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Blue Chicago

536 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL (Near North Side)
312-642-6261
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Ranked #2 of 498 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went over Labor Day weekend and was not disappointed. Unbelievable music. Doors do not open until 8p & first set is at 9. Get there early!! We were in the neighborhood for dinner & got there about 720-730 & were first in line. Glad we did. Line started forming soon after and by 815-830, it was packed. Small venue but... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Oh man are we glad to have found this place! Gritty, simple, no frills, but dang good entertainment and drinks for a $10 cover charge! Yes, they serve no food, and yes, it can get crowded - but who cares?! We caught Tenry Johns and his band, performing with Claudette Miller on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. The place... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had a great night here. Great vibe in a friendly place where the manager and staff were more than happy to make the night easy for a person with mobility difficulties. Would recommend Blue Chicago to all!!

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Scotland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The best blues in Chicago! I didn't know what to expect based on the exterior, which was modest. Once inside, the music came alive. I will go back again and again, whenever I am in Chicago. If you are a fan of live music this is a must see.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Tonight we were in the Blue Chicago. This is a rather strange place. It would be lie if I said it was a bright club. But it’s even better, because you could feel the retro atmosphere, that is maintained by people who keep the style of places like that. If you are there on time they are just opened, you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I can't say enough how much fun my friend and I had here on a WEDNESDAY night. The place gets packed quickly, so we went at 8:10 and got our pick of seats. This is almost essential if you really want to have a good experience. The seats are uncomfortable but once the drinks start flowing and the band starts... More

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The JW Williams band, along with Ms. Laretha gave an amazing show. Great drink prices. Doors open at 8, got there are 8:45 and was still able to get a seat right in front (4 of us total) and they started shortly after 9. The instrumentation was amazing and singing was great! No complaints, but I would get there earlier,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to Blue Chicago and did not know what to expect we got there early which I recommend because people kept arriving the cover charge and drinks are really reasonably priced. No food here so eat before you come or head over to McDs when you leave. Really good night the band were mesmerising I would definitely go back... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went in here last Saturday night to sample a bit of Chicago Blues while on a business trip. The music was outstanding, the bar had a great atmosphere and the service was excellent. My drink was in the bar tender's hand before I even ordered from my 2nd visit onwards !! Being on my own I was a bit... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The place is not to big but the music is perfect ... I went to see the concert of SHIRLEY JOHNSON BLUES BAND... They are Awesome.... The voice of Shirley is something very special than you can see for $8 ... is nothing for the quality of the concert! Highly recommended :)

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