Blue Chicago (at Ohio)Near North | Website
Blue Chicago primarily features women singers at two locations, with this being the smaller. Basically, it's a long tavern room with a stage at the end that might hold 160 people on a crowded night. Blue Chicago at Ohio is a cozy place to catch these acts, and it allows the singers to interact closely with the audience; call-and-response performing is a staple here. The seating is limited to some stools along the bar and a few tables along the wall, so it's best to arrive early if you want a seat, but there's a fair amount of space in front for dancing if you're stuck without a seat. Cover charge includes admission to Blue Chicago at Superior, 736 N. Clark St., only a 5-minute walk away, so you can always take a stroll if it gets too packed. This spot is popular with tourists, so while the acts are solid, you are guaranteed to hear a sing-along of "Sweet Home, Chicago" at least once a night.