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Buddy Guy's Legends

700 South Wabash Avenue


Since its opening in June of '89, Buddy Guy's Legends has built a reputation as the nation's premier blues club. Mr. Guy's personal reputation as the crowned king of Chicago's electric blues scene and his 50+ years in the music business have made Buddy truly a legend himself. As a blues club, Legends is distinguished for its innovative scheduling of local, national, and international blues acts. In the twenty-one years that Legends has been open, the stage has been graced by some of the world's most talented musicians. Van Morrison, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, Dr. John, Lou Rawls, David Bowie, ZZ Top, Junior Wells, Slash, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Greg Allman, and The Pointer Sisters are just a few examples of the talent that has graced the stage. Buddy Guy himself takes the stage every January, selling out over a dozen shows year after year, delighting crowds that have traveled from all over the world.

While the Legends stage has played host to a myriad of true blues legends, the walls themselves talk, filled with pieces of Buddy's and Blues history. Where else can blues fans find original artwork painted on the wall, records, rare photos and Grammys, along with personal items from some of the world's most influential performers? You'll see two of Buddy Guy's Grammys and his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame statue; a photo of Buddy, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan taken at Vaughan's final concert. A world-renowned collection of guitars can be found over the main bar, signed by B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, as well as Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

In November 1994, Eric Clapton graced the stage with three sold-out performances. The unprecedented concerts awed the crowd as Clapton called up Otis Rush to jam and nodded to the Who's Pete Townsend, who had stopped by to take in the show. Legends truly lives up to its name.

There is only one place in Chicago to experience the finest blues seven nights a week, enjoy fantastic southern Cajun soul food and behold a major archive of blues memorabilia. That place is Buddy Guy's Legends. Voted "Best Blues Club" several times over by Living Blues Magazine, Citysearch, and AOL, Legends continues to be a mecca for the blues.


Sean Kretovics

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Been here a few times and had fun! It's a great place to go for the music, but not a place to go if you want to talk to anyone or be able to hear anything for the next few hours... It's really loud - not necessarily a bad thing. The seating is pretty limited, so get there early. The food is pretty good too!

Miguel Angel

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

This place is cool, they have plenty of space to listen to some great music, they also have two large bars on both sides so you do not end up thirsty. There is a lot of memorabilia all around so it keeps you looking for other nice things. This last visit I enjoyed some drinks and had a great time.


Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Went here to see Buddy Guy. Was a great show. The downstairs was already packed when we got there, so we went upstairs to eat first. We all got burgers. They were meh, kinda dry and flavorless. I used A1 to help. The service was great though and the beers cold and affordable for the area. There are 2 bars downstairs and 1 upstairs. Pool tables were available upstairs as well.

Denise Williams

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Came from Detroit to catch Buddy Guy....he was fantastic..the food was good..the atmosphere great..good martinis...loved it all..going back to see Buddy every January as long as he's playing. He played a great 21/2 hrs at least!! He walked through the bar while playing..then afterwards he signed free autographs

Pam Brooks

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Unbelievable! They have chairs for about 50 people. What is that about? If I pay $50 for a ticket it would be nice to sit down. Suggestion: Save some money and stop handing out the crappy lanyard and buy some chairs. I stayed at the bar upstairs and watched a football game. I asked to move my chair over to the area of the upstairs that had the screen to see what was going on downstairs and I was told that I could not. Very disappointing!

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