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Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy's Legends

Music Venue, Nightclub, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant
South Loop, Chicago
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    Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing
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    This music venue is famous for their blues music. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    "Owned by blues legend Buddy Guy"(5 Tips)
    Darsat C.
    "You have to try the Buddy Brew beer, a good wheat beer from town !"(3 Tips)
    Amanda C.
    "One of the best blues bars in Chicago!"(30 Tips)
    Mike P.
    "Jumbo Gumbo is delicious!"(9 Tips)
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  • Kevin M.
    Kevin M. McNally, CMPAugust 20, 2018
    You have to experience Blues @Legends. Buddy tours all year - You can catch him w surprise guests in JAN. I enjoyed Jeff Beck playing w Buddy. This is a MUST experience. Get a seat near the stage!
  • R B.
    R BakerAugust 1, 2016
    Although Central park north is smelling bad with dog pees, southern part of this park is amazing surrounded with all ranges of green and you will be able to watch skycrapers, biking, skiing, running
  • Becca A.heart icon on user image
    Becca AllenSeptember 16, 2019
    The $10 entry for our 9pm show felt like a steal. We saw the Mike Wheeler Band, who were so great - I’d definitely recommend seeing them. Judging by the Cosmo I had, the cocktails are very strong!
  • Keith B.heart icon on user image
    Keith BlodornNovember 20, 2015
    Low carb tip: there's a lot of fried food to avoid, but the chicken wings are fantastic! The Tabasco flavor had a great kick, plenty of sauce. Of course you're there for the music!
  • Tim B.heart icon on user image
    Tim BushnellJuly 4, 2016
    Energetic live bands, great southern food, a wonderful way to experience the blues in Chicago
  • Lina G.heart icon on user image
    Lina GonzoJanuary 4, 2013
    Waiting for Buddy Guy to take the stage on opening night of his annual run of January shows at Legends. A luxury for any blues lover, but a MUST for any Chicago Blues lover.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperFebruary 8, 2012
    One of the best blues bars in Chicago! Buddy Guy does a concert series in January, but be prepared to get to the bar early for seats. I was surprise by the $3 312 draft special on a Friday night!
  • Renata S.
    Renata SantiagoNovember 14, 2011
    Awesome place! You can tell it is a real and traditional blues place. Love the athmosphere there. The guys from the staff made me feel like home. If you are in Chicago, don't miss this place.
  • Leandro A.heart icon on user image
    Leandro AraujoJuly 15, 2017
    Probably the most comfortable live music bar I've ever been... a MUST go if you're in Chicago.
  • Stacy
    StacySeptember 15, 2014
    My husband and I had never been to a blues bar. We stopped in for one last drink and ended up dancing until they closed! The staff was so welcoming!
  • Davidaw C.
    Davidaw ChatmanMarch 16, 2016
    This place is one of Chicago's finest establishments. Not only will you enjoy wonderful food, you will see some legendary blues artists!
  • Bill P.heart icon on user image
    Bill PeelerJanuary 20, 2017
    It's great seeing a blues legend and all that, but the place is super touristy and staff is super rude. No need to go back.
  • Darsat C.heart icon on user image
    Darsat CastanDecember 2, 2016
    Arrive early for a good sit. You have to try the Buddy Brew beer, a good wheat beer from town !
  • Lina G.heart icon on user image
    Lina GonzoAugust 6, 2012
    Great Blues Music, Buddy Guy shows up, food are his personal recipes, this is heaven!
  • Deeps M.heart icon on user image
    Deeps MMarch 20, 2013
    Cannot recommend the baby back ribs enough. Best I've had in the south loop.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HigginsNovember 24, 2012
    Pretty good blues right downtown. If you want a real blues night, go to Kingston mines though. I'm sure buddy guys has it's good and bad nights. But it's a touristy bar.
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WickerJuly 19, 2013
    This place is extraordinary!!! I highly suggest the afternoon acoustic sets! $6 Goose Island pitchers on Fridays!!!!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin M. McNally, CMPAugust 21, 2018
    U have to experience Blues @Legends. Buddy tours all year-U can catch him w surprise guests in JAN. I enjoyed Jeff Beck playing w Buddy. This is a MUST experience. Get a seat near the stage!
  • Euller B.heart icon on user image
    Euller BarrosAugust 14, 2014
    Nice place to drink some beer and listen to good music! Live blues at lunch and dinner.
  • Bart H.heart icon on user image
    Bart HuntJuly 15, 2016
    Cool place. Friendly staff and good music. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Chicago.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJune 16, 2015
    Check out Buddy Guy's Legends as it was featured on Best Bars in America for Owned by blues legend Buddy Guy, with a beer named after the legend the Buddy Brew Read more
  • Alex G.
    Alex GreenApril 5, 2016
    I like his Skin Deep. Great and calm song. I want to buy tickets to his new concert tour on his site - http://buddyguytourdates.com. Very convenient.
  • max l.heart icon on user image
    max lMarch 19, 2017
    Great sound and not a bad seat In the house. Good drinking prices
  • Maria C.
    Maria Cook-AltApril 28, 2012
    Get there early in order to sit by the performing stage otherwise, stand or go upstairs and watch from tv screens:)
  • Momcilo R.
    Momcilo RadovanovicMarch 15, 2010
    Such a good place... $10 is a cover, but once you get in you get discount flyers for the next time ($5)Cheap pitchers, good people, great music... My fav place to go out in Chicago Read more
  • Joshua H.heart icon on user image
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 22, 2015
    Well worth the wait to see Buddy. He was an incredible entertainer, kept the place rocking all night long.
  • Sheryl Y.heart icon on user image
    Sheryl YoungbloodApril 8, 2016
    Blues music gumbo grilled chicken and pasta the people the atmosphere but most of all the owner Mister Buddy Guy
  • Samantha H.heart icon on user image
    Samantha HillFebruary 19, 2018
    Come for the music stay for the good company, friendly staff and good food!
  • Niels Christian M.
    One of Chicago's best blues joints. Great Music. Great atmosphere.
  • Joseph B.heart icon on user image
    Joseph B.April 28, 2015
    It's ok if you get a seat, but annoying if you have to stand. Doesn't matter if you buy tickets months in advance.
  • Paula F.heart icon on user image
    Paula FreireJuly 28, 2015
    A good place to hear blues and enjoy yourself!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Local and international legends play here, and Buddy Guy himself graces the stage of his authentic blues club, where memorabilia like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker’s guitars complete the atmosphere. Read more
  • Rachael S.
    Rachael StevensNovember 11, 2011
    Delicious food! Great music! Good vibe! But expect to stay awhile... Service is ssslllloooooowwwww
  • Bryan S.heart icon on user image
    Bryan SumneyJanuary 8, 2016
    Food, atmosphere, service, music ... you just can't go wrong
  • Chris B.
    Chris B.May 31, 2013
    The gumbo & the cornbread are awe-inspiring! Wash 'em down with an Old Style.
  • Raksha R.heart icon on user image
    Raksha RavikumarApril 10, 2014
    Vegetarian Gumbo was surprisingly really tasty! I was impressed.
  • Patrick S.heart icon on user image
    Patrick ShawJuly 25, 2015
    Great live music! Blues and brews!!
  • Selinalynn M.heart icon on user image
    Selinalynn MaederJune 3, 2013
    It was standing room only! Not bad though, the vibe, music and food were wonderful!
  • Danny P.heart icon on user image
    Danny PinsonSeptember 15, 2016
    Buddy Guy had an impromptu appearance on stage and signed autographs and took pictures afterwards. Very cool to see the legend.
  • Raquel B.heart icon on user image
    Raquel BretasJuly 18, 2014
    So nice!!! Prices are ok. Music is good. Maybe Buddy, the guy, plays !!
  • Craig V.heart icon on user image
    Craig VodnikJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are feeling down after a few hours of the Blues, check out www.rockthebox.org to learn the meaning of life...
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2014
    Do you have the blues? Then head to this South Loop, Chicago institution for a night fun and music.
  • Puffy E.heart icon on user image
    Puffy EyesMarch 20, 2018
    A Classic if you visit Chicago!
  • Kate R.
    Kate ReevesMay 9, 2013
    Great music but arrive early because seating goes fast.
  • Luis L.heart icon on user image
    Luis LopezNovember 22, 2014
    Good live blues music, friendly crowd. Enough said.
  • Cordelia L.
    Cordelia LozanoAugust 6, 2015
    I had the best time! The best blues place in Chicago
  • Nation's Restaurant News
    One of the top Chicago dining picks to visit during the 2012 NRA Show from the Nation's Restaurant News editorial team! Read more
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 27, 2010
    Mr. Guy’s personal reputation as the crowned king of Chicago’s electric blues scene and his 50+ years in the music business have made Buddy truly a legend himself.
  • Colleen R.
    Colleen RyanApril 23, 2012
    Free entertainment if you get there earlier enough, expanded menu and drinks that don't mess around.
  • Ilariaheart icon on user image
    IlariaJuly 25, 2015
    Let's go there for lunch and listen some free acoustic blues music
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