Downtown Chicago Jazz Clubs

Downtown Chicago Jazz Clubs
After spending the day sailing on Lake Michigan, running or biking the Lakefront path, or just exploring the streets of Chicago by foot, consider unwinding at one of the city's many music venues. Though well-known as a destination for blues, the Jazz Age remains alive and well in the Windy City. Downtown Chicago is home to several jazz clubs that are typically open into the wee hours of the morning. All of these clubs are easily reached via taxi or public transportation.

Andy's Jazz Club

Andy's Jazz Club is located just off of Michigan Avenue in the River North neighborhood. Andy's features live jazz performances seven days a week, with one performance beginning at 5 p.m. and a second performance beginning at 9 p.m. Cover charges vary depending on the day of the week. In addition to live music, Andy's also features a full dinner menu. Andy's Jazz Club is open Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Andy's Jazz Club
11 East Hubbard St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 642-6805

The Green Mill

The Green Mill is located just north of downtown in the Uptown neighborhood. First opened in 1907, The Green Mill has a storied past and was once the hangout of infamous gangster Al Capone and his cronies. Cover charges vary. The Green Mill is open Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60640
(773) 878-5552

M Lounge

M Lounge is located in the South Loop neighborhood. Live jazz is featured at this club every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. Though no cover fee is charged, there is a two-drink minimum. M Lounge is open Tuesday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

M Lounge
1520 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60605-2900
(312) 447-0201

Jazz Showcase

The Jazz Showcase, located in the South Loop, offers live performances of jazz Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission fees vary depending on the featured artist. Admission charges must be paid in cash; credit cards are accepted at the bar only.

Jazz Showcase
Dearborn Station
806 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 360-0234


Katerina's is located in the North Center neighborhood. This eclectic Mediterranean cafe features a variety of live performances during the week, including jazz, blues and Latin music. Katerina's is open Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

1920 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
(773) 348-7592

Article Written By Susan Berg

Based in northern Wisconsin, Susan Berg has more than 10 years of experience as a writer and editor. Her work has been published in both print and online media, including the "Dayton Daily News" and BioZine. Berg earned a Master of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.

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