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Kingston Mines

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Address: 2548 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614
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
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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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Birth of the Blues

Iconic venue to catch some local, and not so local, talent. We were lucky enough to hear Joe Moss on a recent visit and it's not an overstatement to describe it as transformative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Iconic venue to catch some local, and not so local, talent. We were lucky enough to hear Joe Moss on a recent visit and it's not an overstatement to describe it as transformative. Fun to switch from one stage to the other as the evening wears on. Small dance floor for those incline to move with the music. Laid back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I go to Chicago, I make KINGSTON mine one of my main events at night. Great blues, two stages constant entertainment don't miss it.

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Sarpsborg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two stages, cheap beer in buckets, live Music from 9.30 to 4 in the morning, great atmosphere, need I say more? Go there!!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a hole in the wall, but super special and with amazing talent. I would definitely recommend to friends and family and plan on returning

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

True Chicago classic - 2 rooms of live music with multiple bars. Gets busy later, but it's a sizable place so you won't feel crushed. Reasonable drinks - a true joint/dive bar but in a great way and with legit live music

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went two consecutive nights -- Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a BLAST! The artist absolutely rocked the house! Waitresses were quick with drinks and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. We figured Sunday night wouldn't have the same quality musicians, but were disappointed to find it was basically open mic -- frankly the garage bands were pretty bad.... More 

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Davidsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been to Kingston's for 20 years, the place is better than ever. Mike Wheeler Band was fantastic we could have stayed all night. Of you like Blues you will love this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most authentic Jazz and Blues club you will find anywhere in the world. The music is incredible and you can see the players are serious about their music. When you go there, get ready to go to bed late, late, late, as it is open until 4am and you won't want to leave until it... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

While visiting family in Chicago, a waiter suggested we swing by Kingston Mines if we were in the blues music, which we are. There are two separate rooms, one for the "opening act" and one for the main stage. During the main band's intermission, we headed back into the room with the opening act, and continued to hear them play... More 

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Salt Lake City, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went here after Second City and it's a great place to go and hang out to enjoy some awesome music. My favorite Joanna Connor, unbelievable guitar skills.

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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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.