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Kingston Mines

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Lincoln Park
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Address: 2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 477 4646
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6:00 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

Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.

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Going back in my father's footsteps...

Went there during Superbowl, so it wasn't crowded at all. Cori working there is so sweet and friendly, and made my friend and me feel at home in an instant. Sound is excellent in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Milica S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there during Superbowl, so it wasn't crowded at all. Cori working there is so sweet and friendly, and made my friend and me feel at home in an instant. Sound is excellent in the place, and blues...well...blues is music for the soul. The only reason it is not 5 stars is because we were only few in the place... More 

Thank Milica S
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to Chicago it was important that we took in the Blues scene, our hotel receptionist recommended Kingston Mines, glad she did. We even got in on a concession, that was a surprise. Never been anywhere like it with its two stages, when one band finishes a set the audience moves to the other room! Marvelous atmosphere, I would go... More 

Thank Sggaunt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Thursday night, so much less crowded. Ate at the in-house rib place. Rib tips were dry. Half rack of ribs much more tender. Joanne Conner was who we came to hear and she didn't disappoint. Great atmosphere

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Blues fan, Kingston Mines is the place. Unpretentious and focussed on the best music and spacious atmosphere to give guests a good time. If you come from overseas suggest taking a cab there and back.

Thank postscript65
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chicago is rightly the capital of Blues music. Kingston Mines is a superb Blues club with lot of space (2 stages). We enjoyed an power-packed by lady Blues artist Joanna Conners last night. Superb performer. The place is nicely decorated with Blues art. Do walk around both the sections. Beer is priced reasonable $4-5 per pint for a nice brand... More 

Thank Ranjeet K
Panama City, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a really fun blues joint. Decorated like you think a blues joint would look. Had 2 separate rooms where a band set up in each room. One band would play a set and then the audience would all move over to the other room and then the other band would play. They did this alternating bands in the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I am quite certain that there was not a single Chicago resident in the entire bar that was not working there. But the bands gave it their all to keep the crowd pumped, the drinks are inexpensive, and it is a lot of fun.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

friendly staff, cold beer and good music, very friendly crowd, will return on our next visit to Chicago.

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

There are some negative reviews in this list, and one wonders what they were expecting... This is a blues bar, it is rough around the edges, it has character... It is dark, the seats are not particularly comfortable and you will sit elbow to elbow (or stand) with strangers. It's just great! It is, to me, how it is supposed... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Sorry to say - since everyone raves about this place - I was not impressed at all. I tried to think of something good about this place, but the only thing I can think of they had good drinks. The food was not good, the music was lousy and the seats uncomfortable. Maybe it was just an off night. This... More 

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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.