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It's Good To Be A Gangster: 10 Chicago Haunts Where the Mafia Hung Out

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There are fewer reminders left that Chicago was once a rough and tumble town where gangsters like Al Capone once roamed, as new development has forced the demolition of several haunts. But there are a few remaining, so take a look at 10 of the more prominent restaurants and bars where Chicago's Outfit once rumbled.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

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4802 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5552
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Open late and serving up arguably the city's best martinis all while some of the country's best jazz and blues artists perform, The Green Mill was owned by "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn, Al Capone's right-hand man and the gangster who put together the St. Valentine's Massacre.

2. Butch McGuire's

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20 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-4318
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Several gangsters frequented this former speakeasy (known as Kelly's Pleasure Palace) during Prohibition. It's also one of the first to serve Guinness and Harp on tap.

3. Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

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226 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-5633
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Al Capone frequented the joint when it was known as the 226 Club.

4. Halligan Bar

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2274 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-7940
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Lincoln Park was full of gangster activity as Bugs Moran was in charge of Halligan.

5. Green Door Tavern

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678 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-5496
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Constructed in 1871, the Green Door was one of the first buildings erected after the Great Chicago Fire. A gangster hang out, a green door signified a speakeasy during Prohibition.

6. Mama Luna's Restaurant

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5109 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 889-3020
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In 1975, a hitman with gangster ties, Harry "The Hook" Aleman, fatally-shot a bookie inside the restaurant.

7. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

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2121 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-2570
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The restaurant sits across the street from the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and may have served as a lookout for Al Capone's gunmen.

8. Fox's Restaurant & Pub

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Chicago
IL, 60655
The Beverly location of the Fox's chain was owned by Al Capone's sister where she once ran a deli.

9. Renaissance Blackstone

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636 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 447-0955
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The hotel continues to prodigally run its "Good to be a Gangster" special, as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano routinely hung their hats here.

10. Klas Restaurant

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5734 W Cermak Rd
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 652-0795
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This Czech restaurant opened in 1922 nestled in south suburban Cicero and attracted guests including Al Capone.

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1. Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640
Open late and serving up arguably the city's best martinis all while some of the country's best jazz and blues artists perform, The Green Mill was owned by "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn, Al Capone's right-hand man and the gangster who put together the St. Valentine's Massacre.
4802 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60640

2. Butch McGuire's

20 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610
Several gangsters frequented this former speakeasy (known as Kelly's Pleasure Palace) during Prohibition. It's also one of the first to serve Guinness and Harp on tap.
20 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60610

3. Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

226 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Al Capone frequented the joint when it was known as the 226 Club.
226 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60604

4. Halligan Bar

2274 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park was full of gangster activity as Bugs Moran was in charge of Halligan.
2274 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Green Door Tavern

678 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654
Constructed in 1871, the Green Door was one of the first buildings erected after the Great Chicago Fire. A gangster hang out, a green door signified a speakeasy during Prohibition.
678 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654

6. Mama Luna's Restaurant

5109 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
In 1975, a hitman with gangster ties, Harry "The Hook" Aleman, fatally-shot a bookie inside the restaurant.
5109 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60639

7. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

2121 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
The restaurant sits across the street from the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and may have served as a lookout for Al Capone's gunmen.
2121 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

8. Fox's Restaurant & Pub

Chicago, IL, 60655
The Beverly location of the Fox's chain was owned by Al Capone's sister where she once ran a deli.
Chicago
IL, 60655

9. Renaissance Blackstone

636 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
The hotel continues to prodigally run its "Good to be a Gangster" special, as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano routinely hung their hats here.
636 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

10. Klas Restaurant

5734 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 60804
This Czech restaurant opened in 1922 nestled in south suburban Cicero and attracted guests including Al Capone.
5734 W Cermak Rd
Cicero, IL 60804

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