Established in the 1950s, during the age of fedoras and newspapermen, Andy’s started its life as a tiny saloon. By the mid 70s, the watering hole, along with the rest of the River North neighborhood, had fallen into serious disrepair. Around this time, a jazz duo, Penny Tyler and John Defauw, ended a lunch-time jazz gig at Marina Towers and showed up to Andy’s, hat-in-hand, where they began a regular Friday show. Eventually, the weekly endeavor flourished into three shows a day, and Andy’s Jazz Club came into its own. Today, the Zagat-rated lounge adds to its wall of fame with a roster of acts that includes The Windy City All-Stars and The Deep Blue Organ Trio. During performances, guests can snack and sup on a menu of appetizers such as beef tenderloin sliders, and entrees that include baby back ribs slathered in a house barbecue sauce, and bone-in ribeye served with roasted red potatoes.