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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Bar
French Quarter, New Orleans
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  • Lester
    "Great for live music."(10 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "Piano Night the Monday between JazzFest weekends :)"(2 Tips)
    Brandi B.
    "Do NOT order the VooDoo Shrimp"(2 Tips)
    Rfuaw D.
    "I love attending concerts at the House of Blues."(7 Tips)
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  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneresMarch 12, 2012
    I heard my friend Barbara Menendez's band play here. They're called "The Help" and they are amazing.
  • Dob
    DobDecember 8, 2013
    It is really an amazing place. All is music... And of real quality... And the food which these bright people recommend is worth tasting. A must to be visited...
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJune 26, 2012
    3 FREE weekly events- Wednesdays: the Parish, singer/songwriter showcases 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Voodoo Garden, music happy hour 5-8 p.m. Sundays: Backyard Blues party, 3-6 p.m. $3 mimosa & $5 bloody mary Read more
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 3, 2015
    Never got to see a concert here but the food was very good. Will have to come back so I can compare it to the Chicago one.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PiazzaSeptember 24, 2014
    Very different from HOB Orlando but in a good way. There's a great atmosphere and the venue always has something going on!
  • Erick G.
    Erick GreeneApril 5, 2012
    Parking in Canal Place parking garage is the best deal when visiting House of Blues NOLA. Ask your server or hostess about validating your ticket for cheaper parking!
  • Yasmin S.
    Yasmin SanchezMay 9, 2016
    Great atmosphere! I visited on 5/8/16, and had the best host and waitress. Food and dessert were both great. Interesting decor.
  • Natalie
    NatalieSeptember 29, 2015
    Try the bread pudding, you can thank me later. Super generous portion and covered in caramel.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LakeMarch 31
    Awesome venue. Attended a wedding there and the staff were attentive, professional, and efficient.
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie CrawfordJanuary 28
    This was a stop for my husband and I on our move out to New Mexico. Wish we could've stayed longer. The bartender was so nice. We only got drinks tho.
  • Sara
    SaraJanuary 25, 2011
    Awesome service, we went here twice because of Josh! The entire restaurant is awesome...will return if we are ever in NOLA again!
  • Genny D.
    Genny DeanJune 5, 2015
    Awesome place to see shows. Not too big, so anywhere in GA is good
  • Krewe of Rocckus
    Krewe of RocckusFebruary 21, 2011
    Better Than Ezra's Krewe of Rocckus is counting down to Mardi Gras! The band is proud to include HOB as one of many official destinations on the agenda. Get in on the action @ www.roadtomardigras.com.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansNovember 16, 2012
    Play Gambit’s 2012 Bar Stampede at House of Blues and you could win $1,000 in New Orleans bar tabs. Look for the secret code word in this bar to enter to win. Promotion ends December 30, 2012 Read more
  • Evan F.
    Evan ForceMay 27, 2012
    Abby is an excellent manager. She has great report with guests and works hard to help her staff.
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    Perfect happy hour spot every day from 3-6pm. Live music on the patio plus cheap eats and drinks! It’s a great way to kick off the weekend. – Team Live Nation
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SorrowSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best concert venues! I can't count how many shows I've been to here!
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    One really cool thing about this location is that sections of the building’s structure dates back to 1890, where it was used as a trading post, warehouse, and shoe factory. – Team Live Nation
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WaldrumJune 2, 2014
    Amazing venue - every spot in the house is good
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TurnerDecember 5, 2014
    The only reason to visit here, in my humble opinion, is if there is a performance you want to see.
  • AT&T
    AT&TMarch 30, 2012
    Come by the AT&T Fan Zone at Bracket Town at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Mon, April 2, for a chance to get an autograph from basketball legends Jay Williams, David Robinson, & John Havlicek!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SelbyNovember 1, 2016
    Excellent cocktails & bartender janelle.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PolkMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuesday on the patio is open mic comedy. Thursday on the patio is closed mic comedy. Something for everyone, good and terrible. Mostly terrible.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LincolnNovember 8, 2013
    Really cool venue for Music, intimate and unique. Fun on Halloween
  • Lester
    LesterOctober 1, 2015
    Great for live music. Needs better bartenders.
  • Ranger j.
    Ranger joeFebruary 15, 2015
    Atmosphere is awesome. Service was slow but the food made up for it.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KellerSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place! Caroline the cocktail waitress is the best!!
  • Bob Z.
    Bob ZadJanuary 28, 2014
    I had so much fun I don't remember leaving the place.
  • Wade M.
    Wade MeadowsOctober 4, 2011
    If you are sweet to Brittany she'll get the cook to fry up some hot okra!
  • Krystal P.
    Krystal PeakFebruary 14, 2013
    Gospel Brunch on Sunday. All you can eat and drink mimosas.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HoltMarch 5, 2014
    The best face and body at Mardi Gras by Bombshell Body Art!!! (yes that's us!!!) bombshellbodyart.com
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanApril 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    haunted by the spirit of Dan Akroyd. He is not yet dead, just doing research for Ghostbusters 3.
  • Evan F.
    Evan ForceMay 27, 2012
    Starr is an incredible server! Request her & tip well!
  • Kiersty
    KierstyOctober 26, 2011
    Great venue for music and comedy! Love this place!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsJuly 2, 2010
    Really a nice venue Vivian Green sounded amazing. Andre Nikatina will be in town from the bay next month
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoApril 26, 2013
    5/2/2013, 10:30pm - Jon Cleary sits in with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe performs a funky tribute to Ray Charles
  • Cliff H.
    Cliff HelmsJune 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Caught many good shows here. Drink prices suck though.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BorerosDecember 1, 2010
    Great concert venue! You can hear and see everything
  • Chano Z.
    Chano ZunigaOctober 31, 2015
    Would not recommend. No order at door to get in. I was here first but other people just pushed free way in. Paid to get in, then they tried to get $50 more to sit. What a jipp!
  • Shelley H.
    Shelley HillDecember 18, 2013
    I really can't but I'd love to be able to go here someday. I bet everything is unbelievable and fantastic. So I recommend 100% you could never go wrong with the blues and food and drinks. Wow!!
  • October
    OctoberAugust 26, 2016
    Great for live music!
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy ScheffelSeptember 9, 2016
    Great food. Friendly staff.
  • Rick D.
    Rick DelaupOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    After the show, the cast comes out for a meet and greet, and you can take photos with the girls!
  • Jeanne S.
    Jeanne S.November 11, 2010
    Try the "pancake shot" it's a fabulous alternative to breakfast! Tastes just like it :)
  • ST H.
    ST HarkerJanuary 31, 2015
    Great concerts and burlesque shows
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MethenyJuly 15, 2011
    Voodoo shrimp!!! So sweet! Like dessert!! To die for!!!
  • Brisk
    BriskNovember 11, 2010
    "We bought the House of Blues tonight after the DJ in the Nolia,On Washington & Freret, across the street from Babosca" - Juvenile "Nolia Clap"
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJuly 5, 2012
    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - Live Music Bars Read more
  • LimeLight N.
    LimeLight NolaApril 30, 2012
    Foundation Room... One of the best low key venues in the city ... See Shane
  • La L.
    La LoFebruary 22, 2015
    Great place to hear live rock
  • Pedro H.
    Pedro Hidalgo LabarcaMarch 12, 2015
    A Rockstar place
  • randy g.
    randy guilminoFebruary 13, 2015
    Led Zeppelin 2 performed last night. Good show but singer was a little off.
  • JB B.
    JB BessetteMay 4, 2012
    See Craig @ the bar! Awesome stories and great drinks!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 27, 2015
    Great venue for concerts
  • Karlett D.
    Karlett DuBoiseMay 11, 2015
    Finally saw this place! YaY!
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoApril 26, 2013
    4/27/2013, 9:00pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GramajoApril 4, 2015
    The turkey burger was fine. Nice place, food is average.
  • Rfuaw D.
    Rfuaw DiarraMarch 4, 2013
    I love attending concerts at the House of Blues.
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MachorroJuly 29, 2012
    Masta Blasta rocks! Caught their music on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoApril 25, 2012
    SU 4/29, 9:00pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Michael W.
    Michael WhitenerNovember 13, 2015
    Ms. Linda puts on a great show!
  • Sandie C.
    Sandie ChengMarch 22, 2012
    They will be suspicious of your foursquare special...
  • Jack's Mannequin On Tour
    Come back and see Jack's Mannequin Live on July 12th, 2011. More info here: http://jacksmannequin.com/tour
  • ⚜ Nimesh P.
    ⚜ Nimesh Patel ⚜December 28, 2011
    Just a reminder this place is not for anyone under 21 unless the event states it.
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoApril 26, 2013
    4/26/2013, 9:00pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Buddy K.
    Buddy KingOctober 13, 2010
    If you are waiting in line and have to pee you can use the bathroom in the restaurant!
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoApril 25, 2012
    MO 4/30, 8:00pm - Marcia Ball at Piano Night - A Benefit for WWOZ
  • #RedZones
    #RedZonesSeptember 9, 2010
    Outside House of Blues. First fan to touch football wins autographed one from Reggie!
  • Dane M.
    Dane McBeeMarch 31, 2016
    Jambalaya is good!!
  • Ruslan F.
    Ruslan FazlyevFebruary 26, 2014
    Wifi password for HOB Music Hall: bigmamas
  • Shari R.
    Shari RaeAugust 13, 2010
    The Bluesmobile is a great drink!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McKMay 3, 2011
    Piano Night the Monday between JazzFest weekends :)
  • Neil
    NeilNovember 20, 2009
    tip: If you're a vegetarian, the veggie burger is not listed on the menu. Ask for it!
  • Jae M.
    Jae MikeMarch 14, 2012
    Feels weird when you go to the bathroom and a dude hand you soap expecting a tip
  • Joe R.
    Joe RinaldiMarch 22, 2012
    True dat, Sandie C.
  • Iration
    IrationNovember 12, 2010
    11/14/10 - Lei'd Back Fall Tour with Iration Read more
  • David G.
    David GulleyDecember 11, 2010
    Table and bar service in the restaurant is not up to par. Slow kitchen, disorganized staff. Advise you do not eat here when there is a show.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BonillaMarch 12, 2015
    Gearing up to play tonight
  • İlker B.
    İlker BahçeMarch 7, 2015
    Böcek yemeli. Kokteyl içmeli.
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoApril 25, 2012
    SA 4/28, 9:00pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Joanne F.
    Joanne FennellMay 14, 2011
    4 beers for $10
  • Luke B.
    Luke BellangerDecember 1, 2011
    REELBIGFISHREELBIGFISH!!
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BruceJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do NOT order the VooDoo Shrimp
  • Matt B.
    Matt BauerApril 26, 2013
    You can smoke weed in here.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TowleJanuary 1, 2016
    It is what it is.
  • Катюшка Ф.
    What's.......
  • Riki M.
    Riki MatthewsSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service. Mediocre food.
  • Ahmet Suat Y.
    Ahmet Suat YaroğluDecember 3, 2013
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  • Jose O.
    Jose OyarbeJune 5, 2013
    En el jam session in new Orleans del tech ed
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