Andy's Jazz Club
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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Nightly Admission Charged To All Guests & Goes Directly Toward Paying The Performing Artists. One of Chicago's Best-Known and Most-Respected Jazz establishments, historic Andy's offers casually sophisticated dining with a musical menu of Chicago's Top Jazz Artists.
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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Near North Side
How to get there
  • Grand • 3 min walk
  • State/Lake • 6 min walk
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Patricia_Luz_Moreira
Sao Roque, SP171 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
That is a place where you must book a table and be aware that it is booked only for one show even though the club normally offers 3 shows per night. Of course you can enjoy all shows if you book tables for them and pay the fee for each of the shows. Anyways, the place is great! Music was amazing and the food and drinks were fair enough. We enjoyed 1:15h of great music and had a good meal. In my opinion, if we could stay longer and enjoy more music would be amazing! However that is how clubs seems to work around here!
Written November 28, 2022
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK17,752 contributions
Apr 2022
I'm a big Jazz fan of some 35 years who has been fortunate enough to attend live gigs at places like The Jazz Cafe in London and The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and so when in Chicago for a few days I grabbed the opportunity to visit one of the best known Jazz Venues in Chicago - "Andy's Jazz Club."
The admission fee was US$15 a head and the Club is also a restaurant (See my other review). There is a bar and tables set out around a stage. The decor and lighting was really cool and made for an intimate atmosphere within walls that were literally draped in Jazz history. The set that was performed was not massively long but the musicians were top of their games and the tunes they played were superb. All the Club staff were excellent too.
I totally loved my evening at Andy's Jazz Club and it will be one I remember for a long time. I hope to come again next time I am in Chicago from the UK.
Written May 6, 2022
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA274 contributions
Jun 2022
I have not visited a jazz club previously, and I did not particularly enjoy jazz prior to my visit. However, it was recommended to my friends and I that we'd visit this jazz club to enjoy some music.

The performing band was fantastic and performed a solid, yet enjoyable repertoire of songs for the audience to enjoy. The band speaker was extremely charismatic and charming, and it was so great to enjoy an unfamiliar brand of music whilst seeing the band so passionate and in love with the music they were performing.

Food (dinner) was served before and during the performance. Whilst on the higher end in terms of cost, the food was also quite good and the servers were very polite too.
Written June 17, 2022
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michellebV8508GL
Brighton, MI79 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Andy’s was recommended to us by two separate tables while we were at dinner as somewhere we should go for music. We were right around the corner and we had to pass it on the way back to the hotel, so they suggested we stop in. Neither of the recommendations mentioned a reservation was needed. However, upon entering the door to the club, we were greeted by the most unfriendly man who made it known we should’ve made a reservation and he wasn’t sure he could seat us. He was extremely rude!!! Mind you, we had no idea as we are not from Chicago. Apparently you’re supposed to make reservations even for the bar seats. He hemmed and hawed, and we were ready to turn and leave, as we were celebrating our 28 th anniversary. And didn’t need that kind of crap! The hostess said we could sit at the bar, so those were our seats. There are two shows, and your door entry payment gets you in for one of the shows only. Was not cheap. Honestly we weren’t impressed with the venue or the show. Definitely not with the personnel. The only reason I gave it a two is due to the hostess and the location to our hotel. We’ve travelled all over, and this was one of our least favorite establishments to listen to live music. We will not go back.
Written October 3, 2021
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i8manutd2017
Bury St. Edmunds, UK12 contributions
Jan 2020
On a rare trip to Chicago we were recommended to Andy's and made the booking online. What a treat and we were looking forward to our visit.

The Good

We arrived early and paid the admission of $15 pp (we knew this in advance so no worries there) and got a really good table. The young lady who welcomed us asked that we respectfully keep talking to hushed levels when the band was playing. So far so good.

Great little venue and has a great feel.

All was going well until it went bad. Very bad.

The Bad

Even though it was late January 2020 it got uncomfortably hot in the restaurant and our meal was 'so so' even though we expected to pay a premium for dining with live music the quality of the food didn't match the cost.

The Ugly

What really soured the evening was a group of 6/7 people in the corner who'd squashed round a table meant for 4. They didn't order food and talked and talked and talked. They got louder and louder and louder so even the band members were looking their way as they were playing. One woman had such a whiney whingeing voice I felt that i wanted to drag her out of the place by her ears!

Remember that I'd said that all guests were asked to keep their voices down? Well it clearly doesn't apply and is not enforced by the staff.
We asked Walter the waiter to request that these people lower their voices but we were ignored so after 1.5 hrs we upped and left.

The Verdict

The cost: $125 for 2 x cocktails, 2 x starters and 2 x main courses plus $30 entrance for 1.5 hrs not to mention the cab rides each way!

If you care to read other reviews from other people you'll see that this theme is repetitive. It's such a shame that the staff do nothing about people who spoil things for others. I came to enjoy a nice meal out with my wife in a relaxed setting but this was ruined by selfish people and wimpy staff who dare not say anything to them for the benefit of other patrons.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you for your detailed and candid feedback regarding your recent visit to the venue. We will be reviewing the instance described with our nightly management staff regarding handling of parties becoming a distraction during our performances. Being a venue that receives many guests visiting us as their first experience in the jazz realm, we run into hurdles that we look to limit from occurring. Regarding crowd volume/attention we do ask all guests to keep conversation to a minimum during performances, we do formal introductions on stage on many high volume nights of at the starts of our sets and we coach managment to talk to said groups one on one at the tables....all in hopes of getting the desired outcome of a comfortable environment to take in dinner and a show for all. This instance we fell short, but will strive to continue to improve upon this shortfall so as to conitnue to work toward limiting these instances in the future.
Written January 29, 2020
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Boris U
Colorado, USA105 contributions
Jun 2021
We might have lucked out on the band, but the one we were there to see didn't impress us at all. The admission fee of $15/pp, which doesn't include any drinks or anything else is too high for an hour performance for this type of club.

Food was very mediocre and front desk staff was presenting a clear "don't care" attitude. The waiter was good and attentive. The last unpleasant surprise was a "cleaning charge" on the check. No advanced warning either. Disgusting practice of pushing this expense to the customers, which, unfortunately, became popular in post pandemic times. Though I noticed it started disappearing in places that actually care about customer retention.

Considering how many options for late night Jazz is there in the area, we'll probably pick a different place next time
Written July 1, 2021
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DCE
Oak Park, United States9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Looking for live music and have lived here my whole life but never been. There is a reason that I haven’t. Music was good but that was the only bright spot. Didn’t have reservations but was offered seat at bar. There are multiple polls leading to obstructed views. The staff is rude. When paying the cover, the doorman made no mention that we were entering towards end of set. After watching and having one drink, they told us we needed to pay another $15 cover each to stay. Asked for manager and he acknowledged that we had only been there for 30 minutes and staff failed to make it clear, he said there was nothing he could do and we had to pay again. The place is only popular because of location and tourists who don’t know better. So many better options for live jazz in city so don’t waste your time
Written October 30, 2021
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Stacey G
7 contributions
Apr 2022
$30 for 2 to get in and $30 for 2 drinks for 45 minutes of crappy music. Guess that's what you get for a Monday night, they hire the cheapest band.. Don't waste your time. Much better places to go for real jazz music.
Written April 9, 2022
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,277 contributions
Jul 2022
We sat at the bar for the mid evening session to hear an improvised band consisting of piano, bass, saxophone and drums put on a great show with mainly trad jazz.

Chatted at the bar afterwards to the pianist who actually knew where Manchester was in the UK. "Known for its music" he said!

Charming staff, lovely atmosphere and great cocktails.
Written October 19, 2022
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Sam5933
Congresbury, UK61 contributions
May 2022
We had pre-booked and had a warm welcome on arrival. Recommend booking in advance, as we saw others turned away. We were shown to an amazing table in direct line of the stage. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We shared a starter of homemade nachos and dip, and then had main courses of pasta primavera and Louisiana ribs - all of which we enjoyed. The main event was the music - we saw Frank Catalano (saxophonist). Frank and his band were brilliant. A very enjoyable evening and would highly recommend.
Written May 25, 2022
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  • Wed - Sun 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM


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