Kingston Mines


2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago IL 60614

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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! For ribs, wings, catfish, red beans & rice and more, there is no better place than Doc’s Rib Joint. We have appetizers for every appetite. If you’re looking for a snack, our homemade nachos might be just the thing. Our Po’boy sandwiches are always a hit! If you’re in the mood for something spicy, try our buffalo wings or Caribbean-style jerk wings. Want something on the lighter side, try our salad with shrimp, catfish or chicken done up blackened, fried or grilled. Doc’s Rib Joint is always open right up to last call (3:30am Sunday through Friday & 4:30am Saturday). Come find us at the back of the Kingston Mines and save some room for a little drunken bread pudding or pecan pie to top the night off! 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!

Facility Amenities


Max Restaurant Capacity 400

Permanent Stage

Max Venue Capacity 400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 300

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 400

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 300

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 400

Buy-out Max Capacity 400

Military Discount


Number of Restaurants On-site

ADA Compliant

ATM Machine On-site

Cover Fee Charge

Live Music


Restaurant(s) On-site

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Reservations Accepted

Valet Parking Available


Late Night

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Front of Club Larry McCray on the South Stage Nora Jean Bruso on South Stage Mike Wheeler on North Stage Joanna Connor on the North Stage JW Williams & The Chi-Town Hustlers Ribs Fried Full Catfish Dinner Wings Salad with Shrimp Cajun Chicken Dinner Chili Cheesecake Druken Bread Pudding Blackened Shrimp Dinner
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