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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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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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Interesting Chicago music venue

I'm not much of a bar guy or an especially huge jazz fan, but I did find the Green Mill a worthwhile place to spend an evening. (I stress "evening" because we got there a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very crowded during weekend. Limited seats. Lots of guests must stand to enjoy the musical. Great band and vocal. If you love jazz, don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not much of a bar guy or an especially huge jazz fan, but I did find the Green Mill a worthwhile place to spend an evening. (I stress "evening" because we got there a bit early, in the late afternoon a couple of hours before showtime, and the place was dead, and -- despite the interesting decor and fascinating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This old bar has a mystical past. Capone and his buddies hung out here as they ruled the Northside. It wreaks of that era and still today it's characters remain. It is a place to step back 80 years to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The music was great, the atmosphere was great, the waitress and door staff were great. The wine was terrible. It was cheap and I would've paid more for a better bottle. Next time I go back I'll get something else to drink, but I will definitely be going back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While visiting the city a friend recommended we try Green Mill for some cool jazz. We were not disappointed!! The performance was stellar and we felt all of the beautiful history in this vintage place. It's important to go on-line and take a look at who's performing and the type of music they perform. Also, there is no food service...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

While in Chicago, Boyfriend and I headed over to the Green Mill for some late night drinks after dinner. Formerly Al Capone's speak easy during the prohibition era, many a great men succeeding him have frequented this place: Frank Sinatra, rest of the Rat Pack, John Cusack, etc. We were just DYING to check this place out. There was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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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