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Kingston Mines

2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
773 477 4646
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Ranked #20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went with a couple of friends after dinner to enjoy a bit of beer and blues. very nice experience with music almost non-stop. really worth to go.

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122 reviews 122 reviews
17 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Kingston Mines during our recent trip to Chicago. The set up with two rooms, so they can have 2 bands each night, is unique in Chicago. The crowd moves from one room to the other when the band has finished their set (each set is an hour long). But there are TV's in both rooms which show... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We only went there because of a private party at Buddy Guys. It was brilliant. Exactly how I would have imagined a Blues club to be in Chicago. Staff were very friendly. The music was so good, especially Studebaker John. I enjoyed his set so much, that I will be looking him up on You Tube...

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Crazy fun, make it one of your destinations in an evening. Very unique with the two stages. Upbeat crowd, fun loving.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Blues music with two stages that alternate which is good to keep the music going and to get a change of seating. Staff are prompt with drinks. Food is above average for this setting. Only distraction was a blonde employee who kept dancing and making spectacle of herself and the other staff didn't make her stay seated It would have... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite blues clubs in Chicago. Never a bad night at this rockin spot. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took my in-laws here since they are Blues fans. The bands playing that night were good and I even enjoyed myself despite being the designated driver & 6 months pregnant.

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved that there were two bands alternating. Students and Teachers get in free with proper ID! Great music, decent (some great) food and ambience! The crowd is older though, so mainly people in late 20s and up Good place to while away some time.

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Sydney, Australia
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843 helpful votes 843 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's always been a favourite but I was stunned when my taxi driver was struggling to find it. I asked how long had he been a taxi driver and where did he come from and he replied "yesterday" and he came from Kingston, Jamaica. It just seemed so strange that a visitor from Australia had to show a local taxi... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great atmosphere; great performers and great music. "Authentic" feel. Fans of the blues will not be disappointed! Try to see Billy Branch!

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