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The historic Checkerboard Lounge closed with the death of L.G. Thurman in August 2015. Anybody... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
RickMIusa
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Checkerboard has moved - but still great music

This is the quintessential blue bar of Chicago. I was in a very funky location on 43rd Street for... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2010
dgstravel
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Chicago
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30 Oct 2016
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28 Mar 2010
“Checkerboard has moved - but still great music”
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The small, always-crowded Checker Board Lounge is one of Chicago's legendary blues clubs.
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423 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The historic Checkerboard Lounge closed with the death of L.G. Thurman in August 2015. Anybody searching for this club will know it had a great day in the 1970s-1990s with the Rolling Stones recording an album with Muddy Waters at the original location on 43rd...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2010

This is the quintessential blue bar of Chicago. I was in a very funky location on 43rd Street for decades, but now is located at 5201 South Harper in Hyde Park. Still has great blues.

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