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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
+1 619-299-2583
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“voodoo shrimp” (4 reviews)
“cornbread” (5 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Bar
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1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to HOB in Nawlins a few times & Vegas last trip, so looked fwd to same great experience in SoCal Front of house staff were great but seriously let down by the "inventive" kitchen. Come on - Shrimp Grits using deep fried polenta aint...More

Thank Hopi10
HouseOfBluesSD, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we will review with the team.

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I was at the house of blues for a business related event. This isn't really my type of place for casually hanging out, but I thought the show was decent and the venue was comfortable. I'm sure that if loud live music and drinking is...More

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I made my first trip to San Diego and was excited to learn that HOB San Diego was having a Local Brew/Local Groove Music Festival the one night I would be in town. I emailed and reserved a VIP table for 2 ($200) that included...More

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HouseOfBluesSD, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we do apologize for your experience that night and would like to follow up. Could you please email us your information to RSVPHOBSD@LiveNation.com? We can get your full feedback and send over a gift card for your inconvenience. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

After enjoying my first opportunity to see the Los Angeles Dodgers live against the Padres, I was able to scratch another venue off my bucket list. While walking in the Gas Lamp District. My family and I strolled upon the House of Blues. Unfortunately, no...More

Thank mystamyke
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely venue with lovely staff and yummy food. A little on the pricey side but still worth a visit.

Thank westhamutdfc
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you are in town and you happen to be there on a Sunday where the Gospel Brunch is happening, you just have to go. The food was wonderful and the music SPECTACULAR - a must if you can!

Thank AcesCole
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Shell out the extra $ for VIP seats because otherwise you will be standing all night to see your favorite band. The food at the restaurant is OK and they have $3 beer specials if you get there early. Also... their Gospel Brunch on Sunday...More

Thank FlySleepEat
Reviewed 10 July 2017

HOB San Diego is a great venue to see good live music while having a few beers. There are a few tables with chairs but it's mostly a stand and dance in place venue. If I have to find one flaw, that would be the...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is one of San Diego's iconic buildings that must remain for the ages. Been there lots of times, last one, during May, went to see Yngwie Malmsteen. Man it was simply awesome. The greatest guitar player in the Planet. Yes, its a very small...More

Thank The_Darth_Fruit
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed tribute bands Rage Against and Lies N' Roses, plus a RUSH tribute band, Xanadoodz. Fantastic venue in downtown San Diego. Great acoustics, with professional and talented musicians and bands featured regularly. Standing area in front of the stage and on the ground floor, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-299-2583
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking, including iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya and gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp & grits, house-smoked Carolina pulled-pork barbeque, Memphis-style baby back ribs, and Delta fried chicken. The menu also offers signature Southern-inspired recipes such as Voodoo Shrimp and Carolina Mess, as well as a wide range of burgers, sandwiches and salads. The House of Blues bar is dedicated to showcasing a unique blend of classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, spirits & craft beer.

Located in the Gaslamp District near Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center, House of Blues experience brings together authentic American food, live music, and art like no other place on Earth. The sounds are electric, the art is inspiring,and our kitchen is as rockin' as the talent onstage.

Closed on Mondays, but open on show nights from 4pm-11pm.
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