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About Biscuits and Blues

Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Theater District, Biscuits and Blues is a West Coast musical landmark where every seat provides an up-close, live music experience. Our all-ages supper club is a great place for the whole family to experience America's greatest musical heritage! We have live music six nights a week featuring national and Bay Area acts. Our full bar and soulful Southern menu compliments the savory sounds of our top-notch talent. If you’re trying to decide between food and music, you can indulge in both with us!

No refunds-no cancellations for show tickets.

401 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:

Tuesday - Thursday 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Sunday 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Monday: Closed

Kitchen to open until 45 minutes prior to closing

Club: closes half hour after show ends

Shows: please go to
http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/lineup for lineup info.

Cross Street:
Geary St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 292-2583

Website:
http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/

Entertainment:
Biscuits and Blues was established in 1995. The venue located downstairs has received numerous best blues club award since 1995. Music is presented nightly ranging from Blues to Jazz, R&B, Funk, and American Roots.

Catering:
Please email events@biscuitsandblues.com

Parking Details:
Parking Deal:
With a valid ticket stub from our club, you may park at Mason O'Farrell Garage (301 Mason St.) for 5 hrs for a flat rate of $15. Present your ticket stub to the parking attendant when you pay for your parking.

Street parking after 6pm is free. Do not park at Tow-Away Zones on Geary St. prior to 6pm.

Public Transit:
Muni: 30 & 45 stops at front door, 38 Geary, Powell Station; Cable Car;
BART: Powell Station

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more details or email party@biscuitsandblues.com

Private Party Contact:
Steven Suen: (415) 292-2583

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email events@biscuitsandblues.com

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Biscuits and Blues Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (12)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a cool place! Definitely a cool place to have a few drinks and listen to some cool live music.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined 3 days ago

The staff was awesome. They are very friendly and the food was delicious. Went to see Crossfire, the Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band and they were amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

A very good date-night out with my wife!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

So we were interested in having a nice comfort food dinner. Well here you also have to purchase concert tickets so that added $60 onto our bill even though we had no interest in the show. Fine. Then we had to wait outside in a line to get into the restaurant. Seating was awkward. Service was good. We both ordered the fried chicken. The outside was delicious and crispy. The inside of the chicken was bland but juicy. The rest of the meal as average at best. Drinks were okay. The show was okay but not great. In the end, counting the cost of the tickets, it was about $200 for the two of us. It wasn’t worth what we paid. I won’t be going back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We were disappointed in that Lavay Smith spent so much time standing around jiggling. The Black trombone player/singer was the REAL show. He was fabulous!!! The musicians were terrific!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It was my birthday and myself loving Blues I booked for Sundays show and built my hope up for a great time. Show started at 9pm and the band was the show, they started pulling people from the audience to take the stage because Featured Artist was not there (terrible). The Feature artist got there at 10:05pm took the stage and sang 3 songs and said good night. I paid my money to be entertained by the audience. I was so disappointed coming all the way from LA for this let down. Birthday ruined, 2/11 was my birthday

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I love Biscuit and Blues because the seating is for just the right amount of people. It reminds me of the night clubs from years ago. It brought back sweet memories. I'll return over and over again. Biscuit and Blues is my new spot!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Live Music, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a very enjoyable time. The food was okay though a bit on the pricey side. The entertainment was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Spicy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome club, awesome performances! The Band Soul Soldiers were amazing!

Love Love Love this place! Highly recommend It to anyone who wants an adult fun night out!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall had a wonderful time the Tony Lindsay show and company was spectacular. My friend from Bali visiting was overjoyed by the performance.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

One of my favorite places for great music, pleasant ambiance and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great blues !!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It’s nice being in an establishment when everyone is there for the good food and music. There is not much diversity, but that’s ok because the kindness and decency of the crowd far surpasses which races are represented. Biscuits & Blues is a great hang out place & ticket prices are so reasonable.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Live Music, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Friday night blues! My niece from philly was in town and I wanted to show her the Bay Area music scene. It was one of the best shows - great food and the staff at biscuit and blues are prompt and professional. I always order the catfish small bites, shrimp balls, étouffée and of course the biscuit.

You have tor try the “blues ice tea”- it’s potent!

It’s a must for blues & jazz lovers in the Bay Area

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great music, great food and drinks, great service, and great vibe.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent evening,topped off with good Southern food and excellent Blues from Charles Armstrong.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was the second time we'd heard Earl Thomas who is such a terrific showman. He has a great voice, great energy and his keyboard player (Aber Miller?) was out of this world. All the musicians were good--a very tight band and a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Entertainment was great nice cozy. Even though you have reservation you can't gain entrance until 9:00

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a great place with wonderful people (patrons and staff).the music (blues) fantastic.earl Thomas what a voice!food delicious and authentic.My wife and I plan to return regularly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great music, good food. We had a fantastic evening. Mr Thomas would be worth seeing over and over

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went Friday night to hear Earl Thomas and we loved him. We enjoyed the concert so much we went back the following night. Missed out on getting a CD but will act faster next time.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Five of us were in San Francisco for the weekend, we all like the Blues and Cajun food. We had been here last year, as well, and couldn’t wait to go back. Very quaint and intimate venue. Outstanding Cajun food, and wide variety of drinks. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great, intimate venue that attracts serious blues players from across the country, accompanied by casual southern food menu. Enjoyed the jambalaya once again. I have returned to this place over a dozen times when in SF on business .

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Coco Montoya was Excellent; as was the Fried Chicken

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fun, Spicy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This longstanding blues club is still as wonderful as always. We went for the show (Coco Montoya is superb!) but also enjoyed the food. Southern Fried Chicken was good- moist, crispy skin, nicely seasoned (and well-priced). The mashed potatoes and the slaw were also good; the gravy was so-so. I didn't think much of the biscuits (4 and some good honey butter), even though they are a customer favorite. The service was really good considering they were taking orders, serving, tending and clearing all during the show. The servers were not too obtrusive during the performance. The wine-by-the-glass list wasn't that interesting, but they had some traditional cocktails, and wines by the bottle were reasonably priced. The place is old, loud and funky and perfect for blues! (BTW, if the second show isn't sold out, you can stick around outside and try to get seats for the second performance at no extra cost.)

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food used to be great there, but it's gone to mediocre. Unfortunately, at the same time, the prices have gone through the roof. You used to be able to go there and have dinner, and watch a good show. But now I recommend eating somewhere else, and then going to the show. It's just too damn expensive for food that just isn't that great. The ceviche is good. But everything else was really bland. And no salt & pepper to be found!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed listening to Live Jazz while eating catfish and southern fried chicken. Lavay Smith did her awesomeness as usual but the live band just set the mood for fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food
Excellent music

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for the music (Christone Ingram) but found the food to be very good. Venue is cozy and stylish for live music. Food costs high, but it is San Francisco.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice intimate venue. Great blues performances for a good price. Sincere customer service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We snuck up to see Christone Kingfish Ingram and had a 6pm reservation. We got there at 520 because traffic from the South Bay was light. We were grateful they sat us right away, and we were able to get our meal started before the crowds arrived around 645. The show started at 7.
I wish I could give Ambiance more than 5 stars. It's the coolest place from the lighting to the seating. We were in the second row and it felt like Christone was playing just to us.
The food was very very good and we enjoyed our apps, drinks, and entrees very much. Our server (Jenna!) took very good care of us. She didn't stop by to check on us after the music started, but she'd look at us occasionally as she helped others. We could have waived her over had we wanted something. And the guy who refilled water glasses was right there to keep the glasses full. It was a more expensive evening than we usually have so it will be a special treat the next time we come up. And we definitely want to come back.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Drunk Tourists didn’t stop LOUD talking all thru the show BAD !!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great date night with the bf there, first time here for both of us. Great atmosphere, we only had chicken wings and those I thought were great. Got a good buzz and the blues band we saw was way more than we expected. Will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Live Music, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and entertainment were great. Definitely coming back again and again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our group of 6 had a great time! The entertainment was top notch. The food needed a little more flavor, however.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great venue for live music, very intimate and the sound system is perfect

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Terrible service from one staff member. I came all the way from Canada just to be ignored. Music is way too loud which distorts it. Food is priced way too high for the tiny portions. Alcohol is over priced as well. It has potential if management made some adjustments. I read many negative reviews online around service, prices, etc....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great music venue. Not a bad seat in the house. Waitstaff is awesome and food is good.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I went to see Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram. The young man was a phenomenal talent. I don't think I've ever heard such guitar virtuosity live, and never from someone so young. I'm very happy I got a chance to experience his talent. That said, it is unfortunate that the dining experience didn't match the musical experience. The fried green tomatoes were okay. The
macaroni & cheese croquettes were tasteless, and the shrimp & grits had lumps. To finish, the bread pudding was lackluster & had been microwaved. The venue required us to order dinner, which is an unfortunate policy. If possible I would recommend that future patrons fulfill their food requirement with drinks only, although that also looked like it might disappoint. Thirteen dollars for a glass of Korbel? I realize B&B is located in an area frequented by tourists, & therefore expected a bit of 'tourist-quality'. The food isn't better because it doesn't have to be. The place is in a great location, full of foot traffic, and features great music. But as a local it is hard to accept this without surprise & disappointment, especially in a city so full of great good & drink. I frequently & gladly pay good money for SF dining. The table service at B&B was very good; our server was attentive & answered all our questions.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It’s always a treat to see the live acts at Biscuits and Blues and seeing Kingfish play was no exception. As an avid blues fan and a lover of live music, the venue is a great way to enjoy a lively evening in San Francisco. Our food was fine and our server was attentive. I try to book a ticket every time I’m in SF, even if I’m travelling alone. If you love music, and enjoy watching new talent, I highly recommend this place!

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