Been here many times for dinner and concerts. The restaurant is always fantastic...but the concert venue is horrible! First of all, there is no ventilation whatsoever. It's borderline dangerous because it gets so hot. Second of all, most of the time they won't even let you bring in the bottle of water that you have to buy outside...you might be able to sneak it in...if you are lucky. And don't even ask about getting a beer or wine! I have seen some of my favorite artists play here, but the heat, lack of beverage and general disorder of the place simply make it not worth it. I have even turned down going to concerts solely because they are at the Emerson. Oh, and usually the sound is crap too.
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