Venue Guide: House of Blues Chicago, IL

House of Blues Chicago History

Nestled in the sleek River North downtown district between the famous Marina Towers (the buildings pictured on the cover of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), it opened in 1996 and is one of the longest-operating House of Blues outposts.

House of Blues Chicago At A Glance
Venue Name House of Blues Chicago
Location Chicago, IL
Address 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone # (312) 923-2000
Capacity 1,400
Opened 1996
Owner Live Nation Entertainment

House of Blues Chicago Performers

With its gorgeous detailing and multiple tiers, House of Blues Chicago is a go-to for artists of all genres (its name notwithstanding) and career levels. It’s seen up-and-comers (synth-pop avant-garde artist Poppy, ska-punks The Interrupters), mid-level stars (pop-punks All Time Low) and seasoned veterans (hard rockers Tesla, metal marauders Cradle of Filth). For something even more unique, try the venue’s self-proclaimed World Famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays.

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Planning Your Visit to House of Blues Chicago

In addition to bar food with Southern flair at the House of Blues’ on-site restaurant, you’ll find plenty of dining options in the neighborhood. Nearby is Wollensky’s Grill, which offers steaks and sliders, and the adjacent Smith & Wollensky. Just a few blocks away is Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, as well as several hotel bars, while north on Dearborn Street you’ll find a diverse array of restaurants.

House of Blues Chicago Frequently Asked Questions

What are the House of Blues Chicago parking options?

There are several hotels with valet and cash parking lots nearby as well as public transportation options.

Does House of Blues Chicago serve food?

Yes. The on-site restaurant serves a full-service menu of dinner food (and brunch on Sundays).

What are the seating options at House of Blues Chicago?

The multilevel House of Blues Chicago offers a mix of General Admission standing-room floor and several balcony floors with standing options, as well as reserved or General Admission seats depending on the show. Box seat upgrades are available for certain shows. The venue has an elevator, and patrons needing wheelchair access or ADA seating can call ahead or speak with security the night of a show. Get tickets here.

What are the House of Blues Chicago safety & security guidelines?

House of Blues Chicago requires a bag search for patrons, and continually upholds rigorous venue cleanliness standards for the safety of all attendees, performers and staff. For the latest safety guidelines, please review the enhanced venue protocols described here.

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