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Green Mill

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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“jazz club”(22 reviews)
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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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4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
+1 773-878-5552
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I came to have a drink one hour before the music was to start. We just wanted to walk in and and see the space and have one cocktail and leave. The bouncer/ doorman absolutely refused to even let us in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 848hollys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped playing the piano when I was 10 years old and became a Little Leaguer. But I enjoy listening to music, all kinds of music, from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash to Andrea Bocelli to Sarah Brightman to Rodgers & Hammerstein. I got introduced...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Sunday night poetry slam. Though there was a lot of people, the vibe was great, people were friendly, drinks were good and the waitress very attentive even with all of the people! We enjoyed the poetry slam very much. If you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bacwoodz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there alone, had a beer and listened to great music. Usually they do have cover charge, but sometimes they don't. Check that on website. You can get draft beer for $5. Old interior is very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grigolm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is not an inviting environment. Maybe because of its past history. This place leans heavily left, including the participants . Very sad.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Knotna53
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to spend a bit of time here due to the associated history. It was a hangout of Al Capone and gang, and his favorite booth has been maintained there in a corner where he could see both doors. Built in 1907, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Came here with some friends over the weekend and really enjoyed the artwork, and the overall ambience before the set started. Once the set starts, they do enforce the no talking policy, which, after two hours of jazz gets a little old for those who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q7284CHmichellew
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My wife and I visited the Green Mill to see a part of Capone and Chicago history. We were only in Chicago for 3 days so we arrived at the Green Mill on Thursday around noon. To our surprise and delight we were the only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EdPatBoston
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Heard about this bar thru the grape vine and decided to try it out. Let me tell you we were not dissapointed. The drinks were delicious, the music was amazing, and the history/ back story of this bar was over the top. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Megan E
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Went for the music and atmosphere--of these two points the venue delivers. A very historic atmosphere with awesome jazz playing. The drinks cost more than I think they should, but not too much to be unreasonable. But the staff. Rude, short, and just so-full-of-themselves that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 30, 2018|
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Response from Gretchen M | Reviewed this property |
Good for you. A real music venue is not for supplying background music. More like a performance.
Brigitte Michik... B
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Bankerwon | Reviewed this property |
While show content is fine for a 4 yr old, this is a bar and in IL they may be restricted from being there. I'd suggest you call the bar and ask.
December 26, 2016|
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Response from BCh072015 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can. This is good quality jazz show.
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Detroit, MI
Missed Kurt Elling (3 Replies)
I was in Chicago last week and was very thankful to DVD for assisting with el directions, instructions on successful use of PL, and getting to the Green Mill Lounge nearby the Lawrence stop on the Red line. Unfortunately Mr. Elling was sick and was not able to perform on the nite I was there.The band played on, but I was pretty down about it all. I came back home the next day wondering if I should try to come and see him again or just wait until he tours Detroit next year. Any suggestions on...More
October 19, 2005|
Response fromdvdmovie1|
Jack, Sorry to hear that the concert didn't go on as planned. The only thing I can think of would be to call the concert hall to confirm the night before about the status of the show. Aside from that, I don't know. Was the Sheraton okay?
Cleveland, Ohio
Uptown neighborhood (6 Replies)
Which streets make up the Uptown area? What stop of the red line would be the last before reaching Uptown? The reason I ask is I am intertested in going to the Green Mill however the last time in Chicago I took the red line up to the area and the minute I got off the platform I feared for my life; granted it was late and not much good happens in the streets after midnight regardless of what city you're in. This time I want to take the subway up to a certain point and then have a cab take me...More
January 17, 2007|
Response fromcpfoutz|
I live within a mile of the Green Mill. If you get off at the Lawrence stop, you will be within a quarter mile of the Green Mill, which is, as you indicated, part of the Uptown neighborhood. I would consider Uptown to be from Montrose to somewhere between Lawrence and Foster. Technically, it goes down to Irving Park, but nowdays most people call that Buena Park. From East to West, I would consider the Lake to Clark to be Uptown. This area is very quickly getting better. On the same...More
Night Life Suggestions... (3 Replies)
In addition to my other post I am also curious about a good place to go on Friday evening after we arrive. We heard about these Blues / Jazz places and I am wondering which is best for a first time visit? Blue Chicago Buddy Guy’s Legends House of Blues Andy’s Jazz Club Green Dolphin Street Green Mill Jazz Club The Back Room I was also wondering about Bars / clubs. We don't want to get into anything too crazy. I have read about these places and was wondering if someone could...More
April 12, 2007|
Response fromDave148|
For the blues/jazz places - check to see who's playing on the evening of your visit. There's no reason to visit a club if you're not going to enjoy the music. Check metromix.com and chicagoreader.com for current music lisitngs. Also, location might be a factor in your decision. The Green Mill is a great club, but the area surrounding it is a bit iffy.