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Blue Room

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I've always wanted to visit the Blue Room and was finally able to while in town for a weekend. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wichita, Kansas
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If you love jazz, or even if you just want to sample it while in Kansas City, The Blue Room is a... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Westchester County, NY
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This jazz bar opened in 1997.
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1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-474-2929
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to visit the Blue Room and was finally able to while in town for a weekend. We were treated to amazing live jazz accompanied by a fantastic host and staff. The drinks were great - must try The Good Drink if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S P
Reviewed 8 November 2018

If you love jazz, or even if you just want to sample it while in Kansas City, The Blue Room is a "must do". It's like a jazz spa where you can luxuriate in listening comfort and soak up the music. The room is just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PMATT914
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Blue Room at the center of the 18th and Vine district is an incredible deal. Concerts by contemporary jazz musicians are free. The concert hall/bar venue is very pleasant, good acoustics, and offers drinks at reasonable prices if you are so inclined. The concert...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 11 July 2018

What a great place for ambiance, fun, and great jazz! I really enjoyed sitting at the bar and taking in what the entire place has to offer. I loved my scotch and the bar service was very good and attentive. I would highly recommend visiting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gwopilot
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We saw an awesome free jazz show here on a Thursday night. It was magical. Wonderful server, wonderful music, wonderful venue. They don't serve food, but do have a full bar with reasonable prices. A person in our party lost a credit card while we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love jazz and we were so excited about the blue room! We came all the way from Fort Riley KS just to celebrate my husband military accomplishment! I’m so glad we did! Demise Thimes put on the best show ever! We...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank outlawwife
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Way back when Jazz and Blues were evolving, Kansas City was one of THE great jazz cities of this evolving genre. Blues, jazz and barbecue kind of go together in this Kansas City historic district at 18th and Vine. The Blue Room is kind of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank 160marybethh
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were in town for a conference and popped over here to listen to Lisa Henry. The venue was low key and comfortable, prices were right and Lisa Henry was a joy to experience. We were greeted at the door by the "mayor" who ushered...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Djodi
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Kansas City is known for many things: The Royals, BBQ, and, of course, jazz. One evening, a friend and I stumbled across this place. Entering this place was like entering a place from the past. Regardless of what you dressed like or looked like, everyone...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank KansasBoy0404
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a few beers here and listened to the Paul Shinn trio, which played a mix of standards, and many original songs. Paul Shinn, the pianist, is headed for New York City and bigger things. But the friendliness of the room and the waitstaff...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Hope J
3 September 2018|
Response from DMGAmes_Iowa | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there are no age requirements to attend the live jazz concerts in the Blue Room. There were some young children with adults (presumably their parents) the evening we attended. Children, of course, cannot... More
3 September 2017|
Response from Djodi | Reviewed this property |
Good question. I only had a drink. Maybe u can check their website.