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Roscoe's Tavern

Neighbourhood: Lakeview
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Address: 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL
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+1 773-281-3355

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Fun place

Visited here late August 2015. It's a fun place - bar in the front, dance area/stage in the back. Good mix of people. Cheap drinks!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2015
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The place had 2 rooms, with different music. At the back room there was dueling pianos, and the musicians were taking guests song requests. They really made the environment very cheerful and fun. The bartenders seemed to be good, but did not see them really smiling with the customers. I am going there soon again, definitely should at least get... More 

Thank Emil S
Carmel, Indiana
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I went here to watch the World Series while we were in Chicago. We wouldn't have had a more enjoyable time paying the $200 covers the bars in Wrigleyville were demanding. There was a great mix people watching the Cubs game and enjoying the all-you-can eat hamburgers, hot dogs and brats and people who were there for... More 

Thank Andrew F
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went here with 3friends, got to kiss a cute boy and loved dancing to the great music. the music was a variety of dance, pop, hiphop, and EDM mixes. Will go here again! :)

Thank John M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Visited here late August 2015. It's a fun place - bar in the front, dance area/stage in the back. Good mix of people. Cheap drinks!

Thank Rabbit72
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Roscoe's Tavern is one of the best neighborhood bars in Chicago. It is located in the heart of Boystown and has a very diverse, fun and friendly crowd. There are plenty of things to do. You can hang out in the front bar and have a beverage (or two) and maybe meet some new friends. You can see a show... More 

2 Thank TwofromChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Our group of 15 visiting from out of state chose Roscoe's for lunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon before a play at the Center on Halsted. We sat outside in a lovely and shaded area. The waiters were phenomenally attentive and took great care of us. The food was delicious. The drinks were creative and yummy. And the bathrooms were... More 

1 Thank Jonna B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

I have been going to this bar since the early 90's. Back then it was wildly popular, fun, always busy and it had a great staff. After taking a hiatus from the bar scene for a year or so I was dumbstruck at how awful Roscoes had become. The bartenders are slow, unfriendly, and extremely unattentive. They are more concerned... More 

Thank gardabba
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Wanted to review this place which has gone downhill from the time I met my partner 10 years ago. I had always had nostalgia about Roscoe's because of my personal history. I had been there a few times throughout the years and thought it wasn't as good as it used to be. But tonight on two occasions bringing friends from... More 

2 Thank travelador
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

I consider Roscoe’s the “go-to” bar for visitors. It has a bit of everything: -Good Drink Specials: Pitchers are the way to go… they are cheap. I usually find them oversly sweet, but when you are 22, they are great. -Dance floor: This bar is one of the few on Halsted that offers a dance floor -Café: In the afternoons,... More 

1 Thank ImTravlinLight
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Had a nice evening at Roscoe's. When we walked in we were asked for ID and we said we didn't have any, the guy looked at us like we committed murder. I explained we were from ENgland and not accustomed to carrying ID. The guy on the door said we must carry ID because "you need it to get into... More 

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