The 5 Best Things to Do at House of Blues Anaheim (Besides Seeing a Concert)

There’s More to House of Blues Anaheim Than Live Music

Written By: Kelley Huskey
Photography Provided By: House of Blues Entertainment Things to Do Anaheim

House of Blues has expanded across the US in its 28-year history, but it’s not just a concert venue. There’s so much more to do at HOB than just listen to music. House of Blues Anaheim has a new location with great new spaces and there’s plenty of events to check out! We are fortunate to have them right here in our backyard where we can catch a drag or gospel show while brunching, burn some energy salsa dancing or take the stage with a live band and belt out karaoke classics.


1 | Theme up Your Brunch Things to Do Anaheim

Diva Drag Brunch

It’s Britney, brunch! Have a blast at House of Blues Anaheim’s incredibly entertaining Drag Diva Brunch with themes ranging from the Golden Girls to Madonna to the Totally Awesome ‘80s! Drag Diva Brunch takes place on select Saturdays in the Restaurant & Bar at 10:30 a.m., beginning April 4. Tickets are $46, which includes the show and a buffet-style brunch.


2 | Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot Things to Do Anaheim

Salsa Night

Whether your salsa dance moves are mild or extra spicy, every Wednesday at 9 p.m. you can show them off in the exclusive Foundation Room. “There’s roughly an hour of instructional teaching first, so if you don’t know what you’re doing, you get the opportunity to learn,” says La Neisha Young, House of Blues Anaheim’s director of marketing. Come with or without a partner and enjoy DJs, dancing and drink specials. Cover is $10 and admission is 21 and up.

Native Knowledge: The Foundation Room VIP Club is open to guests 21+ after most shows. Present your concert ticket and a valid photo ID to gain access. 


3 | Joyful Noises Things to Do Anaheim

World-Famous Gospel Brunch

Put some south in your mouth with House of Blues Anaheim’s Southern-inspired brunch buffet and get down with the live gospel choir while they perform a mix of traditional gospel songs, Motown hits and all-around feel-good music. “People have a little more fun than they expect,” says Young. “There’s something for everyone.” Shows take place on select Sundays in the House of Blues Music Hall, and tickets are $50 each.

Native Knowledge: For every Gospel Brunch ticket sold, $1 is donated to the House of Blues  Music Forward Foundation. This organization joins music industry insiders with young people, ages 12 to 22, interested in a career in the music business. 

4 | Sing Your Heart Out

Live Band Karaoke

If you’ve ever wanted to be the lead singer in a band, now is your chance to see what it’s like! Bring your closest friends and biggest fans to watch as you sing karaoke before a live band on stage. Live band karaoke takes place Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Restaurant & Bar. Dinner reservations are recommended but not required, and there is no cover charge.


5 | The Happiest Time on Earth

Happy Hour

Catching a live show? Pregame in the Restaurant & Bar with awesome happy hour specials on weekdays from 3-6 p.m. Select menu items are $4-$8 while select beer, wine and cocktails are $4-$6. If you aren’t attending a concert, you’re still in luck. “You don’t have to hold a concert ticket to come into the venue,” says Young. “Our restaurant is open every day at 11 a.m.” 

Native Knowledge: Get three hours of free parking at House of Blues GardenWalk. The first hour of parking at GardenWalk is free, and House of Blues validates for an additional two hours. 

Event times are subject to change. Please take a look at the House of Blues Event Calendar for updates.

House of Blues Anaheim
400 W Disney Way, Ste 337
Anaheim, CA 92802

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