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Kingston Mines

2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
+1 773-477-4646
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Fun for the group

2 bands in the combined 2 stage bar... we moved from bar to bar to enjoy some great guitar work... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul P
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London, Canada
via mobile
Amazing place!!

This is where you need to go if you want to try how locals live and enjoy blues. Good drinks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jimena J
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“great blues”(55 reviews)
“blues club”(41 reviews)
“chicago blues”(31 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2348
Lincoln Park
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+1 773-477-4646
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

2 bands in the combined 2 stage bar... we moved from bar to bar to enjoy some great guitar work. Good fun

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where you need to go if you want to try how locals live and enjoy blues. Good drinks, excelent live music, cheap entrance, 2 stages... We had a great night!!

Thank Jimena J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation. Great venue. Two relatively small stages so close to the music. Waitress service for the beer( cheaper to buy buckets of five bottle). Bands were great. Mike wheeler band and Nora Jean Bruso. Food was also very good. Jumbo prawns...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Blues Bar in Chicago. I visited it the first time back in 1984 and visited several times thereafter. Without any doubt, the quality of the players and the shows are outstanding. Traditional and genuine Blues. Congrats to the house for maintaining...More

Thank Guilherme P
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

From the Blues Brothers? This place reminds me of that. It seems like a hodgepodge of kitsch thrown together and plunked right down in the blues. It has a dive bar feel to it, which isn’t bad, but it doesn’t quite pull it off. Part...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I am sitting here right now waiting over 1 hour for our food. People in front of us got food in ten minutes . Food portions are terrible. In other words Not a Eating place . .....good blues music

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is a really great place to hear some good music. We entered before 8 PM and it was free. The band inside was really cool and the atmosphere really exciting. We also had dinner and that was not the best part : the waiting...More

Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, cheap drinks, great music! Free cover for military plus one guest. What else could you ask for?

Thank Tammy22801
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Good place to listen to music and dance! You can drink here and order snacks. This place is overcrowded on weekends.

Thank Elena S
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

The later it gets or the earlier it gets. Depends on your point of view. But the view of Kingston Mines gets better. Arrive drunk. Get drunker. And dance. Can't dance? No matter. Just move any you want. Nobody cares. I love the music. I...More

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Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
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eyebillyo
11 October 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.
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Wavecave1
14 June 2017|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
Casual for sure! You'll fit right in.
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Da Casa d
26 May 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.
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