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Fun evening of live blues

Since live blues in Chicago is a must-do, would definitely recommend spending part of your evening... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Favorite live music venue in the world!!!!

I’ve been all over the world listening to all sorts of music but I always come back to B.L.U.E.S... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Steven R
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Popular Blues club located in Chicago's North Side has hosted such great musicians as Sunnyland Slim and Pinetop Perkins.
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2519 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2307
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since live blues in Chicago is a must-do, would definitely recommend spending part of your evening here. Found the live music to be great, was very full but we found chairs fairly soon to sit at. Fun atmosphere and crowd.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been all over the world listening to all sorts of music but I always come back to B.L.U.E.S. I grew up coming here and still come today because it’s one of the most authentic, interactive and amazing experiences every time. I highly recommend Carlos...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Chicago is the greatest city on Earth for live blues. I have been visiting the city for years, and out of literally dozens of nights out, I have never seen a bad band. B.L.U.E.S books great acts and they play long and loud in a...More

1  Thank robracing
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We wanted some food authentic jazz that was off the beatened path. This place lived up to it. Intimate and visited by other jazz and blues artists. My only negative is the ladies bathroom was flithy. I did feel very safe in the bar and...More

Thank Melodee M
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I love BLUES on Halstead. I just think that the bands here are amazing! I will go to any blues club period and I do OFTEN but this is the one I come back to over and over. My favorite place to hang out and...More

Thank mmthompson24
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We went there to listen to music and have a few drinks. Everything was so great and we really enjoyed the music , would definitely visit again But the place was really dirty and dusty ( like from at least ten years ..) there where...More

Thank greekdiver
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I was staying at a facility nearby, and a quick search suggested this place. We went on a Wednesday night, expected an O.K. band since it was the middle of the week. The band surpassed my expectations 10 folds! Great musicians, great energy! The music...More

2  Thank ggfield
Reviewed September 13, 2017

great bands, very intimate and cozy loved the interaction with the band just a cool place to come just know there is a cover here

Thank switsquid
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Nice place to hear some great music & have some drinks. Place gets very loud and is small. We went on a recent Thursday night and got there when they opened at 8PM. It was just us in the place until about 915PM, show started...More

2  Thank Robert M
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

A fantastic, intimate experience. The beers were cheap and good, the band almost blew the roof off of the place. We had a fantastic time!

1  Thank Rickard H
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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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August 8, 2016|
Response from Rickard H |
Yes, $5 cover. On sundays the cover includes entry to The Mine! I dont know if It's more expensive on that day though..
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