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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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Activities: Nightlife
Description: Once a haunt of Al Capone's, this oldest jazz club in the U.S. opened in...
Once a haunt of Al Capone's, this oldest jazz club in the U.S. opened in 1907, and retains the aura of the Prohibition-era speakeasies.
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I've never been to a jazz club and probably need never go to another after this experience. On a cold Wednesday night in Chicago, I visited here on the suggestion of someone I'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've never been to a jazz club and probably need never go to another after this experience. On a cold Wednesday night in Chicago, I visited here on the suggestion of someone I'd never met before and absolutely loved it. Watch a guy called Alfonso Ponticelli (I think that's how you spell it) and his band, they were awesome. Never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We ventured to the Green Mill on a cold Saturday night and let me just say the atmosphere heated us right up! We have heard of the stories of this being Al Capone's old hang out and that now it has awesome jazz music so we decided to check it out. It was a great time!! We arrived after midnight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cozy place with very good accoustics!! Music entertainers have always been good! Also priced reasonably for door charge and beverages. Quite a few people have to stand as it is an old building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went here for the improvisational Jazz. Medium sized club with awesome music. Get there early so you can get a seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love this place! I love prohibition-era jazz, and this place is like being in a real speak-easy. While my favorite group (The Fat Babies) plays on Tuesday nights, I also love Swing Gitan and also special performers like Karrin Allyson. They do not serve any food, so dine before going. Also, it is cash only. But well worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Absolute unique destination for visitors to see when in Chicago. Located outside the core, but easily accessible by CTA or taxi (~$15). Club is a former prohibition speak easy serving classic cocktails along with a variety of libations to suit your tastes. Expect to pay a cover ($15 on a Sat night) likely standing room only unless you arrive early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A jazz bar out of the 30's. Very nice cocktails, and since they serve no food you are allowed to go elsewhere asnd bring it in. I recommend the taco restaurant next door. Also, no talking loud during performances or everyone from the bouncer to the patrons tell you to stfu. I witnessed it with a fellow Canadian family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Green Mill or Green Mill Cocktail Lounge or Green Mill Jazz Club, located at 4802 North Broadway at Lawrence, is filled with more than 100 years of Chicago history...from jazz to Prohibition to Joe E. Lewis to Al Capone to Uptown Poetry. Established in 1907, it originally was named Pop Morse's Roadhouse, then Green Mill Gardens. In its early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are ever in Chicago on a Wednesday, go to the Green Mill and catch the "Fat Babies" ! They are the greatest ! They play early jazz (30's and 40's) and are wonderful, you would swear you are back in that time period. There is also room to dance, and many do. They have 2 albums out and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you want to get a true Chicago experience then go to the Green Mill. We stopped in for a drink before a concert next store and it was perfect. Very old with the half circle booths that you see from the old days. It was all cash for payment don't know if that was normal but we didn't care.... More 

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