As colorful and hip a venue as any other House of Blues in the world and perhaps a little more so. The HOB's floor area is given over to standing room, with good sight lines save behind those four beams that support the stadium-seating balcony (which is truly the place to be). "Outsider" art covers the walls - in fact, not a single surface in HOB isn't painted or textured in some fabulous way. The sound mix is clear and evenly distributed, but for some minor slapback by the rear floor bar. Sunday morning boasts a gospel brunch that you absolutely must indulge. Plus, there's a full-service restaurant and a tattoo parlor (go ahead, take home a real reminder of that Death Cab show, it'll last longer than that $20 t-shirt). Without any irony whatsoever, we declare the Vegas HOB our hands-down favorite of the chain. You might, too. Tickets available at box office, 8 a.m. - 12 midnight daily.
-- Staff report