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Buddy Guy's Legends

700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
+1 312-427-1190
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Overpriced, overrated, waste of money

I guess maybe I was unluck with the music show, but the staff, specially the so entitled manager... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
I was mistreated by the manager

I went to buddy guy's with a girlfriend since I was visiting Chicago and the junky of manager... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Buddy Guy's Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cover charge” (44 reviews)
“blues club” (29 reviews)
“great blues” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I guess maybe I was unluck with the music show, but the staff, specially the so entitled manager, are too rude and don't seem to care about what they are doing. The manager seemed to be drunk or on drugs. I can think of tens...More

Thank markstcft
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to buddy guy's with a girlfriend since I was visiting Chicago and the junky of manager, someguy who wouldn't even tell me his name but he waitress told me was name John, tried to feel me up. He was drunk and smelled disgusting....More

Thank joannamerseowitz
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with my wife and a guy that works for the place was completely inappropriate to my wife and tried to pick a fight with me. When I asked to see the manager he told me that it was him, and a bartender confirmed...More

Thank Philip J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a party of 4, including my cousin and mother in law, which are both above 60 years old. We got there after 10pm and there were no tables for us to sit. Two men that were sitting on the bar, nearest to...More

3  Thank howardjohnsonid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buddy Guys Legend is a great place to stop by for some good, soulful Blues music and if your lucky the legend himself will play. We we're lucky to have him play the night we were there and it was entertaining. We had a company...More

Thank Harshal V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buddy Guys is one of my mom and dad's favorite places in Chicago, so we ate lunch here the day before Thanksgiving and it was virtually empty. We had just missed the afternoon acoustic show, so that might have been why the place wasn't full....More

Thank h_blond2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Full of old guitars, two bars and a stage! The service was good, prompt and efficient. The food was typical Deep South with burgers, catfish and gumbo! Really delicious and very reasonably priced. Keithen Banks was the singer over lunch and...More

Thank travelchap100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love the blues, this is your place. The music is just so good, and if you're lucky, you might even see Buddy himself. Every night is a great experience. (I planned to go once and ended up going back every night I was...More

Thank MadeleineRose59
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a Fantastic place to watch live Blues Bands! Met Buddy Guy and had a great time talking to him. He had some great stories to tell. We had a table next to the stage and Booker T Jones came and sat with us. Very...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the music here. The venue is nice with good seating and some Buddy items for sale. There are lots of alternatives in the city for blues and this is probably touristy, but hey - it's Buddy Guy!

Thank maxpaste
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
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Connie W
26 August 2017|
Response from Gabriel C | Reviewed this property |
$10 cover charge, you need to call the venue and ask who's featuring the night u want to go
Lily A
3 May 2017|
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Response from mary_cipollone | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about ticket sales at Buddy Guy Legends Club. When I had gone to the club it was a last minute decision. I waited in line to get in.
Philip H
22 November 2016|
Response from auntivicki8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed this. Next time, definitely the Blackstone. Wonderful place, less than 2 blocks away.