House of Blues Dallas

Houses of Blues Dallas matches live music with good food and good times—all with a Southern twist. The music venue/restaurant is part of the family of House of Blues clubs, one of 13 total and one of two in Texas. The other Lone Star location is the House of Blues Houston. All owe their existence to two men, Isaac Tigrett, the restaurateur and music maven who started the Hard Rock Cafe in London, and Dan Aykroyd, the famous actor and Blues Brother. The club in Dallas, like all the House of Blues, was inspired by the music of Delta. Since it opened in 2007, the House of Blues Dallas is as much a folk art museum as a music club, making it one of the coolest vacation spots in Texas. It’s located in the White Swan Building, once a coffee factory. The brown brick building, still with the White Swan logo emblazoned in red, is hard to miss. Inside, you’ll find some amazing pieces of art, including a painting of blues legend Robert Johnson. There’s also something very special buried beneath the stage the House of Blues calls the Crazy Quilt. It’s a box of pure Mississippi Delta mud, buried as a reminder of the roots of the music that plays nightly.

House of Blues Dallas Seating Chart

House of Blues Dallas Seating Chart
House of Blues Dallas Seating Chart

All types of acts take to the House of Blues stage, reflecting all colors of the music spectrum. Some are blues musicians with songs sad and sweet, others are big-name rockers who prefer playing a more intimate club than the big stadiums. You’ll also find local acts who have become House of Blues Dallas favorites. Even though the main theater is small, it still seats 1,625 people, meaning there’s a pretty good number of tickets available for the hottest live events. When you check out the House of Blues Dallas seating chart, you’ll see that the seats are arranged in the typical theater format. However, the seats closest to the stage are general admission and the reserved seats are farther back. If you’d prefer an upgrade from the reserved seats, a limited number of box seats are available for each show. It’s also smart to get tickets in advance for the Kirk Franklin's Gospel Brunch that happens on most Sundays.

House of Blues Dallas Parking

If you prefer convenience and don’t have a problem parting with a few dollars, you’ll be glad to know that on-site parking is available. The House of Blues’ parking garage does require a fee, but it’s just steps away from the front door. Even more convenient parking is available with the valet service. If you don’t mind some walking, on-street parking and other lots are also close to the House of Blues.

House of Blues Dallas Hotels

House of Blues Dallas Hotels
House of Blues Dallas Hotels

After a late show, it’s nice to have a hotel room waiting nearby. Thankfully, it’s not hard to find Dallas hotels within a few minutes of the House of Blues, nestled in the vibrant Victory Park neighborhood. With the Woodall Rogers Freeway and Highway 35E so close by, it’s easy to get to the hotels in Victory Park and beyond. More than a dozen hotels are located within blocks of the House of Blues, including the 1912 Adolphus Hotel (pictured), often called the Grand Dame of the hotels in Dallas. The Fairmont Hotel also offers luxury stays near the House of Blues, as well as rooms with a view. If money is tight or you’d rather spend your dough on tickets, you’ll also find more budget-friendly properties in this Dallas district.

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