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Red's Lounge

395 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars, Bars
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Type: Blues Bars, Bars

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I love going to Red's whenever I am in Clarksdale, MS (6 times in 2014). Red and I get along great and he always gives me a hug when I come. He and my husband have a "love hate relationship" though LOL. Our last visit was in Nov. 2014 for Red's birthday bash. We had a great time. We were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Entering Red's is like stepping back in time! Red brings the best artists to entertain in a intimate setting. My favorite time to go is off season, because you really get to know the locals. Red's is my 17 year old sons favorite place besides in his own bedroom. Great thing is he actually listens to Red and quotes him!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were recommended to go to Reds by the staff at the Shack up inn where we stayed. When arriving to Reds the place looked a bit creepy from outside. However when entering we were surprised (in a good way). The place was filled with people and many of them were bringing food(?). We asked what this was all about... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've got to say we had perhaps our best night here during our musical pilgrimage to Memphis, NOLA and Clarksdale. It was a freezing night (literally!) so there was no barbecue on offer. We were met at the door by a scary wild eyed guy with dreads demanding a $7 cover and holding up 6 fingers and found a stool... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A genuine Mississippi jook joint, over the tracks from Ground Zero. We arrived before the show started so stood outside chatting to Doc and the star of the evening Terry "Harmonica" Bean. A $7.00 cover charge got us in and we reclined in the aforementioned barber chairs. I didn't find the bathroom that bad, but I am from the UK.... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were lucky that Red's was open, and had live music, the night we were in Clarksdale. It was well worth the $7 entrance fee. Don't expect any luxury here....the place is ramshackle, with a motley collection of chairs, stools and tables. What you go for is the music! Beer is available at low prices, not much else. The atmosphere... More 

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Los Gatos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A couple of locals recommended Red's as the real deal in Clarksdale. Got there as band was setting up so the lights were and we got to see the interior. Pretty scary - falling down ceiling delaminated bathroom doors and real toilet stench. We sat in a couple of upholstered barber chairs and watched the crowd file in. Mostly locals... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is a dive but there is a soulful vibe here you don't get in many places anymore. One of the last real jukes, don't miss it, if you are a fan of the blues Red's should be on top of your bucket list. Great Blues Music Wednesday to Sunday and cold beer at a bargain price. Red and his... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Spent a night listening to Watermelon Slim and me and my girl were welcomed with open arms by Red and his guys. Just keep going to the bar, don't expect to be waited on, put as much as you can in the tip box for both the bar and the musician (the cover is nominal), and have a great time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Amazing Blues, went 3 nights in the row. Impressed with the variety of artists from a 77 yr. old to musicians in their 20ies.We also liked the owner Big Red and his manager Doc.

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