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Kingston Mines

2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
+1 773-477-4646
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What you gonna do at 3 AM

The later it gets or the earlier it gets. Depends on your point of view. But the view of Kingston... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
washington dc
via mobile
Great place for live music

There’s a seedy vibe that I loved but it’s the music that makes it. Bands are of a very high... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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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%
Travellers talk about
“great blues” (54 reviews)
“blues club” (39 reviews)
“chicago blues” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
Lincoln Park
+1 773-477-4646
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The later it gets or the earlier it gets. Depends on your point of view. But the view of Kingston Mines gets better. Arrive drunk. Get drunker. And dance. Can't dance? No matter. Just move any you want. Nobody cares. I love the music. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s a seedy vibe that I loved but it’s the music that makes it. Bands are of a very high standard. Decent bar food and drinks deals. Free entry for students on some nights. Well worth a visit. More ‘authentic’ than some of the places...More

Thank Alan_SAFC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kingston Mines is a very famous and, as far as my experience tells me, extremely popular Blues venue. I went with my wife and a friend and the experience was remarkable. While the food was only average, the drinks are spectacular. Where this place...More

1  Thank Felipe P
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We went on a Monday night and there was plenty of space and good vibes. Free Street parking was a plus that you don’t find many places in Chicago. Everyone was very friendly and the musicians were very talented.

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 9 January 2018

As blues club virgins, we weren't quite sure what to expect. WOW. Very friendly place with two stages, each band playing for about 1 hour each before swapping over. The stand out act for us was The Corey Dennison Band, awesome! Lots of locals in...More

1  Thank flattopsteve
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

it's a must when visiting Chicago. The music is simply fantastic and the place is lovely. Two bands play every night. I go there whenever travelling to chicago

Thank Annalisa B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We did New Years here. It was so much fun! I'm not sure if what we experienced is the usual. There are 2 sides to the venue with bars on each side as well as a place for ordering food in the middle. There were...More

Thank Mogirls
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My group of 5 attended the Kingston Mines NYE party. We were luckily able to snag a bar rail against the back wall when we arrived around 8. Had we arrived any later we would have been standing all night. The music was FANTASTIC and...More

Thank WindyCityRay
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The musicians must love this place almost as much as the audiences that they play to do. With two stages and a great layout for drinks + impressively quick service the bands inadvertently demand attention with brilliant music. This place just felt cool, and it...More

1  Thank Ashton_Willcox
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We came to hear Joanna Connor play and could not have had a better night. The food is fine - it's not great but it's not terrible. But I think you came to Kingston Mine for the music and the ambiance. The wait staff could...More

1  Thank Linda A
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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11 October 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.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
Casual for sure! You'll fit right in.
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Garry S | Reviewed this property |
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.