Even though this 1,200-capacity club is part of a national chain, don't hold that against it. 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 push to the front of the stage on the floor 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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