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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Paul K
Austin, Texas

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

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 

Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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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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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We love to go to Kingston Mines EVERY single time we are in Chicago! it is great music, never dissapoints!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We have a favorite blues guitarist who regularly graces the stages at Kingston Mines. Her name is Joanna Connor, and she's well worth a special trip to Chicago. The cover charge is high, but so is the quality of the music. I don't find the food or drink very interesting, or I would have handed out a perfect score. I... More 

Falun, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Two stages in this huge blues joint. Some big names playing this place. The stages have good acoustics and you get close and personal with the musicians. Just across the road from B.L.U.E.S so if the music is not to your taste you can cross the road and see what else is on. Last time I was there they had... More 

Carpinteria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Second time at Kingston Mines. I cannot imagine a trip to Chicago without coming here. 2 stages for non-stop action into the wee hours of the morning. We saw our favorite, Joanna Connor, who was AWESOME as usual. And we saw The Kinsey Report who was also awesome and had some really moving, powerful songs. The club is what you... More 

Godalming, Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Love the vibe in this place. A must visit place in Chicago if you like the blues. We got there early and watched the 10:30 show but you can get there any time until 4am

Williamstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great "dive" bar to hear some great blues!!! Easy cab ride from the "magnificent mile" area. Two stages to enjoy music. Listen on one side, and when the set is over, pick up and move to the other. Small cover charge...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My daughter took me here while visiting her in college. I have come every trip since. It's very safe in a mixed crowd of all ages. In an age of hip hop and dwindling rock it's encouraging to see all the young college kids here as well. In my 5 trips I have seen only incredible talent and heard great... 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.