The House Of Blues in Disney Springs is a restaurant and live entertainment venue located at the Walt Disney World Resort. Open seven days a week, the House of Blues serves a special brunch on Sundays and lunch and dinner the rest of the week. Live Blues music begins at 11:00pm three days a week, and other musical styles can be heard at the adjacent Music Hall throughout the week.
Blues music was born in the southern United States, and the distinctive water tower and faux-shabby exterior of the House of Blues is purposefully reminiscent of a backwater venue along the Mississippi River. Hearty food and quality musical acts have helped to make the House of Blues one of the most popular destinations in Disney Springs since its debut in 1997.
Rooms and Venues
The House of Blues is parceled into several different rooms for dining and musical performance. The main dining room features cozy ambient lighting and a small stage for live music. Adjacent to the dining room is an outdoor patio perfect for a casual dinner or pre-meal cocktail.
Although the warm lighting and southern vibe of the main dining room creates a surprisingly intimate feel, guests looking for a cozier and quieter dining experience may opt for the Voodoo Room, or Voodoo Veranda that overlooks the room. French doors along the walls of the room lookout over the lakefront, and a small brick patio also offers a waterfront view.
Music Hall is the main concert venue, with several bar counters and two levels with bench and table seating as well as open floor space for dancing. Though able to host a large number of guests for popular acts, the hall manages to preserve an intimate feel, and every seat in the house affords a good view of the stage and performers.
Crossroads at the House of Blues
The House of Blues is a series of concert hall/restaurants in many of the major cities across the country, and the menu for each restaurant was recently reinvented to reflect a meeting of international and classic American cuisine. Now known as the Crossroads at the House of Blues, this new menu is the creation of Food Network celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez.
The large water tower is the icon of hte House Of Blues.
Guests who remember the old House of Blues menu, or who feel that the House of Blues environment calls for traditional “down-home” style food, are not likely to be too shocked by the new menu. American favorites, especially Southern classics such as Jambalaya and Baby Back Ribs, still have a strong presence among the Crossroads offerings.
Guests happy to add a little variety to their meal can try some of the newcomers to the House of Blues menu. Among the appetizers can now be found crispy fried prosciutto and seared ahi tostadas. For their entree, guests might try grilled, sauteed, or blackened market fish of the day, or pair Southern grits with chipotle-spiced jumbo shrimp.
Bar and Happy Hours
The House of Blues is a great stop for late-night entertainment, and offers an after 10pm happy hour daily in addition to a standard evening happy hour. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays live blues music can be enjoyed in the bar beginning at 11pm. There is no cover charge for these performances, which helps to make this establishment one of the best drinking and entertainment destinations in the Disney Springs area.
House of Blues Concerts
The country-wide House of Blues venues are all tremendously popular concert destinations. Disney Springs’s House of Blues offers near daily concerts in musical styles ranging from gospel to reggae, jazz to rock and roll. Many up and coming musical acts perform at the House of Blues, but many popular and established bands and musicians, such as Santana and Norah Jones, also perform and the various House of Blues locations.
Be sure to plan your visit to the House Of Blues around a music act you will enjoy.
The nature of the venues goes along way towards explaining the popularity of the House of Blues. The Music Hall is not so small that established musicians cannot earn decent money from their appearances, but it also has an intimate feel the performers and audience members are not able to enjoy at stadiums and other large venues.
Prices for scheduled concerts at the House of Blues vary depending on the performer, and the House of Blues website rather than the main Disney website is the place to visit for the concert schedule and for tickets.
Sunday Gospel Brunch
The Sunday Gospel Brunch on Sunday mornings is a long-standing House of Blues tradition featuring live gospel music and a brunch buffet. The all you can eat brunch and concert are a single ticket package, and the show features many different talented performers.
The Gospel Brunch at the House Of Blues is
popular for both the food and the music.
The buffet features true Southern-style favorites to accompany the music, such as biscuits and country gravy, fresh baked corn muffins, and banana bread pudding. The House of Blues atmosphere, Southern cooking, and authentic gospel music works together to create a three-part harmony celebrating Southern sounds and lifestyle.
Getting To The House of Blues
Disney Springs is a popular destination for Disney guests as well as residents and tourists in other parts of Orlando. Disney has made sure to allow Disney World guests easy access to this shopping, dining, and entertainment hotspot through the Disney World bus internal bus system and various waterways. Guests at Disney Springs area resorts such at Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs, or Old Key West can reach Disney Springs on foot or by boat, while buses at the other Disney resort hotels or the Disney parks will take visitors directly to Disney Springs.
Pro And Cons At The House Of Blues
The restaurant at the House of Blues is a respectable establishment, but most visitors agree that it is not as exceptional as the musical offerings. Visitors who come just for a meal without enjoying a concert in the music hall or one of the smaller house performances may leave wondering what all the fuss is about. Unless the offerings on the Crossroads menu are just exactly what you are looking for, or you are on the hunt for cheap beverages after 10pm, be sure to work a musical performance into your House of Blues visit.