Get a Templeton rye with a splash of Sprite and enjoy that cool jazz.
$6 tasty G&Ts!!
Live jazz and late nights
Dirty and dingy which is supposed to be part of its charm. Acoustics are okay. Get there early if you want to be able to see the band. Seating is not well placed.
The home of Slam Poetry. Stop in and say hello to the Ghost of Christmas Expectation.
Patricia Barber is amazing. Go on a weeknight when the cover is only $7.
I hope you miss the poetry night
An excellent and authentic place for jazz, but get here early as the place fills up fast.
Poetry Slam every Sunday evening at 7. Legendary.
Small but good for intimate jazz shows and date night
Capone was not here. Cool jazz club
Cool dive but beware, it's cash only.
Go on Sunday after the poetry's done
Really neat place to hang out on a Saturday night, sipping wine & listening to some great live jazz.
Like a time machine that transports you back in time! Great atmosphere, people, décor and the greatest jazz you'll hear. Don't ask the bartenders which booth is Al Capone's, they'll cut you off ;)
Owned by gang member Machine Gun Jack McGurn, Capone frequented here often. A must visit Chicago establishment with excellent cocktails, fantastic live jazz music, and a rich history.
Slam poetry and live music go well with bartenders who aren't too shy to tell people to quiet down.
Green mill is awesome laid back...great place to converse and listen to live jazz...
Amazing music, rude bouncer..
an icon, crowded, get there early or very late.
The Best jazz club ❤️
Sunday Night features the Uptown Poetry Slam. Get there early to secure a seat!
There's a trap door that leads to an escape tunnel, in case anyone doesn't know Al Capone was here.
Great, classic music venue here!
Capone's table is preserved behind the bar. Art Deco interior is intact. Be sure to check the schedule so you're not stuck listening to acid jazz.
Al Capone's old Chicago hang out
Nice club....just check the bands before going. The one we saw there really sucked....it was the Patricia Barber Quartet.
They only take cash or AMEX so be prepared. Cocktails are in small glasses so I initially thought it was a bad deal, but the Manhattan I had was perfect (and I am hard to please.)
Great music! The atmosphere is really cool too. Don't expect a soundtrack - the performers are front and center. Talking is kept to a minimum during sets.
The Paper Machete on Saturdays from 3-5PM is a live magazine and boasts some of the best poets, musicians, and journalists commenting on the week's current events while in Chicago. So so good.
Step outside or into the bathroom if you need to use your phone - the bright light is distracting. And PLEASE don't be the douche that records the entire show.
Seriously the rudest and most unnecessarily pretentious bartenders I've ever met....and I'm a huge asshole who thrives on pretension.
One of the coolest jazz clubs I've ever been to. Amazing atmosphere.
Here for the music. :)
This place is a throw back to the Capone days. If you want to listen to pure jazz, this is your place!
Come early to get a seat nearby the stage.
Thursday nights: Swing orchestra :)
The oldest jazz club in America and Al Capones old hangout...many of the greats have been here.
Don't be fooled by the stage when choosing seats - sometimes the band plays behind the bar
Came here because of Anthony Bourdain tip. Great Cosmo and Great music. But why o' why do jazz musicians Always have to do solos in every song?
I love the 20's era vibe and decor. I also love the old school cash registers, which explains why it's a cash-only spot. Added perk that Capone used to hang here.
Really cute place but it was crowded, we couldn't find a seat for a while, and once we did ,we couldn't see the stage. You can't even whisper one word 'cause everyone shhhhhh's you.
Love the show!...such a great time! I recommend this to everybody!!!!!!!!!
The place is a little quite, but it definitely has that classic jazz club feel, minus the smoke. You'll actually get in trouble for talking too loud.
This isa funky place, in all the right ways.
Al Capone used come here. Nothing else to say!
Go for the music, not the drinks.