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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

906 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking, including iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya & gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp & grits, house-smoked Carolina pulled-pork barbeque, Memphis-style baby back ribs, and Delta fried chicken. The menu also offers signature Southern-inspired recipes such as Voodoo Shrimp and Carolina Mess, as well as a wide range of burgers, sandwiches & salads. The House of Blues bar is dedicated to showcasing a unique blend of classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, spirits & craft beer.

Conveniently located near Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile, the House of Blues experience brings together authentic American food, live music, and art like no other place on Earth. The sounds are electric, the art is inspiring, and our kitchen is as rockin' as the talent onstage.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Late Night: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. or later; Friday - Saturday: 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. or later
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Phone number
(312) 923-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Comerford
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Cross street
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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features Chicago’s latest and greatest blues artists every night on the Backporch Stage. Live blues starts weekdays at 5pm and weekends at 6:30pm until close!

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Special events & promotions
Host your next event with us! Whether you have a party of 12 or 1200, we have the perfect space for you. Contact Megan Herlitz, ( with any event inquiry.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

The entire restaurant space can be rented for special events. The maximum capacity for the restaurant is 400 for a reception and 250 for a seated dinner. We also offer semi-private rooms. All event spaces feature state of the art A/V equipment perfect for a meeting or added entertainment.

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What 906 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 9 hours ago

Very slow service

vipOpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

So it is loud when the band is playing. Hard to have a conversation. Most of the food is spicy, beware. Oh, the ceiling MOVES violently when there is a crowd upstairs in the main theater. It is very unsettling. I’m not sure we will ever be back. So many better places to experience the blues in Chicago and better food.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great place for blues and Cajun!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was not great, service okay. Was not busy seems like we should have had better service. Food really was just low end.

4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We went there for the music and it was great! We weren't in any rush and enjoyed the 3 hours we were there. However, the server was probably the worst one we ever had. Her other tables around us were obviously frustrated as well. I would not count one employee against the restaurant though. We are looking forward to going back!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great meal in a unique environment. Food was true to it’s roots

motherdaughtertravelers (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was great but the menu did not mention red pepper flakes would be used generously on one item we ordered. The atmosphere was good but not nearly as fun as I had imagined. It was fun to go once but probably not again.

SarahO (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

House of Blues Chicago was one of the only restaurants willing to take a reservation for our large group of 18. The staff was extremely helpful, particularly the hostess who worked hard to set up a table to meet our needs, including a high chair and being seated together at one table. Our waitress was patient and friendly. It took a little while for our food to come out, but given our size this was expected and we had drinks and live music to keep us happy. HOB is a very cool spot with unique decor. It was easy to get to and we had a very positive experience.

Rlam1712 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food, decor, and live music were better than expected. Our waitress was polite and nice but was spread thin. This meant that we struggled to let her know when we wanted a drink refill, dessert, or our check. We also asked for a receipt after paying cash (work reimbursement) and left without one after waiting 20 minutes of waiting. Love the atmosphere, worth the patience, but I don't advise going there if you are in a time crunch.

Steakhousesnob (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was ok. Moreso diner food. Not really high grade. Lotta fried greasiness. Hot wings full of grease, but meat undercooked and over seasoned. Will not return.