Archive for April, 2009

Obie’s Things to do in Chicago

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Jazz and Blues Clubs

Buddy Guy’s Legends – Premiere blues club, open 7 nights, 754 Walbash,  312-427-0333

Jazz Showcase – 59 W. Grand & Clark, 312-670-2473

Andy’s Jazz Club – 11 E. Hubbard, 312-642-6805, early start

Blue Chicago – 1 cover, 2 locations, 4 blocks apart  Blues@bluechicago.com

  • Blue Chicago # 736 Clark, 312-642-626
  • Blue Chicago # 536 Clark & Ohio, 312-661-0100,

Howl at the Moon – Dueling pianos! – Near Dearborn & Hubbard

Back Room – Quiet & classic, 1007 N. Rush, 312-751-2433

Green Mill – 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, Northend

Kingston Mines – 2 live bands per night, 2548 N. Halsted

Second City Comedy Club – 1680 N. Wells, 312-644-4032

Restaurants

Café Ba Ba Reeba – Spanish Tapas; 2024 N. Halsted, 773-935-5000

Billy Goat Tavern – “hole in the wall” 3 blocks from Courtyard Hotel

Fogo de Chao – Brazilian featuring 15 different meats, 661 LaSalle, 312-932-9330

Mambo Grill – Mexican, 412 North Clark, 312-467-9797

Geja’s – Fondue, 340 W. Armitage, 773-281-9191

Maggiano’s – Italian with a piano bar, North Clark, 800-983-4637

Scoozis – Fun Italian, good bar, see and be seen, 410W. Huron, 312-943-5900

Twin Anchors – BBQ ribs, 1655 N. Sedgwich, 312-266-1616

Greektown – Lots of Greek restaurants, Greek Islands, Artopolis, 200 S. Halsted

Chicago Pizza – Try Uno, Due, Gino’s East, Giordano’s, etc.

Charlie Trotters – Top 10, 816 W. Armitage, 773-248-6228

Mortons of Chicago – I’m not into steaks but it’s a great Steakhouse, 1050 North State, 312-266-4820