Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Buddy Guy’s Legends Club, Chicago Illinois


This past weekend I went to Buddy Guy’s Legends Club in Chicago, Illinois for the Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony. What a cool place!

Legend’s has been around since 1989, and everybody who is anybody has played there: Bo Diddley, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, David Bowie, ZZ Top, Junior Wells, Slash, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Greg Allman. Oh, and Buddy Guy plays there every now and then too.

The stage is big, and there is plenty of seating, though it sure can get crowded in there. If you get there before it gets too busy there is plenty of stuff to look at. There are lots of cool photos, a few Grammys and guitars signed by a lot of the acts that have come through.

The food is pretty good, with some neat Cajun choices. They have killer fried okra and jambalaya, as well as po’boys, gumbo and catfish. They also have the usual American standards like burgers, ribs and chicken fried steak. There is not a lot of healthy stuff on the menu.

The drinks are stiff, and so are the prices for them. When you add this to the cover charge to get in (usually 10 to $20 for the evening shows), it can be an expensive outing. But, the staff is nice and the servers won’t leave you waiting around forever for your next drink.

So, if you are in the Windy City and want a cool place to hang and hear some great live music, Legend’s will be hard to beat.

If you want to check out Buddy Guy’s Legends for yourself, it is located at 700 South Wabash in Chicago, Illinois. They are open seven days per week: on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5PM to 2AM, and the rest of the week from 11AM to 2AM


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