Chicago has a rich history when it comes to its music scene. Chicago is as synonymous with the blues as anywhere else in the world. We don’t have to elaborate on what a legend Buddy Guy is. In fact, he has his own spot, Buddy Guy’s Legends (although it is temporarily closed). Styx and Journey got their start in Chicago. Also, a rapper by the name of Kanye once called the city home.
You also know, Chicago has a rich history when it comes to its food scene. So it makes perfect sense that the City of Big Shoulders would have some terrific spots to grab a meal and listen to some live music.
Here are four great spots where you can do just that.
Since its opening in 1968, Kingston Mines is the oldest and largest operating blues club in Chicago. Kingston Mines features two stages, alternating between each stage throughout the night, ensuring the live music never stops.
While enjoying the music, you can order food from “Doc’s Kitchen.” The menu features down-home classics like wings, burgers, and a catfish dinner. Their bar menu is extensive as well, featuring a beer, cocktail, and wine menu.
Taking in some live music at Kingston Mines won’t break the bank either. You can get tickets to get in the door for as low as $15.
Kingston Mines is located at 2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614.
BBQ and live music seem like a natural match, and Bub City is happy to make that match happen in River North. Bub City doesn’t hide the fact they are a country music bar in the middle of Chicago. You might think you’re in Nashville on Broadway after seeing the cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and beer can American Flag behind the bar.
Bub City serves up all the BBQ classics. That includes brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. If you can’t decide, you and a friend can split one of their combo plates. They also have an extensive whiskey menu, one of the best in the city.
On Wednesdays Bub City hosts Live Band Karaoke. If amateurs trying to belt out their dreams isn’t your cup of tea, then they typically have professional acts on the weekend.
Bub City is located at 435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654.
Located in Rogers Park, Le Piano has been a hit in the neighborhood since it opened a few years ago. You could probably guess by the name, but Le Piano features some of Chicago’s best pianists all week, every week.
There is a French theme that runs through Le Piano. The establishment is inspired by the Latin Quarter in Paris. The massive French windows let guests look out onto the colorfully painted mural across the cobblestone street.
Le Piano has a reasonably priced menu, offering both food and cocktails. You’ll find a few French-inspired offerings on the menu!
Le Piano is located at 6970 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626.
Untitled Supper Club
You have to love the name of this place. Untitled Supper Club. Is that not super intriguing? Why is it untitled? No matter the reason, this prohibition-era-inspired spot is destined to deliver a good time.
Perhaps the title should be “Impressive Whiskey Bar. Their backlit whiskey bar has three levels…the staff has to climb a ladder to get to the top. Talk about top-shelf.
Untitled Supper Club’s menu is impressive. Their food has an Italian bend, a nod to those dishes those who ran the prohibition-era likely enjoyed. Be sure to wash those favorites down with one of their impressive cocktails or a nice bottle of wine.
Untitled Supper Club is located at 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654.
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