House of Blues

House of Blues

Music Venue, American Restaurant, and Other Nightlife · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
15 Lansdowne St (btwn Brookline Ave. & Ipswich St.), Boston, MA 02215, United States
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  • Today
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Welcome to House of Blues! Visit us for live music, delicious cuisine and amazing special events. Where Food and Music Feed the Soul!


Based on 1,510 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "Get there early & you can get really close to the stage!"(8 Tips)
    Melissa A.
    "your view is blocked by the railings!"(6 Tips)
    Derek S.
    "... go down stairs to buy merch until after the show. Why?"(3 Tips)
    Rick M.
    "6 bucks for a PBR is a ripoff"(7 Tips)
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  • vanilla ice cream
  • Mr. D.

    Great concert venue! :-)

    Mr. Duncan · June 26
  • Conor S.

    Music, drinks

    Conor Swinson · May 19
  • Benjamin D.

    Pretty much everywhere is a good view. Very little blind spots.

    Benjamin Doyle · May 16
  • Benjamin D.

    They pour strong shots here. Got a fireball and it was at least 2 shots

    Benjamin Doyle · May 16
  • Wylie F.

    The mezzanine is not the best place to see a show

    Wylie Fisher · April 10
  • Megan S.

    Great service and even better food. It's also pretty inexpensive for the location!

    Megan Szymanski · April 3
  • Alyona M.

    Friendly staff, nice sound

    Alyona Milzidinova · March 14
  • Matt L.

    Awful crowd

    Matt Leva · March 8
  • Zoe L.

    This is one of my favorite venues to see shows they book really good bands

    Zoe Louis · January 11
  • C B.

    I wish they had more light beer. I also hate how their shows end at like 10

    C Bailey · January 4
  • Kristin K.

    Best concert venue I've ever been in. Big enough to hold a crowd, small enough to feel like everyone is close.

    Kristin Knutson · November 23, 2014
  • FunkMasterTee

    Meh. I'll come here only if I have to. It seems to be getting a little better over the years, though. Doesn't look like Avalon was just gutted anymore.

    FunkMasterTee · November 9, 2014
  • Mike B.

    Great concerts 🎸🎼🎷🎵🎺. Sunday Brunch is awesome.

    Mike Barker · November 1, 2014
  • Nicholas H.

    Gay dance party called 'Epic Saturdays by Chris Harris' on Saturday nights.

    Nicholas Harrison · October 29, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    No cameras allowed. Don't even try, they'll take it and/or won't let you in

    Jeremy Krantz · September 24, 2014
  • Stephen B.

    Purchase either a meal or merchandise inside the bar before the show and you will be given access to the front of the line. This will all but assure you a prime spot to watch the concert.

    Stephen Barresi · September 19, 2014
  • Kara

    Pretty Reckless!

    Kara · September 10, 2014
  • Pat A.

    their scoop of vanilla ice cream goes great with mac n cheese

    Pat Addams · August 22, 2014
  • Jessica R.

    it's a pretty massive space so get in line early for a good spot

    Jessica Rand · August 16, 2014
  • B M.

    Shows are usually good. Get beers or drinks by the two's. Don't wear flip flops or sandals unless you don't mind sticky feet.

    B M · August 12, 2014
  • Rich M.

    If you get food before an event (and spend enough), you get onto the priority line afterwards.

    Rich M · August 11, 2014
  • Charlie S.

    Great place to see a band. Get the GA tickets and push your way up front!

    Charlie Sidoti · August 8, 2014
  • Beth M.

    Stupid, pointless rules... If your license is expired, you can't drink here The girl at the door tried to say it's illegal... nope, only if you're driving, and even then it's only a fine.

    Beth Mackenzie · June 2, 2014
  • Bonnie C.

    Security is super strict. Even when you get in, it seems like they are out to get you because they are constantly watching you. It's very uncomfortable.

    Bonnie Chen · May 26, 2014
  • Dawn T.

    If your tickets are on the mezzanine, get in early, get on the rail and stay put or you'll never see the show once it fills up.

    Dawn Tully · May 17, 2014
  • AuroIN - Full Digital Marketing I.

    I once visited here

  • Tyler P.

    Never attending House of Blues again. Incredibly poor customer service and no communication with customers.

    Tyler Petersen · March 31, 2014
  • Rue R.

    Nice ambience- first concert I've been too and it was everything I hoped for!

    Rue Roberts · March 10, 2014
  • Freya S.

    When I grow up, I want to be St. Vincent.

    Freya Sampson · February 28, 2014
  • Joni

    Terrible customer service. They dont tolerate anything but you standing there breathing.

    Joni · February 21, 2014
  • Wyngspan

    Have you checked out a show at the House of Blues? Give them a rating on Wyngspan:

    Wyngspan · January 22, 2014

    In 2009, this House of Blues sold more concert tickets than any other club in the world. The original, much smaller, venue opened in Harvard Square in 1992 and closed in 2005, before this one opened. Read more · November 8, 2013
  • Silvia O.

    There's these stupid yellow lines around the venue and if you get caught stepping on one you'll need to move.

    Silvia Orozco · November 5, 2013
  • Mike L.

    No double stacking on coat rack? Cheapos!

    Mike Le Vo · October 20, 2013
  • Sarah F.

    I love this place! Always gets good shows, bartenders are quick and excellent sound. I have lost half of my hearing here. As a short girl I'm always able to find a spot to see. I'm here once a month!

    Sarah Francis · October 2, 2013
  • Cindy N.

    If you are far from the stage, don't waste your time taking shaky video or blurry photos. Just watch the show and look on YouTube for better vids from people who were close.

    Cindy None · August 31, 2013
  • Kevin M.

    House of Blues Boston is pager friendly.

    Kevin Mendonça · June 18, 2013
  • Northern M.

    December 3, 2012 ~ RARE Boston Legends Benefit Concert for the documentary film about the early days of WBCN titled "The American Revolution".

    Northern Music · May 24, 2013
  • Martin O.

    Get there the earliest you can to get close to the stage as possible and buy merch before the show ends.

    Martin Ong · May 17, 2013
  • Sara H.

    "Don't lose your spork."

    Sara Heller · May 4, 2013
  • lifeisrocknroll Y.

    20 mins wait for a sandwich is just awful

    lifeisrocknroll Yeah! · April 27, 2013
  • Heather S.

    Eat at the restaurant before a show, and you can "skip the line" when the doors open. :)

    Heather Spaulding · March 30, 2013
  • LIVE

    See you Saturday June 15th 2013 for the Summerland Tour featuring LIVE, Everclear, Filter & Sponge! For more info and to RSVP visit Read more

    LIVE · March 26, 2013
  • Candace

    This venue is horrendous. Bought general admission tickets and was forced to go to the mezz section. Also can't access the merch booth until after the show. Can't see anything.. Don't go here

    Candace · March 22, 2013
  • Music Drives Us

    The first ever HOB in the US was located in Harvard Square. It was opened in 1992 by Isac Tigrett (co-founder of the Hard Rock Café) and Dan Aykroyd, the star of The Blues Brothers!

    Music Drives Us · March 21, 2013
  • Derek S.

    Don't buy tix on the second or third floor - or you can't go down stairs to buy merch until after the show. Why?

    Derek Showerman · March 6, 2013
  • Harvey H.

    Forget waiting in line, foundation room is the way to go

    Harvey H · February 25, 2013
  • Benjamin D.

    This place is a total rip off. $6 PBR's? Really? That's just inappropriate. They tore down the Avalon for this disasterpiece? Just awful, hate having to come here to see a band.

    Benjamin Dupont · February 2, 2013
  • The Daily Free Press

    Coloradoan folk band The Lumineers, who recently performed on Saturday Night Live, comes to Boston on Feb. 4. George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic will also take the stage on Feb. 8.

    The Daily Free Press · January 22, 2013
  • Lauren S.

    A lot of room & good sound on the floor. Security was a little over the top checking inside my aspirin bottle & the zipper of my purse & $6 for a tall boy PBR ($1 beers). Not sure how I feel overall.

    Lauren Scire · December 30, 2012

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