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Kingston Mines

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Address: 2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 477 4646
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8:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri 7:00 pm - 4:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 5:00 am
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.

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A real music joint

Didn't come for the food or the booze but ended up having a rip roaring night watching a rock band and a bluesman back to back on their two stage setup for about 4 hours. Right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Didn't come for the food or the booze but ended up having a rip roaring night watching a rock band and a bluesman back to back on their two stage setup for about 4 hours. Right up there with The Green Mill although a far more grungy vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a blooming cool venue! Went on a friends recommendation and we were not disappointed. Great drinks, food, blues and atmosphere. It was their 47th Birthday and they celebrated in style. We danced until the early hours of the morning and we could dance no more. A top night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a fun place! I went alone solely to hear some authentic Chicago Blues and was not disappointed. Made to feel very welcome both by the staff and fellow patrons. Highlight of my trip. Cannot speak to the food, as I only had some potatoe skins. But not why you go, right? If I find myself in the city again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Did not know what to expect since I am not American. It exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend it the food is just ok but the atmosphere is great. If you like "blues" should not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

we went on a sunday so they had open mic night for the first while until the planned acts came on at 930. Everyone was enjoyable to hear and the atmosphere is fantastic in the place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Used to go to Kingston Mines when in school about 25yrs ago. Back in town for a couple of nights and was staying nearby, so decided to stop in and see if things were the same. Yep, pretty much. There was a $12 cover (free with student ID mid-week). The place hadn't changed much. Frank Pelligrino was still running the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

When we first walked in after paying the $12 cover I will admit I was nervous that I wasnt going to stay long or enjoy, but after 30 min or so of soaking the atmosphere and listening to the awesome live music, I was glad that I came. Great evening.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm a musician and when they suggested me this club I was sure to go and listen to wonderful blues music: not true! Music was very basic and musician middle-low level. Good only for turists! Corrado C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you come toChicago, and are staying more than 24 hours and you don't visit this place, trust me, you'll should mark your trip as incomplete. Real, felt and intimate blues. Prepare to get your mind blown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband & I went on a Friday nite. Saw a great show!!! Bartenders were friendly. The place was old school & divey, but I love places like that so it was perfect. We didn't eat there but the food looked & smelled good. Would definitely return next time we visit Chicago. Arrive early, this place fills up fast.

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.