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Blue Chicago

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Address: 536 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
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+1 312-642-6261
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8:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Fri 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Best blues bar in Chi-town!

Blue Chicago is amazing! The musicians were on fire, if you weren't dancing your soul must be dead!!! Doors opened at 8:00 and the first set started at 9:00. By 8:30 the seating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tina F
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Blue Chicago is amazing! The musicians were on fire, if you weren't dancing your soul must be dead!!! Doors opened at 8:00 and the first set started at 9:00. By 8:30 the seating was already full and it was standing room only. Great mixed crowd and you could tell everyone was there to have a good time. Any music lover... More 

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1 Thank Tina F
Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live blues in the heart of chicago. I have been 5 years ago and this year again. Small, authentic place!

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Naperville
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Arrived on Sat Dec 10th around 9:45pm, 3 of us was shown a spot to sit which surprised me because I expected standing room only. The band was just starting to play so the timing was great. We came for blues music and beers. Once the band started playing we didn't look around so I don't really recall what the... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

After a full day of shopping and dinner my adult daughter and I decided that we wanted some Chicago blues. After looking on Trip Advisor for what was within walking g distance we landed at Blue Chicago about thirty minutes before the music started. We had a marvelous time...The music was great, the drinks were good and fairly priced, and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

the place is small, but it was great inside. they only serve drinks and no food, which is a shame. great music. get there early before the live show to get a spot.

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Pasadena
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Found this place on Tripadvisor and it didn't let us down. Very much a dive bar with good cheap drinks and great music which is the perfect atmosphere to listen to blues music.

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Iowa
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108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stop by and see some high energy blues. Demetria Taylor is a woman not to miss! The band was super and we enjoyed the authentic experience. It was crowded and small, so get a spot early in front. The crowd was entertaining, some dance skills were one-of-a-kind. It did seem like a lot of corporate groups after... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Always try and visit here. Great music and great atmosphere. Just watch out for the long pour on the drinks the next day takes some effort 😉

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Thank thecookieman
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Blue Chicago is located on Clark Street, and the place is quite small. A long bar on the left, small high tables on the right and more tables in front near the stage. The place was crouded. The ticket costs 12 dollars per person, and drinks' prices are between 5 and 7 dollars. I did not like too much the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Our hotel suggested this place when we asked for a place to listen to great blues. From the outside, you might be a little put off, but the staff were really friendly and the crowd that showed up were an assortment of locals as well as visitors of all ages. The band was great! Enjoyed chatting with the other patrons.... More 

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