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Address: 4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
Phone Number: +1 773-878-5552
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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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Dank and Beautiful

Being a parent to young children I don't get out often so remember that when reading my review. I loved this place. My wife and I were visiting Chicago ahead of a work thing she... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a parent to young children I don't get out often so remember that when reading my review. I loved this place. My wife and I were visiting Chicago ahead of a work thing she had and on our last night before I left to be a single parent we decided to stay out late and stop in at the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find they has a $15 cover and it was standing room only. Expect to be standing for an hour until you get a seat. The bar only serves drinks, no food. The prices are reasonable but they take cash only. The staff themselves, I didn't find, to be all that friendly. The music is always good, and you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried to go to the club with a friend from Europe who did not bring ID because she is very clearly well beyond legal drinking age, as am I. We were turned away because as the extremely cold and unsympathetic bouncer told us "everyone has to be identified in case of an accident." However, he was not taking the... More 

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Alcobaca, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Green Mill just to see the Al Capone old bar although we get a great and pleasant night with very good old jazz .

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Thank Aidssa
Troy, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Green Mill on Saturday night to watch them play live jazz! The experience was amazing and I would really recommend visiting this place in Chicago if you have time! They don't serve food, just drinks and they're okay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

You walk into this place and you walk back in time (minus the cover $!). The decor is reminiscent of the days of Al Capone and the music is also. This is a great spot but you should get their early because there isn't much seating available.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Go! Just go! And experience amazing jazz music nearly every night. Sit in the same booth that Capone and his crew sat in during his reign here. If you'll notice, when you sit in the booth, you can see both entrances into the club. Interesting... Also, there is a secret hatch behind the bar used for a quick escape. If... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Green Mill is an old, dark, beat-up cocktail lounge with an unfriendly and indifferent staff. The attraction is the music. We visited the joint in order to see The Fat Babies, a great Chicago retro-jazz band. To hear this wonderful band was well worth the trip.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great old place very historic, pity about the very unfriendly doorman and bartender.. but a great place to listen to blues and Jazz

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Novi, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

It has a $15 cover and it was standing room only. Of course, they tell you that after they take your money. It was very, very full. They only take cash. There is no talking when the music is playing. We didn't really care for the group playing on this visit. Our local friends claim that the music is usually... More 

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