BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
The 700 South Broadway building which houses BB's was known as Phil's Hotel as late as 1969, and has a colorful past. Since its original construction in the mid 1800's, in an area then known as "Frenchtown" with a further 3 story addition at the turn of the century, the location has been used as a home, boarding house, reception hall, merchantile, millinery, transient hotel, bar, diner, and a House of Ill Repute with 37 rooms between its 2nd and 3rd floors.
We're a new company that's been around for a long time. We're brimming with enthusiasm. We're stoked about our staff, our City's music and culture, the food, the drinks, the artworks, the memorabilia, and the whole overall operation
There were 8 of us out for a girls night. The oyster bar was over an hour wait. So we walked down here. It was a 5 dollar cover so we weren't thrilled but the music ended up being good. The lady at the front said there was a table for all 8 of us. We'll the table only had 6 chairs but we made it work. Then a waitress came over and got attitude saying we are sitting at a table reserved for 6. We had no clue and already ordered drinks. Then she was like well your already sitting here and left. The waiter who took our drink order had a little better attitude about it but not much. The place was super busy. We were there almost 2 hours! I only was able to get a glass of wine. My burger was good but the sweet potato fries are gross, the reg fries were better. The cheese grits were yummy too. Prices weren't bad they're just unorganized
Great, attentive staff, and friendly patrons. The live blues band was awesome... I wish I could remember what they are called, but I bet this place gets a lot of cool bands. I really felt like I was experiencing the soul of the St. Louis music scene. Come for the ribs and beer, stay for the blues.
The place was empty when we rolled in on a Monday night, but man did it light up with live music. Solid local beer selection, good appetizers, and great dessert. Nice way to experience the nightlife music of St. Louis.
The music and environment are fantastic. The food is good (best hush puppies ever). However the service is really going down hill. I have visited several times and the moment it starts getting busy good luck getting any service but especially friendly service. I may not go as much now because last night was worst service I had yet (with attitude). As a former waitress I appreciate the increase in stress levels; but if you openly communicate to your customers and at least act like you want to be there it will makeup for a better experience for all.
I have gone to this club several times when I am in St. Louis and I am never disappointed. It's got a great old time feel and it is right across the street from Busch Stadium, so I can go check out a Cardinals game then walk right to the club. The level of talent that plays here is top notch, and I would say rivals Nashville. I went 2 straight nights on my last visit and both bands were fantastic. I don't know about the food because I've never eaten there, but if you're going there for the music, you found the right place.