“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
Opened in 1984 as a tribute to the Chicago blues tradition, Rosa’s Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy classic and modern blues with your friends. The bar is owned by Italian immigrant Tony Mangiullo and his mother (whom the lounge is named after), who can still be found behind the bar or even in the band. They call themselves "Chicago's Friendliest Blues Lounge" and welcome audiences beginning at 8pm every Tuesday-Saturday. Once upon a time, the venue hosted artists like Honeyboy Edwards and Homesick James, but today audiences can see Melvin Taylor along with many other modern Chicago favorites.