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Buddy Guy's Legends

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
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+1 312-427-1190
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 02:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00

Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of...

Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.

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blue's trail

spent an afternoon at buddy guy's, a wonderful experience, the memorabilia is fantastic, the food and service is very good. the entertainment if you want a blues/jazz band is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Albrighton, United Kingdom
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Albrighton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

spent an afternoon at buddy guy's, a wonderful experience, the memorabilia is fantastic, the food and service is very good. the entertainment if you want a blues/jazz band is second to none, a must experience on the blues trail

Thank flange41
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome. Great music, an exciting crowd and surprisingly good food. Will come back here many times in the future.

Thank Matthew K
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after dinner. Very cool place with great blues music. Saw a show with Guy King, which was amazing. Also Buddy Guy made a fantastic guest appearance. Only one star deduction due to the lousy service. Took the waiter forever to get us our drinks.. Had a great time though

Thank Adrian L
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are huge Buddy Guy fans all the way from Australia. In our 3 month holiday in the US, we were looking forward most to visiting his Legends Bar. We were not disappointed! From the moment we walked in we just knew it was going to be a great night. The staff are very friendly and work under extreme pressure... More 

1 Thank shazkappo2017
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised that on a Friday night in Chicago, there was only about 50 people in a place that could hold five hundred. Bathrooms nice and clean. Drinks fine. Service TERRIBLE - we ended up just going up to the bar when we wanted one rather than wait for the never showing wait staff. Rating it a 4 though... More 

Thank HappyCanadianSheila
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The only Blues venue i visited so can't say its the best, but its easy to get to, they sell beer at good prices, the entry was reasonable, and the staff were nice. The performer wasn't personally to my taste, but its blues in Chicago so i was happy. Well worth a visit.

Thank James O
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Took in a show last night at Buddy Guy's Legends with my spouse. The place is truly a blues museum, filled with photos and guitars of blues legends, all friends of Buddy at one time or another. The food - Southern BBQ - is excellent! We saw/heard first a solo guitar player, who was good but needed backup, and then... More 

1 Thank MarshallMaue
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for music with deep roots, soul, and history Buddy Guy's Legends is the real deal. A Chicago institution that showcases some of the best blues masters around. Not to be missed!

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best place in town to listen to Blues! Very welcoming, enough room to welcome big groups, and always good music. You can't be disappointed. Sometimes, buddy guy is showing up for few song... but that will be a surprise!

Thank pilou13
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We have always attended Buddy Guys Legdens for Buddy's birthday in the month of January. He performs Thursday thru Sunday nights for the month of January for this event. Great blues musicians heats up the stage before Buddy comes on and the whole evening is so worth it. Buddy is a legend...just like the sign says. See ya next year!

Thank bmuzar

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