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The Paradise Rock Club

Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
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Address: 969 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number:
+1 617-562-8000
12:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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Small and definitely intimate

Came to see Taking Back Sunday and were super excited to hear it is a small venue... and believe me it is small! But it was exactly the experience we wanted. Anywhere you are you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Queensbury, New York
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for Guster's 25th Anniversary four-night stand, and unfortunately that band has outgrown this compact venue. The club is small, with many sightlines obstructed by large support pillars on the main floor. And during these shows, a significant portion of floor space to one side of the stage was sectioned off for the storage of the bands' gear. There... More 

Thank Constructive_Summer
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

So beyond disappointed with this place. The FOH staff was anything but welcoming. To start, they all but strip search you at the door. There was a heavyset woman working at the door who had a really bad attitude and liked to do a lot of yelling. She even went through my makeup bag, opening bottles of foundation and things... More 

1 Thank Ana M
Queensbury, New York
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Came to see Taking Back Sunday and were super excited to hear it is a small venue... and believe me it is small! But it was exactly the experience we wanted. Anywhere you are you are close enough to the stage or the bar. We were lucky enough to experience the show from a few different locations within the club... More 

Thank Rachy817
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Intimate space, great vibe, not so good acoustics, has a bar on second floor. I would go back again.

Thank Yuan G
Warwick, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews here and felt compelled to comment. Most people mention its intimacy and that's true but most also state no bad spot in the club and comfortable. I found one contrary review that said it was crowded at the Walk off the Earth show. That's the one I went to and it was the most packed I'd... More 

Thank Mike W
East Hampstead NH
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We came to see Bullet for My Valentine and we were very impressed with the venue and the staff. The show was just about sold out yet there was still plenty of space for everybody. We didn't use the coat check but were rather impressed that it's here. Like every other venue like this the food and drink are way... More 

Thank purplbttrfli
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Loved this place. So much better than House of Blues. I wish more artists could play there. Kinda stinks if you get stuck behind one of the poles, makes it pretty hard to see the stage, but there's always the balcony for a better view. As a smoker, I like the fact they let you head outside to do the... More 

Thank Thea M
United States
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I saw Dan + Shay here in April 2015 and it was amazing! The venue is so intimate. It's smaller than the House of Blues in Boston, and has an upper level balcony. Really cool. I would definitely recommend going to gigs there!

Thank Gerty F
Franklin, Connecticut
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband, daughter and I recently attended a show here and we had a fantastic time. The club itself is on the small side (about 650 people at the show we were at), and there wasn't a bad seat in the house. I was a little nervous bringing an 11 year old, as this place is general admission and we... More 

Thank Cindi A
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This place is very small but there are no bad spots. You can see from the balcony and the floor. Easy parking a pub right next door, what more do you need. Great place to see a show.

Thank Ashley R R

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