The House of Blues Anaheim is a 44,000-square-foot concert venue that seats some 2200 people in the main auditorium and around 400 in the more intimate Parish room.
The House of Blues is a well-known, international concert staple founded some three decades ago. House of Blues Anaheim had a long run at Downtown Disney before changing locations to the STC Anaheim GardenWalk, where it has been operating since 2017.
Like most HoB venues, there are options to see shows in the main performance area, dining at the HoB restaurant and bar, and VIP members can enjoy the nightlife at The Foundation Room lounge.
The main HoB hall, The Parish, The Foundation Room, and the House of Blues Restaurant are four separate venues within the House of Blues under one roof. Events, dining, and experiences are all separate and vary.
House of Blues Concerts & Events (Main Music Hall)
The music hall is mostly a standing-room-only venue and features multiple bars for food and drinks, mezzanine seating and state-of-the-art sound.
VIP upgrade options vary by show.
Find upcoming events at the main music hall.
The Parish at House of Blues Anaheim
The Parish showcases intimate artist performances and private events.
Find upcoming events at the Parish.
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
Dining in means enjoying live music performances and special events like live band karaoke, depending on the bar’s events calendar. You can dine before a show or just enjoy the dining and live music within the restaurant.
The restaurant is open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner, serving made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired food like Voodoo Shrimp, Juicy Lucy Burger, and the Smokehouse Platter. The performances in the restaurant are different from the main concert hall and other areas.
Thursday | 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday | 5-10pm
*Open on show nights; Hours may vary
Located on the second floor, The Foundation Room lounge offers an upscale experience with food, craft cocktails, mixology, nightlife, and live entertainment.
Foundation Room Hours
Wednesday – Sunday | 6pm-12am
Closed Monday & Tuesday
The best way to experience the Foundation Room is with a VIP Club membership but VIP ticket packages to the main hall can also gain entry. Foundation Room VIPs have access to the lounge plus these benefits:
- Concierge service
- Advance concert notifications (House of Blues and Live Nation tickets)
- Premium reserved VIP seat and table locations
- Priority private entrance and elevator
- Skip the line to Foundation Room and Music Hall
- Reserved members area during post-concert events
- Artist meet-and-greets (based on availability)
- Members-only events
- Backstage tours
- Access to Foundation Room and Live Nation VIP clubs nationwide
- And more!
House of Blues Tickets
HoB has an age policy. According to the official site, “All guests must meet the minimum age requirement for the show. You must have a valid ID indicating that you meet the minimum age restriction.” You cannot gain entry for a non-all ages show if you are underage even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Some events may be declared “all ages” but even at these events, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
ADA accommodations are available but by request only.
House of Blues Details
Seating Capacity: 2,200 (concert hall); 400 (Parish room)
Parking: Self-Parking, free with validation
Address: 400 Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 778-2583
House of Blues Directions & Parking
- Take exit 110 for Harbor Blvd toward Ball Rd
- Continue on S Harbor Blvd. Drive to Disney Way
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Disney Way
- Enter self-parking structure on the right on Disney Way
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 109 toward Katella Ave/Disney Way
- Merge onto S Anaheim Way
- Turn left onto E Katella Ave
- Enter self-parking structure on the right on Katella Ave
Note: It is best to use navigation apps to get to HoB. Depending on incoming directions can vary widely via other freeways and streets. Most navigation apps will steer drivers towards Anaheim Way entrance, but Katella also has an entrance.
The GardenWalk self-parking structure has two entrances located on Disney Way and Katella Avenue between Harbor Blvd. and Clementine Street. You can be validated for three hours, with an hourly rate applicable after three hours. Valet parking is not offered. Foundation Room Members receive 9 hours of complimentary self-parking. Bring your ticket with you for validation
We suggest parking on the first floor and take the elevator up to avoid any heavy traffic upon leaving (closer to the exit).
“Do Not Bring” & Bag Policies
The House of Blues has a bag policy that states that only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC tote bags no larger than 12″x6″x12″ and/or small clutch bags (4.5″x6.5″) that do not need to be see-through or clear.
HoB also maintains a “do not bring” list. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Cameras with detachable lenses
- HD cameras, GoPro or iPad products
- Luggage and large/oversized bags or purses
- Selfie sticks
- Vape pens
- Pepper spray
- Weapons and replica weapons
- Pens, sharpies, pencils, highlighters
- Substances (drugs/alcohol)
- Laser pens and pointers
- Handouts, stickers, flyers
A Brief History Of The House Of Blues Anaheim
Before there was a House of Blues Anaheim, the first HoB had to be built. The first House of Blues was started by Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Isaac Tigrett and co-founder of The Blues Brothers, Dan Ackroyd.
In the 90s many famous people tried to start similar operations including the Arnold Schwartzenegger venture Planet Hollywood in New York. But the House of Blues seems to have more visibility and focus–the Planet Hollywood chain has a combination of resorts and restaurants in its roster. House of Blues seems more focused specifically on music and dining experiences under one roof.
The first House of Blues opened at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992. It has traded hands since; Live Nation owns the concert chain now, operating 11 locations in the United States as of 2020.
The House Of Blues had a 15-year run at Downtown Disney starting on January 1, 2001. The very first band to perform there was the Orange County-based group Lit, who were also the very last performers to grace the HoB location when it closed in May 2016–it was the band’s 15th performance there.
The House of Blues Anaheim is a popular Orange County destination for live music and continues to work toward its stated goals of celebrating the power of music and art to bring people together.
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