Rosario's offers a fun, lively atmosphere and a menu of classic pizza.
I love hanging out here after work and weekends, as I get to meet friendly people, play pool while waiting my turn to sing, and best of all, munch on some awesome pizza.
I go about 3-4 times a week, its near my place so a great location for me to unwind and enjoy some good company. There are many different social circles there, from trades to retail to I.T. so its always something different to talk about. Everyone has fun, its a pleasant and not overly loud atmosphere whatsoever, which makes enjoying their food and Karaoke a pleasure.
Pool is $1.25 per game, they have 7 bar style tables on the far side of the place, and they're in decent shape. Plenty of seating both in the sports side (where the pool tables and huge projector screen are), and the lounge side (where the Karaoke singers usually sing at). The bar is situated smack dab in the middle of the place, and has plenty of easy access bar chairs all around it. Plenty of screens located above and around the bar too.
There are 3 projected screens, two of which are dedicated to showing two sports feeds, the third being used for the Karaoke singers. The sound system is very decent while not being too loud, as it projects sound approx 8-10' up, and over the entire place, and not downward. Very nice, its easy enough to have decent conversations without feeling like you're competing against a barrage of noise.
There are 3 VLT terminals at the back of the sports side, a pinball game and shooting/hunter game near the washrooms corridor, and a modern music Tunes jukebox which can download new songs if required from its internet server.
The Karaoke is the main reason why I visit, with over 13,000 songs to choose from and more added quite frequently, there's never a lack of material to attempt to sing. From my brief time there so far I've witnessed some AMAZING singers who should be laying down track, they're that good. Rosario's has a great reputation for attracting talented and humble singers, so its a pleasure just to hang out for a few hours to listen to them sing, even if there are the odd amateurs who butcher a few songs. :) Its so worth it.
The staff are very friendly, albeit due to the constant influx of customers they can be a bit overwhelmed with taking orders, so do be patient. Food is served until at least midnight, and their menu is quite comprehensive for a sports bar venue such as this. I have to say, the Pizza is probably the BEST in Edmonton, and take it from me, I love food. As an I.T. guy who has worked at night, finding decent pizza in this city is damn annoying. It was truly a very satisfying experience to enjoy their pizza for the first time and be blown away by how good it was.
Regarding drinks, I'm fairly certain they have a fair (great, even) selection of beer, wine, and hard liquor, but as I'm not a drinker I will only go by memory as to seeing a lot of different labels being used.
I think that about covers my review, and do hope it helps pique the interest of future customers. Please feel free to add comments here (if applicable).