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Chicago Nightlife

Lee's Unleaded Blues

  • 7401 S. Chicago Ave. Map It
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Updated 06/11/2013

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Lee's Unleaded Blues has been a South Side favorite since it opened in the early 1970s. Locals come decked out in their showiest threads and University of Chicago students often pop in for a round. The cramped, triangular bar may inhibit free movement, but that doesn't seem to bother the crowd that comes for powerhouse blues and jazz. Note: the club can be difficult to find if you don't know the area, so be sure to take a cab or study a map before making the trip.

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7401 S. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Updated 06/11/2013


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