Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago: Hours, Address, Buddy Guy's Legends Reviews: 4.5/5

Buddy Guy's Legends
4.5
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
About
Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Harrison • 2 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren • 6 min walk
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Darrenmc7
9 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Magical place. A blues club in the heart of Chicago with the man himself inside.
Food is great and the live music is fantastic.
Written November 12, 2021
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psitzmary
Sacramento, CA8 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
The wait is killing me! Open! Open! Open...!
Legend’s is my place of retreat where I travel from Sacramento,California to Chicago at least three times a year. The atmosphere filled with such awesome jazz performances capped with a dinner experience eating such delicious New Orleans cuisine makes for an unforgettable evening. I can hardly wait for it to re-open. I’ve even booked a stay nearby at the end of May 2021 in anticipation. Open! Open! Open...!
Written May 7, 2021
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d0nt50
Auckland Central, New Zealand113 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
I have seen Buddy Guy play several times always a great show. So the next thing was to visit his club Legends. We got there early and rhe artist that was playing, the food and drinks were excellent. A must go to when in Chicago. A truly amazing experience and I have the T shirt to prove it.
Written August 11, 2020
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Chris S
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Met my brother for his 50th birthday celebration to enjoy some good jazz. Venue is pretty basic, but overall quite nice. Both acts were outstanding, and we got a little impromptu session from the Legend himself - very funny and engaging. I would definitely go back if I wanted good live music in a comfortable atmosphere.
Written March 11, 2020
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Ian B
Sixpenny Handley, UK86 contributions
Feb 2020
Food is in keeping with the venue, good drinks selection, both bands Imsaw we real class. I had a good dance and met some strangers as it is based on shared tables. I visit every time I am in a Chicago.
Written March 1, 2020
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Tlopez
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
We went to buddy guys to enjoy the music. The night started out with 7 people. As the night progressed there was only 3 of us left. We were enjoying the music. The wait staff was great. No issues. Only 10 or so people in the whole club. We we're minding our Own business. Out of nowhere a club representative very aggressively came at is telling us we were in the aisle blocking traffic. There was none around us. We quickly moved out of the way as we had no idea, but this guy was not having it. He got all in our face. We immediately saw other security guards coming by us, we said we'd like to cash out and leave right away. He was still jawing at us. We asked the waitress to cash us out as fast as we could. Our wait staff was kind of shocked at what happened as we were good customers all night and apologized. We are still dumbfounded as to what happened. Would never go back.
Written February 27, 2020
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ChicagoBluesCamp
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Feb 2020
Disclaimer: I have been to this joint several times. We went to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary on Monday night because: a) it was our anniversary b) the Buddy Guy's Legends Monday night jam is the best music value I have seen anywhere in the US. $10 gets you in the door to see Brother John Kattke lead the Legends House Band for a 60+ minute set, followed by local musicians. This is a continuation of the Checker Board Lounge's Monday Blues Jam from back in the day. Last night was a Fat Tuesday New Orleans blues evening, but about 80 minus into it, the MC, Robert, introduces the owner of the establishment, Buddy Guy, who comes on and performs with Brother John for another 30 minutes!!! Pictures, social media posts, autographs, drinks for the house, you are damn right it was Buddy Guy! Half the audience was from South America.
Written February 25, 2020
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Terry B
Benfleet, UK157 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Top night out, great atmosphere, great service, great food and best of all the music. Must do for anyone visiting Chicago. Just wish we could have gone every night we spent in the city.
Written February 20, 2020
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Paul
Arlington Heights, IL6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I enjoyed the experience but it needs more seating.
You have to be there about eight hours before the main man comes on stage otherwise you are standing all night.
I enjoyed it but I don't think I would go again.
Written February 18, 2020
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Katrina W
London, UK39 contributions
Nov 2019
I love this place, come here every time I'm in Chicago. Great vive, great music, fantastic people and decent food.
Written February 16, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy's Legends is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM