225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA | Directions 7013029.953161 -90.066166
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: French Quarter, French Quarter - CBD
VOODOO SHRIMP – We went for the Happy Hour! Drinks are a reasonable price and the munchies are delish!
Two words, Voodoo Shrimp.
I was glad to learn that the Sunday Gospel Brunch is back at the House of Blues. Only 1 seating though, at 10am. The Gospel music was great and uplifting and the food was delicious. You can buy tickets starting at 9:30am, but it's a bit cheaper to buy in advance. The ticket includes everything including free mimosas. It was a great way to start our Sunday
No Gospel Brunch at this HOB! – The Gospel Brunch has been on hiatus ever since Katrina... see the House of Blues site for current info....
best drinks, great service, and great prices – HOB is the best, I had a wondful time there. yes the drinks might be a little high but it is worth it. and the food is to die for. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it, and yes you should try it out and see for yourself. It is for all ages and yes everywhere you go in New Orleans you have to have a picture ID so dont forget it because trust me when they tell you, you can't go in because you dont have it you might as well just go back to your vehcile and get it because you will regret it if you dont, so have fun and enjoy New Orleans while you can because you cant get enough of it!!!!
speaks for itself – what more can be said about this joint. House of Blues is a staple of the city. I went to the back section of HOB for a private function, the bartenders mixed drinks well and I had a lentils pasta which was delicious.
Good food better entertainment – The food here is decent. the best part is to watch or dance to the band. zydeco is usally the favorite but they also book headliners.
HOB has managed to meld well with French Quarter sensibilities. – The Scene
Folk art is perfectly placed, theater-style ropes keep admission lines orderly, and efficient employees prowl the grounds with headsets or walkie-talkies. HOB proudly hawks its courtyard and takes a local role by hosting special events such as benefit concerts. Top-level talent and customer service make it hard to resent this chain that takes ways from homegrown venues. The company's deep pockets lure an eclectic range of big-name touring acts, from Ziggy Marley to Frank Black. The club also hosts shows by burgeoning local bands every month.
The dining room is huge and busy, seating nearly 300. Service is quick and friendly. HOB has po' boys, jambalaya and etouffee, but carnivores should try the slow-smoked baby-back ribs with tangy Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.
Great art & food, beer too expensive – The house of blues had a really delicious shrimp poorboy! I recommend you try it. I was impressed with the many legends of blues singers encased in glass on the ceiling. The gospel brunch was very loud, if you go on sunday for lunch you might as well join them. Its like the noisy party next door, your not going to sleep anyway so join it. The beer was way to expensive(3.75 for budweiser longneck). Drink elsewhere, but the food is alright.
HOB should be removed from the planet – House of blues sucks. Unless you like paying $3.50 for domestic bottles (i.e. bud light), and excessive ticket prices. The ONLY thing they have going is that they are big enough to draw larger bands than some place like the Howlin' Wolf. Or Tipitina's.
HOB has to be the worst music venue in the city. It caters to tourists who have no desire to experience the true culture New Orleans has to offer. A night at the HOB is like a trip to Disney World, from waiting in lines to be searched before entry to the fake "folk" decorating and pricey drinks. Employees wear uniforms and McDonald's type drive thru head gear. Do yourself a favor a find a real New Orleans establishment with real people and smiling faces dancing their feet off. It will save you money and make your trip to New Orleans one of the best experiences of your life.
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