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Kingston Mines

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Kingston Mines

Founded by Doc Pellegrino in 1968, Kingston Mines is the largest and oldest continuously operating blues club in Chicago. Its two stages have been graced by the likes of Magic Slim, Koko Taylor, Sugar Blue, Billy Branch, Junior Wells, Joanna Connor, Carl Weathersby, and scores of other musical greats, and are packed with the finest nonstop blues action seven nights a week.

Kingston Mines has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, including the Chicago Reader’s 2016 Best Blues Club, Chicago Music Awards 2016 Most Popular Blues Club Award & 2016 Torch Bearer of Blues in Chicago Award presented to the owner, Doc, a Chicago Concierge Favorites Award and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. What keeps the Kingston Mines alive today, is the same thing that allowed its birth in the stormy 1960s...passion!

The Pellegrino family invites you to come on down, get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc's Rib Joint, and open your ears to some of Chicago's best live music - and remember our motto: HEAR BLUES - DRINK BOOZE - TALK LOUD - YOU'RE AMONG FRIENDS!

  • ADA Compliant
  • American Express
  • ATM Machine On-site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cover Fee Charge
  • Dinner
  • Discover
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7:00 pm - 4:00 am; Friday 7:00 pm - 4:00 am; Saturday 7:00 pm - 5:00 am; Sunday 6:00 pm through 4:00 am Faculty and students (21+) are admitted free Sunday - Thursday and received a discount on Friday and Saturday. Seniors (65+) receive a discount every night. US Military (current and separated), police, and firefighters are admitted free every night. Discounts/free admission are provided on presentation of current, proper identification/credentials and do not apply on New Year's Eve. Valet Parking is available on Friday and Saturday.
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • MasterCard
  • Military Discount
  • Restaurant(s) On-site
  • Visa