House of Blues

★★★★☆
  • 8430 Sunset Blvd

    West Hollywood, CA 90069

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  • 323-848-5100

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Went here to see a concert. Concert prices were very reasonable. Word of warning DO NOT PAY FOR A TABLE!! We got asked in line if we wanted a table for $150. 50 for the table and 100 of drinks. We asked if there was room for all 8 of

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★★★★★

Went here to see a concert. Concert prices were very reasonable. Word of warning DO NOT PAY FOR A TABLE!! We got asked in line if we wanted a table for $150. 50 for the table and 100 of drinks. We asked if there was room for all 8 of

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This place is great. I went on a relatively slow night and the crowd was cool. there wasn't a performance that night, but there were still enough people around that made it a pleasant experience. The drinks were less expensive then i

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★★★★★

This place is great. I went on a relatively slow night and the crowd was cool. there wasn't a performance that night, but there were still enough people around that made it a pleasant experience. The drinks were less expensive then i

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So I went to go see one of my favorite bands not to long ago and the security there is down right strict . I was seriously scarred to have fun because at times it seemed as if though the security was just kicking people out for pitting and

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So I went to go see one of my favorite bands not to long ago and the security there is down right strict . I was seriously scarred to have fun because at times it seemed as if though the security was just kicking people out for pitting and

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I am a professional musician.
Performing on stage with a major act doing an hour and a half show to a full house afterwards I packed up my horn and looked for the bar to have a taste. I am told by this women security girl to go out to

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★★★★★

I am a professional musician.
Performing on stage with a major act doing an hour and a half show to a full house afterwards I packed up my horn and looked for the bar to have a taste. I am told by this women security girl to go out to

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I always come here when I get bored of just staying in at home. Great music and love the atmosphere.. Great way to get a little stress out of your life form a hard work week.. drinks are flowing and people here are awesome. Good spot to go

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★★★★★

I always come here when I get bored of just staying in at home. Great music and love the atmosphere.. Great way to get a little stress out of your life form a hard work week.. drinks are flowing and people here are awesome. Good spot to go

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I also had a bad experience there. The security was very rough and grabbing me wherever they could considering that I'm a girl. They kicked me out because i got shoved and accidentally bumped into one of the securities. I told him how I

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★★★★★

I also had a bad experience there. The security was very rough and grabbing me wherever they could considering that I'm a girl. They kicked me out because i got shoved and accidentally bumped into one of the securities. I told him how I

Pros: Maybe bands

Cons: HORRIBLE SECURITY, Over priced tix, Parking, Staff,

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An intoxicated chick PUNCHED me in the face with her fist, and when I complained, they KICKED ME OUT. Even worse, they let the assailant stay inside. They are SEXIST, PREJUDICED, GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE and ACCOMPLICES TO CRIMINAL

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An intoxicated chick PUNCHED me in the face with her fist, and when I complained, they KICKED ME OUT. Even worse, they let the assailant stay inside. They are SEXIST, PREJUDICED, GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE and ACCOMPLICES TO CRIMINAL

Pros: Great place to go if you don't value your basic human rights

Cons: They support Assault + Battery criminals & punish victims

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I am always excited to get "Two for Tuesday" concert tickets from HOB online because it means that I will be having the Voodoo Shrimp LOL\r
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I enjoy the food at the restaurant at House of Blues but I only come here if I am attending a

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I am always excited to get "Two for Tuesday" concert tickets from HOB online because it means that I will be having the Voodoo Shrimp LOL\r
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I enjoy the food at the restaurant at House of Blues but I only come here if I am attending a

Pros: Tasty Food options, strong drinks, service

Cons: Parking

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★★★★★

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The food here is terrible. Yes, I said awful. It's not good even if you call it Southern or Soul or whatever. I may not be Cajun (that's a displaced Acadian from Nova Scotia who ended up in Louisiana), but I am a New Orleans native and Southern cook. Don't waste your money on the grub, baby. . . but, hey the shows are great, and thee gospel be rockin'. (I meant to write that, so simmer down.)

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The food here is terrible. Yes, I said awful. It's not good even if you call it Southern or Soul or whatever. I may not be Cajun (that's a displaced Acadian from Nova Scotia who ended up in Louisiana), but I am a New Orleans native and Southern cook. Don't waste your money on the grub, baby. . . but, hey the shows are great, and thee gospel be rockin'. (I meant to write that, so simmer down.)

Pros: I feel like I'm at Aunt Tizzy's house fixing' to eat fried chicken on a Sunday afternoon!

Cons: Aunt Tizzy must have gotten into the sherry, 'cause the chicken was a stinker.

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I have gone to the House of Blues, back in the day to dance and have a great time. I have also gone to the restaurant and it was awesome. We also used it as a reatreat site. The employees really enjoyed themselves.

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★★★★★

I have gone to the House of Blues, back in the day to dance and have a great time. I have also gone to the restaurant and it was awesome. We also used it as a reatreat site. The employees really enjoyed themselves.

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i wouldn't go here just for the food. in fact, i'm not sure you can! i think you have to have a ticket to the show. but ... if you are seeing a show and you are hungry, this is not a bad option. just be advised you can't see the stage from the eating area. prices are a little high for quality but this is HOB. full bar. servers are pretty hurried on busy nights. parking is crazy expensive.

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i wouldn't go here just for the food. in fact, i'm not sure you can! i think you have to have a ticket to the show. but ... if you are seeing a show and you are hungry, this is not a bad option. just be advised you can't see the stage from the eating area. prices are a little high for quality but this is HOB. full bar. servers are pretty hurried on busy nights. parking is crazy expensive.

Pros: convenient for shows

Cons: food mediocre

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Totally the most overrated "LA experience." Here's why: buffet features super-long lines, crowded little picnic chairs at the family-style tables (most tables aren't private), they practically shut down the buffet once the music starts, not giving you much time to really enjoy your food unless you go really early. The 40 dollars must be strictly for the concert, because the food is NOT on that level, and any alchohol must be paid separately for 10 bucks all you can drink. The gospel musicians encourage the crowd to basically stop eating so you can wave and clap and sing and dance, which is great, if you are there to praise the Lord, but not if you didn't get a chance to eat or drink your money's worth. I'm not a devout Christian or nothing, but there's also something slightly weird (in a bad way) about mixing mimosas and buffet-style eating with songs of spirituality, deep emotion, and praise. Real conflict of interest vibes for me. My advice is go see a gospel concert somewhere more comfortable after eating a really nice buffet elsewhere. Or go to a Baptist church or something.

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Totally the most overrated "LA experience." Here's why: buffet features super-long lines, crowded little picnic chairs at the family-style tables (most tables aren't private), they practically shut down the buffet once the music starts, not giving you much time to really enjoy your food unless you go really early. The 40 dollars must be strictly for the concert, because the food is NOT on that level, and any alchohol must be paid separately for 10 bucks all you can drink. The gospel musicians encourage the crowd to basically stop eating so you can wave and clap and sing and dance, which is great, if you are there to praise the Lord, but not if you didn't get a chance to eat or drink your money's worth. I'm not a devout Christian or nothing, but there's also something slightly weird (in a bad way) about mixing mimosas and buffet-style eating with songs of spirituality, deep emotion, and praise. Real conflict of interest vibes for me. My advice is go see a gospel concert somewhere more comfortable after eating a really nice buffet elsewhere. Or go to a Baptist church or something.

Pros: Quality music

Cons: Food and buffet setup not great

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The atmosphere at this place is just great...the food is not the best but they have great choices for a chill, hangout place....not too expensive either...and if you are lucky, there might be a band performing so you can hear some great music when hanging out with friends....and you catch the Sunset scene as well

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The atmosphere at this place is just great...the food is not the best but they have great choices for a chill, hangout place....not too expensive either...and if you are lucky, there might be a band performing so you can hear some great music when hanging out with friends....and you catch the Sunset scene as well

Pros: ambience

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I've been to this joint for countless amount of times with countless amount of friends and the experiences was always amazing, from the start even being outside, to the great food, drinks, people you meet and all the way to the show. I was once invited up to the 'Foundation Room' (courtesy of Capital Records) a few years ago and the place was like a hipped out psychedelic room, very private and very reserved with food and you can mingle casually. Meanwhile on the main floor, it gets really really packed before the main event starts, so relax if you don't want to see the opening acts, chill with some drinks and eat all you can because the southern food here's just fantastic.

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★★★★★

I've been to this joint for countless amount of times with countless amount of friends and the experiences was always amazing, from the start even being outside, to the great food, drinks, people you meet and all the way to the show. I was once invited up to the 'Foundation Room' (courtesy of Capital Records) a few years ago and the place was like a hipped out psychedelic room, very private and very reserved with food and you can mingle casually. Meanwhile on the main floor, it gets really really packed before the main event starts, so relax if you don't want to see the opening acts, chill with some drinks and eat all you can because the southern food here's just fantastic.

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I've been to the House of Blues a bunch and think that the food is really good. It's comfort food, so if you are looking for fine dining, go somewhere else. This is southern style food liek jambalaya and ribs and chicken. We always hit the restaurant before a show to fill our belly before we start drinking, plus you get into the show ahead of the line outside which is cool. Last week I tried the Fried Shrimp and Grits before the John Legend show and it was a good night all around....totally recommend for a fun night out.

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I've been to the House of Blues a bunch and think that the food is really good. It's comfort food, so if you are looking for fine dining, go somewhere else. This is southern style food liek jambalaya and ribs and chicken. We always hit the restaurant before a show to fill our belly before we start drinking, plus you get into the show ahead of the line outside which is cool. Last week I tried the Fried Shrimp and Grits before the John Legend show and it was a good night all around....totally recommend for a fun night out.

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I have been to the HOB restaurant in New Orleans several times and all experiences were great (food, service, etc...). We went to HOB Sunset Strip "The Porch" restaurant before a show (which they advertise so you can "get in early") and it was an awful experience. The waiter took our order 20 minutes after we were seated; that was about the only time we saw him; he never even welcomed or greeted us, my steak was bloody rare when I ordered it well-done; like the other reviews said, we were misled by different employees about how to get into the show after dinner. WHOLE EXPERIENCE SUCKED! I'll have to fly to N.O. to get good service. Everybody has an attitude. Isn't it common sense that as a waiter, if I am frinedly and polite, that maybe i'll get better tips? Guess this guy doesn't need money!

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I have been to the HOB restaurant in New Orleans several times and all experiences were great (food, service, etc...). We went to HOB Sunset Strip "The Porch" restaurant before a show (which they advertise so you can "get in early") and it was an awful experience. The waiter took our order 20 minutes after we were seated; that was about the only time we saw him; he never even welcomed or greeted us, my steak was bloody rare when I ordered it well-done; like the other reviews said, we were misled by different employees about how to get into the show after dinner. WHOLE EXPERIENCE SUCKED! I'll have to fly to N.O. to get good service. Everybody has an attitude. Isn't it common sense that as a waiter, if I am frinedly and polite, that maybe i'll get better tips? Guess this guy doesn't need money!

Pros: Easy Valet Parking, Scenery

Cons: $15 Valet, Bland "Cajun" Food

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The Gospel Brunch was a real hit with my family recently when we took my mom there for her birthday. Whether or not you think you like gospel, you should give this show a shot. It includes a truly delicious buffet-style brunch and the performers' energy is infectious.

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The Gospel Brunch was a real hit with my family recently when we took my mom there for her birthday. Whether or not you think you like gospel, you should give this show a shot. It includes a truly delicious buffet-style brunch and the performers' energy is infectious.

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This is a quality venue to see a show at. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, and its spacious and well-ventilated. The lighting and sound are awesome. Watch out for your drink tabs, though, prices are steep and the cups are small.

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★★★★☆

This is a quality venue to see a show at. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, and its spacious and well-ventilated. The lighting and sound are awesome. Watch out for your drink tabs, though, prices are steep and the cups are small.

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Although The House of Blues is cool, funky and fun, it's not the blues joint you may be used to. It's a great night out, but be warned if you looking for that true dark, dingy blues joint, you might want to keep looking. I sometimes find it a bit too commercial, but if you can work your way up to the VIP Foundation Room, the experience is top knotch. They bring in great talent, and the atmosphere is primed for fun. Check it out for a good time, but you'll probably find your best blues elsewhere. The Sunday Gosple Brunch is a must see, though. Imagine attending a revival while feasting on some great southern favorites.

PROS: Not always true blues
CONS: Fun atmosphere

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Although The House of Blues is cool, funky and fun, it's not the blues joint you may be used to. It's a great night out, but be warned if you looking for that true dark, dingy blues joint, you might want to keep looking. I sometimes find it a bit too commercial, but if you can work your way up to the VIP Foundation Room, the experience is top knotch. They bring in great talent, and the atmosphere is primed for fun. Check it out for a good time, but you'll probably find your best blues elsewhere. The Sunday Gosple Brunch is a must see, though. Imagine attending a revival while feasting on some great southern favorites.

PROS: Not always true blues
CONS: Fun atmosphere

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Too expensive for the quality of the food and service. Hey but this is Hollywood. Highly recommended before a show.

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Too expensive for the quality of the food and service. Hey but this is Hollywood. Highly recommended before a show.

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A few friends and I purposely had dinner at The Porch before a show so we wouldn't have to rush and wait in line. We were told by the bouncer that after dinner our server would escort us to the music venue as we had our tickets in hand. After finishing dinner, we were then told that we missed the deadline of entering into the venue without waiting in line. The server failed to inform us that the cutoff is 15 minutes prior to the show. I asked to speak with the manager who listened to my valid point, but continued to argue with me. He would not let us onto the floor. We had to go back outside and wait in line for another 15-20 minutes after an expensive dinner. We were furious and dissatisfied with the service. I'll never eat at The Porch again!

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A few friends and I purposely had dinner at The Porch before a show so we wouldn't have to rush and wait in line. We were told by the bouncer that after dinner our server would escort us to the music venue as we had our tickets in hand. After finishing dinner, we were then told that we missed the deadline of entering into the venue without waiting in line. The server failed to inform us that the cutoff is 15 minutes prior to the show. I asked to speak with the manager who listened to my valid point, but continued to argue with me. He would not let us onto the floor. We had to go back outside and wait in line for another 15-20 minutes after an expensive dinner. We were furious and dissatisfied with the service. I'll never eat at The Porch again!

Cons: Poor Service, Expensive Parking, Long lines

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Usually I don't eat in this kind of very "for the tourist" restaurant but since a good band was playing that specific night I thought why not? I was surprised, the food was good, great service and the whole dinner quite enjoyable. I would recommend the place for a casual evening in LA without big spendings.

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★★★★☆

Usually I don't eat in this kind of very "for the tourist" restaurant but since a good band was playing that specific night I thought why not? I was surprised, the food was good, great service and the whole dinner quite enjoyable. I would recommend the place for a casual evening in LA without big spendings.

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Food is excellent even if you're a picky cajun. A good value for the serving size.

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★★★★★

Food is excellent even if you're a picky cajun. A good value for the serving size.

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I had a great time at The Porch. The food was great the service was even better. I am not at all a famous guest here but i was treated like one. I highly recommend that everyone check this place out.

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I had a great time at The Porch. The food was great the service was even better. I am not at all a famous guest here but i was treated like one. I highly recommend that everyone check this place out.

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I came here for lunch once and never came back again. I had the shrimp po boy and was I disappointed. It lacked flavor--not to mention shrimp. My friend was also disappointed with her dish--lacked flavor, texture, freshness, etc. If you want some real cajun/creole/southern food, stick to the Gumbo Pot, Bourbon Street, or Harold and Belle's. The atmosphere was all right, somewhat contrived. But then again, it is a chain.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came here for lunch once and never came back again. I had the shrimp po boy and was I disappointed. It lacked flavor--not to mention shrimp. My friend was also disappointed with her dish--lacked flavor, texture, freshness, etc. If you want some real cajun/creole/southern food, stick to the Gumbo Pot, Bourbon Street, or Harold and Belle's. The atmosphere was all right, somewhat contrived. But then again, it is a chain.

Cons: bad food

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The food isn't quite as good as the Sunset location, but it's still one of the better deals around Downtown Disney. The shrimp appetizer is always a favorite, as is the buttery sweet cornbread it's served with. If you're looking to save a little money, just order a few of the appetizers and split them, though the Louisiana crawfish is a hard entree to pass up. The drinks are good, and when you're done eating, see if you can make your way outside to the patio for people watching.

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★★★★☆

The food isn't quite as good as the Sunset location, but it's still one of the better deals around Downtown Disney. The shrimp appetizer is always a favorite, as is the buttery sweet cornbread it's served with. If you're looking to save a little money, just order a few of the appetizers and split them, though the Louisiana crawfish is a hard entree to pass up. The drinks are good, and when you're done eating, see if you can make your way outside to the patio for people watching.

Pros: good food

Cons: crowded, can be a wait

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I was really surprised by the quality of the food. Everything was generously seasoned and cooked perfectly. The stand out, though, was the warm and sweet bread pudding. Divine. If you dine in the evening be sure to catch a glance of the city skyline by the back bar. Truly a beautiful view.

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★★★★☆

I was really surprised by the quality of the food. Everything was generously seasoned and cooked perfectly. The stand out, though, was the warm and sweet bread pudding. Divine. If you dine in the evening be sure to catch a glance of the city skyline by the back bar. Truly a beautiful view.

Pros: great view

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When Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi finance a shack on Sunset Strip, expect the extraordinary: Silhouettes of blues idols pop from ceiling tiles, folk art emblazons rickety walls, a fully stocked bar slides open to reveal…

 

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