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Kingston Mines

2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
+1 773-477-4646
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Year after year it's a place you can depend on for a solid night out. Great music, drinks, people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
eloahu
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washington state (via Hawaii!)
fun wried go

Taxied out, and got a fun reception from a big guy with that Chicago attitude. Cove charge...but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pokher_ace
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ontario
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Kingston Mines is a blues music nightclub with 2 rooms, 2 stages and 2 bands & live music all night, 365 nights/year. We're the home of Doc's Rib Joint with ribs, wings & more right in the heart of beautiful Lincoln Park, on Chicago's North Side. Looking for a venue to host your next party or get together? Kingston Mines is the perfect venue for large or small groups alike! Ask about our party plans.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great blues” (55 reviews)
“blues club” (41 reviews)
“chicago blues” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
Lincoln Park
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+1 773-477-4646
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"great blues"
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"chicago blues"
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"joanna connor"
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"blues fan"
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"blues experience"
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"band plays"
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"authentic chicago"
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"monday night"
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"entrance fee"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Year after year it's a place you can depend on for a solid night out. Great music, drinks, people plus 2 stages so no set up time. Wish there were more than 5 green circles I could give this place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Taxied out, and got a fun reception from a big guy with that Chicago attitude. Cove charge...but so what. Two stages, kind of strange moving back and forth. Server ...absolutely took care of us! Thanks Cathy! Loved the music, ambiance, fans. Got to try the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic blues spot where you will hear some of the best Blues around, have a great meal and meet very cool people.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With two bands playing Chicago blues all night long, you have a great night of entertainment. But be warned that any food or drink you get is pretty mediocre and takes ages to obtain. We had only one waitress who was serving the entire room!...More

Thank Dileau P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So everyone told us this is the place to hear some blues. And they are right. The music is awesome. Two stages so it's constantly hopping. Great musicians. Good time. However!!! The food and drink are two different companies so you pay separately which is...More

Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not the blues fan, my husband is, but i had the best night. Two brilliant performers. we travelled out by Uber and got in early, seat at the bar and then got good seats as we swapped to the second area too. This music...More

Thank fran1dale
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KingstonMinesChicago, Manager at Kingston Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, we’re glad you had a good time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 bands in the combined 2 stage bar... we moved from bar to bar to enjoy some great guitar work. Good fun

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This is where you need to go if you want to try how locals live and enjoy blues. Good drinks, excelent live music, cheap entrance, 2 stages... We had a great night!!

Thank Jimena J
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation. Great venue. Two relatively small stages so close to the music. Waitress service for the beer( cheaper to buy buckets of five bottle). Bands were great. Mike wheeler band and Nora Jean Bruso. Food was also very good. Jumbo prawns...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This is the best Blues Bar in Chicago. I visited it the first time back in 1984 and visited several times thereafter. Without any doubt, the quality of the players and the shows are outstanding. Traditional and genuine Blues. Congrats to the house for maintaining...More

Thank Guilherme P
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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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eyebillyo
October 11, 2017|
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Response from skibumal | Reviewed this property |
We just bought tickets at the door and went straight in - no line ups.
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Wavecave1
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
Casual for sure! You'll fit right in.
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Da Casa d
May 25, 2017|
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My understanding is that the liquor age in Illinois is 21 so I don't believe that they would allow anyone in under that age. But find their phone number and call to double check.
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