House of Blues

House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St (btwn Brookline Ave. & Ipswich St.), Boston, MA 02215
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    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 3:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Reservations:
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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!

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  • "... stairs to buy merch until after the show. Why?" (2 tips)
  • "... important tip of all - eat at the restaurant before the show! You'll get in more quickly,..." (2 tips)
  • "... the bar and to the side of the stage for the best view." (2 tips)
  • VH1

    Spend $15 at the House of Blues Restaurant before the show and get into the music hall before everyone else. Kiss long lines goodbye. – Team Live Nation

    VH1 · July 21, 2010
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  • VH1

    Don’t even think about bringing a camera because It’ll be confiscated. Not worth it. – Scott P.

    VH1 · July 21, 2010
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  • Team Coco

    "I love going to concerts here so much more than Boston's "House Of Polka."" - Conan O'Brien

    Team Coco · November 10, 2011
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  • Jeff K.

    upper mezz area impossible to see stage, rude staff and stupid rules about where you can/can't stand, and heinously overpriced drinks - $6 for a PBR?!!!

    Jeff K. · May 18, 2010
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  • Derek W.

    Enjoy a meal & concert at House of Blues on Landsdown street in Boston

    Derek W. · July 27, 2009
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  • DJ C.

    If you have dinner at the restaurant or buy something from the store, you can skip the security line.

    DJ C. · February 28, 2010
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  • Joseph W.

    Go House of Blues early enough to snag a spot against the railing on the second floor. Great spot to see a show and watch the crowd.

    Joseph W. · October 24, 2009
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  • DJ C.

    The second floor has the best views in the house. It's not always open, and sometimes requires an extra ticket, but it's worth a try.

    DJ C. · February 28, 2010
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  • Martín C.

    Most expensive PBRs in Boston. Only 6 bux!

    Martín C. · January 26, 2011
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  • Gina G.

    friendly bartenders who make a mean cocktail..

    Gina G. · February 1, 2010
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  • Steve J.

    Stop by the little sausage stand after the show and listen to their sales pitch. It's funnier than most stand up I've heard.

    Steve J. · March 29, 2010
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  • DJ C.

    Have the Calamari in the restaurant.

    DJ C. · February 28, 2010
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  • Matt M.

    House of Blues Boston........Dropkick Murphy's.......nuf said. I love this venue. Definately top 3 of all time.

    Matt M. · March 16, 2011
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  • Kenny H.

    I hate this HOB. It is too big no vibe at all and they have so many fucking rules. I hate corporations running clubs. Bring back a real club like the Avalon R.I.P.

    Kenny H. · October 20, 2010
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  • Andrew D.

    Bring as minimal things as possible. Last time I was there it took me almost an hour to get through security.

    Andrew D. · June 25, 2010
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  • Jennifer

    Must have their fries at the restaurant!

    Jennifer · November 20, 2009
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  • Meaghan

    Get there early & you can get really close to the stage!

    Meaghan · September 23, 2010
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  • Fatty with a Frap

    If you here to enjoy the Deadmau5 show: jokes on you. Enjoy Jersey Shore Jr. Courtesy of all the little kids 8-)

    Fatty with a Frap · July 22, 2010
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  • Rick M.

    6 bucks for a PBR is a ripoff

    Rick M. · May 18, 2010
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  • BU Today

    The newest addition to Lansdowne Street, the House of Blues has a musical headliner almost every night of the week. A full bar and restaurant serving up southern-inspired cuisine also rock. Read more

    BU Today · June 5, 2012
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  • Mike L.

    Tonights 3 dollar special is... Water

    Mike L. · December 29, 2011
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  • Tim B.

    Eat @ the restaurant before a show in order to jump the line and get in early!

    Tim B. · May 18, 2010
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  • EricaLynn J.

    Patrick the bartender in the restaurant is extremely attentive and won't let your glass go empty.

    EricaLynn J. · April 24, 2010
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  • Taylor T.

    $6 PBR? These people must be voting for Romney.

    Taylor T. · November 5, 2012
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  • Sarah S.

    If you get 2nd floor mezz tix be sure to get a spot early by the railing if you want to see ANYTHING

    Sarah S. · May 7, 2012
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  • Maggie P.

    A great way to see some great bands up, close, and personal.

    Maggie P. · January 15, 2011
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  • Pepper

    10/9/2010 Pepper's Like A Surgeon Tour w/ Brother Ali and Pour Habit Read more

    Pepper · September 28, 2010
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  • Nicole L.

    the second floor mezzanine has NO VIEW unless you're standing right at the railing.

    Nicole L. · July 17, 2010
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  • Kevin M.

    House of Blues Boston is pager friendly.

    Kevin M. · June 18, 2013
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  • Sean M.

    Also, people really need to stop filming shitty vids on their cell phones and just enjoy the show.

    Sean M. · November 21, 2011
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  • Julie H.

    Wow. $6 for a PBR tall boy. What??

    Julie H. · February 18, 2011
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  • AllenGerritsen

    Check out the on-site restaurant at the House of Blues for dinner before the show.

    AllenGerritsen · February 9, 2011
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  • Amy T.

    Sit at the bar if Patrick is working. He's very attentive and a GREAT BARTENDER!!!

    Amy T. · May 30, 2010
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  • Joan M.

    The "reserved seating," for which we paid extra, is obstructed view standing balcony, Eff you, House of Blues! Never again!

    Joan M. · March 28, 2010
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  • Ashley M.

    Not worth the money, was treated soooo rude. Kicked out twice for being 22 young looking and 100% sober. Couldn't enjoy the band. Fuck u house of blues never again. Tell friends forget it.

    Ashley M. · February 22, 2010
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  • Harvey H.

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

    Harvey H. · February 25, 2013
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  • WTBU RADIO

    House of Blues consistently brings great artists to the Boston area.

    WTBU RADIO · April 10, 2012
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  • Jake S.

    Get in the pit during a Dropkick Murphy's Saint Patrick's Day show.

    Jake S. · March 17, 2012
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  • Alyce C.

    Go to whatever lengths possible to skip the overpriced coat check. Don't bring a backpack, they will force you to check it.

    Alyce C. · August 24, 2010
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  • Boston.com

    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

    Boston.com · November 8, 2013
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  • lifeisrocknroll Y.

    20 mins wait for a sandwich is just awful

    lifeisrocknroll Y. · April 27, 2013
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  • Heather S.

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

    Heather S. · March 30, 2013
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  • LIVE

    See you Saturday June 15th 2013 for the Summerland Tour featuring LIVE, Everclear, Filter & Sponge! For more info and to RSVP visit http://bit.ly/LIVEBostonMA Read more

    LIVE · March 26, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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 S. · March 6, 2013
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  • BU Today

    Arrive when doors open & you can get close enough to the stage to scrutinize your favorite artist’s nose rings. Snag space at the iron bars and you’ll feel like a golden god, à la Robert Plant c 1975. Read more

    BU Today · September 6, 2012
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  • ExclusiveWoman.com

    If you want to listen to real blues, that's the place. Loved it!

    ExclusiveWoman.com · April 10, 2012
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  • Rheinheart B.

    Don't bring a coat! People star lining up for coat check before the encore and it usually takes 45 min to an hour to pick yours up!

    Rheinheart B. · April 4, 2012
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  • Paul L.

    Six fucking Bux for a pbr?!?! Damn you Dan akroyd # house of rules

    Paul L. · March 31, 2012
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  • Brian H.

    The biggest and most important tip of all - eat at the restaurant before the show! You'll get in more quickly, you'll have an awesome view, and more importantly you'll have the time of your life.

    Brian H. · November 17, 2011
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