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Kingston Mines

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Lincoln Park
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Address: 2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
Phone Number:
+1 773-477-4646
19:30 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 19:30 - 04:00
Fri 19:00 - 04:00
Sat 19:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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 right in the heart of beautiful Lincoln Park, on Chicago's North Side. Looking for a venue to host your next party or get together? Kingston Mines is the perfect venue for large or small groups alike! Ask about our party plans.

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Great place, great environment and great music. Staff are very friendly so are the bands. I didn't try the food but they have a large selection of drinks.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Chicago to hear blues music. Liked the venue but the music was a bit too rock like for my taste. Would have preferred more authentic blues. But, it was a good night regardless

Thank stelkyriacou
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, great environment and great music. Staff are very friendly so are the bands. I didn't try the food but they have a large selection of drinks.

Thank Bader A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best blue bar in Chicago. They play everyday, all styles of blues, changing room every other hour with a different group. Food is ok. Depending on the group performing, the entrance fee can be high... On Sundays, you can enter B.L.U.E.S Chicago just in front a little bit further south with the same ticket. Music is really... More 

Thank pilou13
Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at about 9pm and were able to get seats at the table. The band plays between two stages in the venue. It was absolutely packed on a Saturday night but a super fun vibe! Reasonable drink prices for the city too.

Thank Skye M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Kingston mines last night and I had a blast! We got there at 7:30 when the doors opened and left at midnight to catch the train. I'm telling you it was a hella good time! The place is older and the tables are skinny, but it adds to the charm. There are 2 stages in 2 different... More 

Thank Cypriotqueen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large place with spaces for two different bands to play simultaneously. Buy tickets in advance for the more popular artists because otherwise you will be standing in a long line for a long time.

Thank ZippyZZZ
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after dinner to listen to some jazz bands, very cool place, good Sat night vibe. Very good music, a must do when visiting Chicago.

Thank Jim D
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an interesting night here. The music was very solid and well presented. Food was above average. Maybe we just didn't order the best. Didn't really like the ribs. Stools uncomfortable. Great atmosphere. Everyone there for a good time and they were enjoying themselves. Would go again and recommend as a good place to see live music.

Thank Margo D
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish my experience was great like everyone on here, it just wasn't. The food, was horrible. The wait for your food was just down right ridiculous. My nachos, yes nachos were cold, how is your nacho cheese cold? Paid an extra 4.00 for guacamole and didn't get it, I didn't even attempt to have them corrected as the person... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is down and dirty bar( and food) with great blues even midweek set across two bars and band stands so constant music til 2am.

Thank halebrennan

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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.
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