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Kingston Mines

2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
773 477 4646
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Ranked #19 of 366 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.
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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A true Chicago experience with all of the Blues Great and better pricing than Legends (Buddy Guy's) Also it's open late and there are many good restaurants nearby.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went Saturday night. Had fun listening to Vance Kelly but was surprised he did some covers of Motown songs and others. Was expecting more Blues. We enjoyed it, place was crowed, standing room only, Dance floor was packed. $15 bucks basically can get you continuous music from 8 pm till 5 am. Go check it out.

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Ames, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been to Kingston Mines a few times over the years when I visit the Chicago area. It is always worth it. For a $15 cover, one can listen to some of the greatest Blues artists in the world. Doors open at 8 pm and stay opened until 4 am. That's a lot of Blues! Kingston Mines looks the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic high energy performers will make your night. Only drawback is the venue has 2 stages in different rooms and the bands take turns playing and the crowd has to get up and go from one room to the other if they want to see both bands.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I think we went on an off night (which is surprising because all the locals couldn't believe that we almost had the room to ourselves) but I would definitely go back to hear the live music.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Four of us stopped by here after a Saturday night dinner. Carl Weathersby was the headline. We watched the first set. Blues is not a favorite of my wife but she enjoyed the music and the overall atmosphere. Crowd is quite diverse. I like the idea of having two stages which keeps the music going between breaks. Drinks are not... More

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Tunis, Tunisia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is simply terrific, there are two stages with different bands and they alternate so the music never ends. We really enjoyed listening to Big James & the Chicago Play boys. Blues and soul nonstop, it was really a good moment.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a great evening at Kongston Mines. It was one of the performers' birthday and there were dozens of guest performers. There are two music rooms and when one group takes a break the other group performs, so there is no break in the entertainment. Fabulous music. Also loved how people of all ages got out on the dance... More

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Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Thought I had to go for jazz in chicago but was recommended by a friend that I CANNOT MISS kingston mines despite it being more blues. I walked in and i fell in love. It was Sugar Blue playing - mind you I was unfamiliar with the blues before this, but the music, it's like you can hear life being... More

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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Griddy, Great tunes and chill mode. Soak up some blues and chill with friends. It's that kind of place and a must stop.

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