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Blue Chicago

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Address: 536 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-642-6261
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Sun - Fri 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Downhome Blues- great music

Visited Blue Chicago this past weekend (saturday night) due to the passing of BB.King. Great music here but location is in need of some upgrades.(i.e. band stage and bathrooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
yendica9600
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Blue Chicago this past weekend (saturday night) due to the passing of BB.King. Great music here but location is in need of some upgrades.(i.e. band stage and bathrooms). But hey, you just coming for the music and they surely give you awesome sounds...they even did a dedication suite of songs of the late B.B.King. There is a valet service... More 

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Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I read nice things about this place, somehow I missed the fact no food is served there - just booze and blues as they told me - but if you grab a bite before getting there (typically doors open 8 and show starts 9, suggest to be there early for a seat) it's really an outstanding blues place. It's small... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went with my wife on a Tuesday night. It was an 8 dollar cover charge but well worth it. Drinks were cheap and the blues - excellent, very entertaining. They kept the crowd involved and the place had a great vibe.. I would go back again for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We wondered what we'd let ourselves in for. A shabby bar, not at all. What a cool place. The band were fantastic as was the solo artist. Well worth a visit .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place has great music, but the bartender was such a jerk and rude to us just because we were not from Chicago or the US. I have no idea why he thinks he was better than either of us, especially since he wasn't even capable of saying a proper English sentence. He was outraged that we were not buying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Blue Chicago is blues! You go here for the music and the atmosphere, nothing else. We were there on a Saturday night when the place was absolutely crowded. The band on the (very small) stage was great, a high class true to the roots blues band. It's a small place with shabby interior, the floor is sticky of beer,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is so much fun - so what we would expect for the Chicago blues scene. We've now been twice and would return again and again!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place to see some blues!! The atmosphere is great and the space is very intimate. Drinks are cheap and strong and the music was top notch!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This is authentic Chicago Blues... That I first visited almost 30 years ago. Don't miss out on this experience unless you (for some insane reason) hate the Blues.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great blues & Good Drinks! A must visit if in Chicago. As a true blues fan (spent several years at a blues club and also frequented NOLA often), the night brought back memories. Get there before 8:00 pm.

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