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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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Packed on a monday

What a place. Secret exits all over the bar when it calms down inside the bartenders are willing to show you the doors but don't ask when there busy the best you get is pointed in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Dallas, Texas

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Sebring, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We heard Patricia Barber on a Monday night - she is awesome. The Green Mill is a great little venue. Bouncer at the door checked ID and took money (cash only).... a man of very little words. The owner/manager/host guy directed us to an open table very near the stage which we shared with another couple..... they didn't bite, we... More 

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Washington, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in at The Green Mill one night after visiting with my sister to check it out. We had been given a good recommendation by a friend back east and decided to take in a little of Chicago's jazz culture :) The place was amazing! Definitely gives you that 1920's feeling, with wonderfully selected musicians. We ended up meeting a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Green Mill is famous for live jazz. It is also home of the Uptown Poetry Slam/Open Mic, a place where poets get a chance to show their stuff to a live audience on Sunday nights. Sometimes the poetry is good, sometimes it stinks. If it is, in fact, lousy, the host Marc Smith encourages you to let your feelings... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a place. Secret exits all over the bar when it calms down inside the bartenders are willing to show you the doors but don't ask when there busy the best you get is pointed in the general direction. Classic Chicago neighborhood bar, strong drinks and full of locals. Don't miss it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

go back in time to see what it was like in the roaring 20's combined with a traditional blues band to add to ambience - well worth the effort to get there. Great Ethiopian restaurant over the road

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I really like this jazz bar. The musicians and the singer do a very good job. The atmospher is great May be a little small but It makes it very typical! I really recommand this place but try to arrive around 9pm because It s full of people later and you will probably not find a table to sit.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you like live music, and you appreciate true jazz and are enamored by a touch of gangster history... this is the place for you. Once frequented by Al Capone and his pals, this small jazz club still feels a bit 'dangerous'! Or if you are a movie buff.. movies like Thief (James Caan), The Lake House (Sandra Bullock/Keanu Reeves),... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This used to be owned by Frank McGurn, an associate of Al Capone, you can still in sit in Al's Booth. It is a lovely place with a great history of show business and gangland Chicago. Charlie Chaplin used to frequent the place too, among others. Johnny Depp visited the place when filming 'Public Enemy'

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was a great experience. The ambient is so good and the beverage is not so much expensive. There are differents kind of events in there, I went with my boyfriend to a slam poetry and we enjoy so much, but there are also jazz concert.

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Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went here with a couple friends on a Friday night and it was quite enjoyable. We got there early, around 9:00ish and there were already no tables. We experienced a friendly doorman and a friendly bartender. Not overly pleasant but certainly pleasant enough. Place filled to the max shortly after we got there. We were right by the bar so... More 

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Additional Information about Green Mill

Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am

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