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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
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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

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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

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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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (30)
Fun (19)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Comfort Food (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 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
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·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
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·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
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 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
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·Dined on December 31, 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
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food. Great value. Fun atmosphere.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 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.

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·Dined on December 27, 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?

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 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.

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·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
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·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
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·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
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 (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.

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·Dined on December 1, 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
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·Dined on November 14, 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
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·Dined on November 13, 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
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ awesome.!!

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·Dined on November 10, 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
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·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
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 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
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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
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·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
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The main course food was good. The pepperoni flat bread tasted like a frozen pizza. Service was slow. Drink refills few and far between. Super convenient location when going to a concert!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was pretty slow and the food was cold when it came out. We didn’t send it back because we didn’t want to have to wait and risk being late to the show we were going to see. Disappointing beer selection as well.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

While our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful, something caused the service to be horribly slow. Whether it was the kitchen or the bar, we were there for two hours for a party of 4, and it wasn’t a busy night. There are better options in downtown/Green street for pre-event dinners.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Really need healthy options. Food sub par, but great location and great ambiance.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service and food was great - wish there were a few more gluten free options though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing food. Service at the restaurant was wonderful. Great dining experience.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Cadillac margarita is no longer on the menu. I had to send the Voodoo Shrimp back it was burnt. Maybe everyone was a little tired and didn't want to be at work

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved the ambiance, the food was excellent. Our server disappeared and got our order wrong, but the manager got on it right away! We are looking forward to upcoming events!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Would have been better if we would have received our pitcher of Sangria before we finished our meal. But our waiter was nice and it wasn't his fault. The manager was nice too. I would have discounted the food with the apology and explanation why it took over 30 minutes before any explanation or suggestion about our pitcher we didn't receive

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had to go back up to the hostess to request a server after sitting at the table for 15 minutes with no one stopping by. Waited 45 minutes for food to come out after ordering. They offered us 15% off for the terrible service and mediocre food and no manager ever came by. There was supposed to be music but there was not and the background sound was so low you could barely hear it. Worst experience at a HOB ever.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were promptly seated by the very polite hostess. Our waiter was quick to introduce himself and take our drink order. Since the menu had just changed the day before, he gave us a rundown of specials. I loved our table, it was near the kitchen and the executive chef checked in with us. Also very friendly and it was a pleasure to talk to him. It was wonderful to see a well run and efficient kitchen and you can clearly tell that those people enjoy their work and fellow employees. The portions were good sized and the appetizer was very good. Burgers were huge, pasta was cooked to perfection and the fried chicken was the moistest I've ever had. The quality of food was much appreciated as well as the cost.
It was a special event out, so the bread pudding and skillet cookie rounded out the meal. Excellent. We drove over 1 1/2 hours to Houston to dine there and it was worth it.
There aren't many places I would review and rate so highly, but this is one of the top places I've ever dined. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Came in for pre-game drinks and dinner. happy hour menu did the trick, flatbread of the day was unusual but good, as were the sliders (except for the pickles - keep those on the side). happy hours drinks were well priced, but selection limited - you could use a few more craft beers on the list - maybe a local one

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great service. Felt appreciated as a guest.

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Nice location and good food - don't miss the Foundation Room for drinks after dinner.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

If you're going to a show, or just in the neighborhood, great spot for food and drink.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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