I don't get why so many people like this venue. Tickets are overpriced and on top of that the venue adds a 10-15 dollar surcharge, even for tickets bought in advance, with cash, at their own box office. The venue is so big that out of 2100 people, only about 30 can actually see the stage, and half of them are by the barrier, being trampled. If you like being in the huge pit, getting stepped on while NOT actually seeing anything, go ahead and pay HOB 30-60 dollars or more.
One of my favorite concert venues in Central FL, in fact America (ventured to HOB Chicago as well). Nice club atmosphere. Easily accessible location (how can you not find Disney). Always a great concert lineup to choose from.
I love the eclectic atmosphere and the food was absoulutely among the very best I have ever had! The steaks, ribs, chops, and fish are just delicious! Furthermore, it's not as expensive as comparable restaurants, especially given the location.
I have been to the House of Blues on a few occations for different concerns. It's a great venue to see someone live. It is a place to allow the concert-goer to get into the groove of the show and to have a good time. The atmosphere has a rustic feel. The House of Blues in Orlando is 2 story. The ground floor is usually packed so it's nice to go to the balcony for a less hectic feeling. Both the ground floor and balcony have bars that serve drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) along with food. The bar does close when the main act begins their show.
Security is very tight at these shows. There are guards practically on every corner and they keep the crowd from getting to out of control....which happens on a rare occation.
Overall, the House of Blues is a great venue to see up and coming artists, comics, and larger named groups. I would recommend checking out a show if you are in the area.
This is definitely one of my favorite places to go for live concerts. Even though its not big enough, its quite comfortable. Love most all of their concerts. The staff and people that work and go there are friendly and nice. Great environment and awesome sound system. Always looking forward towards the next rock concerts!! Rock on!
We went to the restaurant for dinner before catching a show and it was a big disappointment. The food was mediocre and way over-priced. I ordered the voodoo shrimp that everyone raves about. I paid $10 for six small shrimp and two pieces of cornbread that were just so-so. Also buyer beware - they are looking for every opportunity to make money off of you. I ordered a margarita on the rocks and found out when I received my bill that the waiter had decided to give me the most expensive one at $8.50 when I wanted a house margarita. The atmospehere is nice with all the wall art, but once again you almost feel like you are at a used car lot with them trying to sell you something at every turn. For example, you would expect to hear music playing in the background, but all you get are tv monitors with advertisements for upcoming concerts and snipits of songs. So my advice is to skip this tourist trap and find a local place that is more reasonable and taste a whole lot better.
I recently went to a concert at the house of blues and truly enjoyed myself, except that I was told by security there that I didn't matter, only the VIP's did.I'm sorry, I didn't know paying $15 extra dollars really made you all that better than anyone else, but according to them it does. So if you go to the House of Blues, you need to buy the VIP tickets in order to see the stage or be recognized as a person.
I've eaten there 3 times in the last six months and it has never disappointed! The ambiance is fantastic, if not a little romantic. It's a little loud and dark for small children, but otherwise, a fantastic restaurant for everyone in your party!
The food is phenomenal! I've had the jambalya, steak and meatloaf. Everything tasted unique and delicous! I'd highly recommend the house drinks as well! YUMMY!