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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego, San Diego, CA

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego

4.2
4.2
698 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Discover authentic Southern-dining at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar. From the family style dishes and craft cocktails to the best in live music and folk art, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar delivers an unforgettable experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 299-2583

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    House of Blues San Diego offers many different unique private event spaces for all sizes and types of events including corporate parties, meetings, concerts, receptions, fundraisers, birthdays, weddings, bar/bat Mitzvahs or product launches.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Sawyer: (619) 525-1932

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Trolley: Blue and Orange lines, 5th Ave.

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC ON THE SALVATION STAGE (All Ages - No Cover) Enjoy a cocktail at our Salvation Alley Bar and groove to one of the many rock or blues bands booked Tuesday– Saturday on the SALVATION Stage. Check out our website for the full show lineup.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KE

    KrystalEatsTheWorld

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    First, service was slow. Took a while before anyone approached our table and took 15 minutes for water to show up, let alone the beverages we ordered. Food was fine. Nothing notable in terms of flavor. The saddest was my BBQ bacon burger had a dollop of bbq sauce. It was so under sauced that the burger was dry. And the brownie dessert was caky and the ice cream was obviously freezer burned and icy.
  2. s

    scots

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, our chicken sandwich tasty and the ability to get into the venue to see our concrete was a great value bonus!
  3. DG

    DetroitGal

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Everything was mediocre and when it arrived at the table, seemed as though it had been sitting in the kitchen quite a while. Everything room temp. Service was slow. Disappointing
  4. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool, eclectic venue with an artistic vibe. Staff was friendly and efficient without being pushy and the food was good and reasonably priced.
  5. DM

    DMilroy

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place for dinner before a show at the Civic Center! We just saw"To Kill a Mockingbird"..and the dinner was on par with the show! Two great hits! We had the DELICIOUS Voodoo Shrimp appetizer and BBQ Ribs entree. Have a beer and take the glasses home for free!! Great deal for beautiful beer glasses! Love this location...the decor is a museum of fascinating murals and art.
  6. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    We always enjoy the house of blues but this time it was very cold. I did not enjoy my dinner because the temperature was too cold. People were sitting in coats. The service is always good there. The food is a bit expensive but good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Wonderful ambiance. Will come again!
  8. KR

    KendaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun, and music. I loved the House of Blues.
  9. L

    Luvwininganddining

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Went to HOB with family for some fun. They were severely understaffed. 5 of 7 plates came out first, then we waited 20 mins and then 30 for the final two plates. The table was next to the back door where the bands tour bus was parked. Nice enough waitress who discounted the dinner but it didn't really change the vibe or bad experience.
  10. SH

    SandiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun Place and Great Food. saw a show afterward, was a great night!
  11. A

    Alicia

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was our 40th Wedding Anniversary,our server was very entertaining Bar and food service was slow. But we had a great time
  12. ED

    EsteeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it & will be going back! Loved the food, service, & atmosphere. We had the gumbo, which was amazing; the rue & flavor was perfect. We also had the Cajun fries, Blackened salmon, Cajun pasta, shrimp, & Vegan burger. Yum!!!
  13. SP

    SamP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My wife and I have dined here many times before a concert. The server was a bit overwhelmed, but the mgr. helped get our order in. Overall, dinner was great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience, first time ever going the VIP route & it was SO worth it!
  15. J

    Jasmine

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My experience was a pretty good one. I asked for the standard table and a quite place and they put me in a high table instead facing the entrance. The food was decent. The nachos were a bit cold but still good. The pasta was interesting and good. Did not finish it. My server was great making sure everything was good and super nice. The drinks were good as well. Went during happy hours and loved that it was not too busy
  16. MP

    MaggieP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing waitress named Tatum who sweet, attentive and right there when we needed her. The food was absolutely delicious. We moved to the bar for a nightcap and experienced more great service. Looking forward to going back again
  17. DT

    DixieT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Speedy service and delicious food! Was able to eat an appetizer, our main meals, and dessert all before our concert! Also got a skip the line voucher for eating their prior to the concert!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and music were amazing!
  19. PH

    PatH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was great. The servers were polite, but a little slow. We were a little dissapointed with the portions of the key lime pie. The portions we recieved in the Mandalay Bay location in Las Vegas. I would not be dissapointed, but your Key Lime Pie is rated as my favorite of all time.
  20. s

    sspear

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good. The prices are best in the area. Ambiance was fun. Area can feel sketchy but there were 3 of us (females) but we stayed alert and everything was fine.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacationing at Campland and also coming to see a great venue
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very enjoyable. The music was great! The service was excellent.
  23. C

    Ceaz

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time dining here. Overall good; food, drinks, service, and ambiance. Some difference in flavor for drinks and meals, but overall good.
  24. WA

    WilliamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers. Friendly staff. That smoky bar vibe can't be beat
  25. CJ

    ClaudiaJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Decent food. It was obvious people were here for music not to eat since there were 2 performances that night. We were 1 of 3 tables having dinner. Food was good. I had the ribs. He had the shrimp po boy. The ribs were fall off the bone tender & meaty. Waitress was nice enough but seemed a bit scattered. We kept reminding her of things we needed/wanted. She also asked if we wanted dessert while we were still eating our dinner. That’s a first. No need to rush us with so few diners.
  26. RB

    RonB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was phenomenal.
  27. SS

    SerenaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always love the house of blues restaurants and this one did not disappoint.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service
  29. AP

    AraP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Took a long time to get seated even though reservations were made and when seated didn’t get attended by waitress had to ask someone for help 15-20 min later. also went to bar to get drinks while we were waiting and bartender said he was too busy after my husband waited for about 10min REALLY so extremely rude.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great! Bar staff was super attentive. Fried chicken sandwich wasn’t great… heavy oil taste and lacked any other flavor. Cajun chicken pasta was pretty good.
  31. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostesses that helped us were the most courtesy I have seen in any restaurant in a long time!!!!!! I will definitely be back! It was a fantastic experience!!!!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was great live music and food was good. Went to emo night downstairs and that was epic! Loved the venue and was parting till 2am!
  33. SJ

    SamJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and cool place to get a burger…music is loud in the bar area
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, our waitress was incredibly nice and had such a wonderful personality.
  35. K

    Kayh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service.. our waiter never came.. I had to walk up to get the bartender to see if he could put in our orders
  36. HN

    HenocN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good ambiance but loud. A great time.
  37. V

    Visitor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    This is just a review for the restaurant side- Not quite what we expected- the website advertised a music group, but only two members performed. The restaurant portion itself was surprisingly empty, with only a few other patrons sitting in the bar seating. So energy level seemed low for what we expected from a House of Blues. The food and drinks were good, however, and our server was very attentive. I think what left a sour taste was the cost of parking across the street in the parking garage across the street. There was no sign as to cost, but after an hour long dinner, we came back to find that parking cost $35. No hourly rate and from what we could see, no validation for dining. Unfortunately, street parking was full due to the concert.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect
  39. C

    Cj13

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    H of Bis always a great stop when you have a performance to see. Food is a great value and enough variety for everyone. Drinks took a long time to get to the table but the food was speedy and the atmosphere is always great’
  40. t

    thejudge68

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunately they were way understaffed. The one waitress was training a new employee and they both did fine serving the floor. Obviously, slow service was expected. The fried chicken was moist but lacked any flavor whatsoever. Men's bathroom reminded of a dive bar but worse. Thank God Kaleo saved the evening.

FAQs

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego is rated 4.2 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego

1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Trolley: Blue and Orange lines, 5th Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC ON THE SALVATION STAGE (All Ages - No Cover) Enjoy a cocktail at our Salvation Alley Bar and groove to one of the many rock or blues bands booked Tuesday– Saturday on the SALVATION Stage. Check out our website for the full show lineup.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 299-2583

  • Private party facilities

    House of Blues San Diego offers many different unique private event spaces for all sizes and types of events including corporate parties, meetings, concerts, receptions, fundraisers, birthdays, weddings, bar/bat Mitzvahs or product launches.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Sawyer: (619) 525-1932

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