The 10 Best Bars with Live Music in Los Angeles

live musicHeading out for a night on the town? Taking in a live performance is a great way to bond with a date or cut loose with your pals. Any of these bars with live music can be the perfect place for you to let the good times roll in Los Angeles.

1. The Satellite

Located in hip Silverlake, the Satellite hides indie gems behind its divey appearance. Artists like Beck and Elliot Smith played some of their early shows here when it was called Spaceland. Today, you’re still likely to see some of the best new indie bands in town take the stage here in addition to smaller national bands. 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

2. Piano Bar

If you’re looking for a live music experience in Hollywood, why not stop by Piano Bar? Piano Bar strives to be unpretentious and friendly, and supports local artists with week long residencies. You can hear anything from gypsy jazz to funk here, and the vibe is way more fun than the typical Hollywood club. 6429 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. Blue Whale Bar

For jazz and blues, look no further than Blue Whale Bar in Little Tokyo. Enjoy incredible performances in an intimate atmosphere. Be sure to take a good look around you too, as Blue Whale Bar also displays great visual art to complement the music. 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

4. Rainbow Bar and Grill

Stroll down the Sunset Strip to Rainbow Bar and Grill to grab a bite to eat in the downstairs dining room, or catch a band or DJ in the upstairs venue. Rainbow Bar and Grill has been around since the 1960’s and rock legends like Janis Joplin and John Lennon have sat at the bar. Rainbow Bar and Grill is a great place to take a classic rock fan! 9015 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

5. El Cid

Sip sangria and catch a Flamenco dance show at El Cid. Located in Silverlake, El Cid also hosts indie rock bands and a weekly dance music night. 4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

6. Molly Malone’s

If you’re looking for a dark, Irish-themed dive with a never-ending supply of Guinness, Molly Malone’s is the place for you. For over 40 years, the pub has hosted local and Irish music, and it’s a favorite spot for famous acts to play secret shows. 575 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Harvard and Stone

Fans of rustic aesthetics and mixologists will love Harvard and Stone. This Hollywood bar has a great atmosphere and features live rock bands as well as burlesque performances. 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

8. Ham and Eggs Tavern

This downtown bar features local music on the weekends and has awesome, occult inspired murals everywhere. Liquor lovers be warned: Ham and Eggs only has a beer and wine license. However, if you’ve ever dreamed of a punk rock wine bar, Ham and Eggs Tavern is the spot for you. 433 W. 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

9. Redwood Bar and Grill

Ahoy matey, you’ve got to make a stop at this pirate themed bar and music venue. Located in Downtown LA, Redwood Bar and Grill serves up food, drinks, and great local music. 316 W. Second St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

10. The Roxy

This iconic West Hollywood hot spot has been hosting legendary acts since it opened in the 1970’s. Neil Young, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, and many other big names have graced the stage, and The Roxy continues to book excellent national acts. 9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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