We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Chicago

536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-7136
+1 312-642-6261
Website
Save
Review Highlights
OMG- A Sensational Venue for Blues

Last night we had the absolute joy of hearing the 2009-10 Chicago Blues Diva of the Year, Laretha... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TheBlum
,
Novato, California
via mobile
The way a blues bar is supposed to be

Great music and prices are very reasonable considering that you always get live music. Even on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
phototraveller22
,
Leiden, The Netherlands
via mobile
Read all 418 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cover charge” (37 reviews)
“great blues” (28 reviews)
“blues club” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 20:00 - 01:30
LOCATION
536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-7136
Near North Side
CONTACT
Website
+1 312-642-6261
Write a Review
Reviews (418)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last night we had the absolute joy of hearing the 2009-10 Chicago Blues Diva of the Year, Laretha Weathersby, If you ever get an opportunity to see her perform, do not miss it. She is sensational. The band she plays with is solid and the...More

Thank TheBlum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great music and prices are very reasonable considering that you always get live music. Even on a Monday a good band and good crowd.

Thank phototraveller22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So there's a $10 cover charge and a one drink minimum. A rare bargain today. Bare bones , lots of bar stools with tiny 12 inch wide tables; better call them platforms. Just big enough to put your drink on. Drinks that are a good...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several tourist Blues bars in Chicago. But this one is only about good music!! If you like the Blues go for it. No food at all, just for drinking and enjoing the music!!

Thank rafael p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are only looking for nice place for Blues that is Blue Chicago.... prices was ok and singer lady was soooo friendly and great ....

Thank Traveler_Monster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best thing about this place is the location...convenient to downtown restaurants and hotels. I was not impressed by either of two house acts: JJ and Aretha. I love Chicago but this was all strained shouting and histrionics. Cheap. Loud.

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Great live blues music! This place is rockin'! We'll Worth the $10 cover and you get Nick the bartender as an added bonus! A must visit whether you're a local or an out of towner!

Thank wannabsrk
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Small but fun. My girl Nellie Tiger Travis was playing and she jammed, the band was excellent. Drinks good and just all around fun

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Blue Chicago may seem like a hole in the wall, and it is, but it is a gem of a hole! The area around is becoming gentrified and called "River North" but I do hope this place can retain its place and local flavor. If...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Chicago. Jazz and Blues were high up on my list and Blue Chicago did not disappoint. Small and cozy, unpretentious venue (just the way it should be), very friendly staff, great band and an...More

Thank Chivas777
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tanta
546 reviews
.09 km away
Beatrix
692 reviews
.10 km away
Portillo's
5,012 reviews
.13 km away
Maggiano's Little Italy
799 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Flamingo Rum Club
6 reviews
.21 km away
Untouchable Tours
681 reviews
.07 km away
The Barrel Run
51 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mike P
30 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ybhk19 | Reviewed this property |
drinks only; but hey, the main thing here is the blues which is fabulous.
2
Votes
Llboggs
9 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about Sundays, but there was a $10.00 entry fee (not a cover) when I was there last month.
0
Votes
Llboggs
8 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from LindaGeb | Reviewed this property |
I think there's on street parking but I've always taken a cab there.
0
Votes