FITZGERALDS

4.9
139 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
FitzGerald’s has been a place for gathering since it was built in the early 1900’s. Up to 1925, the frame building at 6615 W. Roosevelt was a roadhouse used as a hunting lodge and sporting team headquarters. As more buildings rose along Roosevelt Road, the property was home to several nightclubs, the best-known being The Hunt Club, which flourished through the 1950’s and early 60’s–acts included Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey and Lil Armstrong. After the Hunt Club closed, the space became the Deer Lodge, complete with pool tables and a fortune teller.

The FitzGerald family bought the building in 1980, and since that time FitzGerald’s has gained a national reputation for excellent live music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Along the way, the family purchased the buildings on either side of the club; the corner building now houses FITZGERALDS Sidebar, a neighborhood cocktail lounge as well as a private event space.
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DavidF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fitzgerald's was awesome as always and its much appreciated that they're keeping the music going during the pandemic and the cold weather. Some heaters may be nice

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BillO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful experience at Fitzgerald's in Wednesday, 11/11. The Menards were rockin, people were enthusiastic, but responsible. Nobody resisted "Stand up, Mask up" policy, and if they forgot, staff was quick to point out the need for masks when not seated. We enjoyed a friend's birthday around a lovely fire, enjoying delicious drinks. Great non-alcoholic choices of warm cider, coffee, a nice ginger beer, and others.
Felt safe. Happy cause I need live music in my life.
Thnx for keeping "live" alive.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more needs to be said about this place,one of the iconic music venues Chicago has to offer.

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jackiej
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is great and i truly hope they can withstand the winter. the outdoor set up for show may be the only place in chicago area that can function. no food served really, (tho you have to answer that question on the review) but frankly they deserve 5 stars for allowing people to bring in their own food! they have great variations on seating, small tables for 2 or 4, larger tables/picnic tables for larger groups, and tree stump cocktail tables with marvelous Adirondack chairs for parties of 2(my favorite). most will have some covering from rain; either large tent cover or large umbrellas. they even have the electric warmers in parts and a firepit too (i believe they have s'mores kits too). most shows on nights start at 7, done by 10 which makes it great for workdays, and they have afternoon shows too. AND NO COVER! i hope we keep getting warmish days so they can keep adding shows. i really hope they can keep this set up even after the pandemic is over. it's a fantastic set up; they've put so much time/energy/money into this and it shows. we love fitzgeralds!!

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BYO food or have nearby restaurants deliver to this outdoor only music venue. Drinks are reasonably priced with a nice variety offered. Seasonal options to help warm up the insides on a cool or cold evening. BYO blankets and dress warm, but extended tents keep majority of the patio covered from the elements. Support local businesses and musicians! Cant wait to visit again.

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EileenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fitzgeralds is so much fun! The music is great and so is the crowd-so glad to have it in the neighborhood.

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DParker
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

OpenTable doesn't provide a "no food here" option. This is a great outdoor tavern experience! (You're welcome to receive local carry-out delivery, but this review isn't for a dinning experience.) Fitzgerald's is an outstanding, socially distanced, safer than most, MUSIC and cocktail experience. It's become my go-to for meet-ups with friends in 2020. We keep to our own tables for the most part, visit with masks for a few moments, but it's awesome to enjoy music together again! Help us keep this patio going into late Fall! Wear a mask, keep it to six feet or more, and respect others. Please and Thank You! And many thanks to the hard-working staff and owners at the new Fitzgerald's.

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ElizabethH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fitzgerald's is always a blast! The best music, fun people and a great atmosphere!

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MrJM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a good time that takes covid safety very seriously.

Couldn't recommend it higher.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

My husband and I went to FITZGERALDS Friday night to celebrate our anniversary and decided to return Saturday to see a rescheduled show we’ve been waiting for months to see. We got there at 4, ate and drank for hours but instead of the concert the owner decided to show the presidential acceptance speech. I wasn’t “ uncomfortable” I was mad. We had our kids with us and we came to have some fun after a long season of stress in this nation. After 4 hours of patronizing we left very disappointed . Bad call for a new owner during a pandemic. Don’t mess with the music! We got exactly opposite of what we came for.

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vipDanF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fitzgerald’s is, as it has been for almost 40 years, One of the best places in town to see live music. Glad to see the new ownership is doing things right. The Nick Moss Band was fantastic. The lady making empanadas and tamales was great. And they are handling the whole Covid situation the right way in a wonderfully comfortable and fun atmosphere. Keep up the good work!

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DavisF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to fitzgeralds for decades but these concerts outside on their patio have been a godsend during these times. The new management has done a great job keeping the ambiance and feel. Thanks!

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DeneenM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food2service3ambience4

Great evening perfect night for live music outside and great drinks

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DanS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to watch a show. We go there whenever we can. They serve no food -

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love FitzGerald's and that they are doing everything within their power to keep music alive!!

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SteveP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The outside shows at Fitzgerald's have been a very big success, and one of the few opportunities to see live music under COVID. The spacing is very good, and mask enforcement is 100%.

Their taste in music is impeccable, and the food partners for these shows have all been excellent and very reasonably priced.

Bravo, very good execution and a fun environment under difficult constraints. Honesty, they should keep doing these outdoor shows after the pandemic is over, it's really a fun way to see a show.

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vipLDiner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

No food availability.
Fitzgerald's is doing a great job keeping the music alive in the Covid-19 era.

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vipJohnnyBALLGAME
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon out during the Corona!!!

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TomR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

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Kandg
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio. The atmosphere was great! Social distancing was taking place, the service was wonderful! The band, Cannonball was very entertaining , phenomenol musicians! So enjoyable, despite the chilly weather. We will be back!!

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JimP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OK, there's no food, but you can bring your own. Great music, fun atmosphere, very respectful of COVID protocols. Dress warm, but there are heaters and a fire pit.

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NatureGirl
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will the owner of Fitzgerald's has done a fantastic job of creating an beautiful socially distanced outdoor space for live music and it's patrons. Highly Highly recommended. Comfortable seating, open air, lots of distance between everyone. Come on out and support wonderful Will and his Fitzgerald's AND our wonderful musicians.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Appreciate them staying open and hosting live music these days. Only negative was that people were allowed to stand in the doorway right in front of us, blocking the stage view for those sitting under the tent.

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ReneeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Rediscovered Fitzgerald’s. Love Love Love It. Such. A great venu

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TomR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Fitzgerald's patio is an amazing setting--and now with a fireplace.

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NoreenH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fitzgeralds has done an AWESOME job during this pandemic! What a beautiful outdoor space they have created! Fire, music and fun! Can't wait to return!

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TracyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been coming to fitzgerald's for years, and LOVE how they've managed to reimagine a happy, safe space in the middle of a pandemic. Amazing music, great safe setup. Been recommending this to everyone, bringing friends as often as we can. I'll keep coming until they shut down the patio.

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vipKatydid
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful for FitzGerald’s outdoor concerts during the pandemic. Saving people’s sanity with excellent music!

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Cat2020
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Customer service needs to improve. The waiter never came by so I had to get my drinks at the bar

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Patio is set up really nice— firepit and heating lamp —- big tent
Very accommodating— even though it was raining we were offered an umbrella
Cory was Great!!!!
Had a Great time!!!

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Fish
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fitzgerald's is the Best music venue in the near West suburbs!!

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TracyT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely Fall night out. They have a great outdoor setup for live music. Check it out!
They do not serve food. You can bring your own food or order in from a local establishment; they'll deliver.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun! Patio is great!

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RayNRocDoc
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food wasn't 5 stars because they're not serving any (went to bring back a couple of slices from the pizza place in the strip mall west of fitz) well, beer then was 5 stars - music was fantastic at the perfect volume and a perfect balance - waitress adriana was superb, bringing tall boy cans of shiner bock.

i've loved fitzgeralds for 40 years.

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sharonp
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food1service4ambience5

Poor server was running her a$$ off. Maybe two servers Would be better so guests wouldn’t have to wait so long for a drink. Just a thought. We live FitzGerald’s!

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and the band was awesome. They need to play there again.

MJ
MrJM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent, enjoyable and safe afternoon at Fitzgeralds. Highly recommended!!

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patriciah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always the experience was outstanding. We will continue to patronize this establishment.

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DavidS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic band, positive and friendly vibe from the staff, set up felt safe, well thought out yet great sound and views of the band. AWESOME food!!!

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TomR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am thankful for this place and that they have the outdoor patio for live music.

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FITZGERALDS is rated 4.9 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.