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Green Mill

4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
+1 773-878-5552
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The Music Was Perfect

Pay attention to what night you go to the Green Mill, so that the band or other program suits your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marty D
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Lakewood, Colorado
Sound Likes Jazz

I really like all jazz music styles. I make a special trip to enjoy the nightlife venue and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
veronicagriffith56
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Chicago, Illinois
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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” (60 reviews)
“jazz club” (21 reviews)
“cover charge” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
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4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
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+1 773-878-5552
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"jazz lovers"
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"amazing jazz"
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"historic venue"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SOGChicago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I hadnt even had a drink yet and the doorman told me to have water or be kicked out. I tried to explain that i wasnt falling asleep i was listening, he said “ i dont care! Have water, then i had a water and...More

Thank Stephannie B
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

My daughter took us there for jazz music, but on that night it was Big Band/Swing. the 12 piece band had members from their 20s to their 70s. Music was great, but the drinks were very expensive. Hey, it's Chicago.

Thank Tom S
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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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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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