Forced out of its old Bronzeville digs after building difficulties, this legendary old blues club has found a new and rather swankier home in a Hyde Park strip mall. The booking policy remains the same as ever, with popular blues performers such as Vance Kelly appearing regularly.
New Checkerboard Lounge
|Venue name:||New Checkerboard Lounge||Contact:|
5201 S Harper Ct
|Cross street:||at 52nd St|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 6pm–3am|
|Transport:||Bus: 6, 28, 55. Train: Elec Main to 51st/53rd St (Hyde Park).|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $5|