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2519 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2307
+1 773-528-1012
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Must experience live!

I was staying at a facility nearby, and a quick search suggested this place. We went on a Wednesday... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Coventry, Rhode Island
via mobile
fantastic blues bar, intimate

great bands, very intimate and cozy loved the interaction with the band just a cool place to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Popular Blues club located in Chicago's North Side has hosted such great musicians as Sunnyland Slim and Pinetop Perkins.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“kingston mines” (13 reviews)
“real blues” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2519 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-2307
Lincoln Park
+1 773-528-1012
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I was staying at a facility nearby, and a quick search suggested this place. We went on a Wednesday night, expected an O.K. band since it was the middle of the week. The band surpassed my expectations 10 folds! Great musicians, great energy! The music...More

Thank ggfield
Reviewed 13 September 2017

great bands, very intimate and cozy loved the interaction with the band just a cool place to come just know there is a cover here

Thank switsquid
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Nice place to hear some great music & have some drinks. Place gets very loud and is small. We went on a recent Thursday night and got there when they opened at 8PM. It was just us in the place until about 915PM, show started...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic, intimate experience. The beers were cheap and good, the band almost blew the roof off of the place. We had a fantastic time!

1  Thank Rickard H
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

In the neighborhood bar tradition, this intimate watering whole features no frill furnishings, full bar, and a great rotating schedule of local and regional blues musicians. $10 cover. Seats limited. Well worth it .

2  Thank MartinEldred
Reviewed 31 March 2017

when in chicago area i use to go to the most famous kingston mines... well B.L.U.E.S. is definitely different: much smaller, more intimate but great music. traditional blues to be enjoyed with the soul having some good beers. NO FRILLS BUT BLUES. probably not modern...More

2  Thank mac67093
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Intimate setting -- not large, you feel very close to the stage. Volume was fine, sound quality pretty good. Blues show was very good. Not a fancy place at all -- this is where you go to listen to blues, not to see and be...More

1  Thank South_Georgia_boy
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Happened to be Big Ray's birthday so there was a jam going on. For a $5 cover I had the chance to hear a variety of recording artists from the Blues Hall of Fame playing about 10 feet away, get great drink service and eat...More

Thank JAG2021
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Saloon in San Francisco is our gold standard for live blues bars and we were delighted to discover this place while in Chicago for a weekend. Good music, good pours, good company. All you could ask for.

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place was so much fun and the music was incredible. The bar isn't that big so it can be really crowded but the we had an absolute blast watching people come out of the crowd to play with the band. I feel like most...More

Thank vanderverroger
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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9 August 2016|
Response from Rickard H |
Yes, $5 cover. On sundays the cover includes entry to The Mine! I dont know if It's more expensive on that day though..
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8 August 2016|
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Response from Love2travel2222 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Parking on the street yes. Good luck!
22 July 2015|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a bad night to go.