The Hotel Cafe

(323) 461-2040 | View Website

1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90028

34.100389 -118.329528

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More Categories: Nightclubs

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, Live Music

Bar & Club Type of Music: Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk & Bluegrass, Rock & Pop, World

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood

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The Hotel Cafe
The Hotel Cafe
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The Hotel Cafe

From The Owners of The Hotel Cafe

Velvet-rope-free zone unites an unusual mix of acoustic music lovers.

Reviews for The Hotel Cafe

The Hotel Cafe
Recommends

Great venue for catching singer-songwriters, both up-and-coming and national acts testing out new material. They also host a lit night once a month with Tongue and Groove. Entrance is off an alley in the back, not on Cahuenga.

Recommends

Cool spot to enjoy live music. Catch local acts, singer songwriters and bigger name artists. Great low key vibe.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

A Place to Avoid – We ordered four tickets online ($25 apiece) one week before Mary Fahl's appearance. When we got there over an hour early, the tables had all been taken except for two that were "reserved" for somebody, perhaps some friends of the owners. How does paying a week in advance not count as reserved? Anyhow, there were no bar stools or even chairs. Someone working for the club brought out two extra chairs but this still left dozens of people standing for the two-hour set. Potential patrons should also note that the owners try hard to manage reviews; I tried to post one on their Google site and it got taken down immediately. Also, I have noted the writing similarities in the unusual number of supposedly rave reviews that appear on this and other sites.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cozy place to see your favorite musicians – Get there early unless you want to be standing in the back. However, no matter where you are, if you are there to see one of your favorite artists it doesn't matter where you are in this small venue because you will be pretty close to the action. We saw Patrick Watson there and it was increeeeeible!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

START YOUR NIGHT HERE WITH VELVET NIGHTLIFE – Velvet Nightlife is a web-site that allows you to tell Nightclubs in Hollywood what you are willing to spend for table service. The web-site works with club owners to help them reduce the amount of excess inventory that they have every night. It is not uncommon for a customer to be able to get VIP bottle service at many of Hollywood’s hottest clubs for a fraction of the normal cost. I got a table with two bottles of Belvedere for $400 including tax and gratuity.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

START YOUR NIGHT HERE WITH VELVET NIGHTLIFE – Velvet Nightlife is a web-site that allows you to tell Nightclubs in Hollywood what you are willing to spend for table service. The web-site works with club owners to help

them reduce the amount of excess inventory that they have every night. It is not uncommon for a customer to be able to get VIP bottle service at many of Hollywood’s

hottest clubs for a fraction of the normal cost. I got a table with two bottles of Belvedere for $400 including tax and gratuity.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best in town – This place is one of my fave spots in LA. I check out their online calendar once a month and usually check out 2-3 shows. The crowd is real, entrance is in the alley, drinks are good and they serve food( but never tried it). Best part: the music really represents the soul of LA. Cool place

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Music Venue – Great spot to see live music (and great music at that!). It is a very intimate setting so you really get to connect with the artist!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

so good – this place is truly incredible, its a small intimate setting to watch a singer/songwriter perform. i recommend this place to anyone and everyone

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This place is a joke. – The last place you'd ever want to get stuck at. We went for the music and were lucky enough to catch the last 10 minutes of their set before the headliner finished up at 9:30. With the layout of the main room it's already hard to see the band and the dinner tables that sit directly in front of the stage make it worse for anyone standing. Prices are good but the experience is ruined with pooly made, weak drinks, a drab decor plus a Doorman and Bartendar that are full of attitude. I will never go back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Fun place – If you are going to a later show on the weekend, show up early or you will not find parking. There is parking on Selma but that area is not safe for people alone. Go with a group. Great shows but go during the week. Plus during the week, you can actually get a seat.

Weekends are so crowded you need a reservation to see some musicians. If you are going on a weekend, make a reservation.

Great music and good food try the panini. Definite recommendation for weeknights!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Get there early for a table. Bad parking situation. – Best to get here early to get a table. Carpool as you might have to park blocks away.My friend and I did not feel safe walking back to our car.By the time you find parking, the tables are taken. Good food and good music. This is a good place for a group.

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