Blue Chicago on Clark
Type: Live Music, Nightlife District
Blue Chicago on Clark, open since 1985, has built an identity of presenting female blues vocalists (they often do not have their own band) backed up by talented Chicago blues musicians. It's probably... Read More
Blue Chicago on Clark, open since 1985, has built an identity of presenting female blues vocalists (they often do not have their own band) backed up by talented Chicago blues musicians. It's probably the only club in town with a mission to give female singers a platform to showcase their prodigious talents. The room is small, long, dimly lit and tavernesque with a stage at one end. If you need to sit, get there early in the evening to score a stool otherwise you may have to stand. A full bar is on-premises, allowing for a drink or two with the show. There is a cover between costing $10-$12 a night (depending on the night and performers) but the club does not disappoint. Drinks are decent and reasonably priced. You can't miss the original oil paintings by artist John Carroll Doyle that includes the now-iconic Mojo Mama.
- Sun-Fri: 8pm-1:30am
- Sat: 8pm-2:30am
- Cover Charge: $10 - $12
- Jazz & Blues Clubs: "Since it's n the center of the busy River North corridor, arrive at least an hour before the band starts for a seat."
- Best for Jazz & Blues Clubs Because: It's a soulful bar that often gets lost among touristy River North attractions. A relatively low cover charge makes this place more appealing.