1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002834.100389 -118.329528
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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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