Jazz clubs, Chicago
If you like jazz, this is the place to go in Chicago. It's open every evening with different jazz musicians. On weekends, it can get very crowded before midnight. There is a stage, candle-lit tables, and candle-lit booths where you can relax and listen to soothing jazz. After 1am, it's free admission and you can stay until 3 or 4am. I use to go there for the free jazz, but with age it's hard to stay awake!! On Sunday evenings, a poetry slam takes center stage from 7pm to 10pm. Get there early to get a good seat. PS -- Ask your waitress which table Al Capone sat at and why....There's always a secret passage behind the bar. I haven't got the guts to ask the bartender to let me have a peek. But Capone use to use it when he patroned the bar....
Dress Code: Casual to dressy.
The Green Mill is one of famous gangster Al Capone's (check out his photo on the baby grand behind the bar) former speakeasies. Once across the threshold, you step into another era.The atmosphere makes you want to kick back with a few martinis and hear some cool jazz. Here you will have both. There's usually a cover depending on who's on stage but rarely over $5
Dress Code: Casual
Chicago really is a music city, and of course it is the home of blues. This was one of my fave clubs If you like your nostalgic 70's and 80's music as well as a bit of jazz and blues thrown in this is a great place to head. Great bar and dance floor and a great bunch of people....
Dress Code: Smart/casual.
This is one of the best bars in the world...an absolute dream of a place to go and visit. There is nonstop champagne, flights and excellent tapa foods and desserts. There is a fireplace if it's cold...with big, comfy chairs...and a nice deck and patio outside with gardens surrounding you if it's warm enough to sit outdoors.
There is a 3 piece jazz band that sits up on top of platform and it's comforting...and a fun loving enviroment...and all the right ingredients for romance.
Dress Code: My guess would be no jeans or shorts?
There are some really great jazz and blues bars in Chicago. Love Chicago! They have quite a tradition of great blues and jazz clubs, most any bar in Chicago has an outside option, but unless it's warm out they may not have the porch open. But most any of these bars are exquisite.
I hope you have a great time in Chicago, it's a gorgeous, friendly, excellent city
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Dress Code: Typically there is a dress code dress is generally business casual to business professional. Check with each club for details.