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Buddy Guy's Legends

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 700 South Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: +1 312-427-1190
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 02:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00

Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of...

Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.

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Buddy Guys Legends

If you get a chance to go to buddy guys you will not regret it , we got there about 7pm no problems getting a table , live music started around 7.30, food was good and service... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Stuart W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you get a chance to go to buddy guys you will not regret it , we got there about 7pm no problems getting a table , live music started around 7.30, food was good and service very good , stayed after 9pm for main shows $20 cover charge to stay well worth it

Thank Stuart W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Buddy Guys as an evening's entertainment hosted by a supplier company whilst attending the RSNA Conference. Free food and booze always helps... Great music from The Brother John band, and a cameo appearance by Buddy Guy himself! Bought a CD and a t-shirt which were happily signed by the great man. All in all it was a very polished... More 

Thank Justin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great music and beer. Worthwhile to visit when in chicago . Music extremely pleasent and environment typical of blues!

Thank Gustavo P
Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Monday night after 10:00pm - Listened to the house Blues band which was amazing. Within an hour the most amazing thing happened. They announced Buddy Guy. A total surprise Buddy Guy on stage for about 10 minutes and I was there with friends to witness "A Legend". The best trip ever. Love his music!

Thank mary_cipollone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a place where you can find the real blues! It's different and great! Take a Buddy beer and enjoy the best songs. You should arrive early.

1 Thank Letícia P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Relaxed vibe. Live music was awesome. Good cold beer and a nice menu too! Try the Buddy Guy beer :) only thing that would make it better is if he was there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Cool bar, various beers, chilled out vibe. We visited early in the evening so it was fairly quiet but it's a nice place to visit and find your Chicago Blues.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife went to Buddy Guy and were greeted by a rude clerk who didn't let us in without original passports. The copies of the passports and original documents of our country didn't worked. It's not informed anywhere, even at their website. They are a bar or the service of immigration? ridiculous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went early, had dinner, listened to a regular duo for a while and was then thrilled with Ghost Town Blues. We got a table of our choice, food was mediocre but cheap, duo was old style Blues - fine but not wow. Not sure why we were encouraged to give tips to the musicians as we had paid the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

By far the best night thing I did in Chicago. You should get there before 7pm to be sure to secure a table at a nice spot. The beers were good and so was the food. But the main special thing was the blues band and when BG got the mic. Amazing voice, great place!

Thank Rafael M

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