House of Blues
House of Blues
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will temporarily close for service operations until further notice. The safety of our guests, staff, and extended community has always been our highest priority; and these decisions are never made lightly. In the not so distant future, we look forward to and will be ready to welcome you back for our made from scratch, southern inspired cuisine! Till then…Hang in there, be kind, stay safe and this too shall pass. Be sure to check back for updates.
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Jack E
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The House of Blues offers concerts, comedians, and other shows. Michael Yo gave a great show and House of Blues is a great place to go see comedians. On the other hand the website offers little help for a first time visitor, and the material provided to ticket purchasers was sorely lacking in detail. The website and preshow material essentially told me the address of the venue and that doors opened at 7:00 PM. Here are some things I learned that I feel should be available on their website. The parking garage next door is manned and available until 1:00 AM. There is valet parking available at the venue address 1204 Caroline St. You are welcome to lineup prior to doors opening at the marked location on the second floor. When doors open there will be a delay prior to a pre-show. In our case there was a D. J. as soon as doors opened. At 8:05 the first of three warm up acts began. The acts were 10-15 minutes and were entertaining. One was local radio personality Rullo. Michael Yo gave us about 1 hour of comedy.
Here are some additional details. The line was several hundred people long by 7: PM. Three staff walked the line offering wrist bands for alcohol drinkers and scanning digital tickets well in advance of 7: PM. All bags were checked efficiently after doors opened and bag policy was clearly stated on the website. The theater is two levels. The front of the floor level is folding chairs sold as reserve seats. There are bars on the side and back. Behind the chairs is a raised area with tables sold to groups of four. Restrooms are also in the back. The bars sell alcohol, soft drinks, and snacks. I did not go to the upper level which had steep rows of seats.
The website does mention that during concerts the floor area is open standing and dancing is encouraged.
Written February 4, 2024
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margaretlea
Katy, TX43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went to a show in the House of Blues theater. The theater was nice enough and the comedian was pretty good. But it was annoying that the ticket just said, “Doors open at 6 PM.” I left three voicemails and sent an email asking if there was a pre-show and what time the main act would start. Finally got an email that didn’t mention a pre-show, but just said they didn’t know what time it would start. Okay then. We got there just before 7 PM and the pre-show started about 7. He was funny. Then the main act was about 7:15-8:50 PM. The ridiculous thing was that after the show they were having a meet and greet/ book signing and House of Blues had a worker going up and down the line saying, “One book per person. If you don’t have a book in your hand, you have to go wait outside.” I said, “We’re married. We’ll read the same book.” Not good enough for House of Blues. I went and waited outside because I knew my husband really wanted to say Hi to the performer as he used to work with his brother. Anyway, when people mentioned the one book per person to the comedian, he seemed shocked. It wasn’t his policy, just House of Blues. Also really weird were the screens in the theater. Normally, on those screens you’d get a large picture of the performer, so no matter where you’re sitting, you can see them up close. But nope— these four screens had tiny little pictures of the stage. We were in the balcony and I could see the stage far better with just my eyes than I could looking at those screens. Very weird!
Written December 1, 2023
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St_Matty
Houston, TX5,663 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is a good small concert venue but this time I was just unlucky with the seat I chose. If I'd sat anywhere else it would have been great but had a giant in front of me and couldn't see much.
Still enjoyed the Flock of Seagulls Concert and thought the support band, Strangelove were very good as well.
The bar area needed more organization, got into a queue only to find it wasn't a real one and had to queue again.
Got to meet Mike Score at the end which was a bonus.
Written February 6, 2023
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Jenifer C
White Settlement, TX64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We ate at the restaurant and the portions are so large that we shared dinner (fried chicken and a southern salad). The entertainment was subpar. It was the girl’s first time performing and while her music selections were good they did not suit her voice. The people checking in patrons were inattentive. The servers and busboys did a fantastic job.

We went to the burlesque show in the Bronze Peacock room. The show was fun-definitely a good time for first time burlesque show viewers. We paid extra to be in the VIP section. It seemed like the section was overbooked. They had 4 seats to a “table”. The tables were mostly low like a round coffee table. The seats were squished in. The waitstaff asked us one time if we needed anything before the show started and then never came back, nor could you get their attention. There was only 2 servers for the section that probably should have had 5-6. The room is also very dated and not as nice as pictures showed. Drinks were large and the bar area was efficient.
Written January 28, 2023
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Michael P
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Food was pretty good, can’t complain. Live music was great. The service however, was pretty average. The server was not very attentive and tried to give us the check before asking if we even wanted desert.
Written January 8, 2023
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JALAYNE H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
The people checking customers in seem like the are in need of authority! Measuring womens tiny wallets and denying entrance for some, not for others. Check your wallet in for $10

They will sell a clear bag for $10, yet you can’t put your small wallet in it?

Just stupid and ignorant on the part of the employees.
Why have a clear bag at all? What can you put in it?

$13 for one drink, stand because not enough seating.
Better off at Toyota Center for bigger venues.
Written September 11, 2022
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Wayne B
Sugar Land, TX547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Try the restaurant Brite a concert. Get the Nachos! No meat needed. Some of the cheesiest, gooeyiest, most scrumptious nachos I've ever had!
Written June 16, 2022
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Kenneth H
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Pink tax warning! Does House of Blues hate women, or have they just found another way to exploit them? They refuse purses and force you to check them at $10 per! Can one person check 2 purses? Sure! For $20! For what purpose? None was stated.
It isn't for security; My 200lb, 6'+ pal set off the metal detector and no one said a thing. Not one "security" person searched or stopped him-- despite there being about ten security personnel and only 4 guests.
The venue is small enough to provide a good concert experience.
Soda costs $6; a decent, nothing-to-write-home-about hamburger costs $15.
This venue is like ticketmaster-- a necessary evil to endure to see the artists.
Written June 1, 2022
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Paulina B
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I hate that I have to continue wasting time on this, I have sent emails, answered reviews, contact multiple departments… Still NO answer, no nothing.

I bought VIP tickets for a concert, 1 ticket was an upgrade and apparently something happened in the system that they were not able to see the information of my upgrade, after wasting more than an hour, the meet and greet started and me and my friend were still outside trying to find help, finally when the meet and greet was almost over managers from the band were able to help us, people from security were very helpful too but the person in the ticket office was the one making everything impossible, I showed her my payment confirmations, emails, even when the manager showed her that I was on the list with my two tickets she was still not helping. When I first got there she even said “I don’t see anything in the system and I can’t help you, if you want you can send an email”, what an answer!! Terrible service! I had to ask her who was going to help me because an email in that moment was obviously not the solution and she told me I could wait outside for someone from the band with no more than that, that’s when I had to ask the security people to help me, they were the ones that found the people from the band and after the managers found the way to validate the information with the ticket office person they let me in, but then the issues continued.
I bought two early entries “party pass” I did it for the drinks, my VIP tickets included the meet and greet that I almost missed thanks to the people in the ticket office, so I was already inside the concert area. When the meet and greet finished (the band was really nice and they were just waiting for me and my friend) I went to the bar to exchange the drinks that were offered on the pass and they told me those tickets were just valid in the restaurant not in the bar and I asked to go to the restaurant but they told me if I leave they didn’t guarantee that I was going to be able to go in again. I want a refund at least for the party passes. Everything was really annoying, I did everything and bought everything to have fun and after spending more than $300 in tickets and extras it was a nightmare and very stressful moment.
Written April 30, 2022
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JRaeJ
Charleston, WV136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
HOB Never disappoints. Hi s and I have seen shows in Orlando and Myrtle Beach. The Houston location was the perfect spot for our teenager's first concert and the chance to see one of her favorite bands (Waterparks).
We were very impressed with the design of the outdoor space and how it so effectively managed the queue to enter the venue.
Staff was attentive to detail-- checking for vaxx/neg tests, ID, & security checkpoints. Lift operator was friendly and made the best of what I can imagine is a pretty monotonous task.
Five buttons for HOB & TEN for the guys of Waterparks putting on a great show!!
We even saw Awesten's Mom-- but teenager would say her highlight was when Geoff looked "right at" her and smiled.

Pay for a proper seat. We were in the balcony with a great view. I don't think there's a bad seat/place to stand in the house.
Written November 28, 2021
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