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Blue Chicago

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Address: 536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-7136
Phone Number: 312-642-6261
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Fun night after dinner

Good music . There's a 10$ cover charge and a one drink minimum . Music starts fairly early for a club which was the perfect time for after dinner . It's a tiny little bar . The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lcaracciolo
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with friends and had a great time. This is a very small venue...maybe 20' wide and 120' long. Get here when the doors open to get a seat. Great Music. The owner doesn't want to lose out on getting drink 💰 money, so he rudely here's customers out of places, moves people to other places, pushed the standing... More 

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Thank matthewbcook
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good music . There's a 10$ cover charge and a one drink minimum . Music starts fairly early for a club which was the perfect time for after dinner . It's a tiny little bar . The closer you can get there to opening time the better . All around good time . Good location . Felt safe .

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Thank Lcaracciolo
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small bar with small stage, but it make here better place. The atmosphere is great and you can actually enjoy the music with the band and audience. Great local bar to try!

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Thank clairelim1104
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 8:50PM on a Saturday night and got the last table in the house. If they don't have any tables it is standing room only and they force you to crowd up near the band so they can fit as many people as possible into the venue. If you get there early and get a choice of tables,... More 

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Thank SueZet80
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times. Employees are rude, but if you can get past that and there's a good crowd you can have fun. Don't go for a nice glass of wine though. Bartender handed me their wine list. He wrote on a cocktail napkin "red white pink". Definitely a tourist trap, and again, very rude employees that treat you... More 

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Thank Judy W
North Reading, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a Thursday night, it's a $12 cover no matter what time you get there, they close at 130. Band was wonderful & the beers were not crazy expensive. I would've gone back if I had more time.

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Thank Kim W
Texas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Small inside. Tables are hard to get. $10 cover. Drinks are average prices. Nice blues atmosphere with great local music.

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Thank Geoff R
Regina, Canada
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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great welcome from door ticket guy,($20 entrance fee) small place but good music and reasonable priced drinks. Lots of characters but pity the barman didn't smile or even talk, no personality, shame really as its a good venue, however restrooms not up to much.

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Thank Millie208
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

superb night. Reasonably priced. Great entertainment. Real family atmosphere and Cheap drinks. Restrooms a little dodgy but okay . Go ,you'll really enjoy it,

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Thank franceslucas
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Blue Chicago is a no frills blues joint. The cover is low, the music is good but likely never great and the place has a ton of character. We managed to get there about 15 minutes before the first set at 9 and grabbed a couple of seats at the bar. We left after the first 75 minute set. We... More 

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