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Rosa's Lounge

Closed Now: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Worth the trek

This is quite of the way but we didn’t want to go somewhere that catered to tourists only. Rosas is... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Out of the way, but worth the effort!!

$18 Uber there and $14 back. Rico McFarland Band was playing – we opted for the $20 tickets with... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Huntington, New York
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Rosa's Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago three decades ago.
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3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-3720
North Side
+1 773-342-0452
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This is quite of the way but we didn’t want to go somewhere that catered to tourists only. Rosas is really authentic, excellent main blues band who were joined by what seemed like locals. Didn’t know who was going to sing next but they were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fifers89
Reviewed October 6, 2018

$18 Uber there and $14 back. Rico McFarland Band was playing – we opted for the $20 tickets with reserved seating (a $5 premium to get a seat). It wasn’t that crowded so I guess we could have just paid $15 each, but we didn’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nezd2016
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening at a most unusual neighborhood landmark. A small venue, one must remember to print & bring the tickets. This is not a “scan from your phone” spot. Arrive early to secure a seat & bring your own food, as this is strictly cash...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Springtraveler06
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Such a great place to hear live blues music, see established and up and coming musicians! The atmosphere was warm and cozy with very friendly staff. Had some great drinks, ordered pizza from down the street and had an amazing evening of listening to fantastic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tracy G
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Joh Primer was amazing! It was exactly what I wanted for my first blues experience in Chi-town. Thank you!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank clkthomson
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I was visiting my cousin for Memorial Day Weekend. I wanted to hear a live band with great music, atmosphere and NO KIDS!! Vance & The Backstreet gave a great show!!!!! I'll be back next year :-)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank X658YUkatem
Reviewed June 17, 2018

BEST Bathroom ever. Not to be missed if you love the Blues! May be out of the way but worth the effort.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank klotzba
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We wanted a blues night out in Chicago and got it in spades. The music and the atmosphere were simply amazing. Was so good I felt like I was on the set of a movie. Will go down as one of my best nights out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gh0stly
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Traveling to Chicago for 10 days, listening to good Blues was high on my wish list. My cousin took me to Rosa's lounge, where Chicago Wind was playing, featuring Matthew Skoller. Man, can he play the harmonica! Rosa's lounge was authentic, people were there for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Talita H
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Of all the things we had on the agenda for a family get together in Chicago, MUSIC and FOOD were at the top. We wanted the best Blues music to be had in that amazing city. We hit it on this trip! Among other destinations...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Grimsbybud
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Cathy O
January 28, 2018|
Response from rosaslounge | Property representative |
Please don't hesitate to call Tony at Rosa's Lounge 773-342-0452
August 9, 2016|
Response from rosaslounge | Property representative |
Typically we are closed on Sundays and Mondays. We do have special events that may appear on Sundays therefore it will be an admission. Please check Rosa's Lounge most updated calendar of events at our website.
August 7, 2016|
Response from rosaslounge | Property representative |
We have plenty of street meter parking on Armitage Ave. and it is free after 10pm.