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Roscoe's Tavern

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Address: 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-281-3355
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Had a nice evening at Roscoe's. When we walked in we were asked for ID and we said we didn't have any, the guy looked at us like we committed murder. I explained we were from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2012
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Visited here late August 2015. It's a fun place - bar in the front, dance area/stage in the back. Good mix of people. Cheap drinks!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Roscoe's Tavern is one of the best neighborhood bars in Chicago. It is located in the heart of Boystown and has a very diverse, fun and friendly crowd. There are plenty of things to do. You can hang out in the front bar and have a beverage (or two) and maybe meet some new friends. You can see a show... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our group of 15 visiting from out of state chose Roscoe's for lunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon before a play at the Center on Halsted. We sat outside in a lovely and shaded area. The waiters were phenomenally attentive and took great care of us. The food was delicious. The drinks were creative and yummy. And the bathrooms were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been going to this bar since the early 90's. Back then it was wildly popular, fun, always busy and it had a great staff. After taking a hiatus from the bar scene for a year or so I was dumbstruck at how awful Roscoes had become. The bartenders are slow, unfriendly, and extremely unattentive. They are more concerned... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Wanted to review this place which has gone downhill from the time I met my partner 10 years ago. I had always had nostalgia about Roscoe's because of my personal history. I had been there a few times throughout the years and thought it wasn't as good as it used to be. But tonight on two occasions bringing friends from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I consider Roscoe’s the “go-to” bar for visitors. It has a bit of everything: -Good Drink Specials: Pitchers are the way to go… they are cheap. I usually find them oversly sweet, but when you are 22, they are great. -Dance floor: This bar is one of the few on Halsted that offers a dance floor -Café: In the afternoons,... More 

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Manchester-UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Had a nice evening at Roscoe's. When we walked in we were asked for ID and we said we didn't have any, the guy looked at us like we committed murder. I explained we were from ENgland and not accustomed to carrying ID. The guy on the door said we must carry ID because "you need it to get into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

My wife and I went with my brother in-law and his wife and her cousin that recommended it. This was our first time in a gay club and had a great time. Staff was friendly. Drinks were fine and prices in line with other bars. It got a little crazy at about 11 when the drag races started but its... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

I'm quite surprised by the negative reviews for Roscoe's. This was my first time visiting Chicago and Roscoe's was actually the first bar that I went to in Boystown. I was really looking forward to hitting Boystown and experiencing the gay community in such a lively and big city like Chicago. Roscoe's did not disappoint. The crowd at Roscoe's was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I have been to Roscoe's numerous times and never had an issue with anything done there..infact had a great time. I don't understand these negative posts about it, probably someone looking to find something wrong rather than just having a good time.

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