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I recently went to Blue Chicago with some friends and we had a lot of fun. The place is small and you should get there a little earlier to secure a seat if you want one. The music was amazing and the atmosphere authentic. I...More
I'm not a blues fan but enjoyed what was clearly good music. The bouncer might have been my favorite part. If you could describe a Chicago Blues bar bouncer he would be it. I probably won't be back but not because the place isn't cool....More
First night in Chicago. This place came highly recommended as a dive bar with great music. I wouldn't call it a dive bar at all. While it's "no frills" it seemed like a place where locals go for blues. The drinks were good and very...More
Had a great time at this Blues club.. performance by Luke Pytel with Laretha Weathersby was energetic with great vocals and amazing guitar playing.. get there early though.. doors opened at 8.. we arrived there at 8:30 and got some of the last few seats.....More
We found this place almost by accident and had a great time. The night we were there, we heard the Luke Patel band - they were so good! The doors open at 8pm and the place was completely empty when we first stopped here. But...More
Blue Chicago was definitely one of the highlights of our one week trip to Chicago!! Very unique and authentic live blues music, however the restrooms were unusable.... more disgusting than any public toilet I have seen in my life :(
Blue Chicago is a very little place, pretty dark and old. For ten dollars you are going to experience real spirit of blues.
My second time, first was on 2013, same feelings, same impressive ambient. A must, in my oppinion.
We absolutely loved our night here! The band was incredible and even though the place is crowded and smells musty, it has great character! We got there just after 8:00pm and got a good seat, any time after that and you’d struggle to get a...More
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I agree with Traveler_Monster about circulation, we got there a few minutes after 8, got seated right away and stayed about 3 hours, drinking and dancing. People do come and go and the place is so small there's no bad... More
I agree with Traveler_Monster about circulation, we got there a few minutes after 8, got seated right away and stayed about 3 hours, drinking and dancing. People do come and go and the place is so small there's no bad seats. Like anywhere, the day of the week makes a difference. A guarantee would require an early arrival.
Comedy & Football- also Blues & Jazz "Just in Case" (1 Replies)
Hi everyone, I'm bringing some Californians in to the city for a few days. Couple of questions please... 1) What are a few of the most fun bars/pubs to watch the game on Sat. 27th. Mix of fans (Bears/Opp team) I like D4 food, but it isn't always rocking for games. 2) Comedy Clubs! Any suggestions? I went to a place in or north of Lincoln Park (Improv) but can't remember the name and Google has not been helpful. How is UP Comedy or Zanies? The Comedy Bar? It's really the ONE request of...More
September 26, 2014|
Night Life Suggestions... (3 Replies)
In addition to my other post I am also curious about a good place to go on Friday evening after we arrive. We heard about these Blues / Jazz places and I am wondering which is best for a first time visit? Blue Chicago Buddy Guy’s Legends House of Blues Andy’s Jazz Club Green Dolphin Street Green Mill Jazz Club The Back Room I was also wondering about Bars / clubs. We don't want to get into anything too crazy. I have read about these places and was wondering if someone could...More
April 12, 2007|
For the blues/jazz places - check to see who's playing on the evening of your visit. There's no reason to visit a club if you're not going to enjoy the music. Check metromix.com and chicagoreader.com for current music lisitngs. Also, location might be a factor in your decision. The Green Mill is a great club, but the area surrounding it is a bit iffy.
Walking from Blue Chicago to Sheraton Towers (8 Replies)
What is this area like for walking around at night? And do cabs frequent the area? I'm a good walker and will likely go there on foot as long as it's safe
August 12, 2015|
It's very safe. Cabs a readily available around the Clark/Lake station depending on what hours you consider "night". It's the Theatre District so cabs are all around until midnight. After midnight they are fewer in # but still available. The most direct walk would be to take Upper Wacker Drive to Columbus Drive and cross the river (turn left onto the Columbus Ave Bridge). That puts you in direct sight of the Sheraton on the north bank of the river. Do not take the Michigan Ave Bridge. Not...More