Chicago Blues and Jazz

Chicago’s lush nightlife is filled with cool jazz and soulful blues. Here are a few legendary lounges – all within walking distance of downtown hotels – we think your groups will like.

Buddy Guy’s Legends has been a Mecca for Chicago-style blues for more than 20 years.

You can arrange for “tickets” (actually the cover charge) online. Patrons of all ages are welcome before 8 p.m., including at free acoustic performances during lunchtime Monday through Friday and early Friday and Saturday evenings. After 8 is reserved for the over-21 set. Get additional Legends information by calling 312-427-1190.

At Blue Chicago, your groups can enjoy performances by local musicians and vocalists in a 1940s-style bar. This River North club welcomes patrons over 21 and with valid photo ID every night of the week and prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere. Phone 312-661-0100 for more information.

Give your groups a classic nightclub experience at The Redhead Piano Bar. For more than 50 years, the Redhead has been a favorite place for patrons 21 and older to enjoy piano and vocal stylings and conversation in an upscale, comfortable atmosphere.

There’s no cover charge at The Redhead. Parties of five to 15 people are welcome, but because seating for large groups is limited, early arrival is recommended. For more information about this great nightspot, Call 312-640-1000.

<Back to Chicago homepage

Jazz buffs from around the world know about Andy’s Jazz Club. The nightly musical menu at this intimate spot, which originated in 1951, ranges from top local artists to “Spotlight Performer Series” events featuring in-demand international musicians. And Andy’s food menu – with a wide range of options that includes appetizers, lighter fare, pasta and pizza, and entrees – is equally tasty.

Guests younger than 21 are allowed admission when accompanied by a parent or guardian with dinner reservations prior to 7 p.m. After 7, Andy’s welcomes only patrons 21 and older. Every Sunday, the club is open to all ages all evening long, and dinner reservations are highly recommended as all under-21 guests must be seated in the dining room. Find more details to help you arrange for your group’s visit to Andy’s here. If you have additional questions, contact them by phone at 312-642-6805 or email

You may also be Interestd in

Discover a wealth of information on travelling by Motorhome, Caravan or Boat when planning your holiday or trip of a lifetime

Motorhome Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Motorhome

Find locations to travel in your motorhome as well as all other Motorhome related informtion

Browse Here

Caravan Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find many locations to travel in your Caravan as well as all other Caravan related informtion here

Browse Here

Baoting Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find Information on buying boats, taking care of your boat and all boating related information

Browse Here

Discover More

Amazing Destinations

Discover other amazing places to visit from all around the world. Why not create a bucket list and cross them off as you visit. Which of these would be on your list?

Discover More

Promoted Adverts

Which ever way you wish to travel, do it with style!