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About House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

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.

329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Wacker

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 923-2000

Website:
http://www.houseofblues.com/chicago/restaurant

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!

Executive Chef:
John Comerford

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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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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.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (62)
Fun (48)
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Good for a Date (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Cozy (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Late-night Find (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (15)
Hot Spot (15)
People Watching (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Spicy (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Great Beer (10)
Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
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Healthy (3)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great time. Arrived at 6:30 but the original entertainer was late. Had a guitar / solo blues player for an hour. Cheryl Youngblood and her band were FANTASTIC. We had no idea we would stay for most of the night. Food was Louisana style and was spicy and great!. Great recommendation: NOT FOR KIDS!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined 4 days ago

We went specifically to listen to the dinner band, made our reservations and waited 45 mins past when the band was supposed to start. We overheard a waitress tell her table that the band cancelled and they were trying to get another band to fill in. No announcements were made, no one told us. The cliché, big chain like atmosphere and bland gumbo was not worth it without music. Disappointed.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I was a little bit upset about the fact that we went to the restaurant in order to bypass the line to get into the concert, just to come out of the restaurant to find the people from outside were already being allowed into the venue. I would have never wasted my time or money if I'd know I didn't have pay the extra $ just to get let in the venue that same time as people who didn't pay the extra $ to get in first.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food, good time, good music xxxxxxxx cxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxcxxxxx xxxxxxx

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food is excellent. Love this place. Definitely one our favorite places to eat and drink.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went for the entertainment and where pleasantly surprised by the food. The staff was attentive and we never waited for help.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Brought high school exchange students from Europe and Latin America. Loved the music. All enjoyed music, service, food, decor. Would come again but would look to come early or on a weekday to be able to have a conversation over dinner.
BUT beware of UBER pickups. We asked hostess whether cab or UBER better. She said the latter and peogrammed in the exact address as it seems there could be more than one. But the UBER driver was one minute away. Then three minutes. Then one. Then three. Then they cancelled. And then they charged me for not being there! We had been standing in the cold directly in front of the restaurant - watching many cabs pull up. Moral: of you don’t drive or walk when you leave House of Blues, take a cab.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Spicy
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The House of Blues never disappoints. The food and drinks and service are great. The real draw to this place, and the reason we keep going back, is The Mike Wheeler Band. They frequently play there, and you can find their schedule on the Mike Wheeler Band website. I wish I was a writer to explain their gig to you, but all I can say is that they put their flair on original and familiar songs, and to me it is all amazing, and very entertaining, and it makes for a great Chicago evening. I would encourage a reservation on busier weekend nights, or if you want to request a table close to the band.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

From out of town and we had a wonderful evening. Food was wholesome and delicious. Music was great

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great blues music in a fun atmosphere! The menu selection was broad and food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall, my visit to this restaurant was okay, but the service received was not that great. The waitress was not as attentive as she should have been and the amateur entertainment could have been spared for another day.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had called to reconfirm table and was transferred to Richard (a few days before before Dec. 31) and they had our table first in front of stage #135 for 7:30. I had originally requested away from stage. He said he could put us three back at #123 but at 8:30 so I changed our reservation. (He did not mention floor was being cleared at 8:30 for dancing)
We arrived and were seated in the room behind the bar. After explAining to Andrew our disappointment and misinformation he gave us complimentary drinks and appetizer. That was very kind.
We were disappointed in the lack of BLUES MUSIC.
We left early and hope no on else is misinformed.
our reservation # was 148747.
Thanks again Andrew for helping out! Food and service was good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic food and an excellent drink menu. We were entertained during dinner with some live blues. A great place to grab dinner before a concert at HOB.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner was delicious and band was fabulous!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our table had a range of ages and everyone found food we enjoyed. Love the cajun flare was delicious. The wait staff was great at recommending drinks. We walked right into the venue for a concert after.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went here before a concert. We were VERY early but that wasn't a problem. We stayed a long time, and was never rushed. Ordered several appetizers (Carolina Mess and Bayou Flatbread) and the Jambalaya. Plus several drinks. Everything was so good.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service and food were good although had to wait for check at end of meal. Noise level from nearby tables made it difficult to enjoy live music. Acoustics left something to be desired unless you were near the center of the dining rom.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ate here before the Bruce Springsteen tribute band concert. Food was delicious and waitress was very attentive!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I spoke with someone on the telephone to confirm we could see the band while we dined. When we arrived our reservation had us in the corner off stage left in another section. We came for the music so this was extremely disappointing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A friend & I ate here before attending a concert and enjoyed our meals (Shrimp Po Boy and Shrimp & Grits) with live entertainment. The ambiance was electric, with the lively band and a mixed crowd. We thought the drinks were a little overpriced but they were good. We had a great night overall!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, People Watching, Spicy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We go here every time we are in Chicago. Good food, great entertainment!

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great live band, good food and drinks for nice night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Enjoyed some great food for a family outing. There was some great live entertainment while we were there which made the experience even better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The flat bread and tacos dishes were both great. Good spices.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and a great server with live music

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good service and good food,
Great ambiance, great music

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

While we didn't need a reservation for our weeknight business dinner, the entertainment was worthy and the food was, too. Jambalya was the order of the evening, and I was mildly surprised that there was an upcharge for shrimp. Don't get me wrong: the shrimp was delicious and perfectly cooked, but I don't know if I've ever heard of jambalya without shrimp! Anyway, the portions were large and the dish was very tasty. Excellent server (Stephanie) - she was fun and totally professional, and rolled with our banter. Well played, HoB; well played.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service! Food wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t great. The live music was a plus!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

From the hostess to the waitress to the bar tenders in the venue next door, all showed exceptional service and kindness. The food was just right, the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and the dining pass came in super handy, especially since I didn't have to wait out in the cold weather for the doors to open. :) Highly recommend going that route if you're seeing a show!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Server was great! Food was even better! We definitely enjoyed the live band... I will make sure I return whenever I am in Chicago.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Atmosphere and food was good. Seating however was not so good as we were in the corner and could not see the band. The way the area is structured and configured only the tables in the middle or standing at the bar have good views.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is 2nd time I have eaten at a HOB. Good is,very mediocre. Will not stop for meal again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Only my second time visiting the restaurant and food was great. Carolina Mess & the NY strip were excellent. Mike Wheeler was on stage and sounded great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a great time. Hayley, our waitress was awesome. GILES had great music..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Suis allée au restaurant-bar spectacle. Visuellement c’est très coloré et drôle. Le « blackened salmon » était excellent ainsi que sa salade d’accompagnement. Personnel discret (spectacle) mais très efficace. Le show principal était bon, la première partie, moins. Je le recommande!!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I came before the Hanson concert on Sunday because it was a convenient spot and I had an email
Saying I would receive $10 off $30 order. Food music and service was great. Reminded the waitress twice about coupon. Assumed she took the $10 off our bill, but didn’t realize until much later that didn’t happen. Other than that- good experience!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This restaurant is awful. The service was awful, the food was awful. I will never go back. Also worst place for a concert. We were there for Hanson concert and it was the worst experience I have ever had.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food, friendly staff, and great live music.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great music and food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Loved it! Enjoyed talking w the woman in the T-shirt room about my birthday gift. At 63, I got a set of Ludwig drums and took to them like a fish to water. Shrimp and grits were delicious and the staff and music perfect!

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