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Blue Chicago

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Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Address: 536 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-642-6261
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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Nice blues joint

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Geoff R
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Geoff R
Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Millie208
Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank franceslucas
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jonathan H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very simple place, small, tight but very cheerful place. As it should be to listen some great music to go along some nice cold beers! Really recommend. Cannot go by Chicago without going into a place like this.

Thank GuilhermeRi
McKenzie, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was right by our hotel so we decided to give it a try. It was great. It's really small, but the atmosphere is great and the music is wonderful. Drinks are very reasonable.

Thank Pam M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small bar with small stage but a warm atmosphere and cheerful crowd. My third time there, with the same pleasure. Come around 8:30-9:00pm to get a seat, after it is becoming crowded. The band is great. The three times I went (each year same period) it was Nelly Tiger Travis Blues band. Excellent blues and skilled musicians. The lead... More 

Thank 783franckm
Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Blue Chicago about four times now. It's not fancy but that doesn't matter because what you're there for is great music and that's what you get! The show usually starts at 9 and the doors open at 8. If you want a seat you need to get there early. This last time we heard John Primer and... More 

Thank LindaGeb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a casual fan of blues music, but enjoy live music of almost any style, so seeing a blues band in Chi town was high on my list of things to sample. While there are many to choose from, a polling of local bartenders led us to this place as a local favorite. Everything I was hoping for. It's basically... More 

Thank AdvntrTime
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited Blue Chicago on a Saturday night, and the music was fantastic. It's fairly small, so if you want a table it's a good idea to get there early as you can't reserve seats. It doesn't get a 5 as the wine's a bit ropey and at $9 a glass it should be better, but it's a great night... More 

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