Throughout its nearly 20 year history, the House of Blues has hosted all types of acts in all types of musical genres, including rock, hip-hop, gospel music, and country. It’s also one of the only venues in the city where you can hear live renditions of your favorite 80s hair band songs, performed by Steel Panther, each and every week. So with the summer concert season in full swing, look no further than LA.com for everything you need to know about the House of Blues.
Where is the House of Blues located?
The House of Blues is located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The venue’s official address is 8430 Sunset Boulevard, 90069.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets for all shows at the House of Blues can be purchased through Ticketmaster. You can also purchase tickets by visiting the venue’s box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
How do I get there by public transportation?
Given its location on the Sunset Strip, there are a number of buses that will take you right in front of the House of Blues. The most common are Metro Lines # 2 and 217, both of which make frequent stops every 15 to 30 minutes. You can also take the Metro Rapid Line # 780, which stops every 15 minutes. Visit www.metro.net for a listing of the other available bus routes.
How do I get there by car?
Those coming from West Hollywood or Hollywood can take Sunset Boulevard all the way there. But you're probably better off taking Fountain to Fairfax, especially during rush hour.
If you're coming from South Bay and the beach cities, take the 405 North and get off at Exit 55A toward Santa Monica Boulevard. Turn right onto Santa Monica Boulevard and drive for two miles until you reach North La Cienega Boulevard. Turn left on North La Cienega, drive for about a half a mile, then make another right when you hit Sunset Boulevard. The House of Blues will be on your right.
Those traveling from Pasadena need to take the 110 South to the 101 North, then get off at Exit 8A for Sunset Boulevard. Turn right on Sunset and drive for three miles. The House of Blues will be on your left.
If you're coming from the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 South and get off at the Highland Avenue Exit. Continue onto Highland, then make a right at Sunset Boulevard. After two miles of driving the House of Blues will be on your left.
Those coming from Orange County should take the 5 North to the 101 North. From there you'll want to get off at the Sunset Boulevard Exit and make a right. Drive for a little over three miles and you'll be in front of the House of Blues.
What's the parking like if I drive?
The House of Blues does offer valet parking, but prices are a little steep and usually range between $15 and $20. So if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, then you’ll definitely want to park at any of the nearby lots. They usually cost between $7 and $10 to park, and most of the structures are within walking distance. You can find a detailed map of all the parking structures in the area by visiting http://thesunsetstrip.com/info/parking. Metered street parking is also available, but fills up pretty quickly (especially during nights and weekends).
What's the seating situation like?
The stage is tiny but gives the club an intimate feel you simply won’t get at larger venues. General admission tickets are standing room only, so on capacity days when 1,000 people or more are in attendance, it can get pretty crowded.
Are there any good places to eat around there?
It's no secret that the Sunset Strip is within walking distance to dozens of great restaurants. So if it's after hours and you just got out of a show at the House of Blues, you're in luck. For burgers, sandwiches and milkshakes, you can't go wrong with Mel's Drive-In, located at 8585 Sunset Boulevard. Those in the mood for sushi will want to try Sushi Dan on Fairfax and Sunset. It's also open until 2 a.m. And for Mexican food, there's Cabo Cantina, Pink Taco, and Poquito Mas, all of which are a short walk away.
For a detailed list of all the restaurants available on the Sunset Strip, visit www.sunsetstrip.com/restaurants.
Where can I learn more about the House of Blues?
You can learn more about the House of Blues West Hollywood by visiting its website at www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/losangeles, or by calling 323-848-5100.