B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 997-0359
Phone: (212) 997-4511
B B King Blues Club And Grill
Parking: Street, Validated
Bike Parking: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Specialties: Worldwide, Special Events, Event Planning, Event Promotions, International, Global, Event Management, Event Marketing
Price Range : Average
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04/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This place is the worst. when i came here I had to wait on line for like an hour and a half with a bunch of people that looked like they were from the hood or something. The only reason i showed up here was because my friend was promoting here a couple of nights (i told him he better not again). I almost got into a fight wit like three dudes over a spot in line. By the time I entered the sorry excuse for an establishment, i felt like i was at the precinct. they made us empty our pockets they confiscated cigarette lighters, pens and other personal items patted each person down for like two minutes while fondling private parts. after the harrassment from that i got to the clerk desk and she told me the price was like 40 dollars when it was supposed to be free before midnight. some stupid lady tells me that i have to tell the bouncer outside that which makes no sense because the bouncers arent the ones charging. so i paid the stupid 40 then throughout the night i had several hoodrat looking females approach me and my friends beging for drinks. then people started fighting one dude choked the hell out of some female and the bouncers started beating random people that they thought were involved up. NYPD cops were posted outside the club ready for action. it was crazy. the club was horrible the people were ghetto as a mayonaise sandwich . if you want to go to a party to deal with rude staff, ghetto patrons, and get frisked and wit on a long line and see fights then this is the spot for you
11/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
How this guy isn't playing Madison Square Garden is beyond me, but at the same time it definitely doesn't bother me. It's nice to see such a rockin' performance in a smaller venue. Man this guy can play!! and so can his band. They have to pack you in pretty tight in this place but how else are they gonna get a lot of people in a small club...it's still quite comfortable and the view of the stage has always been great from the tables I've had.
The food seems to have gotten better here over the years. Really good burgers and that sort of thing. Hopefully KWS comes back soon but I'm sure I'll be getting to another performance at BBs soon - there seems to be a very worthwhile show there all the time.
Thank you Kenny & thank you BB'S!
11/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
AND WORD TO THE WISE, THIS PLACE IS OPEN BUT FROM WHERE I WAS STANDING THEY SHOULD BE CLOSED! I WOULD JUST LIKE TO EXPRESS EXACTLY HOW I FELT ABOUT THIS ""CLUB"" FROM 11PM - WHATEVER TIME IT IS THAT IT CLOSES. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE SERVICE OF THE ""BOUNCERS/DOORMEN"". A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND I WENT TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY THERE AND WE WERE EXCITED AT THE FACT THAT IF YOU ARE THERE BEFORE 12AM ITS FREE. APPARENTLY, THAT WAS A LIE, BECAUSE WE ARRIVED AT THE VENUE AROUND 11PM AND WE WAITED TILL ABOUT 12:10AM FOR THE GENTLEMEN TO TELL US THAT IT WAS $30 FOR MALES AND $20 FOR FEMALES. WE ALSO CALLED EARLIER TO GET THE DRESS CODE AND THE WOMAN THAT PICKED UP SAID THAT FEMALES COULD WEAR JEANS BUT MUST WEAR HEELS, WHEN MOST OF THE FEMALES THAT WERE ON LINE, WORE FLATS AND RAIN BOOTS TO GET IN. THE GUYS ATTIRE WERE EVEN MORE DISGUSTING, THEY WORE SNEAKERS AND HOODED SWEAT SHIRTS, BEANIES AND DU-RAGS, AND THEN THE BOUNCER TOLD US THAT IT WAS ""YANKEES NIGHT"" SO WE COULD OF CAME COMFORTABLE, AND WE WAITED ON LINE FOR SO LONG THAT ONCE WE GOT TO THE FRONT THE BOUNCER TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT HE MUST GO TO THE BACK BECAUSE HE JUMPED THE LINE, DIDNT EXPLAIN TO US THAT THERE WAS A LINE FOR MALES AND FEMALES. AFTER THAT WHOLE CHAOS THE PRICE WAS DROPPED DOWN TO $10 A PERSON FOR MY HUSBAND AND I TO FIND OUT THAT THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A PROM GOING ON BECAUSE THE FEMALES THAT WERE THERE DIDNT LOOK A WINK OVER 20 YEARS OLD, DRESSED UP IN PROM DRESSES AND TIARAS. MY HUSBAND THEN PROCEEDED TO GO OUTSIDE TO THE CAR TO PICK UP MY FLATS SO I CAN GET COMFORTABLE AND THE BOUNCER TOLD HIM HE MUST NOT PASS THAT GATE UNLESS HE IS TO WAIT ON LINE AND PAY AGAIN. ONCE HE CAME BACK WE ALL DECIDED TO LEAVE ONLY AFTER NOT EVEN 20 MINUTES. I MUST SAY FOR A TOP OF THE LINE VENUE IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY WHERE MOST TOURISTS GO, YOU WOULD THINK TO HAVE GREAT MUSIC AND A WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE, WHEN ALL WE SAW, AND WE WEREN'T THE ONLY ONES, LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS DANCING TO THEIR FAVORITE EDITED HIP HOP SONGS. I WAS VERY SURPRISED AND MY NIGHT WAS RUINED. I KNOW OF BETTER PLACES THEN THAT, THAT HAVE NO COVER FEES AND ITS ALL ABOUT GROWN FOLKS. IM SORRY BUT B.B. KINGS IS NO LONGER ON MY LIST OF GREAT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN NEW YORK CITY. AND I AM SURE THAT B.B. KING HIMSELF WOULDNT LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT THIS.