Brighton Music Hall

Rock Club and Music Venue · Brighton
158 Brighton Ave (at Harvard Ave), Allston, MA 02134, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

Brighton Music Hall is a premiere live performance venue. See a variety of performances from rock bands to stand-up comedy at this great concert hall. We are located at 158 Brighton Ave. in Allston, MA.


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  • What you need to know
    Ennis G.
    "Earplugs."(3 Tips)
    Nick H.
    "Great lighting, sound system, and vibe for a good live music show."(7 Tips)
    BU Today
    "intimate concert experience for fans and performers"(2 Tips)
    The Feast
    "lesser-known touring acts."(3 Tips)
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  • Nick H.

    They've really stepped it up since the Harper's Ferry days. Great lighting, sound system, and vibe for a good live music show.

    Nick Holroyd · October 27
  • Melisse K.

    Parking sucks

    Melisse Keegan · October 15
  • Daniel T.

    TT the Bears moved their 80s night here on Saturdays.

    Daniel Tewfik · September 2
  • Ilyanis S.

    Food and the drinks and the music

    Ilyanis Santiago · August 30
  • Liam N.

    2015 Best Neighborhood Diversion, ALLSTON: "… concerts span a variety of genres and give prime billing to only-in-Allston faves like Will Dailey, Shea Rose, and Bearstronaut."

    Liam Nee · July 19
  • Piqui B.

    Cool local spot for live bands.

    Piqui Berrios · March 17
  • Jake S.

    Awesome selection of draught beers; try something by Goose Island (I suggest a 312)!

    Jake Smith · January 17
  • Jeff B.

    One of the best live music venues around.

    Jeff Byrnes · June 5, 2014
  • Louis A.

    Best venue in Boston. Not a bad spot in the place. Never a wait for drinks, sound is very good - and Sunset grill is next door. Parking... That's a different story.

    Louis Abate · March 28, 2014
  • Ennis G.

    Earplugs. Mid and high range is completely blown out here. Bass is great.

    Ennis Glendon · February 9, 2014
  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
  • Chris G.

    The bartenders are good at servicing a crowd but can't even serve a good drink. It's got booze alright but goof luck if you get the right one.

    Chris Gauvain · December 18, 2013
  • Laura C.

    Bring earplugs

    Laura C · September 30, 2013
  • Kevin C.

    Great venue

    Kevin Cunningham · July 12, 2013
  • Bear L.

    We are playing a show at Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday, May 28th, with our talented friends Friendly People, The Shills and Vending Machetes

    Bear Language · May 22, 2013
  • Kristen R.

    Really nice venue! Little sound treatment, so bring your earplugs (just in case). Multiple bars, and some pool tables. $10 margarita, but it was a fairly large drink, so it was worth it!

    Kristen Richard · April 11, 2013
  • Music Drives Us

    This space housed Harpers Ferry for 40 years, which was the cornerstone of “Allston Rock City” and had its last concert Halloween night in 2011.

    Music Drives Us · March 21, 2013
  • The Daily Free Press

    WHY? performs on Tuesday, Feb. 12. "Attend purely for the eccentricity of the experience," says Flores. WHY? blends "hip-hop with indie-rock, folk, atypical vocals, and quirky lyrics."

    The Daily Free Press · January 22, 2013
  • BU Today

    The venue has a capacity of just over 400, providing a more relaxed, intimate concert experience for fans and performers than you’ll find at some of the city’s other live music clubs. Read more

    BU Today · December 14, 2012
  • Tim T.

    Everyone has b.o.

    Tim T · December 1, 2012
  • Janet D.

    Honestly feel like when it was Harpers they booked better acts for cheap. Still a good place in a great spot to get out meet people and dance but just sayinn

    Janet DeFilippo · August 31, 2012
  • Dee H.

    This venue holds only a few hundred people, but seeing your favorite alternative/indie rock groups here feels like an acoustic set in your backyard thanks to it's size. Plus, most shows are only $15.

    Dee Hibbard · August 7, 2012
  • Dear Leader

    Try the Goulosh!

    Dear Leader · August 2, 2012
  • Bing

    This venue only holds about 250 people, so it always makes for a really intimate show that’s guaranteed to be special.” – Andy Grammer

    Bing · August 2, 2012
  • Ronald G.

    They did not honor the American Express special

    Ronald Groves · June 23, 2012
  • BU Today

    Formerly called Harper's Ferry, this joint is a favorite of Allston locals. It features some of the best touring indie and alternative music acts. Read more

    BU Today · June 12, 2012
  • The Parlotones M.

    Check out The Parlotones live on June 2! Get your tickets here:

    The Parlotones Manager · April 27, 2012
  • jane m.

    Don't stand at the stage you will be behind the house speakers and the shitty sound will sound worse than you could ever imagine

    jane mcconnell · April 15, 2012

    Another BU favorite, BMH has great shows at an awesome venue.

    WTBU RADIO · April 10, 2012
  • Erica T.

    Check out the merch tables by the exit - you never know who's going to be your new fav band!

    Erica Truncale · April 8, 2012
  • schneidermike s.

    Ear plugs are a buck

    schneidermike schneidermike · March 25, 2012
  • Marc M.

    Small venue where you can see a decent show for cheap money. Will be on the lookout for more concerts there in the future.

    Marc M. · October 18, 2011
  • Carly L.

    Looks and feels just like The Grind at Clark University!

    Carly Lenz · September 30, 2011
  • Iration

    2011-10-19 Iration's Lei'd Back Fall Tour with Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Through The Roots Read more

    Iration · August 16, 2011

    a must attend place to see i love this place Read more

    HUDSON PSYCHIC · July 25, 2011
  • The Feast

    Once Harper's Ferry, now owned by the same guys who run the Paradise Rock Club. Shaping up to be one of the best spots for local bands & lesser-known touring acts. Indie rock heaven. Read more

    The Feast · June 8, 2011
  • Emily Y.

    Grab and Gansett tall boy and enjoy the show. Read more

    Emily Yeager · May 16, 2011
  • Steph K.

    Go to the petit bartender with an accent. She will take care of you! XO

    Steph Klok · May 13, 2011
  • OurStage

    Once a sports bar, now one of the city's most exciting new venues. Consider it the minor leagues of The Paradise and House of Blues

    OurStage · April 7, 2011
  • Mikey B.

    Take a picture and upload it after you check in!

    Mikey B · January 22, 2011
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    SippinPabst · January 15, 2011

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