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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago

#216 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar
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329 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610 (Wacker)
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved it here! We enjoyed a wicked show and the sound was incredible. We were able to see everything. This place is too cool. The food and drinks are good as well!!

Thank Cheryl P
Genesee Depot, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

OK so here it is....HOB is a really cool small venue for a concert, great acoustics, cool atmosphere, great food. That being said, as you can see in the other reviews, it's a COMPLETE disaster in how it's run. The tickets for this show were cheap, $18 each, but that is only the start. $18 will get you a place... More 

Thank Mafia32470
Mulhouse, France
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was not there for lunch or dinner, but just to have a beer and enjoy the music. It war really great § Good music, good beer, nice ambiance, and nice decoration. Don't stand out of the door. Enter this temple of blues and enjoy !

Thank Emmanuel R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Dec 11th brunch. I started planning for it months before and called there couple time to ask questions. Each time the woman I spoke with was just great. Answered my questions and gave me valuable information not available on the website nor in TA forum. Seven of us got our own table behind the sound crew... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very good music and tasty dishes, especially if you like meat! If you are with your family and you have children who are younger than 21 years old you can have dinner before 9 o clock. You won't spend too much, it's surely worth it! The "House of Blues" can offer you a great variety of groups, also gospel shows... More 

Thank Flavio S
Loyal, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The house of blues is very easy to find in downtown Chicago. The venue is pretty small but it made the show feel more intimate. After we got inside the music Hall a waitress came up and asked if we wanted a table. At least I believe that is what she asked us. She said it was $25 for one... More 

Thank Kristen S
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It sounded like a great idea......Sunday Brunch and Gospel Music......but it disappointed. Timing and direction was a problem.The programme was unclear. There were queues at various serving places but the overall sequence was unclear. When the gospel singing started it was all about the main performer who dominated. The young choir was very energetic but the tunes and songs were... More 

Thank Barry O
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ribs were dry, food was average. Music was great but my view of stage was blocked by a pillar. Still, could hear the music well. Dislike restaurants that have a washroom attendant, as they are unnecessary. However, House of Blues has one.

Thank SMFToronto_Canada
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Shrimp and Grits were delicious! They had a good amount of heat and the grits were a bit crispy. We got a table with a good view of the stage and the music was not to loud.

Thank Krystals007
Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Regular food you will find in a quick service restaurant. Nothing special and the service was plain and cold.

Thank Camilo P
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Camilo, Thanks for the review. We're so sorry to read that our Restaurant did not exceed your expectations, and would like to discuss this further with you. I'll message you now to get your best contact information and our Restaurant Director will reach out. Thanks! Jade Marketing and Promotions Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 13129232000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?