Off the course fun at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing

A favorite hangout for golfers following a full day on the links, the House of Blues offers everything you need for a fun night on the town, including concerts, dancing, dining and special events. Located just across the Intracoastal Waterway from the Barefoot Golf Resort, the HOB is the perfect place to dine and unwind.

Overlooking neigboring Alligator Adventure, the House of Blues has a swampy, Southern feel that permeates the multi-building compound. Constructed almost entirely of salvaged lumber from local barns and topped with rustic tin roofs, the HOB is filled with works of folk art that give it a hip vibe in a down-home atmosphere.

The restaurant is spacious and cozy, providing a warm and inviting environment for couples, families and foursomes alike. The menu features Southern, comfort-food favorites from various regions, like Memphis-style ribs, New Orleans-style jambalaya, Southern-fried catfish, Tennessee-style barbecue and Carolina-style shrimp and grits. The side items are like a meal of their own, but save room for dessert: the Mississippi Mud Pie and Kentucky Bourbon bread pudding are to die for.

Even in the dining room, the HOB’s main theme of music is evident throughout the facility. A small stage in the dining area provides occasional live music that is lighter to allow for table conversation, but the adjoining bar area and concert hall are where the bands really crank it up. The Crossroads Bar attracts local and regional acts playing everything from rock and country to soul and funk. The bar serves drinks and a limited food menu, and there’s plenty of room on dance floor.

But the crown jewel of the HOB compound is the intimate concert hall, where national touring artists and emerging regional bands perform for a venue that holds only 2,000. Featuring a limited seating area on the main floor and the upstairs loge section, the House of Blues show place is designed for folks to get up on their feet instead of sitting on their hands. Patrons can stand surprisingly close to the main stage for an up close and personal encounter with the performers.

Past headline acts include Katy Perry, Ben Harper, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Good Charlotte, Jason Mraz, Snoop Dogg, Third Eye Blind, Corey Smith and many more. Upcoming shows include former American Idol contestant and country music singer Scotty McCreery (March 2), Jeezy (March 8), the Cash Unchained Johnny Cash Tribute (March 9), The Avett Brothers tripleheader (March 15-17), Matisyahu (March 18) and the On the Border Eagles Tribute (March 31).

But the ultimate event for golfers is the 25th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament on April 7-9. Featuring stars from the world of entertainment and golf, including past and current PGA Tour pros, the charity event is held at the nearby Barefoot Golf Resort’s Dye Course. A pre-tournament charity auction, Masters-watching party, and post-round concert and party highlight the festivities.

The House of Blues also has weekly featured events that are great for golfers looking to try something different. On Saturday evenings, the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater event allows patrons to enjoy a nice dinner while trying to solve a theatrical whodunnit. In fact, the person seated next to you could be an actor planted to throw you off the trail. The HOB’s famous Sunday Gospel Brunch features food for the body and soul. For the full calendar of events, visit

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