Even though this 1,200-capacity club is part of a national chain, that's no reason to steer clear — the place is a strong anchor for the Cleveland music scene and often hosts shows that independent promoters such as the Beachland Ballroom and the Grog Shop have booked. The intimate space has great sightlines — even the seats in the balcony give you a good view of the stage — and whether you want to get in with the crowd in front of the stage or relax in a seat far away from the pit, the House of Blues caters to every brand of concertgoer. The club regularly brings in an eclectic mix of hip-hop, classic rock, metal, EDM and indie rock, and it remains one of the best places to catch national acts.
308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, houseofblues.com.
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