I would like this venue a bit more if they didn't have the 'pass-the-line' where you eat in the restaurant and get in before everyone else. i kind of think that's unfair to people who wait in the normal line for hours only to not get barricade.
I think I'm one of the few people in Cleveland that likes the House Of Blues... everyone else seems to bitch about it. I like the fact that shows begin and end at reasonable times, and when I shoot photos the staff are respectable and treat me as a professional. Who cares about the cost of drinks... buy yourself a 12 pack of Schafer and get trashed at home instead!