Sunday, May 13th • Show Information - Artist: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers • Show Times: 4:30pm & 7pm • Ticket Admission: $30
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Darn good biscuits, and darn good blues! The food in general was good, but nothing to write home about. The big draw is, of course, the live music. The venue is really good, and I will definitely head back here the next time I want to listen to some live blues music.
Great live music -- we saw Toronzo Cannon, who plays guitar well, has a great voice, writes soulful lyrics, and has put together a great band. He's the whole package, and we would gladly come to see him again. The food was good too, although pricey, so we skip dessert. I love the way they keep our water glasses full.
I liked the setup and acoustics. Food was also OK, but I didn't like the idea that when having dinner for one, you are forced to the bar (this time I wasn't because restaurant wasn't full), but as a policy it sucks because in bar one is facing to wrong direction and eating there is not really pleasant. There should be a way to have proper dinner when listening the band, even when having dinner for one person.
When I asked check for my two course dinner and two beers, on check I did have three course meal and two beers, where none of the food was correct and price was 10usd bigger than it should be. Was pretty hard to see that all in the dark and staff was quite busy elsewhere until I was able to ask correction. This was only one time this happened to me, so it was maybe just one rare mistake. But as a general rule: Check your bill carefully before pay, might be good idea everywhere.
Worse thing this time for me was that, when one goes to blues club and there is 'band' that does not have a bass player? It has very negative impact for the music when one whole player is replaced just by one hand (keyboard), it is big part of the (blues) music and big part of the improvisation completely missing. I know that cannot blame the restaurant and most of the people did love the band anyway. For me it just was too much and I couldn't stay until the end of the show. Sorry.
Great venue for seeing great blues groups! Great sound system. No bad seats. An intimate club that is a Goldilocks size (not too big, not too small, Just Right).
Strike 1 - No fried chicken! No hot wings! For a place that prides itself for fried chicken, to be out on a Saturday night is extremely odd.
Strike 2 - the Heather Gillis Band doesn't belong in California much less B & B.
This was my 6th time and it was a terrible experience. I know from past visits that this was a fluke. No more strikes.
The service was fine except our order for dinner was completely ruined. With a band playing it’s impossible to get them to correct mistakes. I ordered the vegetarian jambalaya and I got meat. My bf ordered coleslaw instead of greens and got greens then coleslaw on the side. (He really hates greens). Everyone gets constant water refills when they could have asked if I wanted more lemonade. They only push refills of booze. The food is actually pretty good if they get your order correct.
Heather Gills Band was excellent.
Speedy evening but worth it, we bought lots off the menu!
Great very different variety on menu!! Different tastes/twist on cuisine. Great flavor!
Went to hear Sonny Rhodes and pay respects to the man. Late 70s and still out touring.
Service was a little unfriendly. Jambalaya was great. Music was good but it’s so loud. It’s a small place. Not sure why they turn it up to 11.
Worth a visit. I’ll go back for a good band/act.
Great food coupled with a perfect downstairs location for an intimate live blues experience that is unbeatable!
You shoul let the option of "Food" to Optional since you can go there and not eat
We spent a fine meal with friends, listening a fantastic blues group. I will come back.
Fantastic acoustics great Blues
Best blues club in the Bay Area! The music and acoustics were spectacular and the food was really good, too. The cocktails were a bit pricey but I suppose that is to be expected for this type of venue.
Fun food, great cocktails, personable service, Karen Lovely is always lovely!
Always has quality music. Enjoyable experience each time
Always an awsome experiance. From outside, people watching to the wonderful bands that continue to play. Always a blast! Good food, great location, Great servers and not to mention, the food!!!
Biscuits & Blues and the Soul Soldiers made for a perfect birthday celebration! The restaurant was accommodating with my seating request. And, as always, the food was tasty and the entertainment excellent! My guests had a wonderful time!
Can’t beat the amazing music
The place was great! A little pricy, but the experience and the food were on point. Would DEFINITELY come back. I've already told everyone at work about it!
Good music, intimate venue. Really enjoyed the cajun food
Neither of us had been to Biscuits and Blues for several years. We both enjoy blues music and made a date. In the past the food and music were great if not overpriced.
It's still overpriced, but not worth returning.
It seemed our waiter opened his first bottle of wine, he was so nervous.
The biscuits were stale. The spinach salad was the best part of the meal. I had fried chicken, he had grilled salmon. It was okay.
The band was described as hot, sexy dirty blues and they were tepid. We were not impressed. We left as soon as we could flag down someone to give us our check.
The mian thing is the music, of course, but the food is genuinely good southern food -- friend chicken, gumbo, fritters, etc.
Chicken is very expensive. Eat before you go The music is always great
I was looking for something to do on a Saturday night and came here because I love blues music. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED ONE BIT. The music was amazing along with the energy in the room.
Waitress said seats we wanted were reserved no one sat there all night, As a long time customer was a little irritated by that
Awesome evening, King Solomon was the real deal and probably going to be the next BbKing
Food was extremely fresh, well prepared and service for a live music venue!
Only complaint out of two wines!
Wonderful food service and outstanding music. Great value for San Francisco. Will definitely go again
Overall EXCELLENT! The opening act, Kevin “B.F.” Burt; duuuude u crushed it!! And King Soloman Hicks - love love love ur hella fine beats... 👊👊👊
We were so engaged with the music (King Solomon Hicks and Kevin Burt) that we ran out of time to order food.
Watching the blues played well, close up, while eating gumbo, catfish and succotash and drinking craft beer: bliss!
Wednesday night. Not crowded. No dance area.
Band ok. Tired and older. Expected better.
Wow, what a find! Went to the early show to see Lloyd Gregory & Friends and had a fantastic and fun time. We had a bite to eat prior to the show and the food was delish! I had the gumbo and a biscuit and my friend had the wings. We both agreed the food was great! The band was off the chain! This is a fairly small venue, which is a good thing, as there is hardly a bad seat/table in the house! The staff were friendly and engaging. A parking garage is a minute or less a walk away, on the same side as the club. But, of course, you're going to pay San Francisco [parking rates. Although you can search the surrounding streets for free parking but we just bit the bullet and used the garage parking facility. Overall, I highly recommend Biscuit & Blues if you're desiring drinks, food and music!
Nice quaint club with great musicians. Have gone there for dates and birthday celebrations
There wasn't much on the mneu that wasnt "messy" i.e. ribs, chicken. So I ordered the meatloaf, which had way too much pepper in and I think it had green peppers in it (it was a dark) . But I LOVED the live music
The service was excellent. The food was great and the music was on hit. Two thumbs up!
Great spot for music and really good southern style menu.
Kenny Blues Boss Wayne was a delight. I was sorry to see such a modest crowd
Good food and GREAT blues
The food is always great - I love the biscuits & fried chicken. We only go when there's a show - not sure if they are open when there's no live music. The tables are small - so expect to get to know your neighbor.
Fabulous little venue with great food. Our server was upbeat and had great menu suggestions. The fried chicken, meatloaf and buttermilk biscuits were all delicious! We will definitely be back for future shows.