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“true Juke Joint” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red's Lounge

Red's Lounge
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence
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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“true Juke Joint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

this is owned by Red and has live music at the week ends - its definitely not plush but it is authentic, full of atmosphere and the blues is great - a must for all true blues lovers! Red and his local regulars made us very welcome last week when we visited during the Superbowl - they let us join them and invited us to eat with them - every local had brought a dish - a fabby night that was complete with Watermelon Slim singing the blues!

Visited February 2013
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Tamworth, Australia
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125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Just go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Don't worry what it looks like from the outside. Just walk through the door and enjoy the music. We had a great night at Red's with some great music on offer. I always enjoy listening to musicians collaborate and it was a treat to see a few locals get up and sing and play with the guys who were performing there. We found everyone really friendly to a couple of blow-ins from Australia and only wished we had more time to go back.

Visited January 2013
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Rio Brazil
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134 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great live music”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We saw Robert Belfour at Red's, and a chance to see a good old artist like him performing was definitely worth it. If it was for Mr. Belfour's music only, this review should get ten stars!

The place has a cool atmosphere. It is very small and you get to sit and watch the performer right in front of you, like watching somebody play guitar in a room around the house.

Just in case somebody is traveling in a group with an underage: we had a teenager (16) among us and it was ok for him to come in as long as he didn't drink – of course.

One thing bugged me, though: there was a TV on and, even though at a very low volume, to me it still rang as disrespectful to the musician and the people who came to see him play. It doesn't matter how informal and characteristic your place is, I think music is sacred! :)

I heard about this place in various websites and shows related to the blues – even saw it appear in the Bizzare Foods show –, so it may be that it is a classic tourist attraction. The crowd seemed to have a lot of visitors, like us.

Overall, it is a cool site and I definitely recommend it but I did enjoy it less than the other joints visited in the same trip – like Gip's in Bessemer, Alabama – which gave us a much more communitarian vibe.

Visited November 2012
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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Red's is the real deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

We enjoyed the place and the crowd and the music was fantastic. I don't know if I've ever heard a better harmonica player. Going back tonight to hear a different musician.

Visited December 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“A Don't Miss Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you're into Delta Blues, this is THE place. Walk through the door and you're there. Not always open, so you have to check. Roger at Cat Head knows what's happening

Visited September 2012
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