Chicago >Community & Social Services > Buddy Guys Legends
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060541.872997 -87.626432
Neighborhoods: Central, Loop
Buddy Guy is a legend and there's no greater place in Chi for legends to perform, the Guy himself included.
car towed $172.50 to get back – My car was in lot in back. I paid $6 for 3 hrs parking. minutes later it was towed. even though they had the plate number registered for the fee. Had to pay $15 taxi to worst part of Chicago to get back car after paying $172.50 towing fee. Didn't even get to use the $6 parking. WHAT A REAL CHICAGO EXPERIENCE!
Didn't Steve Goodman get the S#!T kicked out after Lincoln Park Pirates was written?
True Jazz, Good Cornbread, Decent BBQ – Within walking distance from the loop, and a good atmosphere. Buddy Guy's is a breath of fresh air for a visitor from Seattle. We paid $10 per person for cover on a Sunday night and were treated to a good show. The environment was just right as there was a crowd but the place wasn't uncomfortably packed. My wife ordered the Pecan Pie and I had the Soul Combo. The pie was excellent and the Soul Combo was above average. The portion was huge but the ribs were a little tough. This is definitely a sit and listen to music kind of place which contrasts with Kingston Mines. The crowd was definitely older and appreciative of the vibe. I would recommend this place to friends as a must visit while in Chicago.
Best blues joint in the city! – born & raised on the southside of chicago & a very big blues fan, i have to say this is by far, THE best blues club in the city. in any city. great music, great people, great food, great fun. the after work sets are cool if you work downtown & wanna miss the big commuting crowd & just hang out & listen to some good acoustic blues - maybe grab a bite, grab a beer & play a little pool. the headliners are always a treat too. don't miss this place.
Had a Great Time – I was there this past summer and had a great time. It was jam night and We got to hear some really good local talant. I thought the Staff was pretty cool, just dont stand where the sign says not to! Someone I was with has a hard time getting around and the staff found him a seat right away. This was a good experience and the next time I am in Chicago I will be back. Oh yeah, be careful with the parking...bring cash!! Parking in Chicago is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!
Great time! Get there early! – I went to the show on Friday when Eric Sardinas was playing. I'd never heard of him and didn't realize he was so popular so when I got there at 9:00, there were no seats left. We were still able to see really well by the pool tables and could still order food. I guess if you want seats, come early but it's totally fine standing. Also, this place rocks now that it's smoke free!!
Not a good bar. – Staff is rude. Security threaten innocent customers. Bizarre, angry staff is one reason to steer clear of this bar.
Avoid this hole in the wall. Rude! – I went to this bar to have a couple of drinks, and at the bar met someone and started chating with this guy about a particular subject because the band had quit for the night (12:30 am). While we were talking the bartender interrupted our conversation with a solution that I did not particularly want to listen to, and I said "OK" and dismissed it and kept talking to my new friend, then the female bartender kept talking about how I was wrong and suggested I am stupid. I then said "Oh well, I'll just be Ok.". That's when one of the employees of this bar was all of a sudden sitting next to us and said an aggressive counter to the conversation. And I said "who cares" and the employee said "Well I'll just kick your butt right now!" My friend then said it's Ok, we don't need any of that." We just left. If this bar is offering counseling sessions from it's employees, or you want to get your butt kicked for talking to someone and expecting the employees to do thier job plus get into your personal conversation, then this is the bar you want to go to.
A big-league blues club worthy of its guitar-wailin' owner's name. – The Scene
Arguably Chicago's best-known blues club for years (it debuted in 1989), Legends' schedule benefits tremendously from the club's spacious layout and the drawing power of its dynamic boss man. Fascinating memorabilia adorns the painted blue walls--search for the framed displays of Muddy Waters' credit cards. Pool tables are more fun when crowds are thinner.
Arrive early for a good table; for such a well-appointed place, sound quality is dependent on where you are. The bar side may be best to achieve an aural balance, though the sight lines aren't too inviting there because of structural pillars. If you're hungry for some great Southern-soul kitchen cuisine, the po'boys in particular are delicious. The club's security vigilantly strives to keep the aisles absolutely clear.
Open Mike – Most Blues Clubs are small. This one keeps that small feel in a relatively large room. Drink prices were great, food was a great value. I've been there with large groups and just sitting at the bar for great acts and open mikes. Why go anywhere else big.
More seating – I think that the pool tables,although entertaining, isn't why any one comes to Buddy's. This space can be used to seat more people or have a more accessable stage.(Better to see you with my dear) Besides this small suggestion, this place rocks, Beebies
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