Venue Guide: House of Blues Boston, MA

House of Blues Boston History

The nationwide House of Blues chain got its start in the Boston area in 1992, when founder Isaac Tigrett opened the first outpost in an old Harvard Square house. In 2003, after expanding the House of Blues to a concept of rock clubs all over the United States, the Cambridge outpost closed. Six years later, House of Blues Boston opened on Lansdowne Street in the former site of the Avalon and Axis nightclubs. It’s since expanded to include a 2,200-capacity concert venue, a restaurant, the VIP lounge known as the Foundation Room, and The Deck on Lansdowne, a bar atop Lansdowne Garage.

House of Blues Boston Performers

The Dropkick Murphys were among the first to play at House of Blues Boston when it opened on Lansdowne Street, throwing St. Patrick’s Day concerts at the venue that year and in following years. Fellow hometown heroes The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have also taken up residency for their long-running Hometown Throwdown shows, ringing out the year with ska and punk acts at House of Blues since 2009.

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Planning Your Visit to House of Blues Boston

House of Blues Boston sits just across from Fenway Park, so the area gets extra lively when games and concerts happen. Loretta’s Last Call serves up Southern cuisine and line-dancing lessons. Hojoko is a modern izakaya with innovative spins on Japanese dishes. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar boasts high-end pub grub and a lengthy whiskey list. Tiffani Faison’s mini-empire, which includes white-tablecloth Italian spot Orfano and Asian street-food mecca Tiger Mama, dominates Fenway’s eastern end, while Time Out Market Boston features sushi tacos from Gogo Ya, deli sandwiches from Mamaleh’s, and Union Square Donuts.

House of Blues Boston Frequently Asked Questions

What are the House of Blues Boston parking options?

The Lansdowne Street Garage, with The Deck on Lansdowne on its roof, is right next door. There are other paid lots in the Fenway area, although they can be a little packed on the days when Fenway Park is hosting an event. The Kenmore stop on the MBTA’s B, C and D Lines, the Fenway stop on the D Line, and the Commuter Rail’s Lansdowne station are also within walking distance.

Does House of Blues Boston serve food?

The House of Blues Restaurant serves Southern-inspired cuisine, while The Deck on Lansdowne offers bar pies, as well as sausages from Lansdowne Street institution The Sausage Guy.

What are the seating options at House of Blues Boston?

For most events, the House of Blues’ floor section is general admission, while there are seats in the upper levels. Guests wishing to make accommodations for disabilities should call 888-693-2583 for more information. Find tickets here.

What are the House of Blues Boston safety & security guidelines?

The House of Blues’ clear bag policy allows only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags (maximum size 12″x6″x12″) or small clutch bags (maximum size 4.5″x6.5″) inside the venue. For more information, including details on COVID-19 policies, see the venue’s safety guidelines.

House of Blues Boston At A Glance
Venue Name House of Blues Boston
Location Boston, MA
Address 15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Phone # (888) 693-2583
Capacity 2,200
Opened 1992
Owner Live Nation Entertainment

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