Live Music: The acts that perform at Orlando's House of Blues run the gamut from metal to folk, rock to pop, country to -- of course -- blues and everything in between (and let's not even talk about its Sunday Gospel Brunch). HOB is an all-around incredible venue -- wonderful sound, great atmosphere and home to the largest musical folk art collection in the world. Balcony seats afford birds-eye views but reasonable design -- there are higher and lower portions on the first floor for better vantage points if you're not one for the proper "floor section" fray -- are easily staked out. The sound is solid, as are the pours at the bar.
Night Clubs: One of Orlando's most popular live music venues, HOB (as it is called by those in the know) offers top-level live entertainment and a Mississippi Delta-inspired menu featuring jambalaya, fried catfish and a lobster mac-and-cheese that kicks the comfort-food factor up a notch or two. An on-site restaurant affords concert goers with a reason to come early, eat up and stake out the best vantage point for general admission seating. HOB has a variety of stages, including an outdoor garden stage, an intimate jazz lounge inside and the grand main stage, where national acts perform. With multiple bars and servers meandering the crowd, it's easy to keep your whistle wet without missing the music.