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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, (email@example.com) 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
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!
The husband and I came here on a Wednesday night at 5:30 PM. There was a bit of a crowd, waiting to be seated, but the restaurant itself was pretty empty. We had booked a reservation via open table and when we checked in with the host, I guess they did not process our check in. When you walk into the main dining room, it is incredibly spacious, peaked ceilings line with plaque of blues artists in soft blue lighting, and a small performance stage. We loved that there was live music, performed by Keithen Banks.
We were seated at a high top table. It's pretty solid seating, you get a great view of the stage, my only complaint is that it was close to impossible to read the menu due to zero lighting. We had thought it was because our eyes had not adjusted to the room, but I mean, it was pretty dark out when we walked in.
Our server ( Aria) was awesome. She was super attentive, made excellent recommendations,and she explained how the "pass the line" tickets worked. My husband ordered the HOB burger with provolone cheese and I went with the Brisket Sandwich. The HOB burger was a decent size, meat was grilled nicely, and well seasoned. My Brisket Sandwich was huge. The meat was tender, good meat to fat ratio, but I had an issue with how it was drenched in BBQ sauce. Which in my opinion took away from the flavor of the meat. Both sandwiches came with French fries, sliced pickles, and ketchup on the side. We weren't a fan of the fries. It was nothing impressive.
Visiting Chicago and my wife and we met a friend at the House of Blues for a great night of blues and some good food and drinks. I must admit that I was expecting it to be touristy, but found the bands to be authentic, entertaining and skilled.
The Po’ Boy sandwich had tasty fried shrimp and a light, flaky crusty bun that was completely enjoyable. Our waiter was a lot of fun and at the end of the nught shared some of his favorite blues bars in Chicagoland (besides the House, of course).
Blues music and culture is alive and well and Chicago and the House of Blues lived up to its excellent reputation. My wife and her girlfriend that we met there both love jazz and blues and they each enjoyed the music tremendously. I don’t have much of an ear for music, but even I could tell that the sound system was excellent.
Sunny and his band ambled theough the audience after their first 90 minute set and mingled with the crowd including stopping by our table to chat for a while.
At the House of Blues, I felt like I experienced Chicago. Isn’t that cool?
The staff was very kind to let me push back my reservation since we were a little late getting into town. I was not aware that their menu had changed thought, so that was unexpected. I like spicy food but can’t eat it anymore, so I had limited options. Our server recommended brisket, which I ended up getting, and it was delicious! They serve a lot of food at a reasonable price. My fiends enjoyed their meals too. It is neat that they have live music and it wasn’t too hard to hear my friends over the music once they put barriers in front of the amps.
Service is always slow. Food is the same as a Chili's. Women's bathroom had no toilet paper in it, but my husband said he had a full service attendant in his bathroom. The music was very loud, almost painful. But it's convenient before a concert at their venue and I had a coupon.
Excellent food, came all the way from the Netherlands to enjoy a really great meal.
Compliments to the kitchen staff on a great steak and the serving staff, they were on top of everything.
We were hoping to see Dan Aykroyd while we were there, but no such luck.
I was visiting Chicago for the first time on a work trip and I sent up reservations for the time of a Rolling Stones cover band with my coworkers. We were running late from sight-seeing and I called the restaurant part of House of Blues to let them know. It was no problem at all to push back my reservation for a bit (they were very accommodating). We showed up and were led to a table in direct view of the stage with the place already rocking. It was also during Halloween time, so a woman dressed as a harlequin made balloon animals for us as soon as we sat down. The band playing was great and the food was just as good.
Recommended by our Uber driver as one of, if not the, best places to listen to blues in Chicago. Superb location, close to the Chicago River, easily accessible and plenty of room. Not all the tables have the best views of the stage, but the acoustics in the restaurant are more than fine.
Anticipating some live music on the restaurant stage on a Saturday night we were disappointed to see none at least not before 8pm when we left. The service was not inattentive but as it got busier we were mostly forgotten about. The food was about average, reminiscent of southern/Cajun but nothing that we got was especially impressive.
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