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House of Blues Boston
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Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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15 Lansdowne St Boston, MA 02215
15 Lansdowne StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02215
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Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday Closed
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Rock- & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes such as po' boys & jambalaya, plus live music.- Google
"Excellent concert venue."
"The mezzanine is the worst experience I've ever had seeing live music."
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Maria Bartolotta
5 months ago
They book good artists but the security is terrible. Airport security is less strict than this place, and they're also incredibly presumptuous and rude. My friends and I are all in our mid twenties, and they threatened to take away our drivers licenses and started grilling us on our personal info. I don't even usually get carded very often. One security staff member pulled my friend out of line and angrily asked him "Why are you so happy?" Seriously? The security doesn't completely ruin all shows, but I go all the way to NY or CT to see anything really important to me in an atmosphere that isn't so hostile. Hopefully they read these reviews and improve their service, it's hurting their business.
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Andrew Price
8 months ago
After reading all the reviews on here, I was worried about seeing Badfish at this venue. My experience was great all around, however. The guys at the door were actually very pleasant. I read all the horror stories about security during the show. Yeah, they are on the floor during the show watching out, but my impression was they really are just trying to keep people safe. The one dude I saw getting escorted out looked like he was on bath salts or something. He had no idea what was going on. So if you don't want to be harassed, don't act like an idiot basically. The drink prices were reasonable for the city. You can still have a good time for $20. My only complaint would be that the floor is totally flat. That will obstruct your view if you are shorter. For this show, however, we were able to find great spots pretty close to the stage. My advice would be go check the place out for yourself.
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Alexandra Andrews
3 months ago
security staff is USELESS and UNHELPFUL. I will NOT go to this venue again.
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douglas julian
9 months ago
This is again one of those places to be critical of ...because there just isn't anything quite like it in the city and there are sadly so few places to hear live music. I think my score is more based on the area (being around Fenway) then the actual venue. It is the largest place in the city to see live music. The main floor is GENERAL admission and can get crowded and sometimes the hardest place to see the band depending on your standing real estate... if you can try to get mezzanine level tickets, which is a level up. It is sometimes roped off as the VIP area but if it is open.. it will give you a better vantage point of the band and is less congested.
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Jacob Charette
3 months ago
DON'T GO if all you can get is mezzanine (second floor). "Saw" Belle and Sebastian here, and by saw I mean that I paid $45.00 to watch it on a large TV. We arrived at least 20-minutes early for the show but the rail around the level had already filled in. At that point, all you're going to see is eye-level across from you, which is the lights above the stage. By the time B&S had started the rail was 8 deep all around, and no one was seeing anything. Needless to say, it leads to people getting mad, then eventually just giving up and talking. I work for a scenic cruise company, and while our boat is certified for 137 people we cut if off at 100 so that people aren't trapped like sardines and can actually SEE something. I guess we could just load it up with 137 people, put some TVs on there, and say sorry you couldn't see the ocean, check out these TV monitors. A good way to make money and make sure people never return. I will never go back on general principle.
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Christopher Albert
3 months ago
The venue is normally "ok" but I had the unfortunate experience of being stuck in the mezzanine... I love paying a lot of money to not see any of the bands that are performing. The mezzanine is the worst experience I've ever had seeing live music. And I've seen teenagers attempt to cover Slayer songs.
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ken smotherman
10 months ago
alot of people do not like the security at this venue , they call them goons and minimum wage flunkies , this is not fair. it is ALWAYS DIFFICULT to do this job, then add alcohol and it gets dangerous, remember EVERYBODY THINKS THE RULES DONT APPLY TO THEM, they want to EXPLAIN WHY security is mistaken , or that they were just, and they were only, and it is not fair,they have a tough job and do not HAVE TIME to listen to every excuse , in this time we live in we must act on the side of caution with any gathering of people, we in the security business want people to have a good time but there are certain things than we have no leeway on ,drunk people, drinking outside ,people sneaking things in, (booze .guns.weapons ,pressure cooker bombs ) we only have seconds to make judgement calls, it is easy follow the rules and you wont have issues. these are the same people who will have to deal with the guy who will endanger everybody smoking and ditching the but in a trashcan or punching you in the head because he is tanked and dont like your face . A SMILE GOES A LONG WAY.......THANKS MAN and your in.
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Denise Fournier
a year ago
I've seen some really wonderful performances here, but the venue itself isn't the best. It's either a hit or miss when it comes to getting a good view of the stage. I've been lucky whenever I've gone and had a good view from the balcony, but if I had arrived later and been stuck standing behind anyone I probably wouldn't have been able to see the stage.


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