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Rosa's Lounge, Chicago

#43 of 158 in Nightlife in Chicago
Nightlife · Blues Bar
Rosa's Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago in 1978 after meeting Jr. Wells and Buddy Guy in Milan.

Tony found the true spirit of the blues at South side lounges like the legendary Theresa's Lounge, and he opened Rosa's (1984) as a tribute to those cradles of blues tradition, and named it after his mother, Rosa, who had followed him here to help.
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  • Rosa's is doing a fabulous job of bringing live music to the fans while keeping you safe in these COVID times. Temperature check and questionnaire at the front door; masks required to enter and...  more »
  • Went to see Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and I was not disappointed. I imagine this is somewhat what it was like back in the early days of Chicago Blues. Great entertainment, hard working staff with....  more »
  • Great place. Went here to see Willie Buck. Looking forward to learning more about contemporary Chicago blues artists and coming back here to see some of them live.
  • Love the ambience here, music was fantastic, the drinks were delicious and well priced. I would definitely recommend this lounge. Very well hidden gem.

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