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Address: 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-3667
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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 18 December 2016
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California
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Gramado, RS
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked this place. Good experience, good people working there... and the most important part: Amazing band. They played with so much love and made me so good. It's an amazing place

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Thank DeboraLatorre
Peoria Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for my 35th birthday. Had been wanting to check it out for a few years. Place is so cool inside and the history is so captivating. Music was awesome... only bar i have ever been able to go and listen to live music and still be able to carry on a nice conversation. Staff was super polite and... More 

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Ottumwa
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Green Mill is not too much like their website. We went at 6:30 to have a few drinks. We were informed that if we were staying past 8 we would have to finish our drinks and get out. The website says they don't turn the bar over between bands, but they do. It fails to mention it is a... More 

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Thank Tim M
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 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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80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 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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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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