Subway: Red to Lawrence(773) 878-5552 greenmilljazz.com41.969271 -87.659826 4802 N Broadway (at Lawrence Ave) Uptown, Chicago
Mon–Fri noon–4am; Sat noon–5am; Sun 11am–4amAverage cocktail: $7
This jazz institution is legendary for three things: It was once a Capone hangout (with unconfirmed escape tunnels underground), it’s supposedly haunted, and the no-nonsense staff is known to shush you and the visiting friends who dragged you in during live jazz sets. Have trouble keeping your mouth shut? Go during the long-running Uptown Poetry Slam on Sunday nights.