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Kingston Mines

2548 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
773 477 4646
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Ranked #22 of 367 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

2 stages, open til 4.00 AM.... We were going to the house of blues, when the door man hailed us a taxi. He asked where we were going. We sail house of blues. He said oh no, You will go to Kingston mines. Gave us 2 3.00 off passes and we were gone. I'm glad he did that, it is... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can get discounted tickets if you see something at BLUES across the street in the same night. More than one stage/bar makes Kingston Mines a great place for a long night of shaking yer bonbon!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

And all the Trip Advisor "reviews" are right, particularly those which are "excellent". In no particular order then: 1- All musical experiences have merit, especially if you come on a night featuring talented musicians (the night I went I went to see/hear the fabulous Mike Wheeler Band so I was utterly happy and satisfied. Super hard working and a happy... More

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Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Two stages rotate back and forth between two stages. So you are never without live music. Live blues until 4am and we saw a house Joanne Conner, fantastic guitar and vocals. A true Chicago Blues feel, and the rib tips were fun for a late snack. I highly recommend, nice mix of ages

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A friend recommended and I decided to go there for my 21st birthday. It was amazing! The music and environment were great. I don't have any complaint. I shouldn't forget to mention that students get in free Sunday to Thursday. Just bring your student ID with you and get ready to have fun.

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San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Kingston Mines is what you're looking for if you want to hear great blues bands. Two alternating stages, great music and it's open until real early in the morning. A Chicago legend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm not the biggest fan of Blues music so didn't enjoy this as much as I should have. Kingston Mines is touted as one of the world's best Blues bars ... People I went with seemed to have fallen in love with the joint.. I however was left expecting more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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