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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!

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!

Payment Method(s) Accepted




American Express

Late Night


Valet Parking Available

Reservation Cancellation PolicyReservations are held until 8pm Friday-Saturday nights and until 8:30pm Sunday-Thursday nights.

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


Live Music

Cover Fee Charge

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of OperationMonday through Thursday 7:30 pm - 4:00 am; Friday 7:00 pm - 4:00 am; Saturday 7:00 pm - 5:00 am; Sunday 6:00 pm-4:00 amnnFaculty and students (21+) are admitted free Sunday - Thursday nights and receive 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.nnValet Parking is available on Friday and Saturday.


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 StageJW Williams & The Chi-Town HustlersRibsFried Full Catfish DinnerWingsSalad with ShrimpCajun Chicken DinnerChiliCheesecakeDruken Bread PuddingBlackened Shrimp Dinner

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