I've been going to the Tabernacle to see shows ever since they converted this space for the Olympics (it was a House of Blues back then). It's a great place to see a concert and boy is it LOUD! I know I'm getting older, but every time I go there I tell myself I need to bring earplugs next time. I love the SRO floor space. Just watch out for the barely marked "aisles" (rubber runners on the floor). Security tries to keep them open and to control crowds will often not let you back near the stage if you have to leave for a drink. The first balcony is great too - more mellow but close to the action. The upper balcony is not bad either but the sound isn't nearly as good and this seems to be the loudest part of the venue. Plus you really are way up high. Don't miss out on a chance to see a concert at this converted Baptist tabernacle in downtown and be sure to drop by Sidebar before or after - it's just a few blocks away.
We went here for the Josh Groban concert. I love the fact that you can bring your own cooler and alcohol in. But make sure you check your tickets before you do, as some artists do not allow outside alcohol and coolers during their concerts. I highly recommend you Uber to this place, because parking is a nightmare. The seats are uncomfy, but other than that, it's a cool venue.
What a cool venue! Saw Fitz and the Tantrums there and really no bad seat in the house. Convenient location, great indoor atmosphere. Reasonably priced drinks and snacks.