House of Blues, the venerable Southern restaurant with live music, just reopened after a $4.5 million renovation at Mandalay Bay. The new look gives House of Blues Restaurant & Bar a distillery vibe, a look that carries over to the box office, Music Hall entrance, and Gear Shop, the gift shop at the venue.
The remodeled restaurant and bar now looks like a warehouse distillery with corrugated metal, aged steel, wood millwork, brick walls, riveted metal panels, and a copper still. A new mural with iconic singers such as Amy Winehouse from Scott Guion and folk art installations from the House of Blues art collection decorate the space, while at the front, a new indoor patio gives diners a view of the resort’s gaming floor.
The stage remains, with every seat offering a good view of performance. A new, large, rectangular bar anchors the space. House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will also reveal new private dining rooms, debuting in time of the holidays.