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Address: 423 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653
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The small, always-crowded Checker Board Lounge is one of Chicago's...

The small, always-crowded Checker Board Lounge is one of Chicago's legendary blues clubs.

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The historic Checkerboard Lounge closed with the death of L.G. Thurman in August 2015. Anybody searching for this club will know it had a great day in the 1970s-1990s with the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The historic Checkerboard Lounge closed with the death of L.G. Thurman in August 2015. Anybody searching for this club will know it had a great day in the 1970s-1990s with the Rolling Stones recording an album with Muddy Waters at the original location on 43rd St. Lots of others played the club.....most of the blues legends and lots of British... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2010

This is the quintessential blue bar of Chicago. I was in a very funky location on 43rd Street for decades, but now is located at 5201 South Harper in Hyde Park. Still has great blues.

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