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May 2, 2007 05:31 PM

Any great classic cocktail bars in Chicago?

Coming from New York and trying to see if your great city has any great bars serving old-school or exciting cocktails.

Places similar to Peju Club, Milk & Honey, Bemelman's, Flatiron Lounge here in NYC.

Also, any suggestions on where to see great live jazz appreciated.

Staying in South Loop if that helps (but we are certainly not confined to that area).

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'm not familiar with any of the bars you mentioned in NYC but in Chicago if your looking for old/classic and jazz The Green Mill is the place.

    4802 N. Broadway Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773.878.5552 Green Mill is the place.

    1. My friends who are into cocktails say The Matchbox is very good

      The Matchbox
      770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

      1. The Hotel Intercontinental at 505 N Michigan is somewhat of a Landmark. They have 2 Lounges/Bars. Their swimming pool is gorgeous, you should ask if you can go see it, before any martini's.