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Kingston Mines
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2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago IL 60614

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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 late into the night.

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 launched it…passion!

We invite you to come on down, get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc’s Rib Joint and dance to some of Chicago’s best live music! Kingston Mines is where you can “HEAR BLUES – DRINK BOOZE – TALK LOUD – YOU’RE AMONG FRIENDS!”

Location Information

Miles from O'Hare Airport14.0

Miles from Midway Airport15.0

Miles from Navy Pier3.0

Miles from McCormick Place3.0

Miles from Downtown3.0




American Express

Late Night


Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


Live Music

Cover Fee Charge

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Number of Restaurants On-site

Minimum Age21

Hours of OperationThursday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am; Friday 7:00 pm - 4:00 am; Saturday 7:00 pm - 5:00 am.nnFaculty and students (21+) are admitted free Thursday nights and receive a discount on Friday and Saturday. Seniors (65+) receive a discount every night. US Military (current and separated), police, firefighters, and service industry 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.


Military Discount

Buy-out Max Capacity400

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)400

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)300

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)300

Max Venue Capacity400

Permanent Stage

Max Restaurant Capacity400

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$ = $15 - $24


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Front of ClubLarry McCray on the South StageNora Jean Bruso on South StageMike Wheeler on North StageJoanna Connor on the North StageRibsFried Full Catfish DinnerWingsSalad with ShrimpCajun Chicken DinnerChiliCheesecakeBlackened Shrimp Dinner

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