Blues clubs – North Side


Alice’s Revisited 754 W Wrightwood Hound Dog Taylor, J.B. Hutto, Big Walter Horton
Baron’s 4535 N Lincoln Ave Bob Reidy with Carey Bell and Eddy Clearwater
Biddy Mulligan’s 7644 N Sheridan Rd Son Seals, Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker, Gatemouth Brown, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, Mighty Joe Young, etc.
Blue Chicago 937 N State St., now 536 N Clark St Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
B.L.U.E.S Etc 1124 W Belmont Lonnie Brooks, Otis Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, Sunnyland Slim, etc.
B.L.U.E.S 2519 N Halsted St Big Walter Horton, Floyd Jones, Sunnyland Slim, Erwin Helfter, Magic Slim, Homesick James, Eddie Taylor, John Brim, Big John Wrencher, Lee Jackson, Mama Yancey
Broadway Night Club 3714 N Broadway John Brim, Eddie Taylor, Floyd Jones
Claim Jumpers Lounge 5525 N Milwaukee Ave Left Hand Frank, Dimestore Fred, Pocketwatch Paul
Dirty Dan’s 2446 N Lincoln Ave Jump Jackson
Earl Of Old Town 1615 N Wells St Martin, Bogan & Armstrong, Erwin Helfer, Vanessa Davis
Elsewhere On Lincoln 2960 N Lincoln Erwin Helfer, Jimmy Walker, Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James
Elsewhere on Clark 3170 N Clark Jimmy Rogers, Big Walter Horton, Big John Wrencher, Floyd Jones, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Jimmy Walker, Willie Mabon, Big Moose Walker
Clearwater Saloon 3447 N Lincoln Ave Blues Twisters, Jimmy Johnson, Bad Boy Blues Band
Garfinkel’s 2918 N Clark St Little Brother Montgomery
John Brim’s House
Of The Blues Broadway
3700 block of N Broadway John Brim, Big Walter Horton, Floyd Jones
Kingston Mines 2354 N Lincoln Ave., later 604 N Clark St., now 2548 N Halsted St Lefty Dizz, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, LaVelle White, Aron Burton, Detroit Junior, Little Mack, John Littlejohn, Johnny Dollar, Little Bobby, Mojo Buford, etc
Lilly’s 2513 N Lincoln Ave Sunnyland Slim, Mississippi Heat, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Walker, Good Rockin’ Charles, Little Willie Anderson, Easy Baby, Lovie Lee, Joe Cart
Maurice’s Lounge 1513 N Larabee St B.B. King Jr., Youngbood Jones, Tommy Brooks
Minstrels 6465 N Sheridan Rd Hound Dog Taylor, Vanessa Davis, Mark Hannon, Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows
Mr Kiley’s 1125 W Belmont Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows
New Fun Lounge 1249 N Clybourn Ave Willie Buck, Big Moose Walker
No Exit 7001 N Glenwood Blind Jim Brewer
North Branch Saloon 1334 W Armitage Ave Honeyboy Edwards, Floyd Jones, Kansas City Red, Mark Hannon
Orphan’s 2462 N Lincoln Ave Erwin Helfer, Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery
Peanut Barrel Sheridan Rd & Leland Koko Taylor, Bob Reidy Blues Band, Otis Rush, Eddy Clearwater, etc.
Piano Man 3801 N Clark St Jimmy Walker, Jeanne Carroll
Quiet Knight (later Tut’s) 953 W Belmont Ave Muddy Waters, Siegel-Schwall, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Fred McDowell, Bukka White, Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows
Rob Michael’s Hip Lankchan, Jimmy Rogers, John Littlejohn
Robert’s Show Lounge 1239 N Clybourn Ave Muddy Waters Jr.
Single File 934 W Webster Bill Warren & The Midnight Creepers, Andrew “Blueblood” McMahon, Mark Hannon
Wise Fools Pub 2270 N Lincoln Ave Bob Reidy Blues Band, Mighty Joe Young, Otis Rush, John Littlejohn, Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Vanessa Davis, Fenton Robinson, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson, etc.