Fantasy Show Lounge

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This venue is owned by Hays Harris, Koko Taylor's husband, and has been a way station for music industry heavyweights (including Ike Turner and Little Milton) who come to visit when they're in town. The location, in a blue-collar stretch of the Far South Side, across from the Skyway Bowl and tucked alongside the steel mills, contributes to the atmosphere. There's no longer a blues jam session here, or any live music, but a huge mural with the name "Koko" in it hauntingly overlooks the stage. This friendly venue often has free home-cooked food within a few steps of the circular bar, and there's a general feeling of community.