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Rosa's Lounge

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Address: 3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-3720
Phone Number: +1 773-342-0452
20:00 - 03:00
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Tue - Fri 20:00 - 02:00
Sat 20:00 - 03:00

Rosa's Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges,...

Rosa's Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago three decades ago.

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Had never been to any of the Blues clubs in Chicago. Did a little research and decided on Rosa's. The atmosphere was perfect for a juke joint while nicer than those down south... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had never been to any of the Blues clubs in Chicago. Did a little research and decided on Rosa's. The atmosphere was perfect for a juke joint while nicer than those down south (bathrooms were clean). The service was friendly and the price was right. Kinsey Report was playing and rocked it! A must for the music aficionado.

1 Thank Jeffrey D
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gottta say this is my favorite blues club in all of Chicago; ok disclaimer - this is the only blues bar I've visited in Chicago so far, but if they are all this fantastic I'm in for a great time. I can't remember the name of the three-piece band we saw but they had a harmonica player that was... More 

1 Thank xnmuller
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Good music, neighborhood feel, bartender makes you feel like you're in your living room. Don't expect a fancy beer or liquor selection.

1 Thank Ricardo194
Powell, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

On our way from Tennessee to Wisconsin my wife and I overnighted at an O'hare hotel and Ubered back to Rosa's ($20 each way) which we enjoyed 20 years ago when we lived in the NW suburbs. We paid online for tickets for $5 above a $10 cover which allowed us to arrive early (between 8-9 for a 10 PM)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A Chicago classic for blues. Gritty, small... just what you'd expect for a great night of blues in Chicago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been here in about 8 years, what a great night. Great venue, better then I remembered and great band. 8 piece band that really knew how to play to crowd. My favorite blues bar in Chicago!

1 Thank Hugh M
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This was the most fun I've had in a blues club. The music is great, the entertainment is amazing, and the owner very friendly. We made some great friends, danced for hours, and listened to amazing blues.

1 Thank AmirMostaghim
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The first consideration in picking a show is the band. And this place attracts quality talent several nights a week. We saw Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials on Friday night. He is such a talented player and clearly has a great time performing. Tremendous energy. But what makes the place special is how friendly and warm the atmosphere is.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I have no clue why I didn't hear about this place before! It is awesome! They play blues here every single night! Musicians playing here are phenomenal! I think the best of the best. See schedule for bands & visiting guests. The entry fee is $20. And there inside you can buy drinks. No food thou. No snacks. This place... More 

1 Thank Anna G
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Saw a blues show - excellent venue. Good seating, dance floor, small venue - get a reserved ticket. Drinks a bit high but nothing crazy. 20.00 cab ride from downtown.

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