Time Out says
Al Capone and other gangsters used to hang here in the 1920s, but these days it’s all about the music. Owner Dave Jemilo, who returned the club to its original luster in the 1980s, books smart bebop and free jazz with a discriminating ear. Local favorites Frank Catalano and Patricia Barber both maintain residencies throughout the year (Barber’s here every Monday, if she’s not on tour). Come early, as it’s usually understandably busy.
4802 N Broadway St
|Cross street:||at Lawrence Ave|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Lawrence. Bus: 22, 36, 81, 151.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $7|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–4am; Sat noon–5am; Sun 11am–4am|
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Users say (5)
Average User Rating
4.1 / 5
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The music is excellent; everyone is told to shut up and listen so you can actually hear it and the atmosphere, the interior---this is the real old style Chicago, not some fake repro.
The music is taken seriously at this classic Chicago club—don't try to carry on a conversation over the performers unless you want to be reprimanded.