Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.28mi
  3. Distance: 0.29mi
  4. Distance: 0.29mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.28mi
  3. Distance: 0.29mi
  4. Distance: 0.29mi

About House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

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.

1204 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Dallas Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 667-7781

Website:
http://www.houseofblues.com/houston

Entertainment:
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live entertainment most Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Please check website for featured artist.

Catering:
House of Blues offers in-house event catering for groups of 20 to 2,000 through our special events department. Please call 832.667.7755 for additional information.

Parking Details:
House of Blues, located in GreenStreet, offers several guest parking options. Valet parking is available at our front door. There are conveniently located parking garages at the corner of Polk and Fannin, and on Dallas Street between San Jacinto and Caroline. Street parking in the area is free after 6:00pm.

Public Transit:
The public transit spot nearest to House of Blues is located at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Dallas Street, just one block from the venue.

Executive Chef:
Sean Brown

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Sun 12:00PM - 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

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Private Dining

House of Blues Houston encompasses approximately 43,000 square feet and houses a multi-level Music Hall featuring national and local live entertainment, a luxe VIP club and a dedicated space for private parties.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (28)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (17)
See All
Casual (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Special Occasion (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Great Beer (5)
Live Sports (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Spicy (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Sort by
S
806 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Had an amazing meal before seeing an awesome show. The food and service were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

My first time at any House of Blues location and I loved it! Great restaurant service...the Shrimp Poor Boy and the Gumbo were awesome...just the fuel I needed to have a wonderful time at the Gin Blossoms concert afterwards! I will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 4 days ago

Love going to House of Blues - Houston. My wife can't get enough of their Shrimp and Grits. Everything is always great.

The only thing I don't like is that sometimes the band is too loud and it makes table conversation a bit strained.

Tags: Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

We made a reservation. Showed up on time and still had to wait 15 minutes in the cold even though the place was not full. Food was good but park in is deceptive. You can park in a garage across the street and not use valet. Cover band was awesome but we were told we could listen to Mardi Gras zydeco band and this wasn't the case. The shrimp and grits sauce was the best. Need more grits and the jambalaya. Everything else was average in taste.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

I felt like the waiter was trying to rush us even though they had open tables. he brought my check without asking if we wanted another drink...which we did.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Enjoyed a nice meal and music after sitting in a conference all day. Great casual environment.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on January 31, 2018

In Houston on business, went to visit Foundation Room hoping to hear some live music but no luck. Went next door to eat, sat down quickly, but took me getting up after 20 minutes to ask for a waiter. Manager was cool and comp'd an appetizer. Overall meal was good. Unfortunately, I missed out on any blues this evening.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cold slaw. It was the best friend chicken I’d ever eaten. Themsrgsrits was mixed well and delicious. The service was great as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were seated very quickly and the service was good. However, to get the appetizer happy hour specials we had to leave our table and order it from the bar. The queso dip was very thick and chunky. Not smooth and creamy like queso should be. No frozen margaritas. And the happy hour margarita on the rocks must have been made with very cheap tequila because it was not very good. The burger was decent but very few toppings. My wife had the brisket tacos and she was pleased with them. Will probably eat someplace else the next time we go to a show there.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, entertainment, music, friendly and attentive waiters and waitresses! The building has eye catching art throughout which are great use for picture backdrops. The Kitchen area is also entertaining in that you can see the cooks prepare the food while you wait. We did not use the bar, however it is an eye catcher with a large verity of drinks to choose from! This was our first visit but it will not be our last! In the words of our waiter Richard...turn up!
Thank you,
Moniqua Flores

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything was good from waitstaff to food. I highly recommend if you are in the area, go there to enjoy the food, music and the atmosphere.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server was named Richard. He was pleasant, knowledgeable of the menu and helpful! The food was quite tasty, and I wouldn't hesitate to return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food but slow service. The concert venu was awesome!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We all enjoyed our meals and appreciated the good service from Richard. Only issue was it being a bit drafty, with the still cool and windy weather earlier today.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The best thing about the resturant is that it's a short walk to the music venue. The resturant probably wouldn't survive in it's current form without that aid. Service, food, drinks are all OK, but uneven. Sat for a long time before seeing the waitress, after that she was quite attentive. Took a long time to get first round of drinks after order, second round came quickly. Mains came a couple of minutes after appetizer. Some of the food was very good, some mediocre. I guess that's how they roll.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The evening was perfect along with the concert
The service was excellent and the food was great and on time. We were early and the staff was very friendly

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great leisurely brunch with live jazz music. Will definitely come back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went there with a group of friends. Had a great time. Great service, nice food and best of all - live music!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great music-Great Service-Good food! Server was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Waiter was great, food was great, beer was cold. I joked with the waiter, told him a great Dallas Cowboys joke and made the manager laugh so our group was given a free appetizer, how's that for a fun night!

Tags: Live Sports, Late-night Find, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Food, Great Service & Great Music! Would definitely come back if we had more time in Houston.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have attended several concerts in the last year and decided to reserve a table to grab a bite and drinks before show. We ordered drinks, two apps and two burgers for 6 people that took forever to get. And, the server knew we were there for a concert. I don’t anticipate eating here again, plus drinks are way over priced. I understand at a concert event, but not in the main dining area.

As for the concert, this is the second time we’ve seen Eli Young Band and the base over powered everything.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I drove in with my husband from Austin to see the Eli Young Band and brought my sister and her husband from Conroe. We ordered the family style bar-b-que which was really good. We are all trying to eat as Atkins as possible, no or few carbs and this was the ticket for sure. Aside from the brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken and sausage the sides were cold slaw and baked beans. Fed 4 adults

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful food. Great value. Fun atmosphere.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We made dinner reservations because we had tickets to see a concert at HoB. While our experience with the restaurant was good, I kept asking each person I came in contact with to make sure they had ADA accommodations for my husband. I was assured the venue had accommodations. We finished our dinner, went to the concert, and the venue refused to accommodate my husband. I am very disappointed. We did not get to see The Toadies and our tickets went unused because HoB would not provide ADA accommodations. I purchased my tickets first hand through Live nation. $160 wasted.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service and food were okay. We were disappointed in the selection. It took 4 drink orders before the 5th one was available. Why have a drink menu if half of it can't be ordered?

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Outstanding cuisine and great music.
Hmm a 1000 point visit somehow became a 100 point visit.
I'll need to call management about this.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We tried to order a Blue Moon on draft and we’re told they were out of it. We then tried to order a strawberry margarita and were told they were out of strawberry. Once we found drinks we could actually get, our experience was great!
Food was good and the staff were very attentive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive and great. The food was delicious! Definitely a place to revisit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love the atmosphere! The place for dinner if you’re attending a show, but would be great to just chill and enjoy when they have live music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Was not best day for the restaurant. Normally receive good service and enjoy the food. Both were off today. Disappointing. Will give another shot in light of several good experiences in the past.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Was going to a show and bought the beat the line package. Food was great walter was fast and attentive beer was cold stayed a half hour longer. Will go back at the next show I have tickets for.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I REALLY ENJOYED DINNER AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES - HOUSTON. THE SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE. BECAUSE I HAD CONCERT TICKETS SO MY ENTREES WERE BUY ON GET ONE FREE.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Omg I loved it. I'd never been before and was glad I made the reservation. The house was packed but we were seated right away even tho we were early (I heard others being told there was a 45 min wait if u didn't have a reservation). I went for a concert and enjoyed my entire experience. The food and drinks were really good not at all over priced. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ awesome.!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (El Paso)·Dined on November 9, 2017

While attending a conference, we set our dinner reservation for 7pm yet arriving early, the hostess was able to seat us quickly. I ordered the house recommended brisket plate. The meat serving was generous and was served with BBQ beans, slaw, butter pickles and cornbread. The brisket was very tender but had an odd texture- a bit mushy. My husband had the pulled pork plate and seemed to enjoy it more than I did mine.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We enjoyed our early dinner at House of Blues. Our server was good, food was good. We will definitely make it back to catch Open Mic night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We came here for dinner at 6 pm before going to the concert upstairs. There were a lot of people since it was after the Astro parade but we were seated right away since we made reservation. We had to wait before getting our drink and food but it was acceptable since the restaurant was really busy. The waiter got one of our order wrong but they immediately offered the wrong dish fir free and the right one was brought up very quickly afterward. We ordered the tacos with brisket and it was delicious and seems healthier than many of the other choices of food on the menu! We also got to try the brisket hamburger with fries, which was the wrong dish that they offered for free, it was also very good. We also got the waffle fried chicken skewer and drinks for a happy hour price so the bill was pretty low too :) The noise level was acceptable despite the fact that the restaurant was packed and the service was exceptional. Definitely will come back and recommend to others!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love going to the House of Blues, especially before a concert on the third floor. Their shrimp and grits are very good, so is just about everything else I have ever had. The Saturday Jazz Brunch is really good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Sara was awesome! Best service ever before we seen HIM

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, People Watching, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.