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General Info
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is the premier live music venue in New York City located in the heart of Times Square.
BBB Rating
A
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (212) 997-0359

Phone: (212) 997-4511

Payment method
visa, cash, check, invoicing available, amex, discover, master card, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Location
E Walk Ctr
Neighborhoods
Theater District, Midtown Manhattan
AKA

B B King Blues Club And Grill

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill-New York

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Categories
Night Clubs, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Validated

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

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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charlotteg1480763672

06/13/2012

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Editorial review from Citysearch

The other night was my first time going over to B.B. and it was a blast! It was a lot of fun going there with a big group of friends! The music was incredible and the food was to die for. If you haven't been there, you MUST go!

Martha Kinsley

05/11/2012

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Great food and music

This place rocks. Great service, great food and most of all awesome music

Dansal

03/07/2012

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Good Music

I had a decent experience here. The music was good, it was a lively crowd.

The food was average, yet the entertainment made up for that.

Thrill Phil

02/20/2012

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Not all that!!

I came here expecting to be exposed to greatness and a down south feel.

I didnt get that!

Joe is one of the worst managers I have ever come in contact with. He made me feel so uncomfortable as a black man in a club named after a BLACK MAN that I refuse to return unless I know that he will not be there. The staff seemed to all have the same feelings about him being rude, pretentious and extremely unprofessional. The food was ok but the smell of the place was weird as well.

mikestanley51998

11/30/2011

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terrible service overcooked steak...

the staff was extremely rude and pretentious, from the guy at the front with the gust list to the waiters. and hey chef... i asked for my steak MEDIUM not charcoal!!! thanks but no thanx highly advised that you stay outta this place!!

Vanessanicole

10/24/2011

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If You like Live Music and Entertaining Show

Another thing we did was head over to The Griffin to Michael Fredo's Wednesday night party. They have a great show and an open bar from 8-9:30. Free admission too. Michael Fredo with The Benny Reid Ensemble is a great Jazz/ Ratpack show. 50 Gansevoort @ Greenwich

SinNYC

07/30/2011

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rude service / expensive

This place sucks. RUDE staff (the blonde guy with the guest list, really?) and food prices that are for tourists only.

Avoid at all costs.

chaud

04/15/2011

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BB STINGS is more like it

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

pramos28

11/11/2010

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Lucilles Service

I didnt like not being able to get a waiter to take a food order on 10/2/10, it was late, I was hungry. I asked a waiter, they said someone would be right over, my girl asked a bus person, they said someone would be right over. I was hungry and sad.

Daniel R.

07/21/2010

Overall
Nice band and concert but the people of the place suck

I really like the size of the place you can see the band very close and they always have nice band playing.

But the security people that work there is the worst and they shut down everything very early and they dont care if the band is still playing

Jackdock27

11/24/2009

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Kenny Wayne Sheppard

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!

JOZYDEE

11/08/2009

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WORST PLACE IN NYC

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.

JayLove1115

09/23/2009

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Who said there's no place left to see a good Manhattan show?

Live performances have always been my thing. Been living in Manhattan my whole life and have started to see a bit of a downturn in the quality of production at live shows. The acts themselves have also been dwindling as of late, but there are still a handful of well all-around clubs that keep me happy...BB King's is one of them! I try to get there as often as I can - most recent show I saw was Rockin the Paradise, Styx tribute band in August. They were amazing and it was perfect for the club. They really know how to get a band to shine at this place - good job production! I didn't make it in time to get a table but I managed to get some pretty good nachos at the bar, i'd say try getting their as early as you can for a show so you get a table.

MieRains

09/23/2009

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Big names for a pretty small venue

Saw Chuck Berry perform at BB kings in Times Square a few weeks back, was amazing to see him still going at it considering his rather old age for this business. It's great to see such a performer with an illustrious career as Chuck B. play at a smaller more comfortable venue than most of the venues I visit. Though the ticket prices were somewhat high, I was expecting them to be much higher for such a big name. ...Food prices pretty average for Manhattan - Times Square is a place I rarely visit, but I'll make an exception every once in a while to see a great show. Keep on bringin in the big names bbs, and I'll keep bringing myself to your shows!

bag274

09/14/2009

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Sunday Gospel Brunch

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The show was wonderful and food was great. Would have been nice if alcoholic beverages were included, but what in NY does? A great contrast to the hectic city streets.

Charleyhorses

09/14/2009

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BEATLES BRUNCH!

just attended my third beatles brunch at the bb king grill and was once again more than satified...these guys are seriously awesomme!!
couldn't ask for a better beatles cover band and i bet there isn't one anywhere in the world..and better yet these guys are at the bb king club every week!!!

fellowyellows

08/11/2009

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Lucille's

I went to B.B King's Lucille's for drinks with some coworkers.

Our drinks were pretty good, but a bit overpriced. (it's times square, so we didn't complain too much)

Surprisingly there's free music every night. however, we weren't really interested because we were sharing nachos and wings. :P

the nachos were good, and really big, so we were glad we only ordered 2 (there were 9 of us).
the wings were ok, not the best i've had, but pretty good.

the room was really cold though...

beeeezly

08/11/2009

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Lucille's - Sweet food and FREE good music!

I checked out Lucille's a few weeks ago and I will most definitely be going back as soon as I can! They have good deals for dinner and you get to check out a live band for free! It was a little cold in there - but what NYC Club isn't freezing? They also had some pretty good beers on tap..Definitely check this place out if you can!

nyannyan

08/11/2009

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Strawberry Fields!!

Luckily, I knew some people who worked in the venue, so I managed to get a booth reserved for me and two of my friends.

The show was really entertaining, and the food was good. Since the show included an all you can eat buffet, it allowed my group to decide what we wanted to eat, however i do wish that there was more of a selection. I really liked the chicken fingers, but i do wish that they had a larger selection of beverages included in the buffet. However, our server was very nice and she gave us different recommendations for drinks, so that was great :P

I had lots of fun at Strawberry Fields, and it's really amusing to watch some not so young looking guys dress up and pretend to be the Beatles. Granted, they were members of Beatlemania, so it was lots of fun :)

ac9631

08/11/2009

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Toots & The Maytals

Toots & the Maytals at the B.B King Club was a concert I will never forget. I have seen this group before and they were excellent, but they shined even brighter at B.B.'s. Our table (and basically all of the other tables) were positioned so we could see the group very well - which to me is just as important as being able to hear them well.

The food was excellent - the service was not the best I've ever had but when I'm eating great food and watching an amazing live performance of one of the greatest reggae groups ever, the attitude of my waitress is the least of my concerns.

p.s. amazing burgers!!!

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