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Green Mill Theater

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Why locals love it

It's The Green Mill. The legendary Green Mill, where Al Capone himself frequented. You can go up to the servers or bouncer and have them point out his booth or bullet holes that are still evident to this day. The artists who perform here are gifted beyond miracles. You listen to them and it's like you are in a different world.

Why you should visit it

It is the most popular place for music in Chicago. Chicago artists themselves come to this joint to appreciate true talent. It is known all over the world however it still manages to give you the feel of an intimate bar and well kept secret by locals.

Special tip

Bring cash for the cover. Try to refrain from talking during the performance you will get asked to leave otherwise. Bring someone special to impress

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The Green Mill makes you feel like you've teleported to another time. This is a quintessential jazz lounge and represents the history of jazz in Chicago.
Local Ambassador
February 18, 2020
Authentic jazz club
January 23, 2020
Entering the Green Mill is like time-traveling to the 1920s. They almost always have live music, from jazz to swing to rock n roll. I like to take visitors from out of town here - it's not touristy but it's iconic.
June 28, 2017
Great music
Local Guru
August 18, 2015

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