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.


Boardner s

Boardner's

Bar Sinister is the premier goth night in Los Angeles, set against a dramatic, beautiful Victorian indoor architecture, and an upstairs area reserved for a little light bondage for the more adventurous people in the crowd. Check it out >>

1652 N Cherokee Ave
Hollywood CA 90029

The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015

Saddle Ranch

Saddle Ranch

The Sunset Strip's famous Saddle Ranch chophouse offers jaded Angelenos the awesome ability to get into something a little bit (or a lot) different this weekend. Check it out >>

8371 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90069

District 13
District 13
1556 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sassafras
Sassafras
1233 Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90038
3Dog Cantina

3Dog Cantina

Its time to discover your new favorite Mexican restaurant and bar in Hollywood. Check it out >>

1615 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
Yamashiro
Yamashiro
1999 N Sycamore Ave Hollywood, CA 90069
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

The Wiltern

The Wiltern

Make sure you get tickets to see your favorite band play here quick- this venue has a tendency to attract sold out shows. Check it out >>

3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
  1. 01
  2. 02
  3. 03
    Taylor Locke & the roughs Start Me Over
  4. 04
    Melanie Taylor Inta My Heart
  5. 05