The House of Blues grew out of founder Isaac Tigrett's love for the unique American art form known as the "the Blues". Weaned on this music during his early childhood in Tennessee, one of Isaac's goals was to introduce the world to the music of the rural south, including the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll.
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I had the worst experience ever at Party Gras. The event was supposed to represent Mardi Gras and Cajun food with boiled crawfish. The food was not edible. The crawfish had absolutely no seasoning and the buffet food was absolutely disgusting. The fish from the buffet had no seasoning and the rice and potatoes were not cooked and raw. This was a disgrace to New Orleans. I was born and raised in New Orleans, so I thought I would give this a try, but I will never go back again. All the tables around us were leaving because the food was so awful.
I has high hopes for this place, number one on the to-do list in dallas. Service was very poor, took over 30 min to get an appetizer. Ordered an appetizer with shrimp and cornbread, the flavor was great but it was cold and the cornbread was soggy. I then ordered the Jambalaya for dinner, which was also cold. Took over two hours total, in my opinion it was not worth the wait, overated establishement.
I went to the House of Blues in Dallas back in May of 2014. I was not sure what to expect, but I was truly amazed at the layout of the interior and how well the sound quality was. I have been to many outdoor concerts, but never experienced anything quite like the House of Blues.
Being able to sit inside in the air conditioning with a view from the balcony made the experience what it was. I will definitely go back when I get the chance because I love concerts, but I also love being comfortable while enjoying my music.
Don't go to House of Blues if you are looking to have fun. Cause they don't allow any kind of fun. My bf and I were dancing, not around people, not crazy like, just normal "enjoying the music" dancing and we were told to calm down. Thought it was a joke. Then I couldn't take a picture of us because that's apparently a rule, Fuckin lame. I was waiting on my friends to come out of the restroom at the end of the show and they grabbed my arm and threw me outside. I asked wtf, everyone is still inside but I am apparently standing in the wrong area and had to leave.
Been there twice and will never go back cause shit like this happens everytime, and not just to me.
Again. F** HOB
My company held our holiday party there and it was a blast. The turn the Foundation Room into a private upstairs area, has a period flare to it with lots of comfy sofas, a large covered patio and booths you can make private with thick curtains. So much fun!
I may go to a performance at the large concert hall but I WILL NEVER support or dine in the Foundation Room. On a previous dining experience in the Foundation Room 2 weeks ago, I was disturbed the graphic lyrics from rap music being played over the speakers in the booth I was in. This was supposed to be a formal, dining experience. On 8/19, while wearing dress slacks and a dressy shirt but open-toe sandals, I was refused entry because of the open-toe sandals. Behind me were two women with open-toe sandals, I asked about them and was told 'the dress code is for men'. Didn't know if it was a joke but didn't find this a place to frequent or visit again.
A certain member of security is awfully quick to put his hands on your for no reason. Let me say this was my first experience at the house of blues. To my knowledge, from purchasing your ticket, to the time the show starts there is nothing posted or stated within public view about personal camera use. Seeing as how there were no less than 10 people with their phones out recording video the entire show one might draw the conclusion that they don't care. Pull out a base model sony actioncam and everyone loses their minds. A member of security yanked it out of my hands, and I got it back after the show. During my interaction with this member of security he was awfully hands on with the manner in which he interacted. Likely because he was bored and trying to get a rise out of me over my camera. The funny thing is that phones after the s4 take better video than that camera. I wasn't moshing, pushing anyone around, acting crazy, or dancing like no one was watching. The entertainer booked was awesome, and the soundboard was on point, but if it can be avoided in the future I'm not going back to the Dallas location.
This was my first time to eat here, and I loved it. I got a chicken dish and my daughter got a burger; both were excellent. Everything was cooked and seasoned well. They were under staffed that night, but did their best taking care of everyone and they were busy. The prices are higher, but I will return.
The music was great. I usually don't like live bands, but the group there did a great job. It was loud as you would expect, and I would sit further back next time but that is a personal preference.
As a relatively new resident in the Dallas area, this is now my favorite venue. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Seating is relatively comfortable, and the stage view remains great pretty much wherever you sit. I was impressed at the adjoining bar and balcony too. I will definitely be back for more shows!
The house of blues is such a fun venue, not the largest place but they absolutely get some of the best artist to perform at their location! They have a wide variety of musical performers that come. Also depending on your preferences they have options for people who want a standup concert experience right in the heart of the venue and they have seats in the upper section for those that prefer to sit.
We have had many great nights at the house of blues!
The venue is fun and clean but they have the overpriced VIP section which wastes a lot of space. Drinks are overpriced($12 tall boy), parking is overpriced($10), and fees they charge on top of ticket prices(almost $10) are overpriced. Oh and they charged my card twice when I closed my tab and took over a week for it to clear off my card.
Gas Monkey and Trees are better venues IMO.
While waiting for the Charlie Puth concert, i witnessed DISGUSTING practices at the bar. Bare hands in ready to eat pineapples, lemons, and oranges. So gross. Drink garnishes were up front with where customers are drinking/eating. ?????? Unfortunately for me, I had already eaten the pineapple in my drink. Dirty dirty dirty.
Classy place! Non-smoking! Those that enjoy foggy type atmosphere, it's created as well will special effects. Generally speaking, the facility is very clean, and majority of the visitors are of the swanky type (of the few times I've been here.) Definitely a place I recommend for those looking for fantastic entertainers!
Great music, great food!
Make sure you valet your vehicle it's the best and easiest way to do it, give valet $20. And they will park it at the entrance if there's any space left
My son and I have been to several concerts at the HOB and have had great experiences each time. I love the size of the facility compared to the larger concert venues in the DFW area. No matter where I sit at the House of Blues, I feel very close to the performers. The sound and lighting have always been of high quality. The staff have always been friendly and helpful.
Great music venue. Staff is friendly and helpful. The process to get into the venue could use some more streamlining. It was confusing as to what line everyone should be in and where to go, thus causing delays. And a place for smokers off the balcony level would be nice. I will definitely return for more great shows!!
This is the best place to hang out with friends. Great music atmosphere. The staff was very nice and kind. The food was delicious. Must try their Chicken Codd salad so yummy and flavorful. The decor and atmosphere was amazing!
I saw the Wonder Years here back on November 11, 2016. It's an empty building with a stage for kick ass music and drinks. That's a venue right?
Disappointed that I couldn't go inside. Place isn't open before 8pm. Sad. It apparently makes that much money that it can keep limited hours. No real parking available at all. Cool building though.
Awesome venue! Everyone that worked there was super friendly and we're glad to help. Loved the look of the place and the cleanliness. Only complaint is about the price of food and drinks.
My first time to HOB Dallas and paid for the most expensive balcony seat but realized I wasn't going to be close enough to my favorite band! Discovered you can be short and stand up by the stage and still see the band great because they are up high! So next time I will purchase the much cheaper "standing room only" ticket. Found there to be plenty of bars with very friendly and efficient bartenders. I think there were 3 bars just surrounding the stage, so there was no waiting in line for drinks. Drinks were strong, even though a little pricy. Ate dinner in the very busy restaurant beforehand, was very, very good! Parked under Hard Rock Cafe across the street, $5.00. WIN!
Great venue. The shows here are more intimate as opposed to arena style, so if your favorite performer happens to be passing through, definitely go. Double level, balcony has seating but the rest of the place is standing room. Good bar and restaurant attached. Do yourself a favor and show up early to avoid parking headaches on the lot next door to the building, and it's not free. Sound is pretty good, too.
Great venue. Fun place. Good staff. They book some really good acts. Parking is challenging due to area being very busy with AA center, Hooters, W hotel, Dick's Last Resort, and others.
Great place to enjoy live music. The setup is nice. But they should have or need to make a Escalator to access the upper levels. I don't mind stairs but not when you're all dressed up with your lady in her sexy heals! And then they make you wait on the stairs as they slowly check tickets. That needs to be improved immediately. Add more staff please. You definitely make the revenue! Parking? Valet or bust!
I ate here with my Japanese wife, and this was the only time in SF that I've I felt like I was eating a Japanese meal in a small, intimate, restaurant in Tokyo. Very good kaiseki style, with some creative, but not overdone, dishes. It's quite small, a little difficult to find, has counter seating only and a simple interior, and I'm looking very forward to coming back.
This is regarding the restaurant: WORST DINING EXPERIENCE SINCE PLANET HOLLYWOOD. Food took forever to show up and they weren't even busy. Most of the staff was just standing around talking. When the food did show up it was horrible. Mine was COLD. All 3 of us hated our meals. $18 for 2 pieces of the worst fried chicken I've ever had. So much awfulness I will never eat at their restaurant again.
**Update... the general manager contacted me and has made things right. I will be trying the restaurant again and give them another shot. I will change my current review to 2 stars, but I stand by my comments.
not worth the price. Came here for dinner and a concert. Food is overpriced and everything is slow. From an order at the bar to the food we ordered. The worst part is after overpaying for our dinner we are directed to the back of the line that around the block. In 15 minutes we have moved 10 steps. We may come back for a concert but there is no point in eating here. The food is not special.
1.0 star rating 4/28/2017
Worst service ever for the concert tonight. I biked from Plano to see my friends band play. I asked the very tall general manager chick to stow away my bike until the show ended. NOPE! So I had to get the band to put my bike in their car. Then she told me she wouldn't stow away my backpack. So I had the band hold that as well. Then she decided to not let me in for no reason at all even though I had a ticket.
WILL NEVER GO BACK TO HOB. The Bomb Factory is here for a reason. HOB is a relic of a better time. Now they are all in it for the $$$$.
Will be boycotting and contacting HOB corporate... I do not deserve to be treated like this.
Its cool. HOB sound sucks anyways. Good luck HOB you lost a patron.
As a music venue, HOB is hard to beat. Great stage, excellent atmosphere, outstanding bartenders. Even better is that you can go to your show early and grab a bite to eat in the front house restaurant. They have live music on the weekend and really great signature cocktails. The food is pretty standard, but the atmosphere, music, and convenience make up for anything in the normal related to the food. We hit it up every time we go to see a show.
First time to this legendary place. Can order food from any bar, but fewer choices than the restaurant. Start time 8:00 but headliners go on about 9:15. Valet is only $15 before tip. Well worth it! Good time as soon as you walk in.
Came in for a quiet dinner with my girlfriend and had the most pleasant experience. Server/bartender Dustin is thee absolute BEST! I will definitely be coming back and requesting him. Ambiance is great btw...come see for yourself.
Great place to kick back and enjoy some musical entertainment. We saw Rumors, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band with opening act of Black Crowes tribute band. Both were EXCELLENT! Amazing talent, and they put on a great show. Very impressed with their energy and stamina in playing straight with no breaks for over an hour each. The bar is extremely pricey though. Don't go being too thirsty as a watered down Pepsi in a cup and 1 bottle of water was $8.50. Went on a Thursday night, and not too packed in the seats so that was nice. I'm betting it's much more crowded on the weekend. Tickets were very reasonable, but I went with Ticket master and didn't get great seats..balcony. Talked to a guy who went to a different site and was offered way better seats, so shop around. I paid $15.00 for a seat in the balcony. Still able to see everything. They offer valet parking, but I used Star Parking for $5.00,and a very short walk away.
I went to see the Asia on Tour and it was a wonderful experience. The organization was great and the place was secure. Unfortunately, i did not get to taste the food but their beverages were good. My friends and i had a great time and we parked right behind the venue. Around the area is very bright even at midnight hours. Overall wonderful experience.
What a fun venue! Tons of cool rock n roll memorabilia and lavish, Gothic decor. Food was affordable and delicious. We had calamari which was fresh and crispy. My steak was overcooked but they replaced it right away with a perfect medium-rare. Service was friendly and attentive, but not hovering. Only four stars because it was HOT in there. The door staff recommended that we linger near the bathroom because it's cooler there. Thanks, but no thanks. We'll be attending a concert in early October, hopefully it'll be cooler then.
Went to open mic night. Atmosphere and service was great. I believe the cooks did the best they could with low quality ingredients. Steak was cooked well it was just a cheap piece of meat. Salad was a day or 2 past its prime and should have been thrown out. Expect cheap bar food at much higher prices than cheap bar food should be. I challenge the manager to go to Denny's and order a Prime Rib Salad and compare it to his Steak Salad and then ask how they are able to sell a much higher quality product for far less money.
The atmosphere is amazing, from the friendly staff to the open dining room, plenty of space for a date or large group. Portion size is great for the price. I love that there's no bad seat to see the stage. Staff very friendly and great knowledge in the menu.
I attended HOB to see one of my favorite music artist. I really like the set up of each room. I haven't been to the restaurant yet, hopefully I'll get a chance. Overall a great venue.
It was okay. Could of been better. Food was good but my glass had lip prints on it, but our waiter was awesome. We had a very large party. There was also a problem with the seats and it took awhile to straighten it out during the concert. I'd go back though.
I visited the Foundation room over the weekend. I really like this lounge. Everyone looked great. The inside was decorated in a way that made it feel sexy yet laid back. Plenty of seating and walking space. You could easily hear the music and talk to everyone.
Saw Foster the People here. I loved the funky atmosphere and decor. I also appreciate the intimately small size of the music hall. We had excellent service by the staff as we entered and at the bar. I was impressed by the efficiency of their line process to get through security and inside. The concert came off like a well oiled machine and the sound was impressive. I will definitely be coming back in the future!
I've been to five or six shows here this Summer alone and I'm always impressed with the venue. The downstairs area has three large bar areas and a beer cart, so I've never had to wait long to get a cocktail or beer. Cocktails are surprisingly affordable for a music venue, and the price of beer is about what you'd expect. My double shots of Maker's Mark currently cost $13, and a 24oz. domestic beer is $12.
There is always plenty of security at the shows and the events feel safe and well organized. Metal detectors and wands are outside the entrance and there is an abundance of security inside the venue.
The acoustics are fine, and the in house stage lights are fantastic.
This is a great place to see concerts and is always a much better experience than the fair park amphitheater -- it is obviously much, much smaller. Sign up for their mailing list and you may even receive up to six free tickets to their less popular shows.
General admission downstairs is SRO, first come, first served. Upstairs in assigned seating, which is nice if you don't wanna stand the whole time, or are short (I've been caught behind some tall dudes downstairs before). There are separate bars and bathrooms on both levels (you MUST have a ticket for a seat upstairs to go up). It's a nice venue because it's not too big. You can clearly hear the acts wherever you are. The people seem pretty nice here. If you are the designated driver, your drinks are free, ask the bartender for options.
Very good experience. Nice ambience with good music. Had a minor mishap with an appetizer but the management (Josh) was very accommodating. The salmon and shrimp and grits were delicious. A good place for a night out.
Generic venue setting. Bartenders always friendly and fast. My biggest annoyance is in regards to the guy(s) running sound. I don't know why they pull back the mixes for all of the opening acts and then make the headliner sound huge and fat. Every musician on the stage deserves to sound their best through the PA.
Wonderful and classy venue. It was my first time visiting and it will not be my last. I attended a rock concert and stood in the general (not-seated) area. Good vibe from the crowd and big appreciation from the performing bands.
We went there for dinner and a drink and were literally the only people in the whole restaurant during the last hour of happy hour. Got our drinks and ordered food - 1hr later, after seeing a handful of employees come from the kitchen with burgers, fries and flatbread, the bartender comes back to tell us they didn't make our meal because the fryer was being cleaned. Obviously a lie, since we saw employees eating food with fries. Find it crazy that we were the only customers in the whole restaurant and didn't even get served before all the employees - we paid for the drinks and skipped the food after we were told it wasn't even being made after a full hour of waiting. Everyone was off on the side eating food by the bar, many of them noticing we were done with our drinks and just waiting, yet didn't say a word to us.
Came to see the Prince cover band yesterday. The observer said the show was free, I called to check and see if that was true and the man in the phone said it was. I got to the ticket office and the employee said it wasn’t free. I said I had read on the observer that it was and I called to check and she said “don’t worry about it.” And gave us the tickets! What a sweetheart! Great show, beautiful venue!
My review is for the Restaurant side of the venue. I was in Dallas from out of town and wanted to listen to some live music. We decided to have dinner at House of Blues. I would say the food here is above average, but not excellent. We had a couple gals sing on stage while we ate dinner. It was so much fun having a live band. The building is really cool. Take some time to look around at all they have to see here. All in all, it was a great evening.
I love the House of Blues! Best live music venue in the Dallas area. Manager, Franklin Myer is the epitome of class and a customer service guru. He goes above and beyond to ensure everyone is satisfied with their service and having a great time. His jokes are always tasteful and well-timed. He makes me feel like I'm a member of the House of Blues family.
If you're going to watch a show here, make sure to come early and check out the restaurant. Ask for Stephanie, she'll take really good care of you. I would've given this place a solid 4, but I got 5-star service from Stephanie. Definitely coming back sooner rather than later.
I took my son to see his favorite band. It was a place full of teens, but as a parent I had to make sure my 15 year old was safe. My experience at House of Blues was not a good experience. Not because the venue and genre was terrible, but because the food at the restaurant was disgusting! We had the meal that feeds 4 which they only give you enough meat to feed 2. While watching the band, I wanted to sit down so I went next to the bar. The lady at the bar said I would have to pay $100 to sit there. I couldn't believe I would have to pay that much money at a teen-bop rap concert. I ended up upstairs in the stadium seating which I actually liked, I wasn't able to see the stage from where I was, but I didn't mind since I really didn't care to watch. I will say that someone had vomited all over the floor and not a single staff member went to clean it up and the restrooms where absolutely disgusting! Would I come back here, yes but for an adult concert only.
Awesome Venue! The staff were wonderful, going out of their way to accommodate our every need. The building is quite amazing. With all the renovations maintaining the integrity of its original structure has been beautifully maintained. Ask about the building's history.
What a delightful place. Love the open mic nights. The hamburgers are delicious. Went to see Mary Lambert in concert there. Very organized. It's worth paying for the $15 valet, plus tip. The concert hall is lacking bar stool tables to be able to enjoy your drink. They love service dogs.
We had never been to the House of Blues, but we’ll definitely be back after this experience. We weren’t really sure where to park. Valet seems to charge too much so we opted into parking in one of the garages. We got there a little before the Justin Furstenfeld show started so my husband, and I decided to eat in the restaurant. Jenna was a stellar server. She recommended the BBQ bacon burger to my husband, and I had the Voodoo Shrimp. The food was great, and Jenna made sure to keep our drinks full the entire time. Weren’t thrilled about having to go back outside, and go through security, but they made it a very easy, and friendly process. Very glad we bought floor seats, and the bathrooms seemed to be pretty clean so that was a plus. The show itself was astonishing, but really was not expecting anything less. All around great night at the House of Blues.
Super shocked of how awesome our experience was! The food was out in a timely manner, we were checked on by not only our waiter but by the management. The food was absolutely amazing! Franklin was our waiter and he was on point the whole night! Thanks y’all! We will definitely be coming back before any concert we attend 😀
My experience at HOB has always been great! It’s always my go-to for live music and some great drinks...the voodoo shrimp isn’t too shabby either. ;) The staff is incredibly friendly and the service always excellent. Their bartender, Lauren, is awesome! She makes one heck of a drink and always makes our experience a positive one.
I've had several great experiences here. The venue is incredibly organized, the last time I was here there was a meet and greet before the concert and somehow they were able to get 150 people through a line to meet the band, buy merchandise and have it signed, and take a picture with the band in the space of one hour. We never felt rushed and had time to grab food and get to our seats and relax. The acoustics are amazing, I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. Thanks House of Blues for making our experiences SO memorable!!
Always have fun, great sound. Staff is great. Food is good, a bit pricey. Seen a few bands in different rooms at HOB, from small to large, always enjoyed the experience. Recently I went to a show with broken ribs. The security guard was very helpful, grabbed a chair for me and even took time to check up on me a couple of times.
Really cool venue located in Downtown Dallas! They have floor standing room, as well as an upper balcony with seats. Bar service was plentiful and friendly. We saw Walk The Moon here and they were also great! A very solid venue! Would most definitely love to see more artists here
We had our wedding here and it went off with out a hitch! Norma did an amazing job making everything so great for us. She is truely one of a kind individual. The House of Blues will always have a special place in our heart!
Great place to see a show. If you're a real fan of a certain act playing there, get the general admission/standing room tickets and get there early. Standing for a few hours is nothing when you get to see an act from 10 feet away. The sound here is usually great.
One of the best venues in Dallas. Always booking great bands and the balcony seating is great if it doesn't sell out too quick. Drinks are pricey like normal at music venues. Great atmosphere and sound! Also, their restaurant is pretty good or check out Buzz Brews across the street. Great food and beer selection at good prices.
HOB is always a nice venue. The acts we're all on time and the performance was good. Took my teenage daughters to see Joey Bada$$ and he did not disappoint. He stage show was good! He had control of the entire performance. My girls enjoyed themselves.
well to begin with the House of Blues was a great place and a venue to go to to see live performances I can't believe I almost made it late but at least I made it on time the House of Blues also had decent food selections I will make me happy is that I always watched the House of Blues in my television but the person it was much better. I recommend the House of Blues for a music lovers all over the country. The sound quality was amazing by the way. One thing I can honestly say the drinks were expensive
We had a blast at house of blues! We weren’t sure exactly where to eat so we stopped by here, best choice of the night. our waitress Destiny was very attentive and did everything perfectly! We took all her suggestions such as the juicy Lucy and my husband took the smoke house rib platter. Best BBQ I’ve had in a long time. Very impressed at her and the restaurant such friendly and on point staff, the live music was even great I will definitely be returning!
One of my top favourite venues in Dallas. I would recommend getting general admission to most concerts because the tickets are generally cheaper and the general admission has the best space. It's right up on the stage. But, if you get a general admission ticket to a popular band or sold out show you need to arrive EARLY to get a good spot. 30 minuets to an hour early will not cut it. However if you're in to the rock/punk/metal scene like me they don't allow moshing or crowd surfing which sucks. Some concerts get away with it though because it'd be impossible for the staff to control a huge amount of people moshing. Also, they don't allow things like chains for your pants or jewelery with spikes the staff will tell you to leave it in your car or they can hold it for a fee (it was $5 for my chain). But the staff is pretty cool about most things and its still a great place to go see some bands.
The show was awesome! The venue was Good, the staff was awesome? Staff member upstairs for the balcony, Darius, he was helpful and made the night Great!
Only bad thing was the over priced drinks, they charge what they do and are still stingy with the liquor. Tip for the bartenders, want good tips? Don't measure every drop of alcohol a little free pour always looks good.
Love HOB, its definitely my FAVORITE venue!!! Small intimate setting, great cheap parking close by, valet & restaurant are available too. Right off the highway & you can walk to many popular eateries like hooters & dicks last resort. Watch how much you drink though, the steps back up can be a b*tch!
My first time coming here proved to be an incredible experience. Clean friendly high energy location with fantastic atmosphere. Wait staff was kind and obviously well experienced. They were able to seat our party quickly and accommodate our needs except for not being able to seat our extra guest that we were expecting to arrive. Our food was brought to us in a reasonable amount of time. On top of this we received a performance from a live band front row center. House of Blues Dallas will definitely be top of the list for any event of mine for now on.
I've attended many shows here at the House Of Blues and each time has been amazing! It's by far one of my favorite concert venues! The bathrooms are incredibly clean, just like the venue itself, and the all of the staff are friendly and helpful. Not to mention this is a great place for people of all ages to come see shows. I highly recommend this venue!
This was my first time ever visiting a House of Blues, and the Dallas location did not disappoint! The venue was filled with fun art, and the staff was awesome. Grant and Richard went out of their way after the show to give my friend and I a tour and explain some of the history of the building, including showing me around some areas that I wouldn't have found on my own. I will definitely be coming back!
Pretty slow for a Tuesday but we were told that it's like that sometimes with no shows. Live music was fun though and the manager was so nice. She even took us on a tour of the building. I had the tacos which were a little fatty, but packed with flavor. Thanks Stephanie for the memories
Typical assortment of bar type/burger joint food done well with great service. The host at the front was a great story followed up with great service by our server Jordan. We opted for two appetizers and split an entree because we couldn't decide between the "Carolina Mess" fries or the Jalapeno Cornbread. It's worth noting the cornbread is sold by the bag to make at home and with the honey butter it's definitely worth it. The burger was good and hearty but not a standout special, just plain good. Overall the service was the standout and made for a pleasant wait before the show.
I've always wanted to go to the House of Blues and last night was my first time there! And I was not disappointed in the venue at all. Such a great place to watch a small concert. Bullet for my Valentine and the other bands were awesome as usual. Definitely will be going to this place more often.
Love love love this place!! Everything was fantastic. Jambalaya was great and spicy and the voodoo shrimp was perfect. The manager, Stephanie, even stopped by and made sure we were taken care of. She even offered us dessert since it was our first time here! Drinks were great too (try the Havana mojito!) I will be returning. You rock Stephanie!
Came here for drinks and apps this past Sunday and had a great time. Food was excellent and came out hot. Stephanie the manager was really great and incredibly friendly. Got convinced to get the voodoo shrimp and it was good. Thanks Stephanie and see you soon HOB!!
Great place. Saw Sons of an Illustrious Father in the Cambridge room. Nice intimate space. Was able to see well even with a bit of a crowd. Staff was friendly, fast and helpful. Plenty of bathrooms and parking all around.
Attending the Gospel Brunch this morning and I am blown away! such good food! They have the most helpful and kind staff! Special thank you to one of them, Matt for the informative news on upcoming events and great service! this event is great if you haven't attended!
Beautiful venue!! There's really not a bad seat in the whole place. Staff was very friendly, and the bartender even remembered my four drink order flawlessly through the whole show, which made it really easy to stumble up to the bar and order. We didn't eat here, but I heard good things from people who did. Would definitely see another show at this location!
Went there is a Burlesque show and left within the first 10min. The place itself was fine and the show seemed like it was great, but I had standing room only tickets. I understood that I would be standing in a crowd, but what I didn't like was that the standing crowd had a limited view because of columns and curtains blocking the view of the stage. It was going to be apparent that I was going to miss 80% of the show while my wife couldn't see past the crowd. They shouldn't sell tickets to folks if they can't see the stage.
Music was great. Food was amazing and they were so accommodating to my food diet. They had no complaints about how much I was not allowed to eat! Everyone was so understanding, friendly and just a great place to go to! I definitely will visit again
My second concert at HOB! Small concert but I purchased a party pass, quick tip: Go to the ticket booth to get your wrist band. One of the employees did their best and told me what they knew, but was under informed and I ended up having to leave my place in line to go get my wrist band. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but there wasn’t any information about it on the website and I couldn’t find any forms on where to get my wristband.
Excellent venue!! Staff is attentive and friendly. Sound is perfect. I do recommend getting there earlier than early. Parking is limited and the valet was full an hour before the doors opened for the concert. Also, if you plan on eating before the show make sure to get a reservation in advance.
Love this venue. We saw the Cadillac Three and they were AMAZING. The venue is very cozy and we'll engineered for sound. Drinks are expensive but not unreasonable. The highest complement I can pay to any venue is the following. There was a very drunk group of younger people that were bumping into others and making the situation in comfortable for a few of us. The security at the House of Blues promptly dealt with the problem making the concert much more enjoyable for all. Thank you House of Blues and security for making our time with you enjoyable. Will absolutely patronize this venue again.
I had a lot of fun seeing one of my fave bands here. It was somewhat intimate and I did not expect to meet them too. The windows at the top are pretty cool. The staff was nice but it took forever for the bar to take my order even though they were right in front of me.
Nice venue, great view of the stage from anywhere in the house, nice acoustics. Bar was accessible in a few places and hardly any wait in line.
Will-call counter was helpful and fast.
Pro tip: Use ParkMobile to pay for the night’s parking (~$4) as the venue does not allow re-entry. You can even reserve parking, zone 8902.
Would absolutely go to another show here.
Food was outstanding! Service was warm and friendly. They were out of gator bites so the manager comped a round of drinks. Which led us to order the Angus beef sliders and I must say they were phenomenal. Music was great! Atmosphere was very relaxing. I recommend a Bailey's and coffee and sitting on the front porch. Just absorbing a bit of that downtown Dallas Magic.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The drinks are priced so good! The employees are so nice! My first visit was a blast. My concierge was Sarah and I highly recommend her. On point and knew how to treat a client. Every time my drink was empty she was right there to fill it up! The music is great and the atmosphere is so inviting!
If you get a chance to check it out you will defiantly not be dissapointed!
Awesome venue. Has decent food & the stage set-up is great especially on the balcony where folks can get off their feet! Had a lot of "soulful" moments there that will forever be remembered.
I was in Dallas over the Christmas break (Dec 28th) and my family wanted to go to try house of Blues. The food was great!! Loved the country friend steak. We were blown away by the young lady singing with the band, not sure what her name was but couldn't believe what we were hearing. AMAZING!!!
The house of blues is a very interesting place to have a meal and/or watch a show. It's well located in Dallas center with good access and some parking zones in the surrounding area. It has a peculiar decoration that I believe is common within the house of blues franchising. The sound quality of the arena is very good. A nice place to have a good time and enjoy good music.
This place has an awesome sound in the small room (Cambridge). It isn't in plain view from the street but once inside the gate, the staff is not only helpful in finding your destination, but they are also showing a sense of humor, including the bar staff. I don't think I went by a single member of staff that I didn't crack a joke at, all of which gave a little bit back. This was a very pleasant experience and can't wait until the next one!
Took my daughter and her friend to Calpurnia concert. Absolutely safe and beautiful. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. The girls had a great time and I can't wait to go back for an adult type event. Hard to find that great level of customer service and a beautiful venue anywhere anymore. Great job you guys! Thank you for an amazing evening!!
This is one of my favorite concert venues! Small enough to not have to deal with concert crowds. Decor is great. Seats are usually priced fairly. Fun events and celebrations each season. Service and Food is good quality. Team, Staff & Management are professional. Always a pleasant experience.
I've seen some bands and been to a couple of private parties at this venue. Tonight, I just stopped in for a quick drink. Danielle got me to try the shrimp appetizer (excellent) and the bread pudding (insanely good). I highly recommend!
House of Blues has hosted our Kids Who Rock Camp performances as well as the Talent Shows. It is such a delight to work with professional and nice people. Always very accommodating for our events. A perfect place for the kids to show their talents. We also had a Christmas Holiday show this past 2018. The guests that were not a part of the show enjoyed it as well. Our shows are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
I cannot thank HOB enough for giving the kids a place to SHINE and what a better spot than the House of Blues?? Stay tuned & check the HOB calendar for more performances in 2019 from KIDS WHO ROCK.
Love this place. It feels really comfortable and for a concert venue it was great! Had live bands in the restaurant and in the concert area, drinks were fantastic, food was great. Prices aren't too bad for what you're getting. My friends and I had a great time!
I have been here for two different ska shows so far and they have both been amazing. (Bands performance aside). The staff is always friendly and helpful. There are a lot of bouncers there to ensure no one gets hurt. The prices of food and drinks are pretty steep but that's normal for a venue like this. The bathrooms are well kept and a lot of stalls leaves less of a line. Overall a great host for some awesome music.
Horrible "VIP" Meet and Greet Concert Experience
UPDATE: After emailing with two people from HOB, the manager from that night at the venue reached out. Her name is Kelli, and she was delightful. She explained everything that went into the behind the scenes stuff related to the meet and greet and was much more pleasant than anyone else I'd spoken to. I'm impressed with how she handled the situation and will be returning to the HOB.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I bought VIP Meet and Greet passes for a concert months ago that arrived on time, but I called the vendor (Ticketmaster) when I noticed there wasn't any VIP designation on the tickets. They assured me that since it was a "local" VIP event, the venue would reach out a week or so before the show.
Fast forward to a week before the show and I hadn't received so much as a reminder of the event. I've since called multiple times to get information from Ticketmaster, but they simply don't have it. I was assured that the venue would send me the information last week and nothing. So, I called the House of Blues to get it, but I was only able to leave a voicemail. Apparently, this has been an issue for a number of fans.
The event is tonight, and I've been trying to get information for over a week now. I have a rough idea of when the meet and greet is thanks to my persistent phone calls, but I can only imagine how out of the loop I'd be if I hadn't done that. Fingers crossed check-in goes smoothly because I paid extra for the VIP Meet and Greet experience. And I expect to get what I paid for.
TL;DR: If you buy VIP Meet and Greet packages from the HOB, expect to put in hours of work to get any information on when it's happening. I'd suggest starting to reach out two weeks prior to your event and crossing your fingers someone can be helpful.
VERY disappointed to have anticipated Sunday Gospel brunch buffet, well featured on their website and on site, only to learn upon arrival is it offered once a month. Music was recorded track. Server shared this is a frequently shared frustration from other customers. Management needs to amend advertising accordingly. It created an unwelcome and expensive modification to our day as a consequence. Had time for buffet, not seated service. The few hours we had for Perot museum became even fewer.
Service exceptional, thanks to Riley. Venue appealing for a live performance. Easy reservations.
Food quite average as a whole. Brisket nachos quite tasty. Comped bread pudding thoughtful touch, resulting from the botched brunch advertising and our rushed schedule. She also offered coupon toward the company store, which kids enjoyed using.
My girlfriend's and I celebrated my birthday by going to the Sunday Gospel Brunch. It was a good time for all of us.. The best birthday ever. Lady Diamond was great She has a wonderful voice and was super sweet. We loved the men of Nehemiah, they had an amazing sound. Lady Diamond posed with us for pictures. The buffet was wonderful . They had a wide variety of dishes. Everything was hot and tasty. I plan to go back soon.
I love this venue, but no where on the website does it say food and drink are prohibited. I was asked to throw away unopened snacks and water bottles before ever entering the venue. I don’t mind abiding by no food/drink policies, but the website needs to be updated to reflect this policy so more people are not disappointed and do not lose money on food and drinks.
I have seen multiple acts here and I always enjoy myself. The staff is Pleasant and the drink prices, while not inexpensive, are not as expensive as some other music venues. The stage is great and viewing is always good whether you are seated in the balcony or standing on the floor. I have also never witnessed a show with bad sound. The techs that they have working do an excellent job on Lighting and Sound.
Love coming to shows here! My only complaint is that I wish they'd close the blinds or turn off the lights in the offices upstairs during the shows. My eye always wanders there during a show because of the light source. Other than that, the venue feels unique despite being part of a chain, which is hard to pull off.
Loved every part of this place. The live music was incredible. The silent disco was a great experience. Overall, I bragged about this place to all of my friends. Can't wait to try another location.
Just amazing! Love the intimacy of the venue and all the staff are truly kind and wonderful; especially, Jerry in the bar, Grant, and of course Joe P. the GM. Food is great, sound is great! Never been treated better anywhere in Dallas than here.
Excellent venue! One of my favorite.
Sound: excellent. From the side of the stage, pit, back at the bars to the seats upstairs... sound is consistent.
View: no matter where you are standing the angle of the floor makes the view great. Even the very sides of the front-stage are great without any pushing or shoving needed (if that’s what you prefer).
Drinks: Plenty of bars on each side and the bartenders are attentive. They remember you and make sure you are taken care of quickly.
Staff at the front is courteous and organized so you are in without a hassle while doing their job correctly.
PARKING - be aware that they don’t have their own parking lot. Valet is cheap which may be tempting but the line to get your car after the show is extremely long. There is a public parking under the highway (2-3 minute walk) and cheap.
I had the most amazing experience with my friend. The entire staff took care of us with VIP type service. The host Andi was very welcoming and gave us an awesome tour of the facility. Our server Sydney was amazing, she was very attentive and gave great service. Rosa the manager was also very welcoming and friendly. We definitely will be coming back for another visit. Try their country fried steak, its delicious.
Came here to see Chase Atlantic about a week ago and it was nice!! It was quite cold but since I was there for a concert I warmed up quickly. I ordered fries for $4 and they gave me a massive serving which I was happy about. They were delicious as well. Amazing sound system. I have no complaints. I can't wait to go back for another concert here.
Went to see Lovely the Band with my teenage daughters. Was worried about safety until we got there, but quickly found it to be a nice venue. Pretty up close and personal for concerts. Could have a little more accessible seating. Really enjoyed the concert. Would like to go back again.
We have been here for a few concerts and the experience is always great. Tonight we brought our nine-year-old son and he was tired. The staff proactively offered us a few chairs. I appreciate the attention to detail and going above and beyond for the customer. You made tonight so much more enjoyable for us! Many many thanks!
We have been several times recently. Loved the live music in the restaurant. Wait staff fun and attentive. We have ordered different items and approved the taste on each dish. Parking is the only dilemma faced, solved with valet which is reasonably priced for the area.
By far the best house of blues we have been too! We live in Houston and in all honesty we prefer to come here! Lauren and Paige behind the bar are outstanding and make amazing drinks! They make you feel welcomed and are always on point! Rich the manager is super friendly and welcoming! Totally recommend this place
This has been one of my favorite venues in Dallas! Lots of memorable and intimate shows! I just recently attended the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead show. This was no different, an intimate and close setting for an amazing night of music. Goldie and Jerry we’re quick and attentive at the Bar. The event staff were courteous and helpful. Todd listened to my concern of overpriced valet. Overall, great time as always.
Went there last night to see In This Moment. The show was FANTASTIC and the energy was our of this world. Tomas was our bartender and he was fast, friendly, and knew how to mix a cocktail. We were up in the balcony and the view was fabulous! It was a long show, and the place was packed, but the staff really showed that they knew how to manage a crowd. They were instantly on top of any issue that might have popped up. I cannot recommend this place enough!!! It's my new favorite venue in Dallas.
I love the vibe of this venue! It is eclectic, fun and intimate. The sound was even better than I remember. Ocean Alley absolutely rocked the house.....we just saw there concert and decide to go last minute. Such a wonderful surprise. Coming from a musicial background myself, I have nothing but respect for the band! Props guys:)
I have never eaten here, so can't speak of the food. But, as a concert venue...my only complaint is that most of the middle part of the venue is VIP tables and the sound production area, giving limited options for viewing without obscurities, unless your there early enough for the show or want to fight your through crowd for front viewing. Other than that clean bathrooms, well staffed and plenty of bar/beverage areas with short waits.
This was a great experience! We were on the 3rd row for a concert and it was amazing. However we walked around before the show and there are no bad seats or standing spots! The guys checking bags and doing the metal detectors were very nice and had a sense of humor, too. Great experience!
Went to see Band Maid here over the weekend. Had mixed feelings about the show. Love the small room feel, didn't like the fact that many people could barely see the band. Room design is poorly done. VIP was a mess, ended up super late, and then we were hustled through. Thought for sure we'd get photos or something. Next is the fact that certain employees were extremely rude to people. I get there are rules to enforce, but keep your attitude at home. Also please teach your employees all the rules, clearly. I paid for a pocket camera just for this show, and this certain overbearing employee would not let me in and said I'd have to put it somewhere. I handed it to a friend not using VIP, and later showed multiple employees and they all said it was perfectly fine and would be allowed.
Other employees did their job and were friendly and I appreciate that. The band was amazing and overall I very much enjoyed the show. I'd hope if they return they would be in the bigger room, as it's far better designed. Plus it's obvious many more people would have gone if possible!
Came here last night for a concert. Had an amazing time. Grabbed a bite to eat at the restaurant. The food was delicious. I had the brisket nachos and they had lots of flavor which I loved. Drinks were really good as well. Highly recommend the restaurant and venue. Will definitely return. Thank you for an amazing time!!
I've been to several shows here; Nationally known artists, local acts, and great cover bands. Great venue for smaller shows where you can feel more connected with the artists. 2 lower level bars; Separate bar for balcony seating. Quick bites are available from the bar too.
We purchased tickets to Alejandro months ago. We contacted them to ask about ADA accommodations. We communicated four different times and were told there is no seating at all for general admission. There wasn’t anything we could find online about it. So, We didn’t go to the concert or dinner before. About 30 minutes before the concert, I received a message from a friend that was currently at the concert sitting in the balcony AND there were plenty of seats. 😡 I’m furious about it. One of the women we spoke with was extremely rude as well. I’m hoping for a refund but I doubt that will happen. In any case, I’ll never visit this venue. Too bad it won’t make a difference.
Mikey Keith made this whole experience incredible! From start to finish he kept us informed on what to expect from the afternoon. He also had us laughing...read this and 485 more