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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is BB King Blues Club & Grill?
A. B.B. King Blues Club is one of NYC's premier Live Music Venues & Supperclubs. Since opening in 2000, BB Kings has hosted, and continues to host, some of the greatest legends in music. Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Alicia Keys, The Allman Brothers, Gipsy Kings, ZZ Top, & Jay Z have all performed on its stage, making it a must see destination for anyone who loves live music.

Q. Times?
A. We are open daily from 11am-1am for lunch, dinner, & drinks. Concerts vary in their start time, but most shows begin at 8pm and 10:30pm . Doors open at 6pm for most shows. Please contact the box office for specific show times.

Q. What is Lucille's Grill?
A. Lucille's Bar & Grill is a separate bar/restaurant located inside B.B. King's and is named for B.B. King's guitar. Lucille's is open daily from 11am-1am on weekdays, 11am-3am on Friday & Saturdays for lunch, dinner & drinks. There is free live music nightly in Lucilles!

Q. Tickets?
A. Tickets can be purchased at our box office or through Ticketmaster. Sorry, we can't do phone orders for tickets.

Q. Seating?
A. Seating for our concerts are on a first come first served basis; the earlier you are here, the better seats you can get. Sorry, but we cannot seat incomplete parties. Some performances are only partially or even non-seated, so please arrive early and call our box office for additional information. All of our seating is cabaret style; you may be seated at a table with other guests. There is a $10 per person Food & Beverage minimum.

Q. Food & Drinks?
A. We are a full-scale restaurant. Our menu is American Continental with a Southern flair. We also have a full bar with all premier liquors and domestic and international cold beer. You can have the option of eating in Lucille's Grill, or you can even eat while watching a show. We serve a full menu at all of our concerts. Our menu is available on-line at www.bbkingblues.com/menus.shtml

Q. Is the show really sold out?
A. Most of the time, tickets become available on the night of the show even if it has been sold out. We release those tickets as and if they become available.

Q. Parking?
A. If you are coming to our club by car, please park at 250 West 43rd street (between 7 + 8 Ave). You must present a stamped/validated ticket stub in order to get a special rate on parking. You can get your stamp/validation at the B.B. King Box Office. Discount Parking. View the Garage

Q. Age Limit?
A. B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill is open to all ages. Some late night shows are 21+, please check show page for details.

Q. Dress Code?
A. There is no dress code for either B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill nor for Lucille's Bar & Grill, though we do not encourage shorts.

Q. Handicap Facilities?
A. We are fully handicapped accessible.

Q. Group rates & rentals?
Private Events: Colleen Hendricks
212-997-4511; colleen@highlineballroom.com

Lucille's Events & Tour and Travel: April Dawn Van Wagner
212-997-4511; april@bbkingblues.com


Q. Hotel in the area?
A. Discounted rates for B.B. King Blues Club guests are available at YOTEL, just 2 blocks away at 570 10th Avenue. Visit YOTEL for the best possible YOTEL rate.

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Location
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street, Between 7th & 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Accessible by all major Subway/Train lines: A,E,C,1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S,W,B,D.

Located near Port Authority, Grand Central, & Penn Stations.

By Car:

FROM WESTCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, THE BRONX:
1) Henry Hudson Parkway South (becomes the West Side Highway in Manhattan) to 42nd Street. Take 42nd Street east to the B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL, between 7th and 8th Avenues.
2) FDR Drive South to 34th Street. Take 34th Street west to 8th Avenue. Turn right on 8th Avenue and continue to 42nd Street. Turn right on 42nd Street.

FROM NEW JERSEY:
1) The Lincoln Tunnel: Follow the tunnel exit to 10th Avenue. Turn right on 10th Avenue and follow (heading uptown) until you hit 42nd Street. Turn right onto 42nd Street and continue to B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL between 7th and 8th Avenues.
2) George Washington Bridge: take the Henry Hudson Parkway South (becomes the West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Take 42nd Street east until you see B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL between 7th and 8th Avenues.

FROM QUEENS AND LONG ISLAND:
Take the 59th Street Bridge. Exit the bridge and make a left onto 2nd Avenue. Take 2nd Avenue downtown to 42nd Street. Make a right onto 42nd Street and continue west, across town, until you see B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL between 7th and 8th Avenues.

FROM BROOKLYN:
1) The Brooklyn, Manhattan or Williamsburg Bridge: Take the FDR Drive North to 34th Street. Take 34th Street west until you hit 8th Avenue and continue until you hit 42nd Street. Turn right onto 42nd Street. B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL is between 7th and 8th Avenues.
2) The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel: take the West Side Highway North to 42nd Street. Take 42nd Street east until you see B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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