Buddy Guy's Legends

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Buddy Guy's Legends
4.5
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Harrison • 2 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren • 6 min walk
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nellie1london
London, UK221 contributions
Couples
Amazing night with a fabulous band, which were so good that Buddy, yes the man himself, got up on stage to sing with them.
It blew us away.
The club has well appointed tables so all can see with great sound and a dance area. Service was brilliant and the prices were really reasonable (a lot cheaper than most pubs)
Wish we had eaten there as the food looked scrummy too.
Best night of our holidays. Thanks Buddy
Written 3 July 2022
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LisaAP6
Charlottesville, VA17 contributions
Couples
We were surprised by a visit from Buddy Guy himself! Still the gifted entertainer. A perfect ending to our Chicago trip.
Written 23 June 2022
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Niall T
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Visited Buddy Guy's Legends while on vacation in Chicago with friends. We were having a great night and decided to visit based on a recommendation from my girlfriends father. $25 entry fee was to be expected but the stamp on my hand from the doorman, without warning, was not. The place was busy so we took our seats at the bar while Buddy Guy took the stage. The man has some voice and leaves you in no doubt as to why he's a legend. A couple of barstools nearby became available so my friend moved one over so that he could sit with us. That was a mistake. The same doorman arrived from earlier and his demeanor hadn't improved. No word was spoke but a hand was placed on my friend to remove him from the seat and the stool was returned to its original place. I've been to a lot of bars over the years and that sort of unprofessional and disrespectful behaviour will result in more trouble than it will ever prevent. Some basic training and good manners are badly needed. Obviously we didn't let this bother us and we enjoyed the night and all that Chicago had to offer.
Written 23 May 2022
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ByranBarkley
Fourways, South Africa28 contributions
Couples
Best place for live blues music. Food was amazing and vibes were great. Highly recommend Wednesday nights as this also promotes open jam night.
Written 23 March 2022
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James C
1 contribution
Couples
Waitress and staff very good, disappointing music, thought this was a blues place, waited for main act, only to listen to 80’s dance music, won’t return
Written 20 March 2022
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Darrenmc7
11 contributions
Couples
Magical place. A blues club in the heart of Chicago with the man himself inside.
Food is great and the live music is fantastic.
Written 12 November 2021
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psitzmary
Sacramento, CA8 contributions
Friends
The wait is killing me! Open! Open! Open...!
Legend’s is my place of retreat where I travel from Sacramento,California to Chicago at least three times a year. The atmosphere filled with such awesome jazz performances capped with a dinner experience eating such delicious New Orleans cuisine makes for an unforgettable evening. I can hardly wait for it to re-open. I’ve even booked a stay nearby at the end of May 2021 in anticipation. Open! Open! Open...!
Written 7 May 2021
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d0nt50
Auckland Central, New Zealand120 contributions
Couples
I have seen Buddy Guy play several times always a great show. So the next thing was to visit his club Legends. We got there early and rhe artist that was playing, the food and drinks were excellent. A must go to when in Chicago. A truly amazing experience and I have the T shirt to prove it.
Written 11 August 2020
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Chris S
3 contributions
Met my brother for his 50th birthday celebration to enjoy some good jazz. Venue is pretty basic, but overall quite nice. Both acts were outstanding, and we got a little impromptu session from the Legend himself - very funny and engaging. I would definitely go back if I wanted good live music in a comfortable atmosphere.
Written 11 March 2020
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Ian B
Sixpenny Handley, UK89 contributions
Food is in keeping with the venue, good drinks selection, both bands Imsaw we real class. I had a good dance and met some strangers as it is based on shared tables. I visit every time I am in a Chicago.
Written 1 March 2020
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Buddy Guy's Legends is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM