The Paradise Rock Club’s classic black marquee with white lettering is a beloved sight along Commonwealth Avenue. Located in Allston, a neighborhood dense with Boston University students and twenty-something hipsters, this intimate music venue is where the up-and-coming, countercultural, and still-touring-classics come to play their Beantown gigs.

For over thirty years, the Paradise Rock Club has been an institution of Boston culture with performances by now world-famous acts U2, Phish, and Bassnectar among others. Today’s guests can only imagine the treat of catching similar big name performers at the  933-person venue today. Between the small dance floor and a second floor balcony overlooking the stage, there’s literally not a bad spot in the house.

Paradise Rock Club usually hosts a few shows a week, and a concert-goer can walk up on a given night and catch a hip hop show, comedy act, EDM dance party, or some mellow indie rock. An 18+ club in Boston, it’s also one of few places for teenagers to catch some live music in the city. Keep an eye on what’s slated to play at their event calendar here.

Owned and operated by Crossroads Presents, the Paradise Rock Club partners with several premier music venues in the city, such as the House of Blues Boston, Orpheum Theatre, and Brighton Music Hall. Along with Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and the TD Garden, this is the source for all of the best visiting music acts coming to Boston.