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Close Up 2 Jazz Club

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Address: 416 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605-1022
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+1 312-385-1111

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Chicago Gem

After running around Chicago for a few days and tiring myself out I just wanted to listen to some jazz with a small crowd and a few drinks. I stayed at Hotel Blake and their bell... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2015
alex b
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

I was with my three small children and the waiter approached me and asked if I wanted a drink Of course I had my favorite martini. Then the waiter asked if my children wanted a drink with a smile on his face like giving my children alcohol was funny. I was appalled and I told him to suck a big... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

After running around Chicago for a few days and tiring myself out I just wanted to listen to some jazz with a small crowd and a few drinks. I stayed at Hotel Blake and their bell hop, "Showtime" which was very helpful during our stay, PERSONALLY walked my husband and I to this quint jazz spot a few blocks from... More 

1 Thank alex b
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I have been here too many times to remember. Great drinks and a nice place to just relax and list to great music. Each experience brought something new. I love to hear the original music but my favorite nights are the covers of classic songs. Definitely a change of pace from the average Friday night of a 29 year old.

1 Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Walked in, stumbled out! We found this place wondering around, bar was slow on a thursday night, no live music that night, had good convo with the bar keep. He said come back saturday, we did and there was only a rookie bartender but the live jazz made up for it. They are closing after the labour day weekend, go... More 

1 Thank Chicago_tourist_2014
Antioch, California
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

My husband and I visited Chicago from Northern California in mid-May. The ambience was very nice, the bartender and drinks were great, and the Band was "Awesome"!!! I wish I could remember their name...I remember the guitarists' nickname was "Blade" as in Wesley Snipes lookalike...he played the "heck" out of that guitar. My next visit to Chicago will surely include... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

really nice time there, the music was great. it was a really small place but the atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming. If you like smooth Jazz and R&B Soul then it's the place for you.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Let me tell you guys, this place might be small but the atmosphere is very relaxing and intimate. My best friend and I came here after dinner at Tavernita another great place. If you want to enjoy great live music this is the place to be. The band we saw were called Lake Effect and they did their thang. All... More 

1 Thank tammy8188
Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This place was amazing. Very small. Private area for a lot of friends. Very close to Hotel Blake. Our doorman Showtime walked us to the club. We were greeted and seated. The band was spectacular. Rina Risper

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Olympia Fields, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This place is so cool! The staff is very nice! And OMG....if you are a martini fan, you must go by on Wednesday's...$5 top of the line martinis!! Great place and fabulous bands on Thurs-Sat!! Check it out!! TR

Thank Turina0203
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

We love smooth jazz and had a groupon for this place so went one night after dinner. The live music didn't start til around 9pm and we got there early, so we sat at the bar and had some drinks. Bartender was great and drinks were great. We didn't think they were too pricey, average for a bar. Drinks had... More 

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