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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

Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.

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The Place Was Rockin'!

This place does not fool around. Two stages and two bands playing multiple alternating 1 hour sets until 4:00 AM. We were there November 7th and saw Eddie Shaw and Joanna... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Murray M
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place does not fool around. Two stages and two bands playing multiple alternating 1 hour sets until 4:00 AM. We were there November 7th and saw Eddie Shaw and Joanna Connor. Both bands were very good and lots of people were up dancing. We got our blues fix this night for sure! We had a great view of one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A night out at KM was the start of our blues roadtrip and we were not disappointed. First we saw Carl Weathersby who was incredible. He played a wonderful set and interacted with his audience and he even came at sat at our table as he played. In the second room we enjoyed JW Williams and the Chi- Town Hustlers... More 

Thank duncan s
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had done a bit of research before our trip to Chicago, looking for a blues club to visit. Kingston Mines seemed to have the most positive reviews so we decided to give it a try. We saw Joanna Connor perform and were blown away! Interesting set up with the two stages, when one set finishes another starts at the... More 

Thank Renee J
Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

After a busy day of sightseeing, we were tired but still decided to go to the Kingston Mines to hear great Blues music. We were so glad we went because we heard two great bands: Carl Weathersby and J.W. Williams! It was a real treat to be there! We heard 3 sets and then left for the hotel, but the... More 

Thank Sheri K
Centreville, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place was recommended to us by the manager of another blues bar. I am so glad he told us about it. Two stages in adjacent rooms, when one band finishes, the next starts right up. We were there for Joanna Conner and Toronzo Canon. Both were amazing. The crowd was fun and energetic. Only down side was waiting to... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Since I love Blues, I took the opportunity to visit some places to enjoy Blues. I visited Blue Chicago, Buddy Guys Legends and Kingston Mines. I loved Kingston Mines the most, expecially with two stages and the opportunity to enjoy two different bands. You can see other famous Blues singers in the audience too. It is not very crowded like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Came here from downtown on a recommendation from a friend. What a great little atmosphere with great music. We stayed for a few sets and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have nothing to compare this to but Rory at the Blackstone Hotel said to go here. We did and were not disappointed! Old school kind of place. I would have given it an "excellent" if not for my mixed drinks. For me, they were on the weak side, but that is just me. My wife said her drinks were... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

What a night, and it was a Sunday. Firstly we got in for free. There were some "Jam Sessions" at first. Some of them were really good. Then on stage came Linsey Alexander, who was fantastic as were the rest of the band. During the evening a certain Luke Repass also joint Linsey OMG, what a session. The place was... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

loved this place,2 rooms with stage in each.went on fri night very busy sat too near dance floor would sit on raised area next time.we ordered food at the kitchen,wings and nibbles.food was excellent hot and tasty.good bar prices and great cocktails.great bands

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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.