Buddy Guy's Legends

Photograph: Ryan Bourque
Buddy Guy Legends
South Loop

If you want to see Guy perform at his own club, stop by in January when he takes over the schedules. If you show up the other 11 months of the year, you may well see him sitting at the bar, overseeing the whole operation: he’s more than just a name on the sign outside. There are acoustic blues sets on Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30pm. And if you like Louisiana cuisine, the kitchen has just what you need. The club had been due to relocate ever since the land was granted to Columbia College in 1999. More than a decade later, the move finally happened, with Buddy moving his joint into the former, bi-level digs of the HotHouse.

Venue name: Buddy Guy's Legends
Address: 700 S Wabash Ave

Cross street: at Balbo Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 6pm–2am
Transport: El stop: Red to Harrison. Bus: 2, 6, 10.
Price: Average beer: $5
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