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BLUES CLUBS

Copyright: 2013, Chicago Blues Guide

For a list of Blues Jams, click HERE

Chicago

(Scroll down for Suburbs)

 

Artis’s

We are sad to report that in August 2012 this mainstay blues joint on the South Side has closed its doors after 28 years of business.

 

Blue Chicago

Neighborhood: River North

Note: Blue Chicago is known for blues women singers. Open 7 nights a week.

536 N. Clark (at Ohio)

312-661-0100

www.bluechicago.com

 

 

B.L.U.E.S.

Neighborhood: North Side/Lincoln Park

Pro Jam: with Big Ray & Chicago’s Most Wanted

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays the month

2519 N. Halsted

773-528-1012

www.chicagobluesbar.com

 

 

Buddy Guy’s Legends

Neighborhood: South Loop

Blues Jam: Mondays with Jimmy Burns or Bro. John

700 S. Wabash

312-427-1190

www.buddyguy.com

 

California Clipper

Neighborhood: Humboldt Park

Note: roots music, country, blues

1002 N. California

773-384-2547

www.californiaclipper.com

 
City Winery
Neighborhood: West Loop
Note: eclectic lineup, national & local acts
1200 W. Randolph St.
312-733-WINE
www.citywinery.com
 

 

House of Blues Back Porch Stage

Neighborhood: River North

Note: the club is located inside HOB’s restaurant, next door to the larger concert hall.

329 N. Dearborn

312-923-2000

www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago/

Backporch Stage Schedule:

http://www.hob.com/chicago/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=&oid=1248

 

Hugo's Frog Bar
Neighborhood: Rush Street
Note: blues piano nightly, blues bands for Sunday brunch
1024 N. Rush Street
312-640-0999
www.hugosfrogbar.com

  

 

Kingston Mines

Neighborhood: North Side/New Town

Note: two stages

Blues Jam: Sundays

2548 N. Halsted

773-477-4646

www.kingstonmines.com

 

 

Lee’s Unleaded Blues

The club is temporarily closed

Neighborhood: South Side

7401 S. South Chicago Ave.

773-493-3477

http://leesunleadedblues.com/

 
Mayne Stage
Neighborhood: Rogers Park, North Side
Note: restored historic theater with local & national acts
1328 W. Morse Ave.
773-381-4551
www.maynestage.com

  

 
Nick's Beer Garden
Neighborhood: Wicker Park
Note: roots bands, blues, R&B, rock
1516 N. Milwaukee
773-252-1155
www.nicksbeergarden.com

Old Town School of Folk Music
Neighborhood: North Side
Note: ecclectic, national and local blues acts
11544 N. Lincoln Ave.
773-728-6000
www.oldtownschool.org

 

Reggie’s Music Joint

Neighborhood: South Side

Note: rock club with some blues

2105 S. State

312-949-0120

www.reggieslive.com

 

 

Rosa’s Lounge

Neighborhood: NW Side/Logan Square

Blues Jam: Thursdays

3420 W. Armitage

773-342-0452

www.rosaslounge.com

 

 

 

Shaw’s Crab House

Neighborhood: Downtown

Note: blues, jazz and more

21 E. Hubbard

312-527-2722

www.shawscrabhouse.com

 

 

 

Smoke Daddy

Neighborhood: Wicker Park

Note :BBQ joint with rootsy music & blues

1804 W. Division

773-772-6656

www.thesmokedaddy.com

 
Untitled
Neighborhood: River North
Note: restaurant/ bar w/ blues, jazz, rockabilly, R&B
111 W. Kinzie
312-880-1511
www.untitledchicago.com
 

Water Hole

Neighborhood: University Village, UIC

Blues Jam: Thursdays

1400 S. Western Ave.

312-243-7988 or 708-703-3162

 
For a list of Blues Jams, click HERE

BLUES & MORE

(Eclectic Clubs)

Suburban

We suggest that you call to see what nights they have blues acts.

Most of these clubs have a variety of music

 

Beer Geeks

Note: top blues talent on Tuesdays

3030 45th St.

Highland, IN

219-513-9795

www.beergeekspub.com

 
Coop's Den
Neighborhood: Western suburbs
Note: blues, jazz, R&B, steppin', gospel brunches
148 W. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL
630-759-0148
www.coopsden.com
 

 

FitzGerald’s

Neighborhood: Near West suburb

Note: eclectic, rootsy music, local & national acts

6615 Roosevelt Rd.

Berwyn, IL

708-788-2118

www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

 

 

 

Harlem Avenue Lounge

Neighborhood: Near West suburb

Blues Jam: Thursdays

3701 S. Harlem Ave.

Berwyn, IL

708-484-3610

www.harlemavenuelounge.com

 
Larry's Lounge
Neighborhood: Far South Suburb
Note: Blues bands on Mondays
295 E. 147th St.
Harvey, IL
708-225-1779
 

Mac's on Slade

Neighborhood: NW suburb

Blues Jam: last Sunday each month w/ J.B. Ritchie & Mac

117 W. Slade St.

Palatine, IL

www.macsonslade.com

 

 

S.P.A.C.E.

Neighborhood: Near North suburb

1245 Chicago Ave. (at Dempster)

Evanston, IL

847-492-8860

www.evanstonspace.com

 

 

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