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Kingston Mines

Jazz Club, Music Venue, and Pub
Lincoln Park, Chicago
106 Tips and reviews
  • blues music
  • joanna connor
  • blues alley sunday
  • chicago blues club
  • ribs
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  • Nick F.
    Nick Fruendt2 weeks ago
    So much fun here. Jazz and blues music - rocking out
  • Christian J.
    Whiskey plus R&B ( Ribs and Blues) what more can you ask for?
  • Gizem Z.
    Gizem ZOctober 29
    Take a beer and listen good music, the soul of jazz🍻
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RiosOctober 29
    Amazing talent and fun atmosphere
  • Mahi K.
    Mahi KocakOctober 7
    Just a perfect place 🎉
  • UpShift Digital
    UpShift DigitalSeptember 6
    This a great spot. Amazing food. Awesome music and open til 5 am on the weekend.
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 18
    Great blues music and a fun, lively audience. Delicious rib join in the back and free entry for students! (except Friday)
  • Ana Paula P.
    Amazing food and music! Must go when in town
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherOctober 17, 2016
    A Chicago institution. Really talented musicians & performers. If you like jazz, this is the place. I like the way they switch stage & performers in different rooms.
  • Silvia A.
    Silvia AkiAugust 29, 2016
    Fun place! There are 2 stages where musicians alternate and keep the place busy. One of te coolest places I've been while visiting Chicago.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SMay 17, 2016
    Fun place, open super late. Drinks were a little weak but other than that we had a great time!
  • Naomi B.
    Naomi BoehmApril 21, 2016
    Music was good
  • Raphael G.
    Raphael GrandiMarch 21, 2016
    The best Blues Bar at Chicago! Good food and friends!!!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    Open since 1968, Kingston Mines is one of the city’s favorite blues clubs. Read more
  • Majo Ponce C.
    Majo Ponce CDecember 4, 2015
    Blues is love.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerOctober 5, 2015
    LOVE this place, the dual stages with rotating artist is brilliant. GREAT artist / music here, and cold beer. Be sure to stroll to the back for lip licking ribs, fired catfish, delicious soul food 😄
  • Blanca
    BlancaSeptember 4, 2015
    Hot and fresh pretzel good with whisky!
  • Silvia B.
    Silvia Butta CaliceAugust 15, 2015
    Amazing vibes and music! The staff is super kind! Totally worth the 15$ to get in.
  • Ergin E.
    Ergin EroğluAugust 8, 2015
    Live performances rock
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinAugust 6, 2015
    Very strong drinks.
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 30, 2015
    Very good music all night long! Specially Mike Wheeler Band.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HollisterJune 11, 2015
    The best place for blues.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HollisterJune 11, 2015
    Great show! !!
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittApril 28, 2015
    Rude doormen, and musicians who are mostly interested in asserting their political views upon the captive audience.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonApril 17, 2015
    Listening to New Orleans style blues music. Les Gretex Blues Band.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BarronMarch 4, 2015
    Classic Chicago blues club. Pay the cover. Support the bands. Enjoy
  • Raphael G.
    Raphael GrandiJanuary 24, 2015
    Blues and rock by Joana Oconnor!!! Iced beer and good menu!!! Pellegrinos family has a big history!!!!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 14, 2014
    fun late night spot. Great live music, lively atmosphere.
  • JC V.
    JC VEGADecember 14, 2014
    Awesome music!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweDecember 14, 2014
    Words can't explain the awesome here. Just a great venue for a great time. Well mixed drinks, great tunes.
  • James M.
    James MorganSeptember 25, 2014
    Had a blast here for my bachelor party. Great fun live music atmosphere.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Kingstone Mines as seen on Feed the Beast Read more
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MartinezAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Working up the courage to play open mic! =O
  • Léo L.
    Léo Le BrunAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get in free with a student card! Even if it's from 14 years ago...
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Amazing Osso Bucco, and the Butternut Squash Ravioli was life changing. Read more
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • John K.
    John KundtzMay 22, 2014
    Great blues
  • Marla I.
    Marla IsaacsApril 5, 2014
    Great live bands. Joanna Connor is awesome!!!!
  • David R.
    David Roca @daroitMarch 26, 2014
    Check for the daily bucket beer promo
  • Ken M.
    Ken McLennanMarch 9, 2014
    Dig the Mines!
  • Niels Christian M.
    Probably the best bluesbar in Chicago. This place is awsome especially past midnight.
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle OrtizMarch 2, 2014
    Love the music!!!
  • Everyday
    EverydayFebruary 26, 2014
    21 and over with valid school ID ...FREE
  • Christine S.
    Christine SimsFebruary 1, 2014
    Try the sweet potato fries... Very good!
  • Sherry F.
    Sherry Flaig-SilgueroDecember 8, 2013
    Great food, huge portions! Music,.impeccable!
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AuNovember 24, 2013
    Great live music and students get a discount on cover! Just show your ID
  • Renny B.
    Renny BarbarrossaNovember 21, 2013
    Not sure why I wasn't here sooner! ;-)
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BushNovember 3, 2013
    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!
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KobylanskiOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Chicken Wings, Mozz Sticks. Tha Best Ever.
  • Peter D.
    Peter DykstraOctober 20, 2013
    Every Saturday night should end here.
  • Verónica M.
    Verónica MuñozOctober 15, 2013
    Very nice music!!!
  • Büşra A.
    Büşra AydemirSeptember 15, 2013
  • Gjoko M.
    Gjoko MitrovskiSeptember 13, 2013
    Order some chicken wings and beer and enjoy.
  • Seyi (Shay) A.
    Seyi (Shay) A.August 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    God I love this place.
  • Joy Joy
    Joy JoyMay 14, 2013
    Joanna, Joanna, Joanna. That is all. Oh, and the food!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SidMarch 29, 2013
    Awesome! You gotta hear Nellie Tiger Travis. Two bands, one night, & good company- made my visit :-)
  • Cj G.
    Cj GorelikDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Freakin Awesome!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BoudreauNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a must at least a month. One of the best places in the city.
  • Mohd Rohaizad K.
    The oldest blues club in Chicago with best entertainment! @ Kingston Mines, Chicago.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰October 17, 2012
    Bring your student ID for a discount on entry (or just be convincing that you forgot it ;) )
  • Boomerang, Inc.
    Boomerang, Inc.October 16, 2012
    Head over to and get your friend in for free!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithSeptember 10, 2012
    Every night they have live music and a different beer on special: 5 beers in a bucket for $15.00!
  • Arlyn S.
    Arlyn SAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My second favorite place in the world. Family owned. Open until 4 AM. Dancing, drinks, and good food.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MAugust 5, 2012
    Make sure you call this bar Kingsly Shacklebolt, Harry Potter reference and the bartenders will love it!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SchulzJuly 18, 2012
    Best blues in the city
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy BarnumMay 20, 2012
    i miss my home town the best placr
  • Sabrina T.
    Blues + Chicago = Kingston Mines :)
  • Moe (.
    Moe (ThePhotographer) TaibApril 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sunday night Doc's Blues Jam, Get there before 8:30 p.m. and get in free for the whole evening. Get your hand stamped and you can go to B.L.U.E.S. across the street for free too.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Buffered by fatty, sauce-covered rib tips ($12) or a po’ boy sandwich loaded with fried catfish, crab cakes or blackened chicken ($8.50), you won’t mind that you paid a $12 cover. Read more
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 5, 2012
    Feel free! Have fun .
  • PnPPhat S.
    PnPPhat S.January 16, 2012
    a cool live Jazz place, Best Nights r Fri, Thu, Sat
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick ThornquistDecember 21, 2011
    Absolutely amazing blues spot. Students get free cover Sunday thru Thursday
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GoldmanDecember 6, 2011
    Go on a Sunday night, Linsey Alexander will usually hold a booty-shaking contest. "Disconnect that ass" and win a CD!
  • Colleen R.
    Colleen RohrerOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    TJ has a huge weiner
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PazdernikOctober 21, 2011
    Nellie 'Tiger' Travis is the shit!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HOctober 10, 2011
    No cover charge Sun-Thurs if u show ur student ID! Music is great too!
  • Shane M.
    Shane MooreOctober 8, 2011
    Fat tire is excellent.
  • Maria I.
    Maria ISeptember 8, 2011
    Wonderful live music. Fun atmosphere. My only complaint: guy in the back taking food orders was extremely rude for no reason.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place sucks. I come here all the te and they flaked out on me
  • Dave N.
    Dave NodererJuly 10, 2011
    It's all good! Always great music. I try to get there every time I'm in Chicago!
  • David J.
    David JensenApril 24, 2011
    Oldest blues club in Chicago...and hands down the best. Tips? Drink and have fun!
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    If you want a feel for something "very Chicago" then check out this place and enjoy the live music. It's about $12 for admission and they have 2 stages with performances!! Read more
  • Soul Train
    Soul TrainMarch 14, 2011
    This spot is one of the oldest blues clubs in Chicago and was rated "Best Blues Club" 13 years in a row. If you're not having a good time, check your pulse.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MattesonFebruary 26, 2011
    Look for the guy who can play the guitar with his teeth!
  • clifford j.
    clifford jarmanFebruary 18, 2011
    great venue
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonFebruary 4, 2011
    Make sure you check out Joanna Connor, killer guitarist with a slamming band behind her.
  • Yasa P.
    Yasa PerdanaDecember 23, 2010
  • Bear D.
    Bear DohringNovember 19, 2010
    Sweet potato fries and hometown blues never fails.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Blues Alley Sundays...Pay the cover at the Mines and get into B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted for FREE!!!! (right across the street!)
  • Megan K.
    Megan KirklandOctober 3, 2010
    Great music! Horrible dessert. Don't do it!
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SustaitaJuly 21, 2010
    Blues Alley Sunday - Pay $5 cover at BLUES and get into Kingston Mines free! awesome music!
    GERALDINE CAVAGNONFebruary 24, 2010
    Good music
  • Manoah W.
    Manoah WilliamsFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a strongbow and chill out to some blues.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica A.February 15, 2010
    Buckets of beer and jazz = perfect late night.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GravesJanuary 30, 2010
    If ya ain't rockin, then ya ain't rockin. Buy a scotch.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Its late hours, regular acoustic blues sets, all-night kitchen, and vibrant neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, and other entertainment recommend this club as a top blues destination. Read more
  • gilbert l.
    gilbert laraDecember 24, 2009
    The jimmy burns blues band here makes white people act exceptionally foolish! That's a good thing.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PApril 1, 2009
    Enjoy some Goose Island brew and sweet potato fries while you listen to the tunes.
  • Elaine S.
    Elaine SilvaSeptember 8
    Uma verdadeira lenda em Chicago. Se você ama blues tenha certeza de ter passado por aqui. Com dois palcos revezando os artistas e a cerveja bem gelada não tem erro... é garantia de uma ótima noite
  • Martín H.
    Martín HunterMarch 27, 2016
    Blues de Chicago puro sin tanto turista como en el Buddy Guy Legends. Suele haber dos shows simultáneamente ya que hay otro escenario atrás. Acompañar con una Red Stripe!
  • Andrey B.
    Andrey BagdasaryanFebruary 25, 2015
    Если хотите прочувствовать атмосферу настоящего чикагского блюза(без преувеличения!!) ,то 100% вам сюда.Интерьер более андеграундный.Из меню только алкоголь.
  • Tiago T.
    Tiago TeixeiraJune 9, 2014
    legal otimo...........
  • David
    DavidJune 9, 2014
    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.
  • Paula R.
    Paula RamosJanuary 8, 2014
    Bar de Blues muito bom!!!
  • Elena D.
    Elena DDecember 6, 2013
    Невероятная гитаристка и певица Джоанна Конор, из-за которой стоит сюда прийти
  • Char H.
    Char Herrera BárcenasOctober 27, 2013
    Excelente lugar para escuchar blues.
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