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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego

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401 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Live Music
  • Casual
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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.

Located in the Gaslamp District near Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center, 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, International, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
*Open on show nights 4pm-10pm. Check out houseofblues.com/sandiego for show calendar.

Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm*

*Only in Salvation Alley
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Phone number
(619) 525-1966
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Broadway
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Public transit
Trolley: Blue and Orange lines, 5th Ave.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Planning a truly unique party, event or meeting? Let the premier special events team at House of Blues design an event to meet your needs. Whether you're in the mood to catch one of their great live acts; enjoy dinner with friends, or host a private event, House of Blues has clearly made it their goal to soothe the soul.

Call Erin Sawyer for more information: 619-525-1932
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom this Mother's Day to Gospel Brunch at House of Blues! We will feature an explosive performance of Gospel music and a fresh all-you-can-eat buffet complete with carving stations and breakfast favorites, like Chicken & Waffles.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 401 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.7
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Ordered the Moscow mule cocktail. Tasted very weak. The brisket was very fatty so we sent it back. Ordered a burger instead and we ordered it medium but it was obviously well done. I would not recommend going to dinner there.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

It was our servers first day but she was fantastic! Everything went perfect and the good was great.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

So glad I made reservations for a bite to eat before the Jonathan Davis concert. Besides food being so tastey the whole staff was Awesome! Special shout out to Rachel for everything. Im in a wheelchair & HOB was all accessible. I even got to take a pix at bar (placed on bar stool, by my guest) for a pix with Adam a friendly/great bartender.
Will def be back, top notch place!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great restaurant. Their food was delicious. Service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Was seated promptly! Received food very quickly! Staff very friendly! Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went for the first time to see a show and am looking forward to getting tickets for another. Everyone was courteous, friendly, and I watched while staff got stuff ready for a larger group amazed at the attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, amazing concert. Love House of Blues

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The staff is serious about their jobs, they make everyone feel like royalty. The food was good, but based on the service and ambiance I think I expected a tad more. Wonderful place for a date night.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was our first time at any HOB. Everyone from the hostess, waitress, and cashier at the gift shop were extremely friendly. They informed me about the menu and the band that was performing that night. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and plan on returning. Service was outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everyone was very attentive and helpful at the restaurant before we went to the concert of latin legends upstairs. My husband is disabled and everyone was very accomidating to his needs and they were very gracious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Loved the wall art and decor. The food was very good. My server was great. Dinner prior to the show in the same building was very convenient. Plus it gave you gate entry advantage.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

hello, first time at this establishment and we were very impressed with your staff, very friendly and accomodating. The only draw back was the lighting it was too dim, we had to use my phone flashlight to see the menu items and your house margarita was a bit on the blah side, it tasted like dirty water but the waitress was nice enough to exchange it for a beer. We will be back to have dinner and to do a show again. We thought having a smoking area with seating was a plus since we were able to sit outside with our drinks while we waited for our food.

thanks again.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Un peu déçu du hamburger et malheureusement il n’y avait as de musicien en direct alors que c’était pour cela que nous avions choisi ce restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

For convenience, we ate the restaurant before the concert. The building is obviously old and best suited to those people who enjoy an "old town" atmosphere. The food was exceptionally good and we enjoyed the concert.

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I used to love going to the House of Blues Restaurant. They USED to have these amazing steak tacos as well as an amazing chocolate cheesecake, but to my surprise they completely changed the menu. My husband and I still wanted to give it a shot and tried their new appetizers, entrees, and desserts but it was not good at all. This disappointed me so much, we couldn't even finish eating the food we ordered because it was not good at all. If you loved the old menu, I suggest you don't try the new menu because it is not at all the same.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was cold and unseasoned.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The staff was friendly, the service was great and the concert was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Restaurant was very good....great music! Only thing wrong is parking. Paid $27 for 2 hours across the street.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Back door left open on a cold rainy night. Lots of foot traffic past the tables.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Good Food, Great Concerts!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went here before a concert. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I would coming here just for the food

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great way to skip the concert lines! Only spend $40 or more at the restaurant and you get to skip the lines! We were able to have dinner and a few drinks and get right up front without waiting in the long line! We planned to eat there anyway so that was a bonus! Nothing More is an amazing band!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were running late for the show at the HOB that night, which started at 8pm. Our server was VERY aware of this and made sure we ordered quickly, received our food super fast and got us out the door and on our merry way on time. Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Reservations worked out great. Long line to get in but our table was waiting for us. Food only soso. Concert venue fantastic.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Even if the music and the atmosphere was ok, I have some complains about the place. We had reservation for 8:30, we started to have dinner at 9:30, and even the website said that the place closes at 11, people started to close at 10 with a hurry on us. The food, honestly was so greasy, and unpleasant, probably cooked in a rush. So, I would not recommend the place. I had a bettter expectation.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very quiet night. Good music in the background and the jambalaya was fabulous. Highly recommend the voodoo shrimp also. Drinks were overpriced and didn’t need the southern comfort cups. Overall would go back, hoping for a livelier evening there. Too quiet.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We were sat right away at the time of our reservation. Our waiter was not particularly attentive but there was a waitress running around, seemingly trying to pick up his slack. It wasn’t very busy but he didn’t have time to check on us, or bring us the check. We ordered gator bites, the bbq bacon burger, and Cajun shrimp tacos - all of the items we got were delicious. They also have a good happy hour.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was above average. People who work here very friendly. I used to work at a few restaurants. Our waitress Brittany was the best server we've ever seen. Total environment was laid back.
Only thing that could've made it better would be to see some of the concert going on at the time.

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1.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Went for blues feel and got hip hop blasting loud music. Wait staff were good but there was no blues feel and no blues music. Why call yourself house of blues??

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

VooDoo shrimp was amazing!

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall unimpressive. I had high expectations due to name recognition. The restaurant is basically burgers, salads and sandwiches. Could not hear the performer in the back of the restaurant, and I went specifically to hear the performer.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

This is our second time dining at HOB before a show, and we’ve always had a great experience! The food is delicious! Great selection of Southern eats, fantastic service and cozy and casual atmosphere. Reasonable prices for a quality dinner. Love the bluesy background music, and decor!
Enjoying dinner before a show is really a treat here:)

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1.0Dined on January 2, 2018

This was likely the worst dining experience I ever had. First of all, everything is so spicy here that even the water was sharp. We asked clearly in advance if we could have food with no pepper or sharp spices - and went so far as to order a plain grilled chicken sandwich as a stand-by. It came topped with inedible, spicy coleslaw and pickle slices that nearly killed my wife they were so sharp (she couldn’t stop choking for five minutes.) The beans had a kick, the meat had a kick, basically everything had a kick. OK, maybe that’s your thing, but we asked in advance if we could get the food without the spice and were assured that we could. Then, we sat with soft drinks empty for most of the meal as the server was flirting with one of the other customers. In addition, there was a live musician that we got to listen to at the same time the restaurant was playing recorded music over its PA – a real cacophony preventing relaxing dining. Then, when they finally turned-off the recorded music the musician took more time tuning guitars and chatting up who he was flirting with than playing any music. To top the night off, our server brought over a very hot dessert plate and handed it to us without warning – so our souvenirs from the evening were heartburn, headaches and a burnt palm. All this at double what we should have paid (even with a discount.) AVOID THIS DUMP – TOURIST TRAP!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We really enjoyed the entire experience. Great food and service! The show was fantastic! Great venue and environment.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was great we had chicken and shrimp pasta The Shrimp Po Boy and the sliced smoked brisket. The servers were very attentive and the cocktails were very good.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server, the kitchen and bar staff combined to make this one of the best dining experiences we have had at the several House of Blues that we have dined.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

I've always enjoyed HOB because of the atmosphere and vibe, but not necessarily the food. But I had one of the best meals Saturday night. I ordered the grilled salmon (sans the blackening). It came with a tomato and cucumber salad that was interesting and delicious. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Had a great dinner before the show. Waitress was friendly and the environment was awesome.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

First time going place was real nice and service excellent

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

HOB was great! The food was awesome and we saw an awesome show downstairs!

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