Blue Note Grill 

Dining Description:  Nightly live music served up with some of the best burgers, BBQ, and RIBS around. Great selection of NC brews on tap. Don't miss our daily M-F lunch specials, only $6.99 from 11 am-2 pm.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 10 Users

Price:  $ about $10/meal

Features:  Best Of Winner, Featured Bar Specials

Dining Features:  Bar Scene, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Live Music, Patio Dining, Vegetarian Friendly

Neighborhood:  Durham County

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Specials:
• Good selection of local craft beers on tap and a full bar. Live music Tuesday-Saturday. Check our website for our calendar. Daily Southern-style food specials in a comfortable blues themed atmosphere.
   Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, 11am-9pm
• Good selection of local craft beers on tap and a full bar. Live music Tuesday-Saturday. Check our website for our calendar. Daily Southern-style food specials in a comfortable blues themed atmosphere.
   Fri, Sat, 11am-12am

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Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

A great place to hole up and fill your senses. The wonderful fresh food selections, courtesy from the owners and staff, mash up of live blues and other music and the occasional dancing that this inspires helps take the weight off the day. A wonderful place to enjoy life together. Blue Note Grill rocks and they have free wi-fi too. Come enjoynus. - Mike Nicholson

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Posted by miamimikey on 05/27/2011 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Tuesday nights at the Blue Note are always on my calendar--the people, the food, and the jam. Butch is an easy going emcee, and Bill and Andrea wonderful hosts, and I got to sit in with scores of different players of varying skill levels, and it was all good. There is an easy camraderie--it doesn't take anyone new very long to feel like one of the guys or gals--I've been playing professionally for over 40 years, and it's some of the best fun I have.

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Posted by Wilmac50 on 05/27/2011 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

I'm certainly not an unbiased observer! I've played blues for a long time, in all sorts of bands. After knocking around town for 20+ years doing that, you get to know your fellow musicians, and they become friends. Well...they all hang out at the Blue Note now, it's a friendly, neighborhood bar with some of the best BBQ and ribs you'll ever have. Butch's jam is on everyone's calendar, and you never know who will sit in. I've seen some stellar performances, and had a chance to participate in some memorable musical moments with some top flight players. Butch does a good job welcoming players of all levels.

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Posted by Mike Conway on 05/27/2011 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

I've played, off and on, in Durham for almost 35 years. Back in the day, if you weren't in a band, you had to sit in with people who were or play in pick-up bands at parties. Now we have the Blue Note Grill's jam MCed by Butch Haas, an even-handed assembler of Tuesday night blues groups. Some players are veterans of the area's best-known blues bands, some are solid journeymen and some may not have played in front of a crowd before. All are welcome and all are encouraged.It's like going to a friend's house to play except Bill, Andrea and their generous staff serve up food so good that you'll throw your hat in the fire. And did I mention the array of local brews on tap? The Blue Note Grill is my favorite neighborhood bar. I just wish it was in my neighborhood.

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Posted by David Terrenoire on 05/27/2011 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

A truly modern day Juke Joint with it's decor, food, and music that covers Blues from Chicago, Delta, Piedmont, Swing, Hendrix to Stevie Ray, and did I mention the food. I have lived here my entire life and have seen the Raleigh Durham, Chapel Hill area music scene keep getting bigger with all the clubs, DPAC, the blues festival etc. The Blue Note is part of this really cool vibe that is getting better every year. Bill, Andrea and their staff work really hard and put in the love and hours to provide a great place for us to enjoy the food and music that this city offers. Love playing & eating there, Congradulations on your 1st year. --- Mark

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Posted by blueser on 05/27/2011 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Superb BBQ...babyback meat falling off the bone...sorry, my mind got distracted. It is an off-the-hook blues extravaganza---a myriad of talent, both professional and amateur. Will McFarland once described it to me as the best show he didn't pay for. And, it happens every week. Just don't get there early. The ribs are for me. The supply is limited to the smoker capacity.

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Posted by gordontull on 05/26/2011 at 10:21 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great music but don't forget about the FOOD. When you get your full-rack babybacks and those divine french fries served on a large tray, you're in heaven! Impeccable staff. Great atmosphere. Families, old hipsters, academic types, bikers, it's all there. Finish off your ribs with a shooter of the best bread pudding on this planet. And how can you lose when you're located next to a tattoo parlor?

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Posted by Nicole Friedman on 03/05/2012 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Open Blues Jam

★★★★★ ★★★★★

The Best Jam in Triangle

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Posted by Mudbones on 01/13/2012 at 8:27 AM

Re: “The Josh Preslar Band

There was great music tonight at the Blue Note Grill with Josh and the band! The place rocked! Thanks for awesome music!

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Posted by Snogeese2013 on 08/25/2013 at 1:39 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Whether it's the blues jam w/ Butch, Friday's w/ the Duke Street Dawgs, or any other of the great venues at the BNG, you'll certainly be treated to some of the best music and very tasty food for the Triangle has to offer. This is a must do and you're sure to return and bring friends!
Check out Bill and Andrea's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Not…

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Posted by firstxlastx123 on 05/28/2011 at 8:16 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

The blues jam at Blue Note is a perfect storm. Lots of first-rate musicians who are happy to play with new folks and in new combinations. Hospitable owners and staff. Good and affordable food with great beers on tap. Cozy atmosphere where the energy is truly palpable. An audience that enjoys and appreciates the music (and dances!). Butch does a great job facilitating and making sure that everyone gets a chance to play.

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Posted by EricM on 05/27/2011 at 2:05 PM
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