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House of Blues

House of Blues

Music Venue
Near North Side, Chicago
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    Frankie C.
    "The Sunday gospel brunch must be experienced"(3 Tips)
    Veronica C.
    "Great venue, smaller and intimate."(4 Tips)
    ErnestoAustria
    "A must for Blues live Music addicted People (like me)."(12 Tips)
    Lisa F.
    "Great concert with great atmosphere and location!"(7 Tips)
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  • Raveese G.
    Raveese GladneyMarch 24, 2018
    It's always an adventure in the House of Blues!! The stage setting is very intimate. The performers on stage could actually mingle with the crowd!! The food and drinks are very good.
  • Heba-I-am
    Heba-I-amSeptember 16, 2017
    The meatloaf is sooooo delicious and it was very filling as well. Perfect if you're really hungry. The live music is great I loved the atmosphere of the whole place. Staff is friendly too
  • ✞CONSTANTINE ✞
    ✞CONSTANTINE ✞March 27, 2014
    I've had the chance to party in the foundation room a couple times and it's really unique !!! There is a private lounge in the back which would be the ultimate party spot for about 10 people...
  • Sally C.heart icon on user image
    Sally CedarApril 23, 2018
    The main floor of the HoB has lives acts playing all the time. It is worth coming in for a meal or drink just to enjoy the sound of true Blue musicians.
  • Jonathan F.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan FerreraOctober 21, 2015
    The balconies are placed quite steeply and it can be particularly difficult to see the performers at the highest level. The floor in front of the stage is ideal.
  • Laubla V.
    Laubla VillaverdeJanuary 12, 2015
    We had lunch and it was empty, so I guess it's the dinner kinda place. Don't remember the name but make sure to order the appetizer that has corn bread and shrimps. A winner
  • Svenheart icon on user image
    SvenApril 3, 2018
    This is a place very worth visiting while in Chicago. Good food and top live music
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    Lines for Music Hall performances can be very long; avoid the wait by dining at the restaurant, where you can enjoy Southern favorites like buttermilk fried chicken and bourbon bread pudding. Read more
  • Cristina E.heart icon on user image
    Cristina EApril 12, 2018
    We loved the ribs, gumbo. I do have to say that I have never seen A WAITER ask a table how much tip should he add to the bill -18% 20% That is the rudest thing you can do,after that I wanted $0 tip
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CarrazcoJune 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beware of scalpers outside the venue! I've seen kids get kicked out due to bad scalped tickets. Also, if ya don't want to be in the pit I suggest the steps that lead to the pit. Perfect view.
  • Eliane v.
    Eliane vdBOctober 12, 2012
    [Bertrand Goldberg, 1959-67] Visit the exclusive club where each of the three separate rooms is devoted to a deity and combines 11th-century artifacts with present-day treasures.
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    Ms. BucksMay 25, 2015
    Jambalaya to start, the Juicy Lucy & the Fried Crab Po Boy. The food was DELICIOUS!!! The service was nothing to be excited about.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JeropkeJuly 24, 2012
    They have a lot of 18+ shows (usually earlier in the evening) so you don't have to worry about not getting in. Check online to be sure though. Tickets are cheaper online too!
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesMarch 7, 2012
    Want a reserved seat? Purchase a dinner package for an upcoming show and the price of the ticket goes towards your dinner and drinks and includes a reserved seat in the Music Hall. Call 312-923-2000
  • Tim
    TimJune 4, 2015
    It is a nice small venue with some great acoustics. Great place to see smaller indie or alternative bands.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BeckerFebruary 18, 2011
    The foundation room is amazing! The bartenders make great drinks - very pricey though. Bring extra money
  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SilverMay 18, 2013
    For apps choose the Shrimp tacos. For entree if you like burgers, you must have the "Juicy Lucy". Non burger lovers order the Jambalaya !!!
  • Darryl B.
    Darryl BakerSeptember 18, 2015
    Awesome concert venue. Just waiting for the main floor to cave in! Lol. Crazy deflection. I am sure it's by design.
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    Bet you didn’t know - HOB Chicago has mud from the Mississippi Delta buried under the Music Hall stage as a reminder of the blues roots of all the music gracing the stage. – Team Live Nation
  • Melissa S.heart icon on user image
    Melissa SchlesingerJuly 13, 2016
    Ive only seen a couple bands here. The venue is waaay better for smaller crowds.
  • Jacque T.
    Jacque TertanyJuly 24, 2013
    Get table in front of band and food is really good along with great blues music :)
  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take public transportation when going to HOB Chicago! Parking can be a killer on the wallet. Just think about how much more drink money you'll have if you don't have to pay $15-$40 for parking!
  • Percy H.heart icon on user image
    Percy HolmesJuly 8, 2017
    If you love live Blues music then you hit the jackpot! Best in town.
  • Brad L.heart icon on user image
    Brad LeegeSeptember 17, 2016
    General Admission seating is VERY minimal. In fact whole place is designed to get you to upgrade / spend more money than originally planned to get decent seats.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RogersJuly 15, 2019
    The cocktail called royal Orleans is heaven
  • Todd W.heart icon on user image
    Todd WMay 14, 2016
    Ice cream sandwich sprinkled with Oreos is great for sharing.
  • Candice E.
    Candice ElizabethAugust 7, 2013
    beautiful venue&great sound! better 4 smaller shows. went here for a lollapalooza event &there was no room to move! sat @ 1 of the empty tables to eat a pretzel &was told the tables were 4sale.no thx!
  • Kyle N.
    Kyle NavinNovember 24, 2012
    My burger was great, the experimental drink menu is... Just don't order the Blackberry Jack, the cranberry and blackberry liquor absolutely ruined my whiskey.
  • David V.heart icon on user image
    David VanMiddlesworthSeptember 28, 2018
    Excellent music venue, that also has great food and drinks!
  • Teresaheart icon on user image
    TeresaDecember 17, 2014
    Great venue, smaller than expected, but that makes it an intimate concert setting.
  • Hiedi E.heart icon on user image
    Hiedi EMarch 15, 2015
    Wonderful atmosphere. One of the best places to catch some Blues in Chicago.
  • Kavita B.heart icon on user image
    Kavita BabaApril 11, 2015
    The live band has a great (if loud repertoire) and it's danceable from the minute to walk in
  • Mark G.
    Mark GoldenDecember 23, 2014
    Great music venue. The Gospel Brunch is a real sprit fill event. Check it out!
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesMarch 7, 2012
    Join us for our World Famous Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 10am & 12:30pm. Live entertainment and all-you-can-eat buffet!
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    pOps 'April 28, 2015
    Great for a beer to the sound of live music
  • Eduardo O.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo O.June 25, 2013
    Beautiful look, but impractical for some types of music. There were few seats and they were all reserved.
  • ErnestoAustria
    ErnestoAustriaOctober 5, 2011
    A must for Blues live Music addicted People (like me). Try Bud!
  • Cherry 🍒heart icon on user image
    Cherry 🍒September 1, 2015
    Nice burgers and wings! Love this place with cool music 🎶🎶🎼🎼🎹🎻
  • Julia S.
    Julia StylesOctober 11, 2011
    This is a great venue. Consider going to some of the smaller shows. They are reasonably priced and the acoustics are great.
  • Betony K.heart icon on user image
    Betony KellyAugust 24, 2014
    Great live music and a relaxed atmosphere. Really diverse crowd.
  • Zulfiya
    ZulfiyaFebruary 23, 2014
    Great place to listen to good music and have some weekend's fun
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesMarch 7, 2012
    Why wait when you can pass the line for a show? Spend $20 in the restaurant or company retail store and get priority entrance. Call box office at 312-923-2000 to purchase.
  • Kristin C.
    Kristin ColleenJune 13, 2013
    Barry the security guy is the nicest. Something scary happened and they helped me a lot. Be careful in line ladies!!
  • Eddy G.heart icon on user image
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Get here early if you want to be first row, big venue that fills up quick
  • James G.heart icon on user image
    James GoochAugust 15, 2018
    Food was pretty good, cocktails not bad. On booking told we’d have live music but on arrival said they’d rented the place for a private event so we’d have to go after an hour. Disappointing.
  • Jamie M.heart icon on user image
    Jamie MackOctober 25, 2013
    Leave your lip stick and Chapstick at home, it will get confiscated. Apparently the young-ins are hiding drugs in there nowadays.
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesMarch 7, 2012
    Every Tuesday is Ticket Giveaway Tuesday! Come for lunch between 11:30am & 4pm and leave with FREE tickets to a select show.
  • Pablo D.heart icon on user image
    Pablo DDAugust 18, 2015
    Great for music. Before 9pm free, after 9 you have to pay 10 usd each
  • Lisa F.heart icon on user image
    Lisa FowlerMarch 24, 2017
    Great concert with great atmosphere and location!
  • Erocheart icon on user image
    ErocFebruary 18, 2014
    Great happy hour! Nice selection of Craft beers and the Voodoo Shrimp is killer!
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