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Blue Chicago

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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Address: 536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-7136
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+1 312-642-6261
20:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Fri 20:00 - 01:30
Sat 20:00 - 02:30

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Amazing performances

The musicians are fantastic, really top-notch. Our waitress was wonderful too. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is simply that it cost $12 a head and they have a 2-drink... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chelsea P
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The musicians are fantastic, really top-notch. Our waitress was wonderful too. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is simply that it cost $12 a head and they have a 2-drink minimum. I'd probably be there every night on my next trip if it were slightly cheaper.

1 Thank Chelsea P
Dania Beach, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this place and paid the $10 cover and really enjoyed the band! Was happy to pay the cover to enjoy the music! Bartender was not friendly.

1 Thank Shelley O
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great music performed by Nellie "Tiger" Travis. She keeps the crowd rocking all night. The drinks are great and reasonable. We drove over 800 miles just to see her perform for two nights. Will do it again. Blue Chicago is a place to visit when you in Chicago...

1 Thank ssmit3693
Bratislava, Slovakia
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a charming blues place. don't be turned off just because it's empty and quiet at first. we ended up dancing until midnight. the door man has worked there for 28 years!! ask him about the history of the club, he would love to tell you. i recommend.

Thank Kay274924
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Blue Chicago is amazing! The musicians were on fire, if you weren't dancing your soul must be dead!!! Doors opened at 8:00 and the first set started at 9:00. By 8:30 the seating was already full and it was standing room only. Great mixed crowd and you could tell everyone was there to have a good time. Any music lover... More 

1 Thank Tina F
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Live blues in the heart of chicago. I have been 5 years ago and this year again. Small, authentic place!

Thank ines_leipzig
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived on Sat Dec 10th around 9:45pm, 3 of us was shown a spot to sit which surprised me because I expected standing room only. The band was just starting to play so the timing was great. We came for blues music and beers. Once the band started playing we didn't look around so I don't really recall what the... More 

1 Thank BeachVacationer2
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

After a full day of shopping and dinner my adult daughter and I decided that we wanted some Chicago blues. After looking on Trip Advisor for what was within walking g distance we landed at Blue Chicago about thirty minutes before the music started. We had a marvelous time...The music was great, the drinks were good and fairly priced, and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

the place is small, but it was great inside. they only serve drinks and no food, which is a shame. great music. get there early before the live show to get a spot.

Thank howie903
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Found this place on Tripadvisor and it didn't let us down. Very much a dive bar with good cheap drinks and great music which is the perfect atmosphere to listen to blues music.

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