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Buddy Guy's Legends

700 South Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
312 427 1190
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Ranked #4 of 499 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you like the blues you'll love Buddy Guys. Back to back bands, food and drink served all night. $25 cover charge well worth the cost for the entertainment.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Chicago for the Petty concert the following night so we stopped in at Buddy Guys for a drink and some blues. We had an awesome time. Great singers and cold beers. It does not get better than that. The $20 cover was a little bit much, but hey we had a great time. I highly recommend.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you have a limited time in Chicago, this is a good place to try out. probably not the best in town as many have said, but you get a feel for what club blues is all about. Buudy wasnt there the night we were, but the band that was playing had the place rocking. Lots of people on their... More

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East coast
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's been years since we visited Buddy Guy's Legends. The location has moved about 4 blocks closer to downtown, and we were impressed with the décor of the new place, along with the quality of the neighborhood. The food and drink are reasonably priced, and live music starts at 6 PM on weekday nights. The featured performer(s) start(s) at 8... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I went to Chicago for 3 nights ridin' solo. One of the nights I went to this place and just loved it. From the music, to the people. Just sit at the bar and ask for a good cold Guinness and enjoy the music.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My father and I visited this bar on our trip to Chicago from Canada. My father has, through unfortunate circumstances, lost a leg, and thus is an amputee. We arrived at 10 pm, and told the staff at the front (bouncing and other) that he was an amputee. A gentleman at the front obstinately asked “What does amputee mean?” Were... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had been to this Club a few years ago and found it excellent! Unfortunately the place is not so good anymore. The shows were just ok, if so... Was that blues?...not sure... Buddy Guy was there, but did not play. In addition, appeared to be in a very bad humour, Looking for real blues shows in a lively place?... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a night I had looked forward to for a long time, and now it's a night to remember. Two great acts on a Saturday night, and we got there early enough to catch a bit of the acoustic opener as well. Great music, a great environment, good acoustics. We went early to get a table since we're a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I prefer more rocking upbeat blues than the traditional slower/acoustic/harmonica based blues so I was very disappointed to come here and see the Cash Box Kings, who I thought were just too slow. It seems there was no song that really got the place moving so we left after an hour. This place also needs a lot more tables, it... More

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Vancouver BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Gwen at the Hotel Monaco suggested this club. What a fun place to go to! The music and atmosphere was fantastic. Clarence, a long time staff member escorted me to the bank machine down the street when I asked where it was - now that's service. Thanks Clarence! When I got home I read Buddy Guys book, "When I Left... More

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