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Rosa's Lounge, Chicago

4.8
#46 of 160 in Nightlife in Chicago
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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  • The $20 cover charge was worth it for the great music that they provide. Harmonica Bluesman Mathew Skollar was fantastic.  more »
  • Rosa's Lounge is in several rankings of Chicago's finest blues houses! In some moments even as the best! Go to hear the authentic blues of the city, by local musicians, in general with great luggage and age! This House is well in the style "juke joint"-Local and decadent decoration! So don't expect any luxury! But make sure you find a friendly and very lively atmosphere! Frequented by places that still worship this musical style, but also by people from all over the world who yearn to know the Blues! They don't serve food. I don't remember seeing waiters; Help yourself to the bar. It is worth tracking the agenda on the site, but it is very likely that you always find a great attraction! Must!
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  • 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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