New Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago

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The old Checkerboard Lounge in [[Chicago/Bronzeville|Bronzeville]] was perhaps the nation's most legendary venue for the blues, owned by none other than Buddy Guy. In a real blow to the Chicago blues, it closed in 2003. In search of a new home, Checkerboard moved to Hyde Park — a move quite controversial, in that had moved into the most well-to-do neighborhood in the area. Indeed, the Checkerboard is no longer the tiny, smoke-filled juke joint that played host to blues legends like Howlin' Wolf,
Price: Cover $3-20
Hours: 11AM-2AM daily, live music usually starts after 9:30PM
Address: 5201 S Harper Ct
Phone: +1 773 684-1472

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