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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 #3 of 502 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars, Bars
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Type: Blues Bars, Bars
Hours:
Sun - Fri 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 2:30 am

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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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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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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The place is fairly small, so make sur to be there early if you want a good table. The music and the athmosphere are amazing. The drinks are not very expensive either. Overall, me and my friends had brilliant night there!

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Stourbridge, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With 10 minutes to opening we were first in the queue, which obviously meant a guaranteed seat. A small but wonderfully intimate venue with pleasant and helpful staff including a very cheerful waitress on our section who kept up no matter what the demands on her. Absolutely brilliant authentic music from Charlie Love and support singer Dimitri Taylor, who positively... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am from Chicago and this place is a tourist trap. They strong arm the tourists for TIPS, TIPS, TIPS and are vulgar about it. That is not my town's way of greeting guests. My advice is find a real blues bar and avoid this classless one.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The band was terrific! They played amazing songs & the energy stayed up high through the night. Its a typical hole in the wall, open from 8 pm to 1:30 am. You can come here after dinner by 8:30 as the place is almost full by 9 (holds true for weekdays too, we went on a wednesday & it was... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Was recommended by a friend and didn't disappoint. Three piece blues band was very good (although I don't understand why they try to mix it up every now in then with something more "popular" and less bluesy…). It was packed when we got there about 9 pm so it took a while to be seated. A small place, but some... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had a very odd experience here at Blue Chicago. We went on a Thursday night, and the band was good, the singer was legit, and the service was ok and prices were reasonable. However, as I looked around, I saw that the only black people in the club were the bouncer and the band...EVERY person in the club was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great blues, hole in the wall. Bartenders lack personality, but service is good. $10 cover on weekends. 2 drink minimum.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A great hole in the wall blues club in downtown Chicago. There is not much seating. The drinks are pretty basic. There was a small cover charge for really great music.

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