salad which had... More 

Thank Gene I
Des Moines, Iowa
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

At $15 the ticket price was fine for this fairly small, intimate setting. The musicians were good. I'm not sure that I'm enough of an expert to say how good. But we were pleased. We were also happy to go to the 7:30 show and be invited to stay for the 9:30 since it was a "light crowd" night. Food... More 

Thank HeartOGold1969
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I went to this restaurant during my birthday celebration in September 2016. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very nice, and the blues artist was fantastic! Great atmosphere, food, and music!

Thank SharonD0915
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was our first time at this club. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and I had looked this place up on Trip Advisor before coming to San Francisco. We were about 15 feet from the stage, the music was incredible, the food was great, and the waitstaff was very attentive. Great southern food. Wish I had found this place... More 

Thank Sharon T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705
    (Geary St.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 30 & 45 stops at front door, 38 Geary, Powell Station; Cable Car; BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-292-2583
Biscuits and Blues expertly pairs world class blues music with award-winning southern style cuisine, to customers of all ages where everyone has a front row seat to the show. The venue is lucky to have some of the best Blues musicians in the world right here in the city, and has been honored time and time again as the Bay Area's #1 Blues club. On any given night you'll find ribs on the grill, New Orleans-style Gumbo in the pot, and Creole Jambalaya hot off the pan. Biscuits and Blues also serves California wines, local microbrews and their signature selection of specialty cocktails from their full service bar. Six nights a week Biscuits and Blues works to keep the blues alive with two shows a night. If it's Blues, they approve: Delta, Chicago, Texas, Boogie-woogie, Gospel, Old-time, Jazz, Brass and Soul. For 20 years Biscuits and Blues has earned the respect of the Blues community and has been named America's #1 Blues nightclub by both the Blues Foundation and by the Bay Area Blues Society.

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