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Last Dusty Grooves of the year tonight at Cobra Lounge

Last Dusty Grooves of the year tonight at Cobra Lounge

Photo courtesy of Dusty Grooves' facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Dusty-Grooves/140117099397052

About a year ago, I stumbled into Cobra Lounge on a Thursday night after a Time Out Chicago event nearby. I discovered the wonder and joy that is Thursday night’s Dusty Grooves at Cobra Lounge. Each week, Cobra plays tunes from the 50s and 60s, and the place takes me to what I think would be a sock hop out of the era, just with women’s rights and more hipsters.

Dusty Grooves has become my favorite part of the week. I grew up listening to the oldies, and not often do I get to dance and twirl to this music either. And the best part is that no one (read: me) looks stupid dancing to oldies music, because well, you can do whatever you want. I usually lose my voice from singing so loudly. The joy that comes to me from hearing, “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul is really unexplainable.

They also have great specials, including $3 Singha Beer, $3 Wells, $3 Jameson shots, and 35 cent wings. You can also pose for a picture in the photobooth too.

Tonight is the final Dusty Grooves of 2011, and as I’m on a staycation til January 3rd, you can find me there dancing, twirling and singing tonight.

Check out the Facebook invite here. Cobra Lounge is located at 235 N. Ashland and is well worth the short cab or train ride. See you there!

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