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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
5:00 pm - 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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Cool place to stop for a drink and some blues.

I'm a born and raised Chicagoan, but I went to Buddy Guys for the first time this year. I had no idea they were really playing the blues. My Dad grew up in the deep South and "The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a born and raised Chicagoan, but I went to Buddy Guys for the first time this year. I had no idea they were really playing the blues. My Dad grew up in the deep South and "The Blues" is a way of life!! I grew up hearing the Blues and it was soothing to my soul to actually hear... More 

Thank LavetaC
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Buddy Guys legends blues club with friends and family. This place is one of the premier blues clubs in Chicago and there is Blues live acts on from 5:30 onwards. Staff friendly and food is great. Atmosphere is fantastic and place is a must if you are in Chicago visiting. Rest rooms very clean and easy accessible for disabled... More 

Thank Vince M
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughters and I wanted to listen to some good Blues and we were told to check out Buddy Guy's Legends. We were not disappointed! Best to get there between 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. to get a table, because by 9:00 p.m., it's pretty much standing room only. That is a great indicator as to how popular this Blues club... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Buddy Guy in concert last night in Boise, ID. I don't know why musicians think that we pay money to hear them talk. We pay money to hear them perform music. Don't waste your money to hear Buddy Guy. He never completed a single song, but stopped in the middle to talk. He also tried to do guitar tricks,... More 

Thank VDMBoise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews about this being better with cash so came prepared and had a fabulous night. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was real southern and tasty though the pecan pie could have had more pecans. Probably the only thing I thought was lacking on the night. The main attraction is the music and it didn't disappoint... More 

Thank Evelyn S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch after visit to millennium park. Was very quiet but we loved it . Two guys on stage were amazing singing varied music in blues style , so talented. Food was pretty average but was well priced so didn't feel ripped off like we did in House of Blues . Service friendly and efficient , overall great... More 

Thank Scotlady73
Rives Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and staff and entertainers. We went for lunch and we had the fried okra , corn bread, Gumbo and Mac and cheese. We had a wonderful lunch. Blues Man " Fruitman Jackson" played the Blues at 12:00. His music was great, He is a very personal man. He told us January is Buddy Guy month , So if... More 

Thank Jackie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible night! Fun, live entertainment. Attentive staff, great music,table or bar service and easy to get to! Definitely recommend a visit if you're in town.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here before a show this summer while in Chicago. The food was excellent (I had the catfish) and Buddy's signature beer is a crisp tasty drink. The walls are full of guitars and photos of "legends" as you would hope. Overall a fun time, service was slightly inattentive but nothing worth getting into. Will for sure go back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Hello, If you are in the Windy City and would like to feel it more, don't hesitate to hit the way and have something to eat or drink while listening to the blues performed by excellent guys. The food is great, and the staff was nice. Cheers Bader

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