Whether you are an invested blues aficionado, or just a blues browser, you'll enjoy B.L.U.E.S. A trip here is a no-risk venture into some reliably good music. And this stands true seven days a week, 365 days a year.
B.L.U.E.S. features primarily local artists (e.g. Son Seals, Eddie Shaw, Magic Slim, Eddy Clearwater). The atmosphere is friendly and intimate. Stretching along its right side is a long bar, and along its left side a riser for overflow seating.
Small tables mold parties into intimate groups, fostering a close atmosphere amongst friends and neighbors. The set-up is such that no matter where you sit, you're always in the middle of the action.
Weekends are busy, so if you want to score a barstool, you'll need to arrive early. There is plenty of space on weeknights, though. As a matter of fact, you might find yourself elbow to elbow with your favorite blues artist having a drink on his or her day off.
B.L.U.E.S. has been voted best blues club on Chicago's north side. It offers the assurance of good music in a friendly, intimate environment.
2519 North Halsted Street, Chicago, 60614
We know that last club had you searching for quarters in your car seat, so this next one is an awesome dive with affordable drinks and great live shows every day of the year. This is an intimately sized club that gets fairly packed on the weekends, but what better way to brush elbows with the local blues performers who play there? They don’t serve food here, but the club is conveniently located within walking distance to plenty of restaurants. Check for occasional Groupon deals on B.L.U.E.S. drinks and typically median cover charges, too.