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

Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

The Penthouse

The Penthouse

When you're on the roof at the Penthouse in the Huntley, that's when you know you've really made it to the top in L.A. Check it out >>

1111 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90403

Te'Kila
Te'Kila
6541 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
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
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Retro, cool, and inconspicuous, Rock and Reilly's is the best kept secret of WeHo locals and celebrities. Check it out >>

8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood CA 90069
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
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