"Entertainers at Negro tavern. Chicago, Illinois", 1941 by Lee Russell. Tony's Tavern. Located at Thirty-first and Federal Streets in Chicago, in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Tony Finkelstein opened Tony's Tavern in 1990. Imagine eating gumbo, fried shrimp, and hot dogs while watching music legends such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Estelle and Jimmy Yancey! Lesser-known groups were also welcomed.