Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon to Rosa’s Lounge in Logan Square. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 toward admission and drinks.
- For $25, you get $50 toward admission and drinks.
Cited in the New York Times and other media outlets, Rosa’s Lounge has served as a family-owned bastion for 12-bar laments and hauntingly howled break-up treatises for a quarter century. Treat your eardrums to the tunery of legendary Chicago bluesters such as Billy Branch, Lil' Ed, and Lurrie Bell. Taking advantage of Casimir Pulaski’s discovery that the right combination of friends, alcohol, and musicianship can turn deep-seated sadness into unadulterated joy, the lounge is home to an ideally congenial atmosphere that’s perfect for bonding over foam-free brews and filler-free jams. Reservations are required, and the cover charge varies depending on the show. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
- The best of local talent plays here, in an intimate space, which gives back to the blues community – Centerstage
- you'll not have to worry about the crush of conventioneers, tourists and suburbanites, but you'll instead mingle amongst those who love the music as much as the hosts do – Sean Parnell, Chicago Bar Project
Founded by an Italian immigrant who was love struck by the blues, Rosa's Lounge gathers minor-key maestros and their fans into a rollicking joint celebrated by Frommer's as "One of the best joints in town for spirited, authentic Chicago blues." Throughout its cozy, low-lit caverns, guests groove to the soulful strains of the guitar, the impassioned wail of the harmonica, and the haunting tinkle of the triangle. Since 1984, performers from a wide spectrum of styles have strode across the stage, from traditional Delta musicians such as Pinetop Perkins and David Honeyboy Edwards to the latter-day Chicago-school folk such as Billy Branch and Sugar Blue.
3420 W Armitage Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647Get Directions