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Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy's Legends

Music Venue, Nightclub, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant · South Loop
700 S Wabash Ave (at Balbo Dr.), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Visit Buddy Guy's Legends to experience the finest blues seven nights a week, enjoy southern Cajun soul food, and behold a major archive of blues.


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    "Owned by blues legend Buddy Guy"(13 Tips)
    Kirstjen L.
    "Chicago's downtown spot of live blues every single night."(3 Tips)
    Paula F.
    "A good place to hear blues and enjoy yourself!"(24 Tips)
    Mike P.
    "Jumbo Gumbo is delicious!"(7 Tips)
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  • blues music
  • buddy guy
  • live blues
  • gumbo
  • authentic blue
  • beer
  • TV screens
  • blue cheese burger
  • crawfish
  • chicken wings
  • catfish
  • cornbread
  • bourbon
  • discounts
  • lunch
  • acoustics
  • pitchers
  • dinner
  • Tabasco sauce
  • memorabilia
  • Keith B.

    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!

    Keith Blodorn · 1 week ago
  • Cory B.

    Try the Gumbo!

    Cory Barnes · 3 weeks ago
  • jiresell

    Haven't listened to music here, but have hung out in the upstairs bar and had fun.

    jiresell · October 13
  • Amber N.

    Great music and drinks

    Amber Nelson · October 3
  • Tiffany P.

    Watch for Buddy to pop in.

    Tiffany P · August 11
  • Cordelia L.

    I had the best time! The best blues place in Chicago

    Cordelia Lozano · August 6
  • Paula F.

    A good place to hear blues and enjoy yourself!

    Paula Freire · July 28
  • Ilaria

    Let's go there for lunch and listen some free acoustic blues music

    Ilaria · July 25
  • Patrick S.

    Great live music! Blues and brews!!

    Patrick Shaw · July 25
  • Mathieu G.

    Blues burger is just amazing!!!

  • TV Food Maps

    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

    TV Food Maps · June 16
  • Larry P.

    Ya gotta do the gumbo!

    Larry Pyrz · June 11
  • Joseph B.

    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.

    Joseph Blewitt · April 28
  • Vinnie D.

    You never know. Buddy Guy can show up. And he did. Great music.

    Vinnie Daboul · April 28
  • Theodore T.

    Southern cuisine

    Theodore Tz · April 22
  • Steve R.

    Matt Hendricks - Tuesday and Thursday dinner session.

    Steve Rudland · April 17
  • Jorge C.

    Free shows Saturday at 6 pm

    Jorge Chavez · April 3
  • Corbin B.

    Buddy surpassed all expectations... Legend

    Corbin Blankenstein · February 7
  • Joshua H.

    Well worth the wait to see Buddy. He was an incredible entertainer, kept the place rocking all night long.

    Joshua Haftel · January 22
  • Mike P.

    Jumbo Gumbo is delicious!

    Mike Peebles · January 20
  • Jeff C.

    In January the Man himself plays Worth a trip into the cold Midwest to hear some hot Blues

    Jeff Carter · January 16
  • Natasha H.

    About to hear the one and only Buddy Guy.

    Natasha Haftel · January 16
  • Luis L.

    Good live blues music, friendly crowd. Enough said.

    Luis Lopez · November 22, 2014
  • 30 day D.

    Atmosphere entertainment. Loved it

    30 day Diet · October 26, 2014
  • JJ V.

    Gumbo & beer

    JJ Venturini · October 24, 2014
  • Michael C.

    Try the revelution ipa

    Michael Cavin · September 23, 2014
  • Stacy

    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!

    Stacy · September 15, 2014
  • ʍɐɥs

    This is an incredible music venue. Sound was so crisp!

    ʍɐɥs · September 13, 2014
  • Van P.

    Go and see Buddy Guy!!

    Van P · September 6, 2014
  • Kirstjen L.

    Chicago's downtown spot of live blues every single night.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · August 31, 2014
  • Euller B.

    Nice place to drink some beer and listen to good music! Live blues at lunch and dinner.

    Euller Barros · August 14, 2014
  • Anne-Marie D.

    Authentic Blue's Night!

    Anne-Marie Dontigny · August 7, 2014
  • Jonny B.

    Try the new Buddy Brew! It's delicious.

    Jonny Bang · July 29, 2014
  • Aaron C.

    Do you have the blues? Then head to this South Loop, Chicago institution for a night fun and music.

    Aaron Cruz · July 24, 2014
  • Raquel B.

    So nice!!! Prices are ok. Music is good. Maybe Buddy, the guy, plays !!

    Raquel Bretas · July 18, 2014
  • Jac C.

    Shiner bock can for $3.5!

    Jac Cavalcante · July 11, 2014
  • Wolfgang U.

    Great music, friendly staff, the food however is nothing to write home about.

    Wolfgang U · June 17, 2014
  • Esteban S.

    Nice Place in Chicago.

    Esteban Samuel · May 6, 2014
  • Esteban S.

    Nice Place!

    Esteban Samuel · May 6, 2014
  • Raksha R.

    Vegetarian Gumbo was surprisingly really tasty! I was impressed.

    Raksha Ravikumar · April 10, 2014
  • Niels Christian M.

    One of Chicago's best blues joints. Great Music. Great atmosphere.

    Niels Christian Møller · March 5, 2014
  • Zaz Z.

    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.

    Zaz Zaz · March 2, 2014
  • Norma T.

    'Buddy fucking Guy!' - Jeff Beck

    Norma T · January 18, 2014
  • Joe J.

    Try the gumbo, its great!

    Joe Johnson · August 21, 2013
  • Nô Bái M.

    Live blues

    Nô Bái Msul · July 26, 2013
  • Tyler W.

    This place is extraordinary!!! I highly suggest the afternoon acoustic sets! $6 Goose Island pitchers on Fridays!!!!

    Tyler Wicker · July 19, 2013
  • Selinalynn M.

    It was standing room only! Not bad though, the vibe, music and food were wonderful!

    Selinalynn Maeder · June 3, 2013
  • Chris B.

    The gumbo & the cornbread are awe-inspiring! Wash 'em down with an Old Style.

    Chris B. · May 31, 2013
  • Kate R.

    Great music but arrive early because seating goes fast.

    Kate Reeves · May 9, 2013
  • Shakeitha M.

    This place is nice...and I got to take a pic with Buddy!!!

    Shakeitha Moore · May 2, 2013

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