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Buddy Guy's Legends

700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
+1 312-427-1190
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Great music venue but it could be friendlier

This was the second time visiting (the first I was in awe as Buddy Guy took the stage). The singer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stunning Blues Club

If you want superb music to accompany your bar meal and drink, then this is the place. On my visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cover charge” (44 reviews)
“blues club” (27 reviews)
“great blues” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 17:00 - 02:00
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-427-1190
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time visiting (the first I was in awe as Buddy Guy took the stage). The singer was good interspersed with too much banter. The ambience when the band was not on stage was a little cold.

Thank Ianivichi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want superb music to accompany your bar meal and drink, then this is the place. On my visit the great man himself made a cameo appearance at the request of the performing band.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer, awesome blues. I went on a Sunday night, got there around 10p.m, and people were already leaving. I was able to share a table, which was not a problem, and appreciate the fantastic band that was playing that night! The band played until...More

Thank Tati G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have been a great fan of Buddy Guy. So had to head to this venue and check out local talent. The solo act before main act was excellent - we enjoyed his strumming and signing The main act was great but more covers than...More

Thank Lily A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were at Buddy Guy's Legends on Saturday May 20th and arrived about 8:15. The place was already packed but we were able to find a few seats and shared a table with another couple visiting from a small town around the...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

spent an afternoon at buddy guy's, a wonderful experience, the memorabilia is fantastic, the food and service is very good. the entertainment if you want a blues/jazz band is second to none, a must experience on the blues trail

Thank flange41
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Great music, an exciting crowd and surprisingly good food. Will come back here many times in the future.

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went here after dinner. Very cool place with great blues music. Saw a show with Guy King, which was amazing. Also Buddy Guy made a fantastic guest appearance. Only one star deduction due to the lousy service. Took the waiter forever to get us our...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We are huge Buddy Guy fans all the way from Australia. In our 3 month holiday in the US, we were looking forward most to visiting his Legends Bar. We were not disappointed! From the moment we walked in we just knew it was going...More

1  Thank shazkappo2017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were surprised that on a Friday night in Chicago, there was only about 50 people in a place that could hold five hundred. Bathrooms nice and clean. Drinks fine. Service TERRIBLE - we ended up just going up to the bar when we wanted...More

Thank HappyCanadianSheila
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Lily A
Gidday from Australia We leave Australia in 10 days to USA via U.K. I want to buy tickets for end May event at Buddy Guy Legends. Can anyone tell me are the tickets emailed or snail mail? The website is silent so I don't know. Snail mail won't arrive before we leave. Hoping email so I can have the tickets in phone wallet. Thanks in advance Regards
3 May 2017|
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Response from mary_cipollone | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about ticket sales at Buddy Guy Legends Club. When I had gone to the club it was a last minute decision. I waited in line to get in.
We just bought 3 tickets for the 7:30 pm, Thursday, January 19th show as a gift for my mom. We would like to eat dinner before the show. What time would you suggest we get there to make sure we get a table? My mom needs a walker to get around and I would like to minimize the risk of not getting a table. Thanks.
20 November 2016|
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Response from Neri23 | Reviewed this property |
I would get there about 5:30 - it also does depend on who's playing how packed it will but with your mum using a walker the earlier you get there the better to get a spot suitable for you.