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Harvelle's Blues Club

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Address: 1432 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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+1 310-395-1676
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 02:00
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Few places in the country can honestly say that they adequately capture the...

Few places in the country can honestly say that they adequately capture the flavor of a particular location. The truth is that once the sunset, people want to get dirty, and we just help them indulge. Harvelle's takes pride in showcasing the best live Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Burlesque Shows, and so much more.

Our crown jewel is the Toledo show, there's really nothing quite like it. A mix of all the best talents the area has to offer, all in one place.

No one has quite a good time as Harvelle's!

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Very cool bar!

We went on a Sunday night and there happened to be a very famous jazz singer performing that night! The performance was great, there was limited seating which made it difficult to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night and there happened to be a very famous jazz singer performing that night! The performance was great, there was limited seating which made it difficult to see. Cover was $10, drinks were average we thought for LA. Warning: if there is a performance it is very loud!! Definitely worth a stop!

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Thank Alexandra C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and intimate but rockin' at the same time. Get up close and dance or bounce or hang back with a drink and just enjoy.. Comfortable enough to go by yourself too.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've been coming to Harvelle's for over 15 years and this place is always great! As the oldest Jazz Club west of the Mississippi it attracts great musicians but my favorite is Sunday nights for The Toledo Show---there's nothing better than Toledo's funked up bluesy soul with a side of burlesque! And in between sets its a great place to... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The place, energy, people, live music, reasonably priced drinks and of course the Blues is what has made this place my new favorite spot. Looking for a great time? Visit Harvelles!

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Thank Roby M
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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Was told this was a excellent spot to hear great live music. They were right. Staff was quick and friendly given the packed room. Got there 30 mins before the show started and was glad I did bc 10 mins b4 the band started to play it was packed. Great hole in the wall place. If you don't like loud... More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We've wanted to check out Harvelle's for many years after seeing their low budget cable TV commercials. So, fast forward 10 years and we spontaneously found ourselves here after dinner in search of good live music. We happened to arrive right before the show started and luckily grabbed the last table. It started to fill in quickly afterwards but I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Loved this place. Got a seat at the bar before the place got really packed, bar stools and booths fill up pretty quickly. The place had a old fashioned speakeasy feel to it and I felt as though I could have been in a scene from a Raymond Chandler novel. It was interesting enough just watching the bar staff at... More 

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Thank Marc L
Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thanks for having a drink with us, Marc! Always great to hear when people are digging everything from the music to the atmosphere. Come back and see us, man. Best, Harvelle's Santa Monica More 

Brisbane
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

A local told us about this place and that there was a jazz / rap gig playing that night. Firstly, what the hell is jazz / rap? I was skeptical. Then i was told that entry was $7 and they had cheap PBR. This convinced me to give it a go. We rolled in at about 11pm at the party... More 

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Great to hear you found us by word of mouth, Milvey! Glad you enjoyed everything from the atmosphere to the drinks. We're all about our live acts here, so we're psyched you dug the band when you were here. Hope you've had a chance to take in another show since coming to see us this past summer. 'Til next time,... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Arrived at approx. 2200 and the party was in full swing although the band had not yet arrived. Managed to get a seat near the entrance which was a good move as although we couldn't see the band we were not constantly bumped by the packed out central corridor between the bar and the booths. There are two complaints I... More 

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

We're all about the music here, so we're glad to hear you were digging the band when you came in last year. We're just getting on TripAdvisor, but we still wanted to thank you for sharing your experience. It's important to us that everyone feels like they can count on us for a good time, so we apologize that the... More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

The bar is always packed! They book great bands and it's a great place to go if you like to dance. Great for groups too!

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Always nice to hear you can count on us for a good night out with friends! Looking forward to wowing you even more the next time you come see us. 'Til next time, Harvelle's Santa Monica More 

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