About us

Blue 5 was created by several friends from Roanoke, VA who wanted a casually-upscale restaurant where family and friends could enjoy world-class craft beer, live music and exceptional Southern inspired Cuisine in historic downtown Roanoke.

Food First

Although a lot of attention was paid to creating a distinct venue for live music, quality food will always be our top priority. Our menu is a mix of southern inspired creations of unique pastas, seafood dishes, steaks, catfish, collard greens, grits and more. We try to incorporate traditional southern dishes while also creating non-traditional dishes with a southern twist. Come and you will see why Blue 5 is award-winning and recognized as one of the premier restaurants in the Southwest Virginia.

Craft Beer

Great food deserves great beverages to compliment! Blue 5 offers the largest selection of craft beer in Southwest Virginia with 46 taps from around the world, and an extensive bottle list. We were voted one of the 'Best Beer Bars in the U.S' by CraftBeer.com.

Live Music
Blue 5 offers live music 3 nights each week with styles including blues, progressive jazz, and classic rock. Both regional and National acts frequent Blue 5, making it one of the most popular music venues in Southwest Virginia.