A Real-Deal Blues Bar in the Heart of Old Strathcona

Edmonton's Blues on Whyte is one of Edmonton's premier Live Music Venues, hosting some of the greatest names music in Old Strathcona. It's a must visit destination for anyone who loves live music. Blues on Whyte is housed on the ground floor of The Commercial Hotel which has stood on Whyte Avenue for over a century. But don't take our word for it. Here's what others have said.

One of the very few good “real” live music venues left in North America! Very refreshing to experience instead of the typical “cover tunes” types of bands.
I love it. Great people. Awesome music and great location. I lived up in the hotel for a month and a half while working in Edmonton. Guess who got to chill out every night with some live blues ? This guy. That’s who. If you’re ever in Edmonton, check this place out. You won’t be disappointed.
This blues bar is the real-deal! It’s not about the food, decor or service, it’s about the live music! They get some truly superb live bands here. I have been here many times and was only disappointed by the band once. Some of my favourite memories from living in Edmonton are from this bar. Get drunk and get your hips movin’ on the dance floor to some refreshing live beats. Get here early if you want to score a place to sit on the weekends. I hope this place keeps it’s working class, unpretentious and friendly atmosphere going for a long time. This place is the ultimate antithesis to top 40 night clubs!
If you like live music, just go on it! The crowd is really friendly and just there to enjoy themselves. Listen to music, dance, and play some pool. One of the few spots with unpretentious live blues music.

While we're known for our acts, the real treat is our Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam! About every 20 minutes or so, a new group of musicians/vocalists takes the stage and the party begins again. The talent is always amazing as is the energy. Come down and enjoy happy hour pricing from open till 8pm (1pm on Saturdays), and don't forget to ask about our daily specials!