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Paradise Rock Club

Paradise Rock Club

Rock Club and Music Venue
Allston, Boston
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  • Sarah G.
    "Avoid the middle stall in the upstairs ladies room."(6 Tips)
    Crystal F.
    "Balcony has a good view if you can work around the poles"(5 Tips)
    SchoolandUniversity.com
    "may be rock show?"(2 Tips)
    Allie G.
    "... me) watch from the balcony! great view:)"(3 Tips)
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  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 19, 2014
    Great, intimate concert venue. There's a bar on each of the two levels. You can also go to the lounge if you need to kill some time.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hang out in the bar next door after you get your wristband and hand stamped for the show. Better beer and some seats. Good for between sets, too.
  • Tim R.
    Get there early if you want a good vantage point, and you'd better bring a friend if you want your spot to be there if you have to use the restroom.
  • Allie G.
    Allie GilletteNovember 13, 2011
    If you don't feel like being in the mosh of people in front of the stage (or if you're short like me) watch from the balcony! great view:)
  • Olivia
    OliviaJune 1, 2014
    A church meets here on Sundays at 10:30am! Lunch provided every first Sunday of the month. Don't miss out!
  • BU Today
    BU TodaySeptember 13, 2012
    Regardless of what band you’re there to see, the Paradise offers a proximity to the musicians that many clubs don’t. Get your tickets cheaper right at the box office. Read more
  • Music Drives Us
    Music Drives UsMarch 21, 2013
    Formerly known as the Paradise Theater, this venue opened Sept. 22, 1977 and has hosted performances by U2 (their first in USA), Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine and many more. Rock On!
  • Enig M.
    Enig MueFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't stand behind the pillars and most shows the speaker stacks will also impede your viewing. Try to lock down a spot upstairs.
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    Make sure you go to the Paradise bar before the show. Great people, atmosphere, and their TVs stream the concert so you won’t miss a second. – Scott P.
  • Eric V F.
    Eric V FieldsApril 24, 2012
    Mayer Hawthorne and The Country were incredible ... as always. He is a "Must See" if you are in to R+B with a "younger" approach
  • Sonig V.
    Sonig VaradianMay 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Venue is amazing. Last time I was there was Junior Prom and it has changed in a great way. Great bands. Thumbs up!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithSeptember 26, 2014
    Any music played here is good. Beers are cheap but there's not much room for dancing, if you're looking to do that.
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SchwendtJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The main bar inside the venue by the stage has the best selection. The upstairs bars do not stock all the items. This would be especially true of Stella Artois!
  • Crystal F.
    Crystal FauntJanuary 6, 2012
    Was pretty impressed with this venue, good sound and set up inside. Balcony has a good view if you can work around the poles
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DonovanMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    By far one of my favorite venues around Boston. They just need to get rid of those poles so there's more visibility upstairs...
  • Chris P.
    Intimate and historic club. Bartenders were cool.
  • Meaghan
    MeaghanSeptember 23, 2010
    On the floor, there is a pole. If you get stuck behind it, you won't be able to see the second half of the stage.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    Buy tickets well ahead of time for big-buzz bands. Some acts sell out far too swiftly, especially indie rock royalty.
  • d l.
    d lOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the renovations that were made over the summer are a definite improvement. the poles are less obstructive and there's more standing room. one of my favorite venues in boston!
  • Ron L.
    Ron LOctober 16, 2010
    excellent venue. no plan, just walked up and bought a $15 ticket, some hippy funk on a Friday nite, roster mccabe, kinetix, & the brew. great talent. food was good 2
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SporlederOctober 25, 2011
    One of my favorite places to see a show! Great atmosphere and great staff.
  • Jess R.
    Jess RomanMarch 28, 2013
    Always check the upcoming performances! Sometimes there are bands that get really famous
  • Mohd Rohaizad K.
    Best performance show by the Paradise Rock Club - Let's Rockin'!!!
  • Katie V.
    Katie VanLentenJanuary 23, 2012
    TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE YOU COME HERE. I find most of you to be smelly. Thanks!
  • Josh S.
    Josh SwettDecember 9, 2012
    Awesome show every time. Love it when they blast the ac on the crowd.
  • Josiahs P.
    Josiahs PorterMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    When exiting the club either use the back door or in the main halfway stay to the left side. Right side is for merchandise and coat check.
  • Carolina C.
    Carolina ChacinMarch 12, 2012
    great venue for concerts, close and cozy with the bands
  • Scott Z.
    Scott ZakrajsekDecember 2, 2011
    Post show, Hang out in the coat check line. Girls hate carrying coats. And there's free bacon sandwiches
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    What can we say? Except you'll be sure of a cool night at Boston's legendary rock club!
  • James L.
    James LauMarch 22, 2012
    A nice venue for midsize bands. Beer selection at the bar is a bit drab.
  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    When it's crowded, it feels like there's no where to stand while still being able to see anything.
  • Karen M.
    Karen McPhillipsJuly 18, 2011
    Stripped down in its new form, the sound is better. Try the balcony.
  • WTBU RADIO
    WTBU RADIOApril 10, 2012
    great venue close to BU's campus, awesome shows all the time.
  • The Daily Free Press
    The Daily Free PressJanuary 22, 2013
    Indie rock band Yo La Tengo performs on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and English band Alt-J (∆) on March 2.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 17, 2014
    Have you checked out a show at the Paradise Rock Club? Let people know about it on Wyngspan! Read more
  • Chalnes
    ChalnesDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Music, awesome shows, drinks and food
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 26, 2010
    It holds a place in history as the first venue that U2 ever performed in the USA and has hosted some of rock's elite.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PorterOctober 24, 2014
    Love this place! Two bars!
  • Becky
    BeckyOctober 22, 2010
    U2 played their first show here. Not all that smelly for a venue. Upstairs there are seats. They have a no moshing/crowd surfing policy, as most clubs should, since it's no longer 1994.
  • Svedka
    SvedkaDecember 2, 2011
    Check out our page to see how you can party SVEDKAstyle at Paradise!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GuevinJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the middle stall in the upstairs ladies room. The door is on backward ;-)
  • anna s.
    anna simmonsAugust 11
    great venue, it flexes per artist,
  • Jay P.
    Jay PorterOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite mid-sized music venue in Boston.
  • Elliott S.
    Elliott SmithOctober 25, 2011
    One great club with great Music
  • Johnny
    JohnnySeptember 2, 2013
    Great beer!
  • John H.
    John HaydonApril 16, 2011
    Since you're so close to the Soka Gakkai, stop by and check out their schedule for Buddhist meetings.
  • OurStage
    OurStageApril 7, 2011
    Hit the less crowded upstairs back corner bar.
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisOctober 25, 2016
    Pretty cool venue just awkward to mix up in the crowd nest
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MorrisApril 9, 2013
    Pabst all night long
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GuevinNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink beer and dance. Enjoy the fact that shows here always rock.
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    U2's first ever show in the US was at the Paradise Rock Club! – Team Live Nation
  • fc
    fcJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot Stove Cool Music - Fantastic show.
  • Leela W.
    Leela WMay 19, 2011
    All ages shows can be a little... strange...
  • Piarda R.
    Piarda RindiniMay 5, 2012
    Come see Rubblebucket here!!!!!!!!! And dance with the lead singer!
  • SchoolandUniversity.com
    SchoolandUniversity.comOctober 23, 2013
    may be rock show? Read more
  • Ralph H.
    Ralph HubbleDecember 31, 2010
    The coat check line is always real long
  • The Downtown Fiction
    The Downtown FictionAugust 6, 2012
    Come see The Downtown Fiction here live on 11/21! Read more
  • Sam B.
    Sam BarberMarch 22, 2011
    earplugs are only a buck at the box office
  • Maya M.
    Great acts.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KenyonJanuary 28, 2010
    The lines exiting by coat check suck. It's been 30min and I've moved 50 feet. Get your coats and merchandise early here.
  • Jill C.
    Jill ClareyJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bands in the Bean! Xoxo
  • john r.
    john rutherfordSeptember 22, 2012
    bad stage layout, poor acoustic engineering, asshole staff...BUT HAYYY LIVE MUSIC!
  • J R.
    J RoysterMay 3, 2011
    $4 PBR Tallboys!
  • Holly S.
    Holly SmithApril 23, 2016
    Come here if you want to be kicked out for doing absolutely nothing.
  • mei ling t.
    mei ling tanApril 8, 2010
    Listen to emerging bands in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • fc
    fcFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Gang of Four!
  • Graham S.
    Graham SpectorApril 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Even better after the rennovations. Kill time in the lounge if the openers suck
  • tim
    timSeptember 10, 2010
    the renovation kicks ass!!!!!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GallagherFebruary 20, 2011
    have fun. rock out.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HDecember 11, 2009
    See a good band! Most recently, I saw Mew.
  • Reinald P.
    Reinald PritamaNovember 15, 2010
    rock n roll =........
  • Scott O.
    Scott O'HaraMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    See dredg here
  • Tom O.
    Tom OJuly 29, 2011
    Motherfucking Eels.
  • jaka k.
    jaka krisnaNovember 15, 2010
    Rock yeahh....
  • Jake F.
    Jake FrankApril 26, 2010
    Rolling rock and rock and roll. Boom best buy.
  • Nate
    NateMay 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Remove the fucking poles.
  • michael d.
    michael devericksNovember 23, 2010
    no secret sauce for me
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny S.February 25, 2010
    Checking out Citizen Cope here tonight
  • dan o.
    dan oSeptember 14, 2009
    JBM is very quiet.
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy LeepApril 28, 2009
    see a rock show
  • Tessa L.
    Tessa LazarusApril 9, 2010
    Bad bartenders badder beer. Avoid.
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