History

 

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, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy in a small intimate setting. 

Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers its patrons a unique ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920's and 30's.

Open seven days a week, Blues Alley specializes in authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes (Dinner served from 6:00 pm). Blues Alley has designed several discounted packages available to groups of twelve or more, and can accommodate up to one hundred and twenty five for dinner and show.

 

Age Limit

Blues Alley is an all ages venue unless otherwise posted

 

Minimum Purchase Requirement

There is a $15 food or beverage minimum per person per show

 

Seating Policy

  • Seating is first come first serve with some exceptions, restrictions and rules apply. 

  • Doors open at 6 PM and the earliest of 9:45 PM for the second show unless otherwise posted. 

  • If you want to sit with others who have purchased tickets separately please call with the names so we can try to hold space. If you show up late there is no guarantee of seating together.

  • Bar seats are first come as well 

  • A limited number of student tickets are available for half price with valid student ID. This applies to shows Sunday thru Thursday on a first come first served basis. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.

 

Tickets

  • Tickets are sold online, over the phone (202) 337-4141 or in person at the box office from 12 to 8 PM. 

  • There is a $6.00 processing fee per ticket

  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE

  • No need to bring printed tickets, make note of your confirmation number and give your name at the door or use your email on a smartphone or like device.

Tour Groups 

  • There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size 

  • Blues Alley does has dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus that discount the food. Contact the club directly for more info 

 

Dress Code

  • There is no official dress code, most dress business casual

 

What Else You Should Know

  • Blues Alley is a listening club. Please keep voices to a whisper and conversations to a minimum during the performance 

  • All must be seated during the performance

  • No audio recording 

  • No video recording

  • No Cameras 

  • No Smoking anywhere in the building

 

For Our Disabled Patrons

  • Performance area is accessible and on street level

  • Restrooms are located on the second floor with stair access only

  • If you are in a wheelchair please call the club so we can hold specific space to accommodate the chair

Preferred Hotels

 

The Graham Hotel (Georgetown) Contact: Tom Giroux 202.257.6342

https://www.thegrahamgeorgetown.com/

Georgetown Inn (Georgetown) Contact: Michael Winberg mwinberg@yourdchotels.com

https://www.georgetowninn.com/

Arlington Courts (Virginia) Contact: Priscilla Dietrick 703.247.1003

https://www.arlingtoncourthotel.com

Washington Hilton (Dupont Circle) Contact: Denise Kee 202.304.7208

https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dcawhhh-washington-hilton/

Glover Park (Georgetown) Contact: Tom Giroux 202.257.6342

https://www.gloverparkhotel.com

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