I went to Buddy Guy's when I was in my third week of visiting Chicago, and it was the night I fell in love with the blues. This place is legendary every night of the week. It is one of the most popular blues clubs in town, and what I liked best about this place (other than Pistol Pete's epic set) was the decor and all the Buddy Guy memorabilia around. It's like a museum. The food was good and inexpensive, and you can't go wrong with 3.50 tall boys of Pabst and entrance was only $10. I loved my plate of fried okra. A must-go anytime you are passing through Chicago!
This south loop joint is great place for blues. Normally, there is a cover to enter. You can pay at the door, but if a blues performer is popular enough then you are in better luck purchasing in advance through their site. Such is the case every January when Buddy Guy has his annual, month-long residency at his bar. Listening to the blues is already near and dear to many Chicagoans - but to hear it from a legend is a whole different experience!
Saw Buddy Guy himself here! It is a wonderful Blues destination. Very good music. The immediate neighborhood is just OK, not too much around except the Hilton, so be careful walking at night unless on Michigan Ave. It is not a bad neighborhood, just feels a bit isolated. Perhaps just used to all the crowds! The music is terrific and worth visiting.
A landmark in Chicago. Watched and listened to Buddy Guy. Had my picture taken with him. If you enjoy Chicago style blues...go legends
This is a classic place filled with legends located in the south loop. You have to visit here!
Great blues and good blues food too!
Full of tourists who wouldn't know Buddy if they saw him - which conveniently allows him to sit and drink at the bar unnoticed.
One of the top rated jazz/blues clubs in Chicago. Consistently draws great talent and is easily accessible from the Loop.