FitzGerald's has been a gathering spot 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 club 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 famly 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.
Fitzgerald's Live Jazz
6615 Roosevelt Rd | Berwyn, IL | 708-788-2118
Big Band Jazz in the Club 6pm ($10):
4 8 pm Bill Overton's Kettle Brothers
18 8 pm Jarod Bufe Quartet
25 8 pm Doug Lalli Trio
Also in the Club:
3 7pm Bluesday Tuesday with
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
SIDEBAR SESSIONS | $10
25 Don Lalli Trio
Don't let our Berwyn address fool you. FitzGerald's is conveniently
located just 6 blocks from the Forest Park Blue Line stop at Oak Park Ave!
We're also easily accessible from the Eisenhower Expressway
(Hwy. I-290 -- “The Ike”). Just exit at either Austin (coming from city)
or Harlem (from 290E), go south to Roosevelt and find us at 6615.