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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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7:00 pm - 5:00 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
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.

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Not visiting is a sin

If you come toChicago, and are staying more than 24 hours and you don't visit this place, trust me, you'll should mark your trip as incomplete. Real, felt and intimate blues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Verona, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I'm a musician and when they suggested me this club I was sure to go and listen to wonderful blues music: not true! Music was very basic and musician middle-low level. Good only for turists! Corrado C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you come toChicago, and are staying more than 24 hours and you don't visit this place, trust me, you'll should mark your trip as incomplete. Real, felt and intimate blues. Prepare to get your mind blown.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My husband & I went on a Friday nite. Saw a great show!!! Bartenders were friendly. The place was old school & divey, but I love places like that so it was perfect. We didn't eat there but the food looked & smelled good. Would definitely return next time we visit Chicago. Arrive early, this place fills up fast.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

great place an an easy 15 minute cab ride from downtown. Rough and ready but comfortable. Two lounges for the two acts. First we saw was Joanna Connor and wow was she great. Fantastic band and Joanna is one of the greats on slide guitar. Plenty of food and booze and food is OK but that's is not the main... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a classic in Chicago! The place has two stages and shows are constantly going on until 4 am. It's always party time at the Kingston Mines!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We arrived at 7:30pm on a Saturday for the first set, which was acoustic and just for people to grab seats in the main room before it filled up later. (you can reserve seats, BTW). After that the sets alternated between the two stages, getting more rockin with each set. The musicians were incredible and the music addictive. We moved... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

During our mini vacation to Chicago (1st time to the windy city), one of the members of our group passionately HAD TO GO TO a real, authentic Chicago blues club - one of the things to do when in Chicago. Although blues music, clubbing, loud music, crowded environments are not normally on the top of our things to do, we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

One of the places the most run to listen to of the excellent blues. If walls could speak, they would have to tell there a lot. A must for blues music lovers...

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Myself and a few guys were at the venue and enjoyed the two bands that were on. We were dressed as the blues brothers as we had been exhibitors at the AIR 2015 show in McCormick centre. The band's were great and made us feel extremely welcome and appreciated that we were fans of the blues and of the club.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a Must Do if you like the Blues… It is not "downtown" so if you are a visitor make sure you plan a night around this club. It is not a "pretty" club so don't be shocked by the looks. Be prepared to be shocked by the great music that you will hear. Great Fun!!!

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Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
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.