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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago

#231 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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329 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610 (Wacker)
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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California City, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The music was amazing. We bought a CD from the guitarist. I ordered shrimp and grits but it wasn't the typical grits. These grits were fried. I was skeptical about eating it but it was amazing. I would definitely recommend this dish.

Thank sassyme70
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The concerts and shows have a very small amount of sitting around the bar area upstairs. So plan on standing the whole time you're there. They closely monitor if you sit on a stair or anything and threaten to kick you out. My biggest problem was the way their staff treated customers. They act like your in a prison and... More 

Thank Ken G
Alyssa M, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for your feedback -- I am so sorry to hear about your experience at our venue. That's definitely not the norm for us so we'd love to get a few more details from you and try to make this right ASAP. Would you mind sending us a message with your phone number so one... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gospel brunch is well worth a visit. Food was delicious - great buffet with loads of options, including gluten free ones. Highlights were chicken and waffle, and mac & cheese. Mimosas were mostly orange juice, but for under $50 we'll worth it. The gospel music was great, and really good fun.

Thank laurenkelsey21
Espoo, Finland
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164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really great option! The atmosphere is special, food is good, plenty of drinks. And, of course, the live music. Again not too many vegetarian options, I had a Caesar salad. My husband had a New York strip he really liked.

Thank Sanski66
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped here for drinks and to listen to some live music. There was no cover charge for the band that was playing in the bar/restaurant. Being the day of the St. Patty's Day parade, most bars and restaurants were quite crowded, but we were able to get a drink easily enough and after about 10 minutes a few seats... More 

Thank Shelly E
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great friends and family outing... a must do in Chicago . Great gospel voices and lots of audience participation! Food stations delicious... chicken and waffles my fave!

Thank Donna L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Good food, great staff, great interior design, but not an authentic 'Blues or Gospel place'. I loved the interior, fabulous colors, vibrant, but a professional design, not the organic accumulation of photos, relics, artifacts, etc. that you find in a real, traditional club. That should have been my first clue. Crowd gathered in the lobby until the designated time, then... More 

Thank cmorrow50
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our nearby organization had the staff Christmas party in a bar space last December. The large room had a pleasant low light and many tables and booths for our group. We were served some excellent hors d'oeuvres and the party package gave us each one free drink. In addition, there was a table of various self-serve items. We also had... More 

Thank MaryinChicago
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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
Alyssa M, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, Cheryl! So glad you had an awesome time. Hope to have you back soon! More 

Genesee Depot, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 7 - USD 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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?