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Kingston Mines

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Address: 2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
Phone Number: 17734774646
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7:30 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:30 pm - 4:00 am
Fri 7:00 pm - 4:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Kingston Mines is a blues music nightclub with 2 rooms, 2 stages and 2...

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, all right in the heart of beautiful Lincoln Park, on Chicago's North Side.

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My favorite Blues club worldwide

The real, genuine, authentic Chicago blues is there !!! I go there everytime I'm in Chicago. No fake, good blues, good booze. You can spend almost the whole night switching from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laurent P
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The real, genuine, authentic Chicago blues is there !!! I go there everytime I'm in Chicago. No fake, good blues, good booze. You can spend almost the whole night switching from one stage to the other, enjoying the mood of the club which is very warm and friendly

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked there from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba on a Sunday night. The crowd was a total cross section of humanity and everyone was all about the music. Great tunes and a fun place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there when doors opened so it was still quiet, but we still enjoyed a few cold beers and some great live music - worth the ride out of town to experience this authentic club

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Thank Catherine H
Middlebury, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never-fail lineup of Chicago Blues all-stars any night of the week. Two stages with two groups playing every night. Only place to catch us dancing! College students and retirees, all jamming to the blues. Ten bucks will get you and your date from downtown to this iconic blues venue in Lincoln Park. The bbq is awesome so plan to eat.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to the Kingston Mines Blues Club was a little disappointing. Their wait staff and bartenders were great. Their drink prices were a little over the top. The club itself was tired and rundown. There were some good bands and nice blues music but nothing over the top great, as we were expecting. We'll try somewhere different on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great find in Lincoln Park, Chicago for live blues and drinks. Two stages offer multiple shows throughout the evening from 7:30pm to 4am! All kinds of drinks available at reasonable prices and BBQ food (ribs, nachos, burgers) available in the back. There are other dining options nearby as well, including a great Mexican restaurant called Las Fuentes. Highly recommend for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. the 12$ cover is worth it, as we had a really enjoyable evening with good beer and amazing blues artists. The only downside? It was way too cold in the club, otherwise we would have stayed way longer.

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Thank Viktoria W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic time last Saturday at Kingston Mines. The evening was sold out & the place was completely packed. Great evening of blues mixed with rock'n'roll. We didn't try any food there but the drinks were okay. What impressed us the most was the music & entertainment. The crowd was so involved, sone dancing some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I won't waste time explaining how awesome the place is as plenty of others do that in here and they are all correct. All I'll add is that if you don't have much time in Chicago and need to pick between the various recommend Blues bars this one will NOT let you down. Easy to get there from the airport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Can't go wrong with blues at KM. Went for Sunday jam (heard amazing new talent) and stayed for regular set. Surprisingly good food - nothing fancy but decent ribs and sides made the night even better.

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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.