Set Current Location
Though the name of this restaurant is quite a mouthful, its philosophy is simple: good food and live entertainment. With all the ultra-trendy bars in L.A. for people under 40, it's good to find one where all ages are welcome, including those of the older set. Affordable appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and soups round out the menu at Joe's, but the real reason folks keep coming back for more is the live music every night. You won't hear some obscure punk band coming out of the speakers. Blues, Rockabilly, Country, Jazz, Swing, karaoke, and classic Rock and Roll are featured every day of the week through great local artists and bands, so be sure to make use of the smooth wooden dance floor.
This happy-hour and Saturday night dance club Valley stalwart combines the earthiness of a dive bar with the retro charm of a 1970s cocktail lounge. It’s all dusky lighting, plush leather, a slick stage, and a bar with the curves of a vintage Camaro. Weeknight happy hours are popular, as are weekend dance nights. On any given night, visitors might find amateur heavy metal fusion concerts, cabaret revues, DJs and fireworks, or classic rock concerts. A great option for a night out or drink with friends.
Once considered the "home away from home" of Guns n' Roses, the Roxy, a mainstay rock 'n' roll hangout, is a great place to catch some live, loud music. Frequented by both music industry professionals and commoners, the joint has a great sound system, several full bars and, best of all, an excellent vibe. You can almost feel the music history coming out of the walls. For those who like the rough and tumble, the front of the dance floor is often transformed into a mosh pit when high-octane bands perform. This is an all-ages venue, so ID is required if you want to purchase drinks.
The Troubadour is a pioneering rock-n-roll venue with a history that would make any music aficionado blush. Founded in 1957, the venue hosted Bob Dylan’s early shows, Buffalo Springfield’s first concert, and the US debuts of Elton John and Gordon Lightfoot. Legend has it that The Eagles met at the club, and that rock manager Herb Cohen discovered Tom Waits at an open mic night. Concerts are standing room only and usually quite intimate.