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House of Blues Chicago

329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
312 923 2000
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Ranked #10 of 501 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars, Bars
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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had been to the BB King Blues Club and Grill in NYC, so I was excited about this performance on a Sunday afternoon. It started well - well organized, good food, friendly and helpful staff. The show began, with Kirk Franklin the MC and choir director. He's fabulous, and almost worth going for. Funny, great singer, huge personality. But... More

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Goiania, Brazil
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51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a pity we were not able to have a taste of real blues there. We could only go to the Gospel Brunch, which is ok if you want to drown in food, but not that great as a musical experience. Staff very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Figured no visit to Chicago would be complete without a stop at the House of Blues. We left the Lincoln Zoo, hopped a CTA bus heading downtown, and walked a couple blocks to the H.O.B. We timed it so we could eat and enjoy some music. Loved the show (minus a bit of explicit language--we had our teens with us--but... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We ended up by accident at The House of Blues one Sunday night. Im glad we found it. We got a warm welcome at the door and went into the bar to catch a local blues band giving it loads on stage. The front man was excellent and made a big effort to interact with the crowd and do a... More

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Troy, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had a very nice time visiting the House of Blues for Gospel Sunday brunch! The food was very good and plentiful (a buffet), the decor of the theater is very authentic and interesting. The show was a bit too short and could be more interesting in my opinion. There was couple of acts when they called people from audience... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The standard in the restaurant was so much fun, and the drinks will knock you off your %#^*, but skip the dinner. Small portions, just average. Fried chicken isn't worth it.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had a great time and we tried the amazing drinks but my bbq rips were very dry. I lets others taste them and got the same surprise. The 3 other meals were to everyone's liking but my ribs were not what I expected...fortunately we had left over Chicago pizza back in the room:) All was not lost. They are... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited the house of blues on a Sunday night. It was certainly busy, with what appeared to be locals. There was a very upbeat friendly atmosphere and the staff were all lovely. The decor is great, something interesting to look at everywhere. The music was great, but on our night all played by white people...? We ordered a couple... More

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Paris
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We visited on a Saturday night, having made a reservation, and were taken to our table within a couple of minutes. There was a musician playing and, eventually, a different band started playing too. Music and overall atmosphere were great. Food was wonderful too. I tried the Juicy Lucy and it was delicious. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Didn't enjoy my visit at the House of Blues. It was very cramped and the food was barely warm. I will not return to the House of Blues in Chicago.

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