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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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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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Quality Jazz at Historical Bar

The Green Mill is famous for its jazz and historical background. This was the favorite hang-out for AL Capone and John Dillenger. It is rumored that bullet holes still grace the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Lavras, MG
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great music, great atmosphere and a classic! One of the best places in Chicago to hang out with friends, or even by yourself!

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Montréal
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When in for a drink and to see Al Capone's old hang out. Staff was not super friendly and wearing us that we had 15 minutes to have a drink because otherwise we would have to pay a 15$ cover charge for the evening's show... Another guest asked which booth used to be Capone's and got the rudest answer and... More 

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Washington
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A classic, cozy jazz bar frequented by Al Capone! With its history and atmosphere, locals and visitors flock to this joint. Depending on the day, there is a small cover charge. Come early for limited booth seating or else get lucky with bar stools.

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Pisa, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Need to visit to say you shared the same space as Billie Holiday, Al Capone and Charlie Chaplin. Also top notch for jazz lovers. Only complaint, very pretentious and not friendly like we had come to expect all over Chicago.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Couple from the UK. We visited here to cap off a wonderful day in this beautiful city. The venue is fantastic and it transported us back in time. The locally served beer was great, and the ambiance was awesome.. However the barman was awful.. He was rude and disrespectful.. After a long wait at the bar, my girlfriend politely asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Green Mill is famous for its jazz and historical background. This was the favorite hang-out for AL Capone and John Dillenger. It is rumored that bullet holes still grace the building from the prohibition days. Every night the Green Mill offers live jazz performers. Many of the jazz greats have played there. The bar is not fancy and service... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've only been when it was crazy crowded for the "Live Magazine" so I can't say much for the rest of the time, bit it was a fun, busy and loud place to take in a piece of the roaring twenties history of Chicago. Obviously, I don't condone crime, but it's still a tingle of excitement running through when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Thursday evening features a 1920's style swing orchestra. Fantastic night out and a bargain at $6 cover.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Roots jazz is played at the Green Mill. The place is always packed and the reason is clear: there's always top music being performed. Be aware that the place serves no food at all and that it won't accept any credit cards, just cash.

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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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