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House of Blues

House of Blues

Music Venue
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Heba-I-am
    "The live music is great I loved the atmosphere of the whole place."(19 Tips)
    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)
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  • 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...
  • Jonathan F.
    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.
  • 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.
    Cristina E1 week ago
    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
  • 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
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 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!
  • Raveese G.
    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.
  • 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!
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NickersonApril 1, 2016
    Great live music, fun place and friendly staff. The bartender Jennifer, staff members 64 and 58 were nice. Drinks are too pricey to be so small.
  • 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 !!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jacque T.
    Jacque TertanyJuly 24, 2013
    Get table in front of band and food is really good along with great blues music :)
  • Ms. B.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SchlesingerJuly 13, 2016
    Ive only seen a couple bands here. The venue is waaay better for smaller crowds.
  • Tim
    TimJune 4, 2015
    It is a nice small venue with some great acoustics. Great place to see smaller indie or alternative bands.
  • 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.
  • Percy H.
    Percy HolmesJuly 8, 2017
    If you love live Blues music then you hit the jackpot! Best in town.
  • Brad L.
    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.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BeckerFebruary 18, 2011
    The foundation room is amazing! The bartenders make great drinks - very pricey though. Bring extra money
  • 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.
  • Sven
    Sven3 weeks ago
    This is a place very worth visiting while in Chicago. Good food and top live music
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • ErnestoAustria
    ErnestoAustriaOctober 5, 2011
    A must for Blues live Music addicted People (like me). Try Bud!
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaApril 11, 2015
    The live band has a great (if loud repertoire) and it's danceable from the minute to walk in
  • Eroc
    ErocFebruary 18, 2014
    Great happy hour! Nice selection of Craft beers and the Voodoo Shrimp is killer!
  • Eduardo O.
    Eduardo O.June 25, 2013
    Beautiful look, but impractical for some types of music. There were few seats and they were all reserved.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Pablo D.
    Pablo DDAugust 18, 2015
    Great for music. Before 9pm free, after 9 you have to pay 10 usd each
  • Todd W.
    Todd WMay 14, 2016
    Ice cream sandwich sprinkled with Oreos is great for sharing.
  • Hiedi E.
    Hiedi EMarch 15, 2015
    Wonderful atmosphere. One of the best places to catch some Blues in Chicago.
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay TemplemanAugust 7, 2014
    Great music venue, small in size so you are always close to the stage.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GoldenDecember 23, 2014
    Great music venue. The Gospel Brunch is a real sprit fill event. Check it out!
  • Paige K.
    Paige KrzyskoJune 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want to be in front, see if the artist has a deal for early entry or else eat in the restaurant beforehand for pass the line.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Get here early if you want to be first row, big venue that fills up quick
  • Betony K.
    Betony KellyAugust 24, 2014
    Great live music and a relaxed atmosphere. Really diverse crowd.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GamblinApril 5, 2010
    Came for the Gospel Brunch, which is a really nice splurge, since you get entertainment and unlimited mimosas. Go back early and often for seconds and thirds.
  • Teresa
    TeresaDecember 17, 2014
    Great venue, smaller than expected, but that makes it an intimate concert setting.
  • Tony A.
    Tony AldridgeAugust 8, 2011
    The sounds is fantastic no matter where you are, best to drink before you come. The drink prices are so high
  • Julie M.
    Julie MestlingMarch 6, 2012
    TICKET GIVEAWAY TUESDAY- Come for lunch and leave with FREE tickets to select shows! Every Tuesday from 11:30am- 4:30pm.
  • Zulfiya
    ZulfiyaFebruary 23, 2014
    Great place to listen to good music and have some weekend's fun
  • pOps &.
    pOps 'April 28, 2015
    Great for a beer to the sound of live music
  • Guillermo B.
    Guillermo BxSeptember 2, 2014
    Really good blues bands and atmosphere, bud bad table attention.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WhitakerJune 16, 2012
    Great place for lunch. Usually no wait.
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