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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

4.3
966 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live Blues nightly and 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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Cuisines
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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(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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Cross street
Wacker
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Entertainment
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, (meganherlitz@livenation.com) 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom this Mother's Day to Gospel Brunch at House of Blues! We will feature an explosive performance of Gospel music and a fresh all-you-can-eat buffet complete with carving stations and breakfast favorites, like Chicken & Waffles.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 966 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was my wifes 48th birthday. The waiter was very helpful and solicited the bands help in playing happy birthday for my wife. She had a great time and the food was delicious.

Thanks again.
M Brown

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent. Music was excellent. Domestic bottled beer was a bit pricey but excellent service made up for it.

We will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Arrived early for our reservation and they seated us with no problem. Food was ok - nothing to rave about but music and wait staff very good. Great place to sit back and relax but can get loud and lighting is low making it hard to read menus. So if you’re looking for a quiet romantic night out this is not the place - be prepared for small cocktails and being a bit pricey...

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We brought some younger musicians with us to enjoy some blues entertainment and food. We requested seating that provided a decent site line well in advance. The restaurant did not miss an opportunity to confirm my Reservation so they knew we were coming. Upon arrival the hostess, who seemed quite disinterested did nothing to try to help us find a decent table. In fact, the table she gave us had the worst sight lines in the entire place. On top of that our waitress was almost nonexistent we had tried to find her on a number of occasions. So all in all what could’ve been a very fun and memorable evening turned out to be a disappointment.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This place was recommended to us by family that had visited Chicago before. We loved it! Food was delicious, Connie our waitress was awesome to suggest new things to try & the blues band playing was fantastic!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Adam, our server, was amazing. Food was really rich in flavor; four instead or five as it might have been too rich. Overall, great experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The House of Blues was a very enjoyable place to take my group from central Nebraska. Good music and the food and service was excellent. I took two different groups there and had a blast both times.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our server, Haley, was awesome. We came before a concert and were short on time due to traffic coming into the city. We told her we were rushed and Haley sprung right into action. She took our order right away and brought drinks ASAP. Food was delicious and service was quick, attentive, and fantastic. We were able to flash our dining receipt to avoid the cold, rainy concert line outside and head straight upstairs to the venue. BRILLIANT! My brisket tacos were YUMMY. My husband and boys had burgers that they loved. The Juicy Lucy had ground bacon inside that my husband said was unique and delicious. My boys had BBQ bacon burgers--the bacon was THICK and plentiful and fries were really good. Teenage boy heaven. Salads looked great too. Everyone was happy! I'll definitely dine here every time we go to a concert at House of Blues. I'd also bring out of town guests here for the live music in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

House of Blues was great! My boyfriend & I went on a date here and really enjoyed it. They placed us right by the stage with live music which was great (loud, but still enjoyable!). I'd definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We sat up off to the side, we could hear the music and still have a conversation. Service was fantastic, food as well.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good but on our only free evening in Chicago, we chose House of Blues for the live music and the band didn't show. Total disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Waiter was super friendly and gave us recommendations for other things to do while we were in town. They were very busy so I definitely suggest making a reservation. Food and drink service was a bit slow which I assume was due to all tables being packed but didn't mind the wait since the live music was really good. The first beer I ordered was no longer available so had to make a second choice...which was still very good...but since my first choice was not available the manager discounted our food by 15%!!! Food, music and staff were wonderful will go back for sure next time we are in town!!!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was good. Drinks were good. Music was good. But it took a very long time to get our server to come to the table or drinks. The place wasn't especially busy at 6:30 and we must have waited 20 minutes or more for a server to come take our drink order and another 10 minutes before they were ready.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had Shrimp po boy. Great flavor, good sauce with it. Service was great! Over all staff was very helpful and made sure all of our needs were met.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The service was soooooo slow. It took 30 mins. before a waiter even came to our table and another 45 before we ever got food. There were 3 other tables besides ours in the whole place. If you are going for a show make sure to make reservations at least an hour and a half earlier than you would normally. Awful. One upside, the food, when it FINALLY got to us, was really good.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We arrived a bit early so we waited at the bar. The hostess came and got us at our reservation time. Our server was fantastic going above and beyond to make sure we
Had a great experience. Linsey Alexander was playing and he was great- very energetic and liked to wander the tables as he played. Great music and engaging with the diners. Our group had a wonderful time!!!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great service and music. The kids enjoyed the musician and menu options. The adults enjoyed the food, beer and entertainment. It was great for the whole family.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Family vacation with the kids and they loved this place. They had fun taking pictures and looking at the gift shop.
The food kept them quite while they sat eating in silence and watching the live music. We have no complaints!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My gf and I try to spend a night in the city once a month or so and stay in a different neighborhood. So we don’t always know the area well, our server was amazing and suggested so much for us. The food was great, the drinks were good and the music was phenomenal

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I eat at House of Blues several times each month after driving in from the suburbs. The service is always friendly and helpful. I enjoy the food and never feel rushed.

I plan to continue making this my "go to" restaurant for casual meals!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Quite authentic southern food with live music. Good place to spend the night. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I have always loved going for concerts & dinner with hubby & love band. This time I took the kids during spring break. it was great. They got to see the culture, pose with the blues brother & live singer. ***there always a problem with our reservation, but it worked out great, the staff was great and accommodating.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was marginal, the service was good, but Keithen Banks, the entertainment was great.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good food, a bit pricey and typical but overall a great experience!!

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Visiting Chicago, we Made a reservation a day in advance for 9:30. Arrive early to find a lot of people waiting for a private party to end. The band couldn’t even get in. Waited patiently for over 30 minutes and finally left as it looked like we weren’t getting in.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great waiter food ok

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

First time at the House of Blues and we had such a good time. The food was awesome and we loved the music!! Great time!! We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our food was delicious. The steak salad was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We enjoyed good food and really liked the live music.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went to see the Danielle Nicole band on the smaller stage in the restaurant and had a great evening. The pros were it was a nice intimate place to see an band play, we had great service and the food was really good.

The couple negatives were when I made the reservation I noted we were there to see a band and please seat us with a view of the stage but they must not pay attention and tried to seat us off to the side with one of us with our back to the stage. I suggested a table in the middle and she did seat us there and was perfect. The other was the website as not being familiar with the smaller stage made it difficult to understand if I was buying tickets or just booking a reservation in the restaurant. On the performers website it listed the HOB Backporch Stage but could not find that anywhere on the HOB website. I finally did a bunch of Google searches to confirm this.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I met some friends here for dinner and a show. There was no cover because we got in before 9pm. I am not sure if that is for every show though. Service was slow. He was nice enough but may have been spread too thin. Good food and a good venue for live music.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Went early. No wait. Guy King blues guitarist was playing some great tunes while we ate really good food.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The jalepeno cornbread was absolutely amazing. That was done just right. The music was fantastic! I really enjoy each House of Blues we visit.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I enjoy House of Blues because your staff is helpful and warm. The food is good and I can always depend on enjoying my time with you.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We got to hear a great blues, Mississippi Heat, and enjoy good food, with a friendly & helpful server.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was pretty good but a bit on the high side. The drinks were high prices for an 8 oz glass. We had a 7 on reservation and had to wait 30 to be seated.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Enjoyed every moment the celebration for st Patrick’s Day was real at the House of Blues !!! Loved the staff very attentive and great personalities !!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was St Patty's Day. Great live entertainment & opportunity for people watching! Service was great even though they were very busy. Waiter recommended a great locally brewed beer.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Entertainment was fantastic. The band New Element entertained the crowd during our meal. We would have stayed longer to watch the band, however the restaurant was so cold we couldn't stay. The food was mediocre. Service was pretty good. I would definitely come back to see this band but not to dine.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went for a friends birthday! Drinks were awesome. Food came so fast. Blues band that night was awesome. We decided to stay and listen to them vs. Going to another downtown bar! Free dessert for birthday girl was so good!

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