CloverDrinks! and dances at Chicago’s Salsa Club “Rumba”!
Rumba was described to me as a dining room/dance hall/club, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I went with Kevin, Marcy, and Julie; once we got off the El at the Merchandise Mart stop, I started feeling a little bit underdressed…
The Experience: We arrived just in time for the Friday night Salsa lesson, and started dancing right away! The lessons gave us a nice introduction and also made it less scary to go out on a dance floor with what seemed like so many expert dancers! (Sorry for the grainy pictures; my camera doesn’t handle dim lighting very well!)
The Drinks: Kevin, Marcy, and I all got cocktails. Since we actually arrived pretty late, we didn’t actually order any food. Marcy’s “Chica Fresca” was sweet and refreshing, whereas Kevin’s “Antigua” was quite bitter.
The Bill: There was a $10 cover charge to get in, and drinks were also quite expensive, approximately $10 each. But the live band was great, and the dancing was invigorating!
Overall: Rumba was so much fun, although it’s probably too expensive for a starving college student. Check it out for great dancing! Official website; Yelp!