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Business Description
Kingston Mines is a blues music nightclub with 2 rooms, 2 stages and 2 bands & live music all night, 365 nights/year. We're the home of Doc's Rib Joint with ribs, wings & more, all right in the heart of beautiful Lincoln Park, on Chicago's North Side.
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  • Weekly Specials
  • Private Parties
  • Live Music
Kingston Mines is Chicago's oldest and largest real blues club. The newly-renovated Doc's Rib Joint serves the finest barbeque ribs, wings, catfish and more for late-night dining pleasure. Seven nights a week Kingston Mines presents Chicago Blues on two stages with two bands and guest vocalists.
Payment method
carte blanche
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
North Side, DePaul, Wrightwood
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Categories
Night Clubs, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Barbecue

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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08/15/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great Live Music and good times open late on weekends.

Great talent, fun times, and even offer bbq ribs in the back. I stongly suggest it as a go to if you enjoy talented blues musicians live. They have two stages that the band will rotate on so sit tight and the band will be back in front of you in no time.

08/02/2005

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Unearthing the Blues at ""Mines""

Tuesday July 26th, 2005.\n\nTwo bars, great seating, the warm-up band and Joanna Connor played jointly until after 2:00 a.m. She was incredible. The place was fairly clean, the bartenders were a bit on the arrogant side but mixed agreeable cocktails, wait staff were cordial and receptive. Crowd was 20-somethings mostly. If you step into ""Kingston Mines"" with little or no knowledge of the bands playing that evening, you should be more than pleasantly surprised.

09/30/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
if you want to see the blues, this is the place

went on a saturday nite and it was rocking, very crowded. went back on sunday and it was quiet and got to sit. the music was awesome, on sudays if you pay a small cover at B.L.U.E.S across the street they let you in here for free. i caught a set at BLUES and then went into Kingston Mines and saw a band, when they were done i went to the other stage and saw another band. then i went back to BLUES for one more set before heading home. and these guys on Sunday were awesome bands, very well know blues men. three bands in one nite. would love to go back soon. THE BEST! staff at both places were very nice too!

06/26/2002

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Overall
Fun...but pricey!

get ready to rock out at this joint. two stages, non-stop blues. great tunes, great booze and service. but bring your checkbook! it'll cost ya.

05/21/2002

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Late night/Great night

The Citysearch review is right about this being a reliable last stop on any rough night you don't want to end. But it's also a decent place to be any time after 11:30. The performers at that time have physical energy at that point (though perhaps the Holy Ghost doesn't visit them that early as often), plus the kitchen's open for good ribs. They have some weird pouring rules posted, but the prices make up for it. The raspy-voiced emcee guy is kind of a fool, but he's an institution there and who am I to argue? Not that it matters, but they're eternally renovating and the place seems almost intentionally ramshackle.

09/20/2005

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detroitmike

We make this one of our stops when ever we go to Chicago. Great music and atmophere. Two bands gives you something to choose from or chase them both.

09/02/2006

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Great service and the pulled pork was great.

My wife and I were there on 8/19. We saw Joanna Connor and her band. This girl can play her LP like no one I've seen before. The only problem I had,,,,,, she had to take a break for the other band to play. So we suffered til she came back.

09/17/2006

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Overall
A must!!!!!!!!!

This is just a fun great place!!! Every time I go I have a blast. Friendly crowd and staff. Not expensive at all. Not sure how much the cover charge is, but with student id's you get a discount. Try it you won't be disappointed.

09/25/2006

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Overall
Atmosphere you will not experience anywhere else!

If you love blues this the place for you. The place is has fun atmosphere, if you are looking for sophisticated this not the place for you. The seating is pinic benches and you float from one room to the next to hear the various different artists.

11/20/2006

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Overall
Amazing Blues

I was there on a sunday evening (around 9:00 pm) and not very impressed at first. However as the night went on, more and more people came and the club truly started swinging. This is a great late-night venue and a must for any blues enthusiast.

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