Nightlife in Chicago

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Nightlife in Chicago

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  • Cara H
    Flushing, MI17 contributions
    One of our top experiences in years of coming to Chicago. The group of actors were fun and raunchy, breaking down Macbeth into a side splitting tale that allowed anyone to follow along. If you have a questionable sense of humor, like to drink (or at least don't mind being one of the sober few), you will thoroughly enjoy every minute of this "Whose Line Is It Anyways" meets Shakespeare production.
    There wasn't a bad seat in the tiny house. We bid on the King and Queen thrones and won, spending the evening being pampered, part of the production, and on the only seats with cushions. It was worth the $.
    Be prepared to spend 90 minutes laughing, being included in the actors scenes, given free drinks here and there, and blushing once or twice.
    Do not come here if swearing offends you, you mind sitting cheek to cheek with your neighbor, you frequent AA, or dirty jokes make you uncomfortable.
    Written 20 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Robin Y
    Chicago, IL5 contributions
    Outstanding establishment. The atmosphere, cocktails, talent, and staff were all top-notch. This place is a must!
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Jason S
    Reedsburg, WI620 contributions
    Great place to get a live music experience. It was my son's first live jazz experience, and he enjoyed every minute of it. I was glad that we got to see Greg Abate as he is a very talented on the saxophone and flute. The staff were all exceptional. The welcomed us, took us to our seats. The waitress bringing drinks was also great and friendly. Speaking of drinks, they are priced lower than most places in the area. It was great to be able to get a couple drinks without needing a second mortgage on the house.

    Overall, this was a great experience and I would recommend anyone that wants to experience some live jazz in the area, this is the place to go.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • sdgold09
    3 contributions
    I love the bands and singers at Blue Chicago. In my ~ 45 years going to live blues shows, I don't remember ever having both the bands and the accompanying singers sound so good every time. Super friendly folk also. The other night a bunch of people from Buddy Guy's Legends club came in late and everyone had a ball!
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • Rafael I
    2 contributions
    I was in an hostel near Kingston Mines, and the staff recommended me this place. It was my first time in a blues local, and I totally felt in love with it. I will return asap.
    Written 28 August 2021
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  • ByranBarkley
    Fourways, South Africa28 contributions
    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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  • Martin M
    Colorado Springs, CO19 contributions
    In town for Riot Fest and checked it out. If you love IPA’s, this is the place for you. The taproom is located in the middle of the brewery on the upper level which gives you great views of the brewery. The long heavy wooden tables and benches make it easy to gather. It reminds you a bit of being in a place like the Hofbrauhaus in Munich Germany. Good implementation of Ovid protocals. Even better beer
    Written 19 September 2021
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  • Elizabeth T
    New Market, MD4 contributions
    Great comedy club!! We took our college aged daughter and her roommates. We all had a blast and laughed they the whole show.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Angelsinthesky
    Barcelona, Spain233 contributions
    We enjoyed a funny night with real blues music. Food and service were quite Good. I recommend nachos and pudding as a dessert.
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK16,821 contributions
    I'm a big Jazz fan of some 35 years who has been fortunate enough to attend live gigs at places like The Jazz Cafe in London and The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and so when in Chicago for a few days I grabbed the opportunity to visit one of the best known Jazz Venues in Chicago - "Andy's Jazz Club."
    The admission fee was US$15 a head and the Club is also a restaurant (See my other review). There is a bar and tables set out around a stage. The decor and lighting was really cool and made for an intimate atmosphere within walls that were literally draped in Jazz history. The set that was performed was not massively long but the musicians were top of their games and the tunes they played were superb. All the Club staff were excellent too.
    I totally loved my evening at Andy's Jazz Club and it will be one I remember for a long time. I hope to come again next time I am in Chicago from the UK.
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Gmanbumpy
    Chicago, IL586 contributions
    The Shakespeare improv is the best! These are a talented group of actors. I have been here several times and I am amazed at how different each show is and how clever and talent the actors are. I have come with family and I have come with friends. I don’t know about you but in the last couple months I could use a laugh. The Shakespeare improv delivers.I have only come for the Shakespeare. I would assume the other shows are equally well done. I have found this is a great event to plan with a group. The tickets are a reasonable $20 plus fees. The bar is reasonably priced and drinks can be brought into the theater. The staff worked with me to see our group of 14 together. They were very nice and helpful. There are restaurants and bars within a block of the theater. We found the theater bar to be perfectly adequate and they serve appetizers to order.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • justnotherjoe
    37 contributions
    Small, but just what you would expect. Now, granted this isn't the Checkerboard Lounge or Wise Fools Pub of yesteryear. This North side, doing South side best as it can.
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • ToleRae
    Chicago, IL70 contributions
    Went here for our anniversary. Food and drinks overpriced, as to be expected. But the views are amazing, we asked to switch seats to be by the window. The views from the women’s bathroom are absolutely amazing. We’re chicagoans and so having done this, is just a night out and a check off on our list. It’s a good experience at a hefty price!
    Written 10 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • DrTennis
    Westport, CT54 contributions
    Terrific to get out and hear great live music. Perfect vibe. Great atmosphere. Easy to book, nice staff, great talent and fun !
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Mary Jane E
    10 contributions
    Visiting Chicago we wanted to experience a Chicago jazz club but we were concerned about COVID. The Concierge at the Palmer House recommended Winters Jazz Club as small, intimate and authentic. It was all of these and we experienced a wonderful evening of fantastic jazz. The Club seats only about 100 people at small tables for two, and every seat has a good view of the stage. Lovely staff, wonderful jazz quintet, an all around great evening.
    Written 3 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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