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recommended by a local. It was different from Twin Jazz, but just as fun. Although I liked the raw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great place for jazz

The best in jazz come here to play. Over the years I've heard everyone from Dave Brubeck to Ahmad... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

recommended by a local. It was different from Twin Jazz, but just as fun. Although I liked the raw talent at the Twin Jazz better, it was nice to have a bigger more refined atmosphere. I recommend you get tickets ahead of time here though....More

Thank Trails4U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to listen to a very nice jazz band playing!! the space is small so you can see and hear from wherever you are sitting. But to be obliged to eat (and the food is really not that great) kind of diminish...More

Thank JazzyYazzy
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The best in jazz come here to play. Over the years I've heard everyone from Dave Brubeck to Ahmad Jamal to Peter Beets. Small tables, average drinks and food. You go for the music, anything else is secondary. Parking available across the street.

1  Thank sdog41
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I went to the Blues Alley, to see nothing more than Joshua Redman, the guy. I could not buy tickets online but I went there wishing to find one in the entrance. I arrived and for my surprise there was one last seat available. While...More

Thank omostico
Reviewed 8 May 2018

A bit of a disappointment overall. Overpriced menu/drinks, undersized drinks. Wait staff, was not very personable. Seemed focused only on getting us to comply with minimum drink requirements. Kenny Garrett was in concert which started a few minutes past 8:00 p.m. and at 9:15 he...More

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Well, Kenny Garrett quintet + Blues Alley is a fantastic combination. The club is pretty well located in Georgetown and it’s amazing. The show was superb, we paid USD 40 per person and worth every dollar. The food was ok, a little bit expensive. If...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was our second visit to Blues Alley. The seating is tight. The food is good. The service is great. The entertainment is outstanding. We attended the Kenny Garrett Quintet concert on April 14, 2018. Wow! The only problem was no room to dance. I...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Went for light dinner and to experience a Jazz Club. We were not disappointed We were unsure what to expect but this is an authentic place in the heart of Georgetown and as a tourist in Washington well worth a visit. It is pretty quirky...More

Thank Orry L
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The artist ‘Kendra Foster’ was amazing but everything else was extremely disappointing. The food was tasteless & the service was half hearted. The policy about no photos is duplicitous because a dozen people were taking photos (apparently because they were given permission) - have these...More

1  Thank Matt_Bird_Global
Reviewed 14 February 2018

My friend invited her friends to continue to celebrate her 50th Birthday. I asked my hubby if he wanted to go and then that would be his bday gift. It was simply amazing!! Its a tight space, so if you are not comfortable by being...More

1  Thank cjirongirl2010
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Response from cjirongirl2010 | Reviewed this property |
I would call first and let them know: blues alley
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I dont believe there is a specific dress code, but you cant go wrong with dress casual.
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Sorry, can not help. We stay with a friend when in DC