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Paradise Rock Club

Paradise Rock Club

Rock Club and Music Venue
Allston, Boston
  • 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)
    Jay P.
    "My favorite mid-sized music venue in Boston."(2 Tips)
    "may be rock show?"(2 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
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  • poles
  • scenic views
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • d l.
    d lOctober 19, 2010
    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!
  • 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.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 18, 2012
    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.
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SchwendtJanuary 17, 2011
    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!
  • The Expendables 2
    The Expendables 2June 29, 2010
    Legendary bands like AC/DC and Mission of Burma have been rocking your face off for decades at the Paradise Rock Club. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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:)
  • Enig M.
    Enig MueFebruary 19
    Don't stand behind the pillars and most shows the speaker stacks will also impede your viewing. Try to lock down a spot upstairs.
  • Josiahs P.
    Josiahs PorterMarch 19, 2010
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Sonig V.
    Sonig VaradianMay 19, 2011
    Venue is amazing. Last time I was there was Junior Prom and it has changed in a great way. Great bands. Thumbs up!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 14
    When it's crowded, it feels like there's no where to stand while still being able to see anything.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DonovanMarch 22, 2013
    By far one of my favorite venues around Boston. They just need to get rid of those poles so there's more visibility upstairs...
  • Jess R.
    Jess RomanMarch 28, 2013
    Always check the upcoming performances! Sometimes there are bands that get really famous
  • 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.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SporlederOctober 25, 2011
    One of my favorite places to see a show! Great atmosphere and great staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karen M.
    Karen McPhillipsJuly 18, 2011
    Stripped down in its new form, the sound is better. Try the balcony.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GuevinJune 23, 2011
    Avoid the middle stall in the upstairs ladies room. The door is on backward ;-)
  • john r.
    john rutherfordSeptember 22, 2012
    bad stage layout, poor acoustic engineering, asshole staff...BUT HAYYY LIVE MUSIC!
  • 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.
  • James L.
    James LauMarch 22, 2012
    A nice venue for midsize bands. Beer selection at the bar is a bit drab.
  • 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!
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 17, 2014
    Have you checked out a show at the Paradise Rock Club? Let people know about it on Wyngspan! Read more
  • 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!
    Upvoted Jun 13
    WTBU RADIOApril 10, 2012
    great venue close to BU's campus, awesome shows all the time.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SwettDecember 9, 2012
    Awesome show every time. Love it when they blast the ac on the crowd.
  • Svedka
    SvedkaDecember 2, 2011
    Check out our page to see how you can party SVEDKAstyle at Paradise!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GuevinNovember 6, 2010
    Drink beer and dance. Enjoy the fact that shows here always rock.
  • OurStage
    OurStageApril 7, 2011
    Hit the less crowded upstairs back corner bar.
  • Graham S.
    Graham SpectorApril 16, 2011
    Even better after the rennovations. Kill time in the lounge if the openers suck
  • Sam B.
    Sam BarberMarch 22, 2011
    earplugs are only a buck at the box office
  • Holly S.
    Holly SmithApril 23
    Come here if you want to be kicked out for doing absolutely nothing.
  • Chalnes
    ChalnesDecember 22, 2015
    Music, awesome shows, drinks and food
  • mei ling t.
    mei ling tanApril 8, 2010
    Listen to emerging bands in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Ralph H.
    Ralph HubbleDecember 31, 2010
    The coat check line is always real long
  • Leela W.
    Leela WMay 19, 2011
    All ages shows can be a little... strange...
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