Buddy Guy, the guru of the electric guitar, is also the owner of this groovy club. Buddy Guy's Legends recreates the ... More
Buddy Guy's Legends
Buddy Guy, the guru of the electric guitar, is also the owner of this groovy club. Buddy Guy's Legends recreates the grungy feel of blues dives during the days when blues was just becoming popular. A favorite part of this bar is the hall of fame, a wall that has some of the greatest musical mementos in the city, like Grammy Awards of Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy as well as the greatest of all mementos, the collection of guitars belonging to BB King and John Lee Hooker. Therefore, this joint is much more than just a place to hang out and drink, it is a way of life, surrounded by the sweet sound of the blues and jazz. So if you're into music then this may just become your favorite watering hole!
If anyone expects all blues bars to look like he HOB,then they are ignorant rubes.Every time I go there I see Buddy and shake his hand and he is always a gracious host.The food is good and the music is always great.And he also gives alot of the local proformers a chance to make a living.His two previous locations were great and his new place is just as good.Buddy himself said a good blues place does not have to be fancy but just needs good music and good food.If people expect brass and a fancy environment ,don't go there.But if you want good music,good food,and a good freindly wainting staff,by all means go there.This is Chicago not Myrtal Beach. Bluesman Joe
I have also been to Legends many times. The staff has always been great; they have helped us with special seating b/c my husband can't stand through a whole show. The worst thing about the entire experience are usually moronic audience members who think the universe revolves around them. Instead of soaking up the great music and the vibe of the place, they drink too much; make fools of themselves; and try to push their way to the stage. That's one drawback of tourists and suburbanites being drawn to the place by its' fame. Other than that, it's great!
I've been to Buddy's dozens of times. The wait staff has always been nice to me. However, I have have noticed some annoying customers who do end up getting yelled at but they're definitely not "innocent" people. Don't be one of those people who walk into a blues bar and expect shining brass, glass and marble interior. Blues bars are rustic. Also, be patient. Order together at once if with a group. If you have a tab with a waitress you need to order your drinks from her. Stay away from walking areas marked by yellow lines and always tip appropriately. Remember, you go to Buddy's for the music and the food so don't expect the bartender to know how to make your favorite snob-cocktail. Follow these steps and you'll love Buddy Guy's!
From the moment I stepped in I did not like this place. It looked trashy from the outside and trashy on the inside as well. The wait staff are mean and the security guys just walk around scouting out for chicks. If this is Buddy's Blues Bar, he needs to remodel.
Security threaten innocent customers. Bartenders only know basic mixed drinks. Cover costs $15.00 when the band is not really good at all. Security bouncers looking to have a fight from innocent customers minding their own business. Whoever the manager of this place is, needs to manage their angry, bizarre employees.
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