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Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy's Legends

Music Venue, Nightclub, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant
South Loop, Chicago
  • The blues music at Buddy Guy's Legends is a can't miss
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    "Owned by blues legend Buddy Guy"(15 Tips)
    Amanda C.
    "One of the best blues bars in Chicago!"(33 Tips)
    Darsat C.
    "You have to try the Buddy Brew beer, a good wheat beer from town !"(3 Tips)
    Mike P.
    "Jumbo Gumbo is delicious!"(8 Tips)
128 Tips and reviews
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  • buddy guy
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  • gumbo
  • blues legends
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  • Liliana H.
    Liliana Haces1 week ago
    Great music!
  • Leandro A.
    Probably the most comfortable live music bar I've ever been... a MUST go if you're in Chicago.
  • max l.
    max lMarch 19
    Great sound and not a bad seat In the house. Good drinking prices
  • Bill P.
    Bill PeelerJanuary 20
    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.
    Darsat CastanDecember 2, 2016
    Arrive early for a good sit. You have to try the Buddy Brew beer, a good wheat beer from town !
  • Jorge V.
    Jorge VazquezSeptember 30, 2016
    Blues! Blues Blues and beers!!
  • Danny P.
    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.
  • 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
  • Bart H.
    Bart HuntJuly 15, 2016
    Cool place. Friendly staff and good music. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Chicago.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BushnellJuly 4, 2016
    Energetic live bands, great southern food, a wonderful way to experience the blues in Chicago
  • Devrim G.
    Devrim GündüzJune 30, 2016
    A must-visit in Chicago. Real Blues legend. Live Blues music. Food is also good.
  • Beau B.
    Beau BaldwinApril 29, 2016
    Awesome vibe and awesome music!
  • Sheryl Y.
    Sheryl YoungbloodApril 8, 2016
    Blues music gumbo grilled chicken and pasta the people the atmosphere but most of all the owner Mister Buddy Guy
  • 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 - Very convenient.
  • 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!
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SumneyJanuary 8, 2016
    Food, atmosphere, service, music ... you just can't go wrong
  • Valentin
    ValentinDecember 17, 2015
    Awesome live music, great atmosphere
  • Thierry B.
    Thierry BoisnonDecember 1, 2015
    Nice Music !!!!
  • Keith B.
    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!
  • Cory B.
    Cory BarnesNovember 6, 2015
    Try the Gumbo!
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 13, 2015
    Haven't listened to music here, but have hung out in the upstairs bar and had fun.
  • Amber N.
    Amber NelsonOctober 3, 2015
    Great music and drinks
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PAugust 11, 2015
    Watch for Buddy to pop in.
  • Cordelia L.
    Cordelia LozanoAugust 6, 2015
    I had the best time! The best blues place in Chicago
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 28, 2015
    A good place to hear blues and enjoy yourself!
  • Ilaria
    IlariaJuly 25, 2015
    Let's go there for lunch and listen some free acoustic blues music
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick ShawJuly 25, 2015
    Great live music! Blues and brews!!
  • Mathieu G.
    Mathieu GombaultJuly 1, 2015
    Blues burger is just amazing!!!
  • 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
  • Larry P.
    Larry PyrzJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ya gotta do the gumbo!
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittApril 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.
  • Vinnie D.
    Vinnie DaboulApril 28, 2015
    You never know. Buddy Guy can show up. And he did. Great music.
  • Theodore T.
    Theodore TzApril 22, 2015
    Southern cuisine
  • Steve R.
    Steve RudlandApril 17, 2015
    Matt Hendricks - Tuesday and Thursday dinner session.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezApril 3, 2015
    Free shows Saturday at 6 pm
  • Corbin B.
    Corbin BlankensteinFebruary 7, 2015
    Buddy surpassed all expectations... Legend
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 22, 2015
    Well worth the wait to see Buddy. He was an incredible entertainer, kept the place rocking all night long.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PeeblesJanuary 20, 2015
    Jumbo Gumbo is delicious!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterJanuary 16, 2015
    In January the Man himself plays Worth a trip into the cold Midwest to hear some hot Blues
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HaftelJanuary 16, 2015
    About to hear the one and only Buddy Guy.
  • Luis L.
    Luis LopezNovember 22, 2014
    Good live blues music, friendly crowd. Enough said.
  • 30 day D.
    30 day DietOctober 26, 2014
    Atmosphere entertainment. Loved it
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniOctober 24, 2014
    Gumbo & beer
  • Michael C.
    Michael CavinSeptember 23, 2014
    Try the revelution ipa
  • 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!
  • ʍɐɥs
    ʍɐɥsSeptember 13, 2014
    This is an incredible music venue. Sound was so crisp!
  • Van P.
    Van PSeptember 6, 2014
    Go and see Buddy Guy!!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicago's downtown spot of live blues every single night.
  • Euller B.
    Euller BarrosAugust 14, 2014
    Nice place to drink some beer and listen to good music! Live blues at lunch and dinner.
  • Anne-Marie D.
    Anne-Marie DontignyAugust 7, 2014
    Authentic Blue's Night!
  • Jonny B.
    Jonny BangJuly 29, 2014
    Try the new Buddy Brew! It's delicious.
  • 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.
  • Raquel B.
    Raquel BretasJuly 18, 2014
    So nice!!! Prices are ok. Music is good. Maybe Buddy, the guy, plays !!
  • Jac C.
    Jac CavalcanteJuly 11, 2014
    Shiner bock can for $3.5!
  • Wolfgang U.
    Wolfgang UJune 17, 2014
    Great music, friendly staff, the food however is nothing to write home about.
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SamuelMay 6, 2014
    Nice Place in Chicago.
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SamuelMay 6, 2014
    Nice Place!
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarApril 10, 2014
    Vegetarian Gumbo was surprisingly really tasty! I was impressed.
  • Niels Christian M.
    One of Chicago's best blues joints. Great Music. Great atmosphere.
  • Zaz Z.
    Zaz ZazMarch 2, 2014
    Staff thinks they're doing customers a favor. I thought we were what made a joint worth opening. Is Buddy content to pay for his clubhouse w/personal wealth, just to be a big shot? Seems that way.
  • Norma T.
    Norma TJanuary 18, 2014
    'Buddy fucking Guy!' - Jeff Beck
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnsonAugust 21, 2013
    Try the gumbo, its great!
  • Nô Bái M.
    Nô Bái MsulJuly 26, 2013
    Live blues
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WickerJuly 19, 2013
    This place is extraordinary!!! I highly suggest the afternoon acoustic sets! $6 Goose Island pitchers on Fridays!!!!
  • Selinalynn M.
    Selinalynn MaederJune 3, 2013
    It was standing room only! Not bad though, the vibe, music and food were wonderful!
  • Chris B.
    Chris B.May 31, 2013
    The gumbo & the cornbread are awe-inspiring! Wash 'em down with an Old Style.
  • Kate R.
    Kate ReevesMay 9, 2013
    Great music but arrive early because seating goes fast.
  • Shakeitha M.
    Shakeitha MooreMay 2, 2013
    This place is nice...and I got to take a pic with Buddy!!!
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KayApril 4, 2013
    Cool place but the waitress needs to leave attitude at home.
  • Deeps M.
    Deeps MMarch 20, 2013
    Cannot recommend the baby back ribs enough. Best I've had in the south loop.
  • Lina G.
    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.
  • HeyItsDave Y.
    HeyItsDave YourBestFriendDecember 19, 2012
    Catfish and Jambalaya are good!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 6, 2012
    Wednesday night is college night; no cover with a college ID (21+), $2.00 Coors Light Drafts.
  • 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.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoAugust 6, 2012
    Great Blues Music, Buddy Guy shows up, food are his personal recipes, this is heaven!
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan SegelbaumAugust 4, 2012
    Cool atmosphere, terrible food.
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewJuly 8, 2012
    If you are in town , this place is a must !! Read more
  • Corbin B.
    Corbin BlankensteinJune 26, 2012
    Buddy Guy plays the entire month of January...and surprisingly great beer specials
  • Josh.O
    Josh.OMay 24, 2012
    Buddy's favored drink is cognac, which he calls "Connie".
  • 🌙€💰💰 H.
    Don't expect anyone to check back to see if ya need another drink. Horrible service!!!!
  • 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
  • Pranay S.
    Pranay SethiMay 1, 2012
    Wednesdays is students night! No cover/entry. $3 Jameson. $2 PBRs. Awesome music -> Free!Go for it!
  • 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:)
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WilcoxApril 27, 2012
    Great music and great food.
  • Colleen R.
    Colleen RyanApril 23, 2012
    Free entertainment if you get there earlier enough, expanded menu and drinks that don't mess around.
  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 18, 2012
    Reviews are totally accurate: great music, terrible service.
  • 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!
  • Craig V.
    Craig VodnikJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are feeling down after a few hours of the Blues, check out to learn the meaning of life...
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 14, 2012
    Come for the music, not the service...
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PasquierNovember 29, 2011
    $3 Chicago draft Beer ?! Heck yeah!
  • Marcelo F.
    Marcelo FirminoNovember 16, 2011
    Everybody needs visit this place.
  • KWAL
    KWALNovember 16, 2011
    Buddy guy himself buys his cars at Lexus of Orland. And so do I.
  • 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.
  • Rachael S.
    Rachael StevensNovember 11, 2011
    Delicious food! Great music! Good vibe! But expect to stay awhile... Service is ssslllloooooowwwww
  • Roosevelt Collection
    Roosevelt CollectionNovember 9, 2011
    Find Buddy Guy himself and go start a conversation. He's a great guy to chat with.
  • Rodrigo de O.
    Rodrigo de OliveiraNovember 7, 2011
    Great blues!!!
  • Frederic G.
    Frederic GAILLARDSeptember 17, 2011
    Buddy Guy was there tonight! This is an unforgettable concert
  • Monique M.
    Monique MattinglyAugust 22, 2011
    Great music..... TERRIBLE service!
  • Selim
    SelimAugust 3, 2011
    Best Chicago Blues !!!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BlakesleyMay 10, 2011
    Sure, great music, but also generous portions of down home food. Excellent!
  • Ronaldo S.
    Ambiente bom, te faz ficar a vontade! Mas chegue antes das 20:00 pra pegar mesa! Comida bem boa!
  • Alejandro S.
    Alejandro SoteloDecember 4, 2015
    Blues por supuesto !
  • Kátia R.
    Kátia RosaJuly 18, 2015
    Pessimo atendimento e muito turista. Tem outros bares de blues muito melhores em Chicago.
  • Heytor C.
    Heytor CavalcantiJuly 1, 2015
    Muito turístico. Brincadeiras ensaiadas e ignorância dos seguranças. Não é modelo de blues... Mas p quem não conhece, vai lá!
  • Marcelo P.
    Para turista ver, não se compara aos autênticos
  • Talita M.
    Talita MoraisApril 7, 2015
    Ambiente, musica e comida bacanas (preço ok), mas se parar de consumir vão te sugerir a conta varias vezes. Não voltaria por isso.
  • Cristian F.
    Cristian FerrariniNovember 25, 2014
    Ottima musica ed Ottima birra ...locale caratteristico.
  • Tmprado P.
    Tmprado PradoSeptember 28, 2014
    Blues, blues, blues! Comida boa e farta, imperdível!
  • Anastasia A.
    Anastasia AstashinaSeptember 20, 2014
    $20 за вход на концерт и это не значит что весь столик ваш. Столики по 4 человека и к вам может сесть любой. Барная стойка решает. Приходить за час до концерта. Еда вкусная.
  • George D.
    George DoutorAugust 7, 2014
    Легендарное место. Обязательно к посещению для ценителей блюза
  • Kleber C.
    Kleber CarvalhoAugust 7, 2014
    As atrações valem a pena, mas o atendimento é pessimo. A maioria das atendentes são mal humoradas e só lhe tratam bem se perceberem que você vai consumir muito.
  • Thianny H.
    Thianny HerculanoApril 16, 2014
    Simplesmente impossível de não ir quando estiver em Chicago! Música, comida e bebidas excelentes! Vale a visita para aproveitar a noite.
  • Gláucia A.
    Gláucia AmantéaSeptember 13, 2013
    Lugar lendário!!! Louca pra começar o show!!!
  • Federico C.
    Federico CarballalSeptember 14, 2012
    No pidan la red hot & blue chicken. Realmente muy picante!
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