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Kingston Mines

Closed Now: 7:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 7:30 PM - 4:00 AM
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In my opinion, this is the best place for a good night of blues in Chicago. The house is simple but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcio B
Landmark music venue

One of my favorite Chicago institutions, have been several times. Outstanding performers! Seminal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas M
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Kingston Mines is a blues music nightclub with 2 rooms, 2 stages and 2 bands & live music all night, 365 nights/year. We're the home of Doc's Rib Joint with ribs, wings & more right in the heart of beautiful Lincoln Park, on Chicago's North Side...more
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2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
Lincoln Park
+1 773-477-4646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion, this is the best place for a good night of blues in Chicago. The house is simple but extremely cozy. So, if you wanna listen to the authentical american blues, have some fun, drink a good beer and tasting one of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite Chicago institutions, have been several times. Outstanding performers! Seminal blues. Minimal cover charge. Must see if in Chi town. Drinks are very reasonable. Go!!

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Kingston on a Wednesday evening and by 10 pm it was packed. It’s a large place with two stages and a couple of bars. The seating is great and designed tone flexible and enjoy the music. Service is really friendly and efficient despite it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old time establishment in Lincoln Park with nightly blues and good food and drinks. They have two stages and usually have two acts that alternate, so there is always someone playing. They have a huge bar menu and the food is typical bar fare...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 big rooms to make you enjoy twice the ever lasting rythmic and dancing music from Chicago ....Basic but nice food if you feel like spending the whole evening ....!

Thank 825fb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's a tip if you have the time and the "strength" to not drink yourself silly: go to Kingston Mines before 8p on Sunday evening and enjoy some fun open blues musicians jamming and pay no cover charge and stay on for the headliner acts...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

If you like blues or just live music in general I highly recommend Kingston Mines. There is a cover charge but its definitely worth. If you're in Chicago I would say it's a must see.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Went here on the advice of a local and was very disappointed. The food was not good, I had a shrimp po boy and fries and my husband had a barbecue platter with a variety of meats, fries and a cornbread muffin. The po boy...More

Thank Sunshine7643
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Awesome place. 2 rooms with rotating acts until 4 am. The place gets very busy with what, primarily, feels like a younger college crowd, which isn't what you always expect at Blues clubs. Hard to find seating and a place to eat, but getting a...More

Thank Adam H
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Cool place for blues, but roots Service not so good, specially if you intend to eat - long lines, only fat options But the concerts worth the visit! I would come back!

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row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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October 11, 2017|
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Response from skibumal | Reviewed this property |
We just bought tickets at the door and went straight in - no line ups.
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
Casual for sure! You'll fit right in.
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May 25, 2017|
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My understanding is that the liquor age in Illinois is 21 so I don't believe that they would allow anyone in under that age. But find their phone number and call to double check.