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Q: Where is the Blue Note located?

A: The Blue Note is located at 131 West 3rd Street, between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue, right in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

Q: Is there a dress code?

A: There is no dress-code; however, smart casual dress is recommended.

Q: How do I purchase tickets to concerts?

A: Tickets and reservations may be purchased or made at or by calling (212) 475-8592. All purchased tickets are will-call. We will have your name on our list when you arrive.

Q: How do I buy tickets as a gift or for a friend?

A: When you are buying tickets, enter the name of the attendee on the "YOUR INFORMATION" page. On the purchase page, where you enter credit card information, you can purchase the tickets with any credit card you like.

Q: Do you serve food and drinks?

A: We are a full-scale restaurant. Our menu is American Continental. We also have a full bar with all premium liquors and domestic and international beer. You can drink and eat while watching a show at a table or at the bar. Our menu is available on-line.

Q: Is food available at the bar?

A: Yes. The full menu is available at the bar nightly.

Q: Is food available at the Late Night Groove Series and brunch?

A: We have a late night food menu available Fridays & Saturdays. The brunch menu is a prix-fixe deal at $39.50 that includes music, an entree, and 1 drink.

Q: Is there a food/beverage minimum?

A: There is a $5 food or beverage minimum per person for each concert.

Q: Is there an age restriction at your venue?

A: Table seating is all ages. The bar area is restricted to 21+.

Q: Is there parking nearby? Do you validate?

A: Unfortunately, we do not provide parking or validate. However, parking is available directly across the street from the Blue Note at the Minetta Garage. You can also use to search for local parking spaces.

Q: What are my payment options?

A: Cash, American Express, VISA, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club International, or Blue Note Gift Cards.

Q: Do you rent the Blue Note for private events?

A: Blue Note would love to host your next event. Please email for more info.

Q: Do you take group reservations?

A: Yes. For parties of 11 or more, group packages are available by e-mailing

Q: When are concerts?

A: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. nightly. The Late Night Groove Series is at 12:30am (midnight), Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday brunch concerts are at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Show times are subject to change without advance notice.

Q: Can I take photographs at the show?

A: Club policy allows photos with no flash. Some artists do not allow photos at their concerts. The photo policy is announced nightly before the concert. No audio or video recording of any kind is allowed.

Q: What can I do if table seats are sold out to a concert I want to see?

A: The bar area is always first come, first served, so you can try for a seat or standing room. Closer to show time, if we have empty seats, those seats may be made available to people at the bar.

Q: What time should I arrive? What is your seating policy?

A: All seating is first come, first served. We recommend arriving as early as possible to get the best seats and/or order food before your show begins. For the 8PM concerts, doors open at 6PM. For 10:30PM concerts, doors open at 9:45PM. We recommend arriving when the doors open, especially for high-demand shows. Reservations will be held up to 30 minutes before the show begins, after that time your seats may be given away. Door times are subject to change without advance notice.

Q: Do you seat incomplete parties?

A: Yes. As long as a member of your party has arrived, they can hold the table.

Q: But sometimes I see "Reserved" tables at the club. How do I get one of those?

A: We have American Express preferred seating, which is available in limited quantity, online when purchasing tickets. Occasionally, band guests, members of the press, large parties, and other VIPs will also have reserved seats.

Q: Is there a student discount?

A: Student discounts are available Sunday through Thursday at the 10:30 p.m. concerts only, limited to availability, with valid student ID. Limited to availability means we cannot grant student discounts to sold-out shows, certain artists, and concerts of certain outside promoters. Please call the club to check if a student discount will be available.

Q: Can I avoid the service charge if I come to the club in person?

A: You can either reserve seats online at or by calling (212) 475-8592. No physical tickets are sold; guests pay a music cover after each show. No reservations are made at the bar.

Q: There is an empty date on your calendar. Are you open? Who's playing?

A: We are open 365 days a year, with at least 2 concerts per night. If a date on the calendar is empty, it means an artist is not confirmed yet. Keep an eye on the calendar or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date.

Q: When is the gift shop open?

A: The gift shop is open from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight daily. Sundays it opens at 11:30 a.m.

Q: Is the club handicap accessible?

A: The first floor, where the stage is, is handicap accessible. Ufortunately the bathrooms are on the second floor and only accessible via the staircase.

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