Kingston Mines

Jazz Club, Music Venue, and Pub
2548 N Halsted St (at Wrightwood Ave), Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 PM–5:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–4:00 AM
Menus:
Dinner, Bar Snacks
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes

2 Bands. 2 Stages. Non-stop live blues seven nights a week.

9.2/10

Based on 366 votes

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    David J.
    "Oldest blues club in Chicago...and hands down the best."(3 Tips)
    Manoah W.
    "Get a strongbow and chill out to some blues."(25 Tips)
    Marla I.
    "Joanna Connor is awesome!!!!"(2 Tips)
    Melissa S.
    "Blues Alley Sunday"(2 Tips)
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  • blues music
  • oldest blues club in chicago
  • joanna connor
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  • sweet potato fries
  • good for a late night
  • beer
  • nachos
  • lively
  • dancing
  • discounts
  • chicken wings
  • big portions
  • authentic
  • cocktails
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  • Denise H.

    The best place for blues.

    Denise Hollister · 3 weeks ago
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  • Denise H.

    Great show! !!

    Denise Hollister · 3 weeks ago
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  • Joseph B.

    Rude doormen, and musicians who are mostly interested in asserting their political views upon the captive audience.

    Joseph Blewitt · April 28
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  • Karen J.

    Listening to New Orleans style blues music. Les Gretex Blues Band.

    Karen Johnson · April 17
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  • Joel B.

    Classic Chicago blues club. Pay the cover. Support the bands. Enjoy

    Joel Barron · March 4
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  • MisterEastlake

    They have two stages between which the music groups/acts alternate. Well set up for all-night continuous blues! Amazing experience!

    MisterEastlake · March 2
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  • MisterEastlake

    Self-described as the "Chicago Blues Emporium," Kingston Mines began as a coffeehouse featuring more plays than blues, but quickly adopted an all Chicago-style blues format as popularity of genre grew

    MisterEastlake · March 2
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  • MisterEastlake

    Not to be confused with the tiny, downstate Illinois mining town of the same name, Kingston Mines is one of Chicago's oldest, largest & most infamous blues joints.

    MisterEastlake · March 2
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  • Andrey B.

    Если хотите прочувствовать атмосферу настоящего чикагского блюза(без преувеличения!!) ,то 100% вам сюда.Интерьер более андеграундный.Из меню только алкоголь.

    Andrey Bagdasaryan · February 25
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  • Raphael G.

    Blues and rock by Joana Oconnor!!! Iced beer and good menu!!! Pellegrinos family has a big history!!!!

    Raphael Grandi · January 24
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  • Louis K.

    fun late night spot. Great live music, lively atmosphere.

    Louis Klieger · December 14, 2014
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  • JC V.

    Awesome music!

    JC VEGA · December 14, 2014
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  • Adam R.

    Words can't explain the awesome here. Just a great venue for a great time. Well mixed drinks, great tunes.

    Adam Rowe · December 14, 2014
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  • Joseph B.

    Rude bouncers at the door and overpriced cover charges, just to pay for overpriced drinks inside and listen to caustic political swill with some blues thrown in.

    Joseph Blewitt · October 17, 2014
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  • James M.

    Had a blast here for my bachelor party. Great fun live music atmosphere.

    James Morgan · September 25, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
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  • Joshua M.

    Working up the courage to play open mic! =O

    Joshua Martinez · August 18, 2014
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  • Léo L.

    Get in free with a student card! Even if it's from 14 years ago...

    Léo Le Brun · August 12, 2014
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  • AFAR Media

    Amazing Osso Bucco, and the Butternut Squash Ravioli was life changing. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
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  • Redeye Chicago

    This blues club has earned its reputation not just for its size (two stages in adjoining rooms), but also its endurance (open since 1968) and late-night hours (4 a.m. most nights, 5 a.m. Saturdays). Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
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  • Tiago T.

    legal otimo...........

    Tiago Teixeira · June 9, 2014
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  • David

    endroit extraordinaire avec une fantastique atmosphere. de brillants musiciens qui jam. pas de piege; les prix des consommations et de la nourriture sont etonnement bas.

    David · June 9, 2014
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  • John K.

    Great blues

    John Kundtz · May 22, 2014
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  • Marla I.

    Great live bands. Joanna Connor is awesome!!!!

    Marla Isaacs · April 5, 2014
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  • David R.

    Check for the daily bucket beer promo

    David Roca @daroit · March 26, 2014
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  • Ken M.

    Dig the Mines!

    Ken McLennan · March 9, 2014
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  • Niels Christian M.

    Probably the best bluesbar in Chicago. This place is awsome especially past midnight.

    Niels Christian Møller · March 5, 2014
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  • Michelle O.

    Love the music!!!

    Michelle Ortiz · March 2, 2014
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  • Everyday

    21 and over with valid school ID ...FREE

    Everyday · February 26, 2014
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  • Fred R.

    Music and wings

    Fred Ricks · February 15, 2014
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  • Christine S.

    Try the sweet potato fries... Very good!

    Christine Sims · February 1, 2014
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  • Paula R.

    Bar de Blues muito bom!!!

    Paula Ramos · January 8, 2014
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  • Sherry F.

    Great food, huge portions! Music,.impeccable!

    Sherry Flaig-Silguero · December 8, 2013
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  • Elena D.

    Невероятная гитаристка и певица Джоанна Конор, из-за которой стоит сюда прийти

    Elena D · December 6, 2013
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  • Melissa A.

    Great live music and students get a discount on cover! Just show your ID

    Melissa Au · November 24, 2013
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  • Renny B.

    Not sure why I wasn't here sooner! ;-)

    Renny Barbarrossa · November 21, 2013
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  • Jessica B.

    Amazing! Try the doc' swings and the nachos, they are amazing. The live music and the all around atmosphere is great. Another great Chicago blues club!

    Jessica Bush · November 3, 2013
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  • Kelly K.

    Chicken Wings, Mozz Sticks. Tha Best Ever.

    Kelly Kobylanski · October 30, 2013
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  • Char H.

    Excelente lugar para escuchar blues.

    Char Herrera Bárcenas · October 27, 2013
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  • Peter D.

    Every Saturday night should end here.

    Peter Dykstra · October 20, 2013
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  • Verónica M.

    Very nice music!!!

    Verónica Muñoz · October 15, 2013
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  • Büşra A.

    Awesome!!!

    Büşra Aydemir · September 15, 2013
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  • Gjoko M.

    Order some chicken wings and beer and enjoy.

    Gjoko Mitrovski · September 13, 2013
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  • Seyi (Shay) A.

    God I love this place.

    Seyi (Shay) A. · August 15, 2013
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  • Joy Joy

    Joanna, Joanna, Joanna. That is all. Oh, and the food!

    Joy Joy · May 14, 2013
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  • Sara S.

    Awesome! You gotta hear Nellie Tiger Travis. Two bands, one night, & good company- made my visit :-)

    Sara Sid · March 29, 2013
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  • Cj G.

    Freakin Awesome!

    Cj Gorelik · December 1, 2012
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  • Red Bull

    All things authentic about Chicago blues.

    Red Bull · November 15, 2012
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  • Sean B.

    This is a must at least a month. One of the best places in the city.

    Sean Boudreau · November 10, 2012
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  • Mohd Rohaizad K.

    The oldest blues club in Chicago with best entertainment! @ Kingston Mines, Chicago.

    Mohd Rohaizad Kuala Perlis · October 23, 2012
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