MostBest Chicago | Blues Clubs

It could take you hours to decide which blues club is the best. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

Both Chicagoans and visitors alike would be doing the city an injustice if they didn’t embrace and immerse themselves in Chicago’s rich blues tradition. With so many incredible options out there, we’re delivering you the very best.


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via Flickr user Kristian Golding

B.L.U.E.S. is authentic and intimate, and channels the classic sound of Chicago blues five nights per week, offering cheap drinks and an extremely friendly staff. The small joint includes a stage, dance floor, seating area, and full bar. The high energy here is contagious, so come prepared to drink and dance.

Check out their website for the calendar of events—there is sure to be something going on tonight!

Don’t Miss: A spot right up front!

2519 N Halsted St
(773) 528-1012


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Buddy Guy is Chicago Blues personified, and Buddy Guy’s Legends is his temple. There are few spots in this city more iconic, and there are even fewer that feature such fantastic, local acts and legends. Both rising stars and old favorites can be seen and enjoyed. Located in the South Loop, it features a large collection of beers and liquor.

Check out Buddy Guy’s Legends, a legendary establishment with a reputation that makes it an essential stop for anyone wanting an authentic Chicago night on the town.

Don’t Miss: A performance from Buddy Guy himself

700 S Wabash Ave
(312) 427-1190


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via Flickr user Kate Gardiner

What’s not to love about Kingston Mines? With a handful of different bar stations featuring an incredible number of beers and liquors as well as wine, you’ll never go thirsty here. Multiple levels of viewing make it easy to see the stage from anywhere, and the walls are covered with pictures of music legends, street signs, and other fun pieces of décor that truly makes this place cinematic.

Check out Kingston Mines and have a night you won’t soon forget, no matter how much you end up drinking.

Don’t Miss: An Old Style and a shot of Mallort

2548 N Halsted St
(773) 477-4646