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Address: 4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
Phone Number: 773-878-5552
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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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Home of the original poetry slam

Went to poetry slam in 2010. Very cool. And also Al Capone's old club. How cool is that. It was a freezing February night and one performer flew in From Fairbanks Alaska. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to poetry slam in 2010. Very cool. And also Al Capone's old club. How cool is that. It was a freezing February night and one performer flew in From Fairbanks Alaska. The music and the energy was phenomenal.

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dress nicely. Bring Cash. Arrive early so as to secure a seat. Probably will pay cover. Enjoy. This place has a great, old-school feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talk about a great old school bar... Green Mill exceeded my expectations completely. Make sure to take cash because you can't pay for anything with a credit/debit card. They still use a cash register that looks like it's been around since the place opened. The music was awesome and the drinks were reasonably priced. Take a date, enjoy the music,... More 

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Vannes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on a monday for Patricia Barber. Don't arrive late even for the 2nd set as it's on fiorst come, first seated...and it is not a so big room. The show was exceptional and as the room is relatively" small you can really be near the artits... The music charge was 7 $ and for P Barber it... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I apologize for not knowing the full name of the group we saw, but Patricia, the front woman, had the most amazing and poignant voice. Just loved it hete! Plus knowing it was a Capone hangout, with possibly tunnels beneath to facilitate a speedy exit if needed added to the fun.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We were in Chicago for a couple of days and loved our evening here. Even for those who don't know a lot about jazz this place captivates you and transports you to another era! Brilliant music and dancing - we wouldn't miss this!

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Cordele, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited the green mill while in Chicago a had a blast. The music was piping hot jazz/blues and the ambience and decorum made me feel like we went back in time. Definitely a place to go of you want to hear some live music in Chicago.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went on the recommendation of friend from Minneapolis. I was visiting from Sydney. Absolutely loved it!!! The club is serious about the music to the extent that there is no wifi, you are asked not to talk at all while the music is playing and that others will likely join our table (and did - the delightful Julie and Norma... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Cash only, $15 cover for a Saturday night- bands play from 8pm-5am. I traveled out to the Green Mill on the recommendation of a co-worker who's from Chicago. The place was packed from wall to wall, the venue and music was amazing! I got in late and traveled on my own so I was able to grab space but I'd... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I do not recommend at all this place, besides the music is great the service is awful, the manager is too rude. Additionally, the place is very small and full of people which make the place unsafe and really uncomfortable. I visited other places in Chicago that offers excellent bands with better locations and service!!!

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