House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

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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 the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Houston Theater District, 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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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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EB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at the restaurant. I loved it!! The food was delicious! The atmosphere was tranquilizing! I will definitely be back! Perfect place for a date night.

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Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Ebonie- Thank you for the stars! Sounds like you had a great time here, which is always our goal. Please come back for more fun soon! Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food , good service, good music

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 3 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your entire experience here at HOB. Please come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Made reservation for 18. They head dressing ready at separate tables for only 16. Since only 11 showed up they let us combine tables. One server, three other just standing around empty restaurant. Res set for 1145 arrived 1140. Food had not been served at 1250. One order was completely missed. Never apologized just said we will make it right. No communication took forever to get the bill even thought asked for it and a to go box at 1240 before food arrived

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, and look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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HB
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brisket was sooo soft, loved it! Advise: if you're going to concert after eating here, use a bib lol. The sandwich is huge, hard to bite. But worth the clothes' stain. The only thing l hate with downtown restaurants is the parking. Add said that Blues had valet parking, we didn't see any and had to walk from parking. Luckily weather was great, hate sweating! However, bread pudding was worthwhile the walk!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting our Restaurant & Bar and for the stars! We hope to welcome you back soon for more good food! Team HOB

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TR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went a concert from my favorite Southern rapper Big K.R.IT. I stopped by the the restaurant before the event started and loved everything about my experience at HOB

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi Thaddeus, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at our House and hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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R
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

all was good service was good food was good, expect for the bread pudding could be better

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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TS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my overall experience. The host and waitress was polite and professional.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi, Tamara! Thank you so much for the stars and kind words. So glad you had a great experience here, as that is our goal! Please come back and see us again soon. Team HOB

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only had to wait a few .minutes with our reservation. Music was fun and at a good volume where we could enjoy but not have to yell at each other while we ate. Service was quick and our server was very helpful. Food was delicious!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hello there- Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience here. We hope to see you again soon for more fun! Team HOB

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MJ
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Monica was a great hostess. She explained things very well and made sure we were satisfied. The food was great...Cajun chicken pasta with shrimp added. Simply tasty. And of course the live music was smooth!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hello there- Thank you for the kind feedback. Monica is wonderful, and we're so glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you soon! Team HOB

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f
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu items and customer service.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hello - Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you soon! Team HOB

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m
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to grab something to eat before a concert. Music is awesome. Talented bands playing on Friday evenings. I love the place.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting our House and for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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IJ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, had the NY Strip $28. Excellent cut of meat, perfectly cooked, huge portion, great arugula salad and mashed potatoes. The hostess, server and on duty manager were all very friendly.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to sharing your compliments with our team and hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner with service I haven’t seen in a long time. The waiter was a 10. There were two managers on duty; both stopped at the table at least once to ensure everything was OK. The food was excellent, especially the Voodoo Shrimp.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to sharing your compliments with our team and hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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DL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I ordered a salad which would have been flavorful, but the lettuce mix should not have been served. It was wilted lettuce and some of it was actually slimy. Two times I ordered a soda from the server and never got it, Our waters were never refilled. They did offer to replace the salad that I had picked through, but I did not want another one so they discounted the bill by 15% Definitely not a very good experience. I would not return to this restaurant. To put this review in perspective, I don’t think I have given any restaurant feedback prior to this that wasn’t a 4-5 star review.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi Denise- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, and look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service both during lunch and dinner. Only wish they had better live music sometimes.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to welcoming you to our House again soon! Team HOB

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, live entertainment, lots of street parking available within two blocks.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi there- Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon at our House! Team HOB

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BB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud next to the stage. A band was practicing on a Sunday @ 1:30 pm for a Monday night show.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi Bill- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston, and providing us with your feedback. We look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible customer service

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, and look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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PC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a gift card

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello Paul - Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston. Gift cards to our House are always awesome- glad you could stop by! We hope to see you back here again soon! Team HOB

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KM
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

I think this was one of those situations that was doomed from the start because I thought I was booking reservations to Foundation Room, which is completely different from the restaurant and bar. Since I was there and had sat down, I decided to make the best of it. The drinks were good, food was good and the music was decent. But I think they were having problems with their AC. It didn't appear to be on, and when it's the middle of August in Houston, you know that's never a good thing. To the waiter's credit, she tried to make the best of it and was really accommodating. But honestly, I don't think it would've mattered. I was already let down from the moment I sat down, and that's on me. I booked the wrong venue. So I think I'll give this place a do over one day when I can come in with a better mindset. Of course, to be on the safe side, it'll be some time in the winter.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi Kris- Thank you for providing us with your feedback- we really appreciate you letting us know about your time here. We look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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PM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Chris did a great job....we were seated up next the band.... a little too loud.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hello Phil, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, and hope you'll visit us again soon! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome date night with my husband! The entire House of Blues experiences as amazing...food, service, & music!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you had such an amazing experience. Please come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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c
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Got complimentary tickets for a music show. Had fun, but standing room only was not worth the free ticket. I liked the brisket nachos, but the gumbo was just "ok". Will try something different next visit. Liked the band playing on the stage in the main restaurant area when arrived. Would recommend extending Happy Hour to at least 7p.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Make sure to check out Happy Hour in Foundation Room from 5-7pm on Wednesday's-Saturday's! We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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DD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It had been a while since we went to the House of Blues so I suggested we revisit it again. I remembered they had these awesome pulled pork sliders on the menu previously so I opted for their pulled pork sandwich which was mediocre; the pork had no flavor and they really should consider going with a Hawaiian sweet roll instead of a boring white roll. My husband had the jambalaya, he said it was very good. Our server that evening was terrible. If it wasn't for the manager who oversaw the entire floor, we would never have had our drinks or food brought to us. The entertainment was also mediocre-at-best. This is merely a guess but I think they're Under New Management. With all the dining available to us in Houston it's really sad that I will not return to this restaurant.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Darlene- Thank you for providing us with your feedback- we appreciate it. We look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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WS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and I really enjoy myself and I will be back.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi Willa, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We can't wait to have you back again for more fun! Team HOB

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED THE BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS AND THE JAZZ BAND WAS WONDERFUL! MY KIDS HAD A GREAT TIME COLORING AND LISTENING TO LIVE MUSIC.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi April- Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time at our Jazz and Blues Brunch. We look forward to your next visit! Team HOB

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KS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nachos were outstanding, burger was ok. Service was good, just had a waitress change after a few minutes that was a bit confusing.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Kali- Thank you for sharing your feedback with us- we really appreciate it. We're hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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MK
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party that was accommodated immediately via Open Table. The service, food, and value was great! We truly enjoyed ourselves!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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EA
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and it did not disappoint. Our waiter (Kerry) was amazing. He was friendly and very helpful.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Ericka, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to sharing your compliments with Kerry and hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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LR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The reserved seating was the way to go. They reserved our table even though we called and were running late from traffic. The food was freshly made, hot and tasty but the service was a little slow.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Lisa, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good value with a coupon

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi there- Thank you for visiting House of Blues. Make sure to check out our Happy Hour from 3-6, Monday-Thursday! We hope to see you again soon. Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter was awesome, until it got busy! They didn’t staff appropriately. It got busy and waited forever for a drink ordered with dinner arrival. Finally we asked for our check and the drink never came... poor waiter was stretched to thin

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Team HOB

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to eat dinner before a show. The brisket nachos are the bomb

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 24, 2019

Hi Melba- Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for sharing your feedback with us. Totally agree- the Brisket Nachos are amazing! We hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there for dinner prior to the Bomey James concert Friday night. There seemed to be some confusion with the party that arrived before us. We had to wait in line longer than expected.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologies for any longer that expected waits tat you experienced and look forward to seeing you again soon. Team HOB

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KV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes, we had a nice evening for our first time at this venue. Please air condition your gift shop! It was sweltering in the gift shop when we went to look at the offerings. Don’t really understand why the gift shop was sooooo hot.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are working on getting more circulation in our retail store and apologies for any discomfort you might have experienced. Please visit us again soon! Team HOB

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C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and great food. Service was good had a great time!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 22, 2019

Greetings, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our House soon! Team HOB

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d
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for a girls’ night out before seeing Boney James in concert. Great food, great concert!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 22, 2019

Greetings, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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T
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evening was great, had an early reservation before a show upstairs. Didn’t have to rush, food was good, server was good, even managers were attentive. We stopped by the little shop on our way out and the employee there was fabulous. Very personable. Home run for HoB!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself at our House and hope to welcome you back again soon for more fun! Team HOB

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JA
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience and usual, no problem with the reservation and HoB for a pre show dinner is always fun!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hi Joseph, Thank you for the stars! We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us and look forward to seeing you again for another show and also in HOB Restaurant and Bar before the show! We hope to see you soon. Team HOB

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Awesome live music. Food was a bit pricey, but it's downtown dinner, so what can you do. Food was pretty good.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Michelle- Thank you for your review! We're glad you could join us for dinner, as well as live music. We hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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