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Green Mill

Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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Ranked #95 of 389 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: Once a haunt of Al Capone's, this oldest jazz club in the U.S. opened in 1907, and retains the aura...
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Type: Jazz Bars, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Nightlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Owner description: 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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London, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Deerfield, Illinois
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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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very easy to get to, being adjacent to the Lawrence L train station. We visited on a Thursday which always features the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra who were truly superb. The decor hasn't changed in decades, and is all the better for it, and it doen't take much to imagine that erstwhile regular, Al Capone, could make an entrance... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've been coming here annually every year fro 15 years or more. Every visit to Chicago means a stop ta the Green Mill. I usually go on Thursday which means Allen Grisek and his big band. I t is a show of old time jazz 1920's to 40's - big rich and full sound. There are singers and a kind... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We liked the historical connection to Al Capone and the authenticity of keeping the original look and feel of the place. As visitors to the USA, we are always surprised by the open friendliness of people and their desire to engage in conversations with strangers. The tight seating arrangements became an asset as we made friends with those seated around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The obvious attraction is its association with Al Capone, but the live jazz music makes it worth a visit (for which there is a reasonable cover charge payable on entry). Be warned: they only take CASH

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was on our "must do" list while visiting Chicago! The Green Mill was an Al Capone hang out and Al Jolson performed here! So cool! Lovely, large lighted oil paintings fill the walls, green tufted velvet booth seats and at 2 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, the place was pretty full of jazz lovers. A three piece jazz band... More 

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Owasso, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Aside from being an old Al Capone spot, John Cusack shot a scene in High Fidelity here which just adds to the mystique for me. I've only been here once, but had a great time. I went on a week night and saw the Fat Babies, a band playing jazz from the 1920's including Hoagy Carmichael. I highly recommend seeing... More 

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