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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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Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Alexandria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was my first time in Chicago and the US, and you can't go to Chicago without visiting a blues bar. I found this place on the internet and didn't regret visiting it. The place has a cozy, friendly atmosphere to it. $8 cover charge is less than other places I've visited in Chicago, so that is great. Staff is... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to hear some blues and ended up in the little club. It was crowded and every one was encourage to move forward toward the stage. We stood for a while but finally found seats. The band rocked the place. Unbelievable guitar playing. The rest of the band was great too. And then there is Peaches...A great throwback to the... More

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coppell texas usa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went here at the suggested of our hotel staff. The drinks great, staff friendly and music good. Fun place to people watch

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Walking around for a Blues club. Some one told us about a club called Chicago Blues, After visiting a few places, we figured this must be the place. It was a rainy day/night and we finished dinner at 7:30. Waited until 8:30 to go into the place as the show started at 9:00. Found a good seat and then waited... More

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Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The band rocked the house! We had a great time listening and dancing. The music typically starts at 9:00pm, but to ensure you get a seat, get there before 8:30pm. It is a small bar, some would call if a dive, but it's perfect for Blues. I can't recall having a greater time listening to blues. Very friendly vibe. GO!

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Belleville, On. Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is just what you are looking for if you like the true blues music and not the rock and roll version. We were there on a Saturday night the house band was amazing, loved it. I gets a little crowed, so get there no later then 9.

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Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went to this club and Buddy Guy's during my recent trip to Chicago and expected Buddy Guy's to be better due to the name alone. Blue Chicago was much better, I saw the Tenry Johns Blues Band with Claudette Miller and they rocked the house! Their version of Mojo Workin was great and had the whole place dancing, and... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went in hear last sat night around 9pm the music started soon after, Charlie live and silky smooth where on with Aretha weathersby, it was so cool and they got the place rocking and everybody enjoying themselves, really good place and good vibe I would recommend it to anyone who visits chicago with a interest in blues.

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