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Kingston Mines

2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
773 477 4646
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Ranked #18 of 304 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars, Other
Activities: Nightlife
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Owner description: Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.

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Campinas, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This bars offers excellent blues music in a safe region of Chicago. The bands begin to play 8pm and continue until 4am, make it suitable for you whatever time you have available. The has plenty of space inside so you may find I place despite the crowds. And, of course, you may choose to dance rather than sit......

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Jackson, Mississippi
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Kingston Mines is one of our "Go To" places anytime we visit Chicago. (About 4-6 times a year) the blues artist are always awesome!! Our favorites are Carl Weathersby and Joanna Connor!! The drinks are fine and the food is that of the south! This is a MUST when you visit Chicago! It's legendary and open and drinks are flowing... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Cover charge: reasonable. Food: only had desert, but everything looked great Tunes: both acts were good Drawbacks: if you don't get a table, I found the view limited and the stools wobbly and a bit uncomfortable Drinks: plentiful and not that pricey Crowd: friendly and diverse

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Forget the yuppie downtown blues shows. If you want authentic blues, real artists, head to the Mines.

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Pristina, Kosovo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

You can't judge this place after only one visit. It takes multiple visits to really understand the range of music at Kingston Mines. The music can be brilliant at times. Open late and wide variety of beer and food too. Highly recommended for Blues fans and anyone else that wants a great late night Chicago music experience.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fantastic value for money, 2 stages, bands all night. Friendly fun vibe, and we got to chat to the musicians. Kitchen was a bit overwhelmed by numbers of people.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were looking for a way to spend a rainy Saturday evening in Chicago. We had never been to Kingston Mines and decided to give it a try. We got there early so got a great seat. Food looked good, but we had already eaten. Drinks were reasonably priced. The music was great. I could have sat there for hours.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you want to experience a real blues club, this is the real deal. Two stages and a big bar, it has so much atmosphere. W spent a great night listening to the bands, dancing and having a few drinks. The cover charge of $12 per head is entirely reasonable. Would happily return again and again and again.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We enjoyed this place. It is a friendly place, if you want to have a really entertaining evening, this is the place. Food was good also

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Music mediocre - Joanna Connor was way too much about riff after riff played purely to demonstrate her own virtuosity and way too little about the music itself, and Vance Kelly OK, enjoyable, but nothing more. I went down the street to B.L.U.E.S for 45 minutes to hear Eddie Shaw and that was terriffic, vastly better than anything I heard... More

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