House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

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916 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Casual
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(832) 667-7781
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Strang
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Catering
House of Blues offers in-house event catering for groups of 20 to 2,500 through our special events department. Please call 832.667.7755 for additional information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dallas Street
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live entertainment most Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Please check website for featured artist.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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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

What 916 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
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4.2
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 7 days ago

My reservation was confirmed with a phone call from the establishment as well as via open table. When we arrived I was informed that they gave our table to another group, I was also told some other table was supposed to have been there an hour and had not left yet. We were offered a booth for the six of us (a booth seats 5 I was told) or high top tables, which I declined as I wanted us to all sit together and I do not like sitting on a bar stool to eat. We waited 20 + minutes for another table. We were seated, then waited. The manager came and got our drink order. We were told our waiter would be right over. We waited some more. The waiter came took our order. The manager came back while we waited for our food and refilled our drinks. The food arrived, cold. The pulled pork sandwich had no sauce on it just meat and bread. The bread on my burger was dry, stale and crumbly. We asked for the check when the food came to speed things up as we were running late by that point. We asked for bill to be split in half. When he returned with the check we gave him our cards right then. It took a good 10 minutes for him to return with our cards and receipts to sign. Then to top it off, the next day my sister noticed there were two charges from the House of Blues on her bank statement. One for the right amount and one for a little over 40.00. She had to call and see what that was about and to make sure that is resolved. Not a good experience at all. That was my first and last time dining there. I will never dine there again. There are too many other options downtown to eat dinner that have better service and food.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

First Steve Gilbert and the band was great!!!! He acknowldge my dad and uncle and aunt they were celebrating birthday and anniversary. Dei the waitress was not so good, she waited on our 10 person table. It took her over 30 mintures to bring drinks, she didn't know the diffeent types alcohol or wine at the bar! She never refill our glasses with water! The food was cold when served, the taste was horrible! The ambience was great! My dad and uncle/aunt did enjoy spending time with family and they enjoyed the band!!! one of the staff gave of free tickects to the show upstairs, we went for a short period, it was cool!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Drinks were not good at all nor was the food . No straws were available also.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

It was me and my hubby's date night. We had a great time. The foor and drinks were on point. I had the brisket taco's, which were amazing. The hurricane drink reminded me of the hurricane you get at Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our wait person, YaYa, was excellent. Music very nice.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Restaurant and bar pours good cocktails...upstairs at the music venue bartenders scared to let one more drop than a jiggar get in your small cup....for TWELVE dollars. Won’t do that again.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Ordered the salmon and got a salmon nugget... Flavor was average.
Highly recommend the grapefruit vodka... It was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

First visit here and from out of town. Service was spectacular. And food was amazing

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

My friend and I saw your Ad prior to leaving for Houston for the AKA Convention. I e-mailed the address given and asked reserved a date. In a short time I received a reply and periodically a reminder..
When we arrived we were greeted and shown to a table in a very few minutes. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable about the menu selections and patient. She had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed our meal and luckily I my hotel room had a refrigerator for I had extras to take home.
If we ever return to Houston we will be sure to make this one of our stops.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excellent food and service, everyone was very customer service friendly and burger and happy hour drink was on point

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The restaurant was very accommodating for a party of 12. Our server did a great job however, it was difficult at times to gain her attention for service.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Enjoyed dinner with a friend while we were in town for a convention.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Service was a little slow and there were a few issue with billing at the end.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I felt that they were VERY Stingy with the drinks, @$12.00+ I expect at lease a Full glass,

They were serving drinks in very small plastic cup and not even filling it half way.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Orlandria was our waitress and was very sweet. She did a great job and was very friendly. We had our food in no time and had no problem making the show. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Service and Food was okay. I ordered a salad with Salmon, first off they didn't ask how I wanted the salmon cooked, they brought it out medium. I asked them to please cook it well done. By the time they brought it out my friends had already finished their meals. The second time they brought it out it was crispy on the outside and still not well done in the inside, not quite sure what they did for 20 minutes. They were nice enough however not to charge me. I would also recommend you not order the sweet ice tea unless you want to be in a diabetic coma.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This was a terrible experience. I expected the same as when I visited the HOB in Orlando. Highly disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. The place was family friendly and moderately priced. Variety of options so everyone found something they liked.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

had a great experience. was seated quickly. service was great very laid back enjoy the live entertainment plus just having to go upstair for show was very connivance

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Dear Sir,

As soon as I walked into House of Blues I knew I’d be in for a treat. Looking at the menu, I thought to myself, “yo imma get a burger with those pickles.” GOTTA GET THE PICKLESSSSS. So yeah anyways my burger came and when I went to try one of my good ol’ pickles, my tastebuds started crying because the pickles were not good. Please get better pickles. Okay bye thanks


I still love you

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great fun night out with friends. Had tickets to a House of Blues concert (upstairs) so we decided to grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and bar downstairs. Good food (Cobb salad was a little salty) and great service. Matthew was very attentive and helpful.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Went for my husband's Birthday weekend brunch - The bottomless mimosa for Jazz Brunch were great. The server was great. The food was fair. The band playing was also great, but the energy in the room was not what we expected. The crowd was much older. Not the most awesome experience. The food was ok, but the portions were huge, leaving us feeling stupid for having ordered two entrees. The food also came out way too fast.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food and service were great. Love the brunch and live blues music venue.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Overall this was a GREAT night out. Won free tickets for Prince Experience and had never been before so we opted for prepaid parking and dinner reservations. A bit pricy for food and drinks, but would do it again. Manager was GREAT when our food order had issues in kitchen.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

David R our waiter was terrific. The Jambalaya is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Overall, good food. Building is old and bathroom needs updating.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were in town for a convention and decided to try House of Blues. They were very accommodating and had no problem meeting our needs. The food was really good and the music was great. The service was awesome! If I ever come back to Houston , I will come back.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great experience

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1.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Extremely poor service and food cold would not recommend to anyone
Wasn’t busy so no excuse for the poor service and quality of food

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The service was great and the food was very good. Just your typical bar and grill menu items so I was not expecting much but the voodoo shrimp was one of the best things I ever ate. The Lucy burger was delicious and the fries were extra hot, like they cooked them just for me. My wife ordered the fried chicken and gave me one of her pieces. I ended up not finishing my burger because I couldn’t stop eating that fried chicken. Beer and wine were a little pricey but my wife never orders the house so what can you say. Friendly staff at the front and great reservation process. They called me to confirm the day of and gave me the set list as I asked what time the headliner started when I made the reservation. Look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Good menu with fast and friendly service! Conveniently located under concert venues, and has live music of it's own if not also attending a concert.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome food! Highly recommend the Beef Brisket Sandwich!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The staff was very nice, and the food was very good. Loved the cookie skillet for desert

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was amazing. We ordered a bayou flat bread, fried chicken a voodoo shrimp and a juicy lucy. The Bayou flat bread was delicious and the bread was nice and crispy. The fried chicken plate was large enough to feed two people. The mash potatoes are some of the best I have had at a chain restaurant and the chicken was amazing. I took half of my plate home and the chicken was still crispy the next day. The Juicy Lucy was just that... very juicy. The staff was all very friendly and courteous and made me feel welcome. This is one of the first times I ate dinner at a restaurant and did not feel rushed.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a nice experience. Our server was pleasant. The Happy hour drink prices and food was good.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It wasn't what I expected, might've been due to it being Open Mic night. Either way, the food wasn't that good and the ambiance wasn't as fun as I expected it to be. The hostess' were great and the servers were pretty decent as well.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Met family before an Astros game meal. Did not expect the food to be as good as it was. Expected it to be the chain restaurant portion control food. Was pleasantly mistaken... Food and service were great. Interior was old and dated, but was to be expected since this is a music venue most of the time... but I will be back

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I really enjoyed the Saturday Jazz n Blues brunch with my family. The food was good and the music was great. I had the chicken and waffles with bourbon butter and they were delicious. The skillet cookie for dessert was so yummy served hot with fudge sauce and ice cream.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

ONLY way to go when out in the area. Open table reservations, fast/friendly service, and great food.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

And wanted to enjoy the Houston Jazz Orchestra! Great venue for them!

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