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Blue

) #150 of 455 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ American, ,
650A Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3305
207744111
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
16 Apr 2017
“Music and food! Food and music!!”
28 Feb 2017
“Highly Talented Musicians”
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
650A Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3305
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Blue after reading about it in a guide book. It sounded fun to see a comedy show. Our assessment: the improv team was pretty bad. The food was pretty bad. (The baguette with seasoned olive oil was more like...More

Thank LyndaWV
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends and family at BLUE. With talented musicians either in the background or with a focus on the musicians, food and drink can be very enjoyable. There is a great and creative drink menu. The food choices are very good and the...More

2  Thank JALToronto
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have been told to come here for really good local music. This first time for the early 6pm show that lasted to 7.50 pm was outstanding jazz from Camels Back. Smallish place I am sure gets full later. Gin Gimlet was excellent and the...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I went here on a whim, nothing much to do. The place was empty but every other night I pass by it is usually jumping. The had a band which was nice. The place is very basic. They have signature cocktails but kind of pricey...More

Thank summerblisscc
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We enjoyed drinks and music here. The bands play for your generous donations and we stopped in about 3 times during our 4 day visit to Maine. Our favorite barmaid was Ace (Short for Acelynn). She was wonderful and very friendly. I lost a vintage...More

Thank Soulful403
Reviewed 22 January 2017

First time here but it won't be our last! Great jazz from 3 kids! Well they were our kids age, 27 or so, but they were wonderful! Had drinks and appetizers and they were great also.

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I've been here many times. BLUE is a neat performance venue, showcasing local and 'from away' talent most every night of the week, with a range of styles and performance type. On this visit a close friend and I attended the Second Annual Colleen Clark...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went here with family and friends for Saturday Jazz. A non-ticketed evening walk-up. Here, that 'this feels good vibe' hits you when you walk through the door. An unpretentious, relaxed, intimate place. No pressure to eat, or drink copious amounts. The artists are paid by...More

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This bar/tavern has 10 beers on tap (mostly local), super friendly staff, and great live music every night! I recommend going on Wednesday - it's Irish music night!

Thank OldIrishCurmudgeon
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I live in New York and loved the low pressure vibe of this bar...free admission, donations for artist, and as little or as many drinks as you would like, so different from New York. Great place to see local/upcoming musicians.

1  Thank soundztastee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650A Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3305
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207744111
Description
Located at 650A Congress Street in the heart of Portland’s Arts District, Blue is Portland’s most intimate live music venue. We present an array of music such as Celtic, Middle Eastern, Blues, Old Time, Jazz, Folk, and more. In addition, we offer a selection of fine wines from around the world as well as Maine microbrews, other beers on tap, curious bottled beers, and a small but delicious menu featuring artisanal cheeses.
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