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B.L.U.E.S., Chicago

4.5
#35 of 160 in Nightlife in Chicago
Whether you are an invested blues aficionado, or just a blues browser, you'll enjoy B.L.U.E.S. A trip here is a no-risk venture into some reliably good music. And this stands true seven days a week, 365 days a year.

B.L.U.E.S. features primarily local artists (e.g. Son Seals, Eddie Shaw, Magic Slim, Eddy Clearwater). The atmosphere is friendly and intimate. Stretching along its right side is a long bar, and along its left side a riser for overflow seating.

Small tables mold parties into intimate groups, fostering a close atmosphere amongst friends and neighbors. The set-up is such that no matter where you sit, you're always in the middle of the action.

Weekends are busy, so if you want to score a barstool, you'll need to arrive early. There is plenty of space on weeknights, though. As a matter of fact, you might find yourself elbow to elbow with your favorite blues artist having a drink on his or her day off.

B.L.U.E.S. has been voted best blues club on Chicago's north side. It offers the assurance of good music in a friendly, intimate environment.

-Kalindi Vora from www.digitalcity.com.
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  • Favorite blues joint in Chicago. Very divey, very intimate, very authentic - just as it should be. They never have a wait, and you typically can negotiate cover. Just come before 10 and if you can avo...  more »
  • During my stay in Chicago, I experienced the best live blues music experience in B.L.U.E.S. Cover charge was $10 and it was full, there were no enough chairs for everyone, but the band and music was g...  more »

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