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Buddy Guy's Legends

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Address: 700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
Phone Number: 312 427 1190
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of...

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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Iconic Blues Bar

Cool bar, various beers, chilled out vibe. We visited early in the evening so it was fairly quiet but it's a nice place to visit and find your Chicago Blues.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Helena R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool bar, various beers, chilled out vibe. We visited early in the evening so it was fairly quiet but it's a nice place to visit and find your Chicago Blues.

Thank Helena R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife went to Buddy Guy and were greeted by a rude clerk who didn't let us in without original passports. The copies of the passports and original documents of our country didn't worked. It's not informed anywhere, even at their website. They are a bar or the service of immigration? ridiculous.

Thank Marcelo C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went early, had dinner, listened to a regular duo for a while and was then thrilled with Ghost Town Blues. We got a table of our choice, food was mediocre but cheap, duo was old style Blues - fine but not wow. Not sure why we were encouraged to give tips to the musicians as we had paid the... More 

Thank DerbyshireElaine
Pelotas, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best night thing I did in Chicago. You should get there before 7pm to be sure to secure a table at a nice spot. The beers were good and so was the food. But the main special thing was the blues band and when BG got the mic. Amazing voice, great place!

Thank Rafael M
Fontana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At Buddy Guy's AND HE'S ON STAGE!! This is awesome! Wish I could show you, but no video. You gotta be here. Gawd I love live blues. Amazing show! Wish I could do this every night.

Thank auntivicki8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wanted to visit this legendary venue as we are Buddy Guy fans. Went on a Sunday night thinking it would not be so busy - how wrong as all tables were full but managed to get bar stools with a great view. The music was fantastic & the venue has amazing acoustics. No blues fans would be disappointed listening... More 

Thank Michael D
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Buddy Guys for dinner and stayed on for the entertainment. We actually booked before we left Australia so we didn't miss out. The restaurant/ club was packed. Get there early for dinner to keep the table. Food was good,service excellent, but the entertainment was amazing! Well worth the money and the effort to get here. (Easy once... More 

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Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately very commercial, not very cosy, no videos allowed because they want to sell it via own TV and everything else, no signature without buying something from the shop. I didn't like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had this spot 'on our list' every time in Chicago, and finally made it this trip. Twice. Once for an early-ish dinner where we enjoyed Cajun food, some drinks, and some great live music. A full band, with no cover! (they do collect a cover charge for the 9.30 shows later on). Food was actually quite good. She enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Buddy Guy's to watch live music whilst in Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed our night, the food is all Southern based and very tasty. Entrance is free before 9pm then $10 per person afterwards, we saw 2 excellent performers but the highlight of the evening was the great man himself came along & performed a couple of numbers... More 

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