Easy Access Chicago

House of Blues


329 N. Dearborn St. (Cross Street: Kinzie)
Phone Number: (312) 923-2000

House of Blues has an upstairs Music Hall that offers live music most nights and a very popular gospel brunch on Sundays. Wheelchair seating is available on the lower level of the theatre with 48-hour advance notice required. There are also nightly performances in the downstairs restaurant. There are also nightly performances on The Back Porch Stage in the downstairs restaurant. Those dining before 9 pm may stay for the show without paying the cover charge except on nights when a ticket is required.


  • Show times vary for Music Hall events
  • Late Night Dinner and Music
    • 10 pm daily


  • Varies by event
  • Cover per person for Back Porch Stage
    • $7-$10 after 9 pm.

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Accessible loading zone
  • Valet parking
  • Street parking
  • Onsite public parking lot/garage
    • System Parking
      next door

Menu/Food Service

  • Menu available online
  • Buffet table/salad bar
    • Sunday brunch only
  • Staff will assist/carry food to table
  • Special diets on request

Hearing >>  

Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Vibrating pagers

<< Info Vision >>  

Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Server will read menu on request
  • Height clearance at least 80"
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Braille/tactile signage for elevator controls

<< Hearing Mobility >>  


  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • 2 doors in series-adequate space between
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note
    • Entry door heavy and threshold 1/2" not beveled
    • Narrow 32" ramp into dining area.

Interior Access/Amenities

  • Ramps provide access to one or more areas
  • Lowered public phone-54" or less to top control, 2nd floor
  • Notes: Interior ramp from entry hall to dining area 32" wide between handrails.
  • Additional ramps with handrails to lower "pit area" and two raised side areas.


  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size at least 54" x 80" with centered door or 54" x 68" with side door
  • Elevator controls 54" or less
  • Note
    • Elevator to second floor restrooms and performance space
    • Located in entry hall.

Dining Area

  • Wheelchair accessible tables
    • Knee clearance at least 27" high by 30" wide
    • Surface no more than 34" high
    • Pedestal does not block toe clearance
    • 36" path to/between tables
  • Pay at table

Bar Area

  • Accessible entry
  • 36" path of travel behind stools
  • High bar/stools only

<< Vision Restroom >>  


  • Men's and Women's
  • Location-2nd floor
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver
    • 5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out or has clearance beyond door swing
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap within reach
    • 48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Notes
    • Restaurant sits on raised site reached by driveway or by ramps from State or Dearborn, with handrails, switchbacks and landings
    • House of Blues shop is accessible and located in entry hall.

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