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