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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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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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If you are keen on Jazz, this is the right place; Great music. If you are keen on history of Chicago, this is the right place. It isn't an expensive place, is totally affordable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
OmAnCiGa
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Bogotá, Colombia

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Mercer Island, Washington, United States
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The live music was well worth the cost of the beers. I watched people dance and have a great time while listening to the talented musicians. Not to mention being surrounded by the local history! Worth the trip to Uptown.

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Thank Amanda C
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shades of Al Capone’s heyday are found in the wall memorabilia as you enter and in the famous booth where he and his henchmen could keep a cautious eye on both doors. a must see for a Al Capone lovers

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Bogotá, Colombia
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are keen on Jazz, this is the right place; Great music. If you are keen on history of Chicago, this is the right place. It isn't an expensive place, is totally affordable. In front of Green Mill Lounge there is a parking lot just one block away.

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Thank OmAnCiGa
IN
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to hear Paul Marinaro sing and it was not only quality jazz, but had a seat at the bar since we did not get there in time. We had fun ordering old time cocktails and the bartender added to our fun and excitement. Great history as well.

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Thank jfoutty
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The music was exceptional. Unfortunately the quieting of the audience by the henchmen ruined my night. I waited 3 months for date night and choose to go to here. But the library environment ruined my night ! It was not required. I have been to jazz clubs around the world and never had a night like this.

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Thank Howard M
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I think Green Mill sums up some of the main things ithat make Chicago gorgeous: good old jazz in a great atmosphere, beautiful interior design that will make you feel like you're in the gangsta '20s and delicious cocktails. Don't forget to dress up a bit! Enjoy every second there!

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Thank Claudia C
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This place is a classic. Is it a saloon with music or a music venue with a bar? Great jazz every day. Cover varies depending on the performer. Friday 5pm Flipside show no cover. No food is served. Full bar, friendly service and unmatched atmosphere. Easily accessible by public transportation. Many restaurant options nearby.

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Thank Go_Ask_Eddie
Cypress, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I've been to the Green Mill multiple times at different times of the year on different evenings, and I have never been disappointed in the musical guests. Worth every penny and the SRO.

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Thank Rebecca W
Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Go on a Thursday night and transport yourself back to the 1940's. Pay a $6 cover charge and just watch everyone dance and listen to the music. Pure joy!!!

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Thank Europeantravel2014
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I love jazz and hadn't been to the Green Mill for years. Enjoyed the music but there were way too many people in there. Couldn't see anything at all and I was somewhat claustrophobic.

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