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Rosa's Lounge, Chicago

4.8
#45 of 159 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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  • 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 hole in the wall blues bar. Small intimate seating, good sound system, cheap beer, and no hipsters yet. I had a fantastic night out and hope this place stays contained to mostly locals.  more »
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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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