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.


The Airliner

The Airliner

For cutting-edge electronic music, instrumental hip hop and "LA beats," head to The Airliner and let the magic of this grimy dive bar wash over you along with the massive bass from the mega-watt sound Check it out >>

2419 N Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90031

OHM Nightclub
OHM Nightclub
6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 433 Hollywood, CA 90028

Sassafras

Sassafras

If you are feeling nostalgic for the hospitality of the deep South circa 1920, Sassafras is more than ready to fill the void for Hollywood residents. Check it out >>

1233 Vine St
Los Angeles CA 90038

Corkbar
Corkbar
403 W 12st Los Angeles, CA 90015
Big Dean s Cafe

Big Dean's Cafe

Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, a quintessential beach bar right off the Santa Monica Pier is the best place to be for year round sunshine and beachside fun with a side of fish and chips. Check it out >>

1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica CA 90401

The Federal Bar

The Federal Bar

North Hollywood just got its groove back or should we say-- established its groove with the edition of The Federal Bar. Check it out >>

5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028