Los Angeles Live Music Venues


Los Angeles made its name in the music scene in the 1980s, with the proliferation of hair metal bands dominating the Sunset Strip, making names for clubs like The Whiskey, The Troubadour, The Cat Club, etc et al. In the grunge era, Los Angeles clubs remained fairly quiet, and Los Angeles music venues struggled to get their fan base back up. Now, in the age of indie, clubs like The Echo, Hotel Cafe, and The Echoplex have risen to the top. As with any city, for every great known club, there's at least five that are a little less well known, and just as great. Here's our picks for Los Angeles music venues.


Playhouse

Playhouse

Have fun at The Playhouse in Hollywood, a Vegas-style dance club that features go-go dancers, acrobats, three bars and an upstairs lounge area with a retractable glass skylight. Check it out >>

6506 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015
Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029

Bar Marmont

Bar Marmont

Spending an evening at the trendy yet intimate Bar Marmont needs to go to the top of your L.A. bucket list immediately - if it isn't there already. Check it out >>

8171 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90046

O'Brien's
O'Brien's
2226 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90403
Wurstkuche

Wurstkuche

Sausage goes gourmet with a world of flavors at Wurstk├╝che in downtown LA, which features exotic meats, Belgian frites, gourmet sodas and a wide variety of imported beers on tap. Check it out >>

800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles CA 90013
Aventine
Aventine
1607 N Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Cafe

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types. Check it out >>

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

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