Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Chicago is also a music town. Stop into The Green Mill for cocktails and jazz and keep your fingers crossed that Patricia Barber is playing that night. Wow, what a voice. - Nikki
This Chicago landmark presents jazz nightly, from traditional to experimental, amid a "speakeasyesque" dcor.
This jazz institution is legendary for three things: it was once a Capone hangout, its haunted, and the no-nonsense staff will shush you and the friends who dragged you in during jazz sets.
Time Out Chicago
Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Great jazz and a superb martini. Order yours with vodka, extra dirty.
This institution is legendary for three things: it was once a Capone hangout, its supposedly haunted, and the staff is known to shush you and the chatty friends who wandered in during live jazz sets.
Time Out Chicago
In the movie "High Fidelity" (2000) Rob (John Cusack) reminisces about his ex-girlfriend Laura over drinks at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge.
Old school Uptown Jazz Club
On Sunday nights this is THE place to be. 7-Open Mic, 8-Featured Performer, 9-Poetry Slam. This is the home of the original slam. You've got to see this :)
Go in a couple hours before the sun comes up if you really want to experience it.
Capones man Machine Gun Jack McGurn spent a lot of time here. Now some of the best jazz musicians in the world play Green Mill. The bar touts a pic of Capone & a trapdoor leads to an escape tunnel.
Simon & Schuster
Get to the Green Mill around 6:30pm and sit in the front. Judge the Uptown Poetry Slam!!!
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.
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.
Go for the music, not the drinks.
Check out the story of the Green Mill.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oHCAYX8-Iw
Si vous avez la chance de vous rendre Chicago, voici certainement un endroit ne pas manquer! Vous verrez pourquoi par vous-mme...
If you like live jazz and a huge dash of history, this is the place to go! Prohibition bar.
Wednesday nights are especially good with Jazz from the30's ala Django Reinhardt at Le Hot Club in Paris,just before and during the Nazi occupation. -"Swing Gitan will take you back to 1939,France.
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.
Great Jazz. Al Capone used to live here? Work here? Frequent here? They have a B3 organ that is amazing.