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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.
Chicago, IL 60654
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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, (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any event inquiry.
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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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