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Close Up 2 Jazz Club

416 South Clark, Chicago, IL 60605
312 385 1111
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Ranked #19 of 496 nightlife in Chicago
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Jazz Bars
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Lansing, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place was amazing. Very small. Private area for a lot of friends. Very close to Hotel Blake. Our doorman Showtime walked us to the club. We were greeted and seated. The band was spectacular. Rina Risper

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Olympia Fields, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place is so cool! The staff is very nice! And OMG....if you are a martini fan, you must go by on Wednesday's...$5 top of the line martinis!! Great place and fabulous bands on Thurs-Sat!! Check it out!! TR

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We love smooth jazz and had a groupon for this place so went one night after dinner. The live music didn't start til around 9pm and we got there early, so we sat at the bar and had some drinks. Bartender was great and drinks were great. We didn't think they were too pricey, average for a bar. Drinks had... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were given the recommendation to go here by the doorman at our hotel. While the music was nice, I felt a little cramped and the drinks - while good - were somewhat pricey at $12 for a martini. That may be normal for a big city but I didn't feel like the quality of the drink justified the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is soothing and the music was very mellow and for me much needed therapy I would encourage any music lover to stop by a check it out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I went yesterday ,the barman was very professional,he has the demeaner of someone very confortable with what he is doing, very confident ,not hangry for tips ,the entire staff look like they are working together very well in harmony. The atmosphere was great ,br was clean Highly impressed ,they are open only wed through Sun only If u have a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

If you love great jazz music with a romantic, laid back atmosphere, then this is the place to go! Located on South Clark, the street looks kinda sketch, but trust me- this is worth it. It was a smaller venue, with candles on each table. The serving staff was great, and they have a good variety of martinis and other... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

If you are not from Chicago, and would like to listen to jazz up close and personal please visit CloseUp2 at 416 S. Clark. This almost hidden gem will not disappoint you! The staff is phenomenal, and the music is all you can hope for. CloseUp2 lives up to its billing of "smooth jazz club" - acts have included some... More

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Big Island, Hawai'i
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We wanted to hear a little jazz while in Chicago, and a local resident recommended Close up 2, an easy block or so walk from the La Salle blue line stop. We went on a Wednesday, knowing that it was a slow night of the week, but didn't know that no music is played on Wednesdays and therefore, no cover... More

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