The Green Mill is a bar in the Uptown
neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago
. It's situated at the corner of Broadway
, about a stone's throw in either direction from either the Lawrence stop on the Red Line
or the Graceland Cemetery
. It was founded in the early 1900s and named "Green Mill" to imitate the "Moulin Rouge
" ("Red Mill") nightclub in Paris
. Chicago gangster Al Capone
is said to have hung out here in the 1920s as well as Evanston
native John Cusack
(more recently)during the filming of "High Fidelity
". In 2001, I attempted to enter this bar with the Red Elvises
but we were thrown out because one of the band members' girlfriend was using a fake ID
to try to get past the doorman.
If you're really lucky, you might happen by here on a night when Patricia Barber is singing...