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Blue Chicago

Address: 536 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL (Near North Side)
Phone Number: 312-642-6261
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Ranked #50 of 946 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues bars, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
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Type: Blues bars, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
Hours:
Sun - Fri 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Gillette, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Blue Chicago was worth the cheap cover price for 4 hours’ worth of music. Little dance floor with mostly a business crowd.

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

At a first glance, a little dive bar but trust me, it's the best! Fantastic bands, intimate place, low priced drinks, great waitresses, sweet decor, low cover charge as well. I was there last weekend for a quick trip to Chicago and it truly was my favorite spot, the musicians hung with the crowd and just added to the awesome... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We loved Blue Chicago. It's a small, crowded bar with great music, inexpensive drinks and a fun atmosphere. The cover charge was reasonable and well worth it. People were friendly and we found ourselves staying later and later as we met new people. A must!

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Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I'd been here a few years ago and had a ball - great music and great voices. This time was no different. We arrived quite early and got a great seat. The music starts around 9ish and the place is full well before that. There is a cover charge and you are expected to buy at least two drinks. The... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stopped by late on a Friday. Fun crowd, good band and reasonable cover and drink prices. Seating is such that you're bound to make new friends. Would definitely go again!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was traveling alone during snowy Jan, and the club was close to my hotel so i decided to try it out. The overall experience was cool, but there were a few details I wish I had known in advance. This is what I have learned: Theres a 8 dollar fee at the entrance. You have to order at least... More 

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Chicago
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful night out. When the bouncer heard our son was in the military, he did not make him pay the cover. The music was great and got better with each set. They encourage dancing and are very engaging. Nice choice of drinks at the Bar! Great, friendly service. We will be back!

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Albany, NY
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We popped in after dinner one night and had a nice time at the bar with a drink listening to some blues. The bartender was nice, as was the couple next to us. We drank whiskey and beer and the music was very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The bouncer and the bartender were very rude, but that's probably due to their lack of education , doubt if either made it past the 5th grade! Don't waste your time, go to Buddy Guy's.

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Oakville, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This bar accommodates maybe 75 people so it is kind of intimate and you are fairly close to the performers. Price of drinks was a very pleasant surprise. We watched two sets by this gentleman G.W. and this lady Dimitria. Both were excellent as were their musicians. A very good night of blues!

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