In 1934, the ‘lady in red’ betrayed gangster John Dillinger at this theater, which used to show movies. FBI agents shot him in the alley...
Popular enough to draw big names on the blues circuit, Kingston Mines is so noisy, hot and sweaty that blues neophytes will feel as...
An old-style cafe with big, creaking wooden tables and chairs, the Pig serves strong java and whopping sandwiches. It’s a convivial...
2519 N Halsted St · interesting places nearby
Long, narrow and high volume, this veteran blues club draws a slightly older crowd that soaks up every crackling, electrified moment. As one local musician put it, ‘The audience here comes out to understand the blues.’ Big local names like L’il Ed and the Blues Imperials grace the small stage.