Blues Clubs, Chicago

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  • Linsey Alexander and his band at Blue Chicago
    Linsey Alexander and his band at Blue...
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    Blue Chicago on Clark Street
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    In Chicago the blues rules, so...

    by mocca Updated Jan 6, 2003

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    In Chicago the blues rules, so go and see a band play, almost all of them are good, very good.
    To really get a taste of Chicago, you will have to go and see one of the bands play.
    There are also a few nite clubs which are ok if you are not used to better ones.

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    Checkerbocker Cafe: A Real Blues Club

    by MZK Written Oct 21, 2002

    Great music here comes with cheap drinks and a great audience of local people, who all know each other. You can see white young people mixing with blacks of all ages and grooving to the sounds of raunchy blues songs. The only place I saw in Chicago white and black people mix and have a good time together in this quite a segregated city.

    Dress Code: Anithing from beaded dresses to ripped jeans

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    Chicago BLUE'SThe best blues...

    by lvdpiet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Chicago BLUE'S
    The best blues are found in the black neighbourhood of Chicago.
    The best onces have a pile of people before the doors.
    Go there ! But not alone ! You will be safe being with a bunch.

    Dress Code: Informal

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    Kingston Mines: Kingston Mines

    by schmoopy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    AWESOME blues bar with two stages. Great casual atmosphere. Quite touristy but fun nonetheless. You can also buy KM souvenirs. Will likely cost you approx. $15 US but well worth it. I have also heard rumours of celebrity sightings there....

    Dress Code: Anything goes.

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    Buddy Guy's Legend. That's...

    by Yantsu Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Buddy Guy's Legend. That's the only place we went but WOW, what a show we saw!! Real blues! The kind of place I would love to see in Montreal.
    There are bands every night. The cover charge varies. They serve food (Cajun) and it is good.

    Dress Code: Casual

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  • BLUES: BLUES

    by Dawnad Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Come and get a taste of the original Chicago blues. This is a small blues bar that has been playing live blues music for a very long time! You are literally right next to the stage where the singers always interact and wander among the crowd. Big Time Sarah is a regular and a must see. She talks a little dirty but will have you laughing into tears! It fits the typical image of a small smokey blues hall.

    Dress Code: casual

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    House of Blues

    by frankcanfly Written Jun 7, 2004

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    I've been to the one in New Orleans several times, but I only stopped and had a beer here......

    A very unusual building. I like it. The mood inside was very mellow on a Thursday night.

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  • Kingston Mines: The Blues.....

    by CoAir13 Written Feb 18, 2004

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    The real Chicago Blues can be heard here all night, every night! There are two stages...continuous music. The kitchen doesn't serve anything fancy. Crowded and amoky and a lot of fun.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    B.L.U.E.S.: Get the blues

    by bonio Written Mar 3, 2003

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    Tiny, popular blues club, live music every night and a magical way to spend the evening! Small cover charge - worth every cent.

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    Blue Chicago: Blue Chicago

    by Chamsa Written Sep 8, 2002

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    real electric Blues, most of the musicans have matured for some decades and have a lot of experience to share with their audience, it's not just about music, it's about life, it's serious

    Dress Code: no special

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    We went to a blues bar called...

    by siri Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We went to a blues bar called 'Chicago Blues'. Live blues music and a lot of Budweiser.

    Dress Code: No. You can wear whatever you want.

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