Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Jazz Club · Uptown
4802 N Broadway St (at W Lawrence Ave.), Chicago, IL 60640, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • Noon–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 AM–5:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
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    Laurie W.
    "Awesome talent, the best jazz & the historic Al Capone signature."(10 Tips)
    "back...great place to converse and listen to live jazz..."(6 Tips)
    David H.
    "Patricia Barber is amazing."(4 Tips)
    An P.
    "Sunday Night features the Uptown Poetry Slam."(3 Tips)
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  • Erik R.

    Get a Templeton rye with a splash of Sprite and enjoy that cool jazz.

    Erik Rowley · 3 weeks ago
  • Kevin K.

    $6 tasty G&Ts!!

    Kevin Konikowski · October 26
  • Jono F.

    Live jazz and late nights

    Jono Ferrer · October 23
  • Mahaluna C.

    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.

    Mahaluna Chuls · September 5
  • Doug C.

    The home of Slam Poetry. Stop in and say hello to the Ghost of Christmas Expectation.

    Doug Couch · September 3
  • David H.

    Patricia Barber is amazing. Go on a weeknight when the cover is only $7.

    David Heiser · August 2
  • Ayse Ruya A.

    I hope you miss the poetry night

    Ayse Ruya Altay · July 23
  • Joseph B.

    An excellent and authentic place for jazz, but get here early as the place fills up fast.

    Joseph Blewitt · April 28
  • Amanda J.

    Poetry Slam every Sunday evening at 7. Legendary.

    Amanda Jones · April 13
  • Bri J.

    Small but good for intimate jazz shows and date night

    Bri Jordan · February 27
  • Mark S.

    Capone was not here. Cool jazz club

    Mark Stefko · February 21
  • Redeye Chicago

    This is the encyclopedic definition of an old-school jazz bar, minus the cloud of cigarette smoke and with the addition of a topless Roman statue. The ambience is worth the cover charge. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · January 16
  • Chad F.

    Cool dive but beware, it's cash only.

    Chad Falk · December 13, 2014
  • Shinji K.

    Go on Sunday after the poetry's done

    Shinji Kuwayama · December 7, 2014
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    David · November 24, 2014
  • Nerija S.

    Really neat place to hang out on a Saturday night, sipping wine & listening to some great live jazz.

    Nerija Slotkus · November 14, 2014
  • Elsa H.

    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 ;)

    Elsa H · November 13, 2014
  • Erik R.

    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.

    Erik Rowley · November 8, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Slam poetry and live music go well with bartenders who aren't too shy to tell people to quiet down.

    Andrew Wilson · September 11, 2014
  • Dav

    Green mill is awesome laid back...great place to converse and listen to live jazz...

    Dav · September 3, 2014
  • Lidia M.

    Amazing music, rude bouncer..

    Lidia Martin · August 9, 2014
  • Hillman P.

    an icon, crowded, get there early or very late.

    Hillman Philistia · August 7, 2014
  • Giulia Shosanna

    The Best jazz club ❤️

    Giulia Shosanna · August 7, 2014
  • CNN

    During Prohibition, Al Capone had a favorite booth, which still seats patrons. Today the Uptown club books some of the best jazz artists in the world & the Green Mill hosts a poetry slam every Sunday. Read more

    CNN · August 6, 2014
  • An P.

    Sunday Night features the Uptown Poetry Slam. Get there early to secure a seat!

    An Phan · August 3, 2014
  • Anna B.

    There's a trap door that leads to an escape tunnel, in case anyone doesn't know Al Capone was here.

    Anna Bokun · July 28, 2014
  • Andy S.

    Great, classic music venue here!

    Andy Sloan · May 26, 2014
  • Samuel F.

    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.

    Samuel Frankel · April 6, 2014
  • Jordan H.

    Al Capone's old Chicago hang out

    Jordan Hirsch · March 31, 2014
  • Jason D.

    Nice club....just check the bands before going. The one we saw there really was the Patricia Barber Quartet.

    Jason Danford · March 18, 2014
  • Bethany M.

    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.)

    Bethany Minor · February 17, 2014
  • Katharine M.

    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.

    Katharine Matsumoto · January 23, 2014
  • Stina P.

    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.

    Stina P. · December 22, 2013
  • jonas

    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.

    jonas · December 19, 2013
  • Chris S.

    Seriously the rudest and most unnecessarily pretentious bartenders I've ever met....and I'm a huge asshole who thrives on pretension.

    Chris Shackleton · November 2, 2013
  • Scott B.

    One of the coolest jazz clubs I've ever been to. Amazing atmosphere.

    Scott Boni · October 14, 2013
  • Catherine B.

    Here for the music. :)

    Catherine Bury · October 5, 2013
  • Cris D.

    This place is a throw back to the Capone days. If you want to listen to pure jazz, this is your place!

    Cris Diaz · August 13, 2013
  • Perelman J.

    Come early to get a seat nearby the stage.

    Perelman Jérôme · August 6, 2013
  • Lia

    Thursday nights: Swing orchestra :)

    Lia · July 19, 2013
  • Travis D.

    The oldest jazz club in America and Al Capones old hangout...many of the greats have been here.

    Travis Davis · May 26, 2013
  • Derek D.

    Don't be fooled by the stage when choosing seats - sometimes the band plays behind the bar

    Derek Dahmer · May 13, 2013
  • Haydee V.

    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?

    Haydee Valdes · May 11, 2013
  • Misha K.

    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.

    Misha K. · May 4, 2013
  • Mon B.

    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.

    Mon Ben · May 1, 2013
  • Little Fawn P.

    Love the show!...such a great time! I recommend this to everybody!!!!!!!!!

    Little Fawn Provost · April 13, 2013
  • Eric W.

    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.

    Eric Wheeler · April 8, 2013
  • Ross W. B.

    This isa funky place, in all the right ways.

    Ross W. Berman IV · March 17, 2013
  • Roberto D.

    Al Capone used come here. Nothing else to say!

    Roberto De Paiva · February 24, 2013
  • Nirav S.

    Go for the music, not the drinks.

    Nirav Sanghani · February 13, 2013

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