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House of Blues Chicago

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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Address: 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610
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Sun 16:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00

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Great atmosphere in The House of Blues, the music was good and the food tasty. We shared a jalapeno corn bread to start, and then my husband had the Mac and Cheese with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2015
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Chorley
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107 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Maybe when a decent band is on, I could drink here. Just maybe. But eat here? Oh no. It's rubbish. We had some chicken wings and ribs. Both came way, way too fast; never a good sign. Very poor quality indeed. Rubber and reheated. There must be better live music places that serve food in a city this good.

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Thank KnightGuest
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback on your dining experience at HOB. We’re very sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with the chicken and ribs, and we will pass along your comments to our kitchen staff. We strive to guarantee all of our guests a great dining experience with live music, and hopefully on your next visit we will... More 

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119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I went here on a Sunday night solo. There is no cover charge in the restaurant / bar part of the House of Blues. I saw Studebaker John and Guy King. Studebaker John in particular was excellent and I have now bought 2 of his albums. The beer is great (I had Belgium White) and the service is prompt and... More 

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Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hello! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed our live music, as well as the Belgium White! We always try to keep the best craft beers on draft to compliment your experience. Hopefully the next time you return, you can check out a show in the Music Hall! Jade Marketing and Promotions Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Brought my dad and my son to their first HOB visit. I purposely arrived early so that they would be able to take in all the great folk art decor. Staff was helpful. Food was amazing. Well, except the eggs. They were subpar. But. The rest of the food is fantastic. Wonderful gospel music. Which my party agreed seemed too... More 

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Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for the great review on our Gospel Brunch. We hope your dad and son were able to enjoy our folk art and gospel music as much as you. Hope to see you back soon for your 5th visit! Jade Marketing and Promotions Manager More 

London, GB
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225 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Great atmosphere in The House of Blues, the music was good and the food tasty. We shared a jalapeno corn bread to start, and then my husband had the Mac and Cheese with lobster, which he loved. I had the Blackened Shrimp salad – the prawns were yummy, but the dish was expensive for just 6 prawns! Especially as the... More 

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Thank Janie M
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for reaching out about your experience in Crossroads. Although we’re happy to see you enjoyed the music, we’re sorry you weren’t satisfied with the salad. We’ll be sure to pass along your comments, as we always want to make sure our guests are having the best experience possible. We hope you come back soon! Jade Marketing and Promotions... More 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was a great place to stop for a drink and also if you pop in around dinner time, stay to eat dinner and most times there is early entertainment for free!

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Thank 1945Sheila
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Sheila! We’re so happy to read that you decided to stop by and enjoy our live entertainment! We actually feature local music each night after 6 PM as well as shows in our Music Hall so we hope to see you return again soon for a dinner and a show! Jade Marketing and Promotions Manager More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Went to the House of Blues with some college friends. We were invited to the Foundation Room and enjoyed a more intimate environment with a mixed crowd. The music was great. The dj was wonderful and we met some really great people.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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175 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Great venue, but wish I would have known there was only seating available for an additional charge. Sound and visual aspects were great! You can order food, but only if you're in the restaurant. There's a limited menu of bar food available in the venue. That was a bummer! Now I know for next time! Heard the gospel brunch is... More 

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Thank breezyg03
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our venue to check out Josh Garrels. We’re sorry if we caused any confusion with our seating upgrades! For future use please contact our VIP services viphobchicago@livenation.com or call 312-923-2002 and they can walk you through seating options. Also, if you’re ever looking for a full menu please check out our Crossroads restaurant! Looking forward... More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We attended a teenage variety band performance on a Sunday afternoon. We sat at a table and waited over 10 minutes for a server when none came one of our group went to the bar and got drinks. We were then told that to sit at the table we had to put up $50.00. They would not count the drinks... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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190 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Went here for some late night drinks after dinner across the street at sienna tavern. No cover and was a great band playing blues - enjoyed drinks in a super cool setting! Will definitely go back again! Drinks bit expensive but high quality scotch available.

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Thank EmilyC234
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Emily! Thanks for checking out our bar area, we’re glad to read you were able to enjoy our live blues as well! If you enjoy live music, please come back for our Gospel Brunch or check out a show in the Music Hall. Jade Marketing and Promotions Manager More 

Ayr, Canada
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355 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We went to hear some blues and decided to have dinner too. We weren't disappointed by either. The food was surprisingly good. And the music was amazing on the night we were there. Chicago is famous for Blues and this place is centrally located and it was within walking distance to out hotel. There's a fee to get in but... More 

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Thank kanadai
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Chicago, responded to this review

Hi! We’re so happy to hear you were able to enjoy dinner and catch our local blues, which we feature every night after 6 PM. Thanks again for the rave reviews! Jade Promotions and Marketing Manager More 

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