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Green Mill

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4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
+1 773-878-5552
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Listen and Chill for a While

Exactly what you expect. Jazz, drinks, friends and a local Chicago experience. Old school... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
D I
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Music awesome, people not cool

We went to this bar, which is clearly on of the top jazz bar of Chicago. Style is awesome, very old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pim S
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“al capone” (61 reviews)
“jazz club” (21 reviews)
“cover charge” (17 reviews)
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4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
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"al capone"
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"jazz club"
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"cover charge"
in 17 reviews
"fat babies"
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"live jazz"
in 9 reviews
"swing band"
in 5 reviews
"jazz lovers"
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"standing room only"
in 6 reviews
"prohibition era"
in 5 reviews
"historic venue"
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"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"great history"
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"worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"chi town"
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"chicago history"
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"poetry"
in 17 reviews
"foreman"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exactly what you expect. Jazz, drinks, friends and a local Chicago experience. Old school architecture, woodwork, speakeasy booths, wood scrolls and great acoustics. The place is tight and can be standing room only some nights. Also, its cash only, but there's a bank across the...More

Thank D I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this bar, which is clearly on of the top jazz bar of Chicago. Style is awesome, very old school, super cool. Drinks are really affordable. When the group started playing, time stops, it was absolutely magic, people dancing, song perfect. Definitely a...More

1  Thank Pim S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pay attention to what night you go to the Green Mill, so that the band or other program suits your particular tastes. Thursday night was a wonderful, old timey experience. Go at opening if you want a seat up front. Go fairly early if you...More

1  Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like all jazz music styles. I make a special trip to enjoy the nightlife venue and the surrounding neighborhood as well. I study the American jazz idiom and immerse myself in the music heritage. I am a fellow patron of the local and...More

1  Thank veronicagriffith56
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

What a fun night. Go on Friday night for big band. Go late stay late. This is such a throwback. Crowded, small dance floor....great little place.

1  Thank Folsstl
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Wow! Went with no expectations and were "wowed" by this evening! So much fun! Will be back, Dave! Next time we'll give you a "heads up" Your doorman was a little querky, like you! Bartender good! You had 2 kinds of Amber beer! Yeah! Show...More

1  Thank SOGChicago
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

SHHHH the band is on. OK I get it the band is playing but jazz was created for the audience not the artist-it's to have fun. This place was not fun. No talking or you will be asked to leave. Well if you want that...More

Thank bob m
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I went on a Wednesday night and despite the crappy weather, the place was full. This club was opened under a different name in 1907 and even though it is a dive- like most famous, real jazz clubs-it has the most history of any in...More

1  Thank Gretchen M
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic old-school haunt for live jazz and other shows. Come early for the shows if you want a good seat. Also, it’s cash only.

Thank Aaron G
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon. There was a live jazz performance on so there was a cover charge of 5 dollars each. The doorman told us we could come in but would have to be quiet. It was our first experience of live...More

1  Thank Ianbb9
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SOGChicago
April 30, 2018|
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Response from bob m | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor is for tourists to learn about destination X in city Y. Now they know that in this case this place may be more sombre than expected for a Sunday afternoon. And thats a good thing for them and for those that want... More
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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.
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Stefanie C
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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