House of Blues Houston

The House of Blues Houston is one of the hottest live music venues in Texas’ largest city. The club, also a restaurant and folk art showcase, is one of 13 venues across the United States with the House of Blues name, including one more in Texas, the House of Blues Dallas. The first club opened in 1992 in Cambridge, Mass., the home of Harvard University. Ever since then, each club showcases the influence of the Delta blues, a favorite of Isaac Tigrett. He’s the music lover and co-founder of the House of Blues, which he started after he opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London. Co-founder Dan Aykroyd, the actor and original Blues Brother, also brought his energy to the various House of Blues locations.

The Houston House of Blues opened in 2008 on Caroline Street in the heart of downtown Houston. Many of the top attractions are nearby, including Minute Maid Park, the convention center, and Discovery Green Park. It’s the only club in the family built to be vertical—the club is the anchor of the newly revitalized Green Street Downtown, an entertainment, dining, and shopping district. Even though its architecture is distinctive, inside it’s all House of Blues. There’s a box of Mississippi Delta mud tucked beneath the stage in honor of the region that gave birth to the blues. You’ll also find a mural that features some of the legends of the blues, and the Bronze Peacock Room honors Houston’s roots in particular and its first blues club.

House of Blues Houston Seating Map

House of Blues Houston Seating Map
House of Blues Houston Seating Map

Blues musicians take to the same stage as big-name rockers, gospel singers, and other creative performers at the House of Blues. Most of the big performances take place in the main hall, the two-story theater that seats up to 1,500. When you look at the House of Blues Houston seating map to pick out your tickets, it’s important to know that most seats on the main floor are general admission. If you’re looking for reserved seats, check out the balcony. Smaller events are held in the Foundation Room, and the restaurant hosts regular meals as well as the Sunday morning gospel brunch.

House of Blues Houston Parking

Before you head downtown, it’s good to know about the parking situation. If you’re not walking from one of the nearby metro stations, you could park at Green Street’s covered garage. On-street metered parking is another option—and they’re free after 6 p.m. each evening and all day on Sunday. Green Street also offers valet parking for those who don’t want the hassle of parking and walking.

House of Blues Houston Hotels

Downtown Houston is home to many hotels, so it’s not hard to find a room close to the House of Blues. The Four Seasons (pictured) is across Caroline Street, within walking distance of the club. Walk a few minutes in the other direction, and you’ll arrive at the Hotel Athens Suites. Expanding the radius some more, there are plenty of Houston hotels close to the House of Blues. With more than a dozen hotels in downtown Houston alone, you’ll have plenty of accommodation choices, making it easy to find the hotel that best suits your style, whether you’re coming in for a big-name show, catching a late-night performance, or enjoying the gospel brunch on Sunday afternoon.

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