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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
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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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Plan well, and you'll have a great experience!

Reading some of the other reviews... I think you're in for a treat and a positive experience as long as you plan ahead. It's a great place with history and awesome live music... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 17, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our family members lives in Chicago and picked this place for an evening of jazz and drinks What a great choice! People are dressed very casually and yet some are dressed to the nines! It was well worth the $15pp cover. We tried to time our arrival between the afternoon show and evening one. If you want to... More 

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Thank Bankerwon
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like jazz music this is a great place to go. The house and was very good. They only accept cash. At the door and at the bar so don't forget to hit the ATM beforehand.

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Thank frizz22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Green Mill always have some exceptional bands playing, I really love the vintage jazz played by the very talented band called Fat Babies. The atmosphere is extremely lively with a small dance floor. The service is pretty great too considering how busy it gets. This place has an interesting history and has an aura that takes you back in time.... More 

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Thank Seema A
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice pub-bar! Great jazz music with Alfonso, super guitar player! Enjoyed the night with local beer. Jazz beer and friend, good relation!

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Thank taglia79
California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Reading some of the other reviews... I think you're in for a treat and a positive experience as long as you plan ahead. It's a great place with history and awesome live music. The cover price to get in is low for performances and some big name jazz artists come through from time to time. Some of the local groups... More 

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1 Thank GeoR-SD
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Check out the history of this place before you go, really cool. Good service when I was there. Packed like any cool bar but was able to enjoy it without feeling like a herd of cattle. Good place to take a date.

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Avon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We decided to check the Green Mill out on a Thursday night when they usually have a big band swing orchestra. Complete with two great singers that rotated in and out and a DJ that made announcements as though he was broadcasting live between songs, great swing dancers and an authentic Chicago vibe, this was one of the best nights... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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 November 26, 2016

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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Thank Jeff S
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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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