Find out where in the know Angelenos dine and listen to live music in the city!
You don’t have to resort to clubs and concerts when you’re in the mood to listen to live music. There are a number of restaurants in Los Angeles where you can cozy up on a couch or have a candlelit dinner while jamming out to your favorite tunes and covers; it’s safe to say that a lot of the fun involves discovering these gems!
Whether you’re looking to explore your date-night options or want to impress your out-of-town friends, we’ve made a list of the best restaurants in L.A. with live music so that you could spend less time searching and more time vibing with local talents. Discover everything from hole-in-the-walls to celebrity favorites – just be sure to wear your dancing shoes because you never know how the evening will unfold!
Nothing tastes better than a surf-and-turf paired with a live band (take our word for it.) This chic and swanky steakhouse located along Sunset Boulevard doesn’t just serve up the best of the best when it comes to prime cuts and award-winning wines. On Thursday nights, a lively band plays a variety of hits covering foot-tapping genres like jazz and soul to pop and hip-hop. If you catch them on a good night, you can even request that they play a few of your favorites!
$$$ – 9200 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. See it on Google maps.
This isn’t your usual dark and smokey jazz club – this classy joint is boasting with color and sound! Hidden on the top of Mulholland Drive in Bel Air is a true L.A. gem founded and designed by famous trumpeter Herb Alpert, where you can find foot-tapping tunes six nights a week. On any given evening you can catch shows by icons, locals, and even out-of-towners; this is surely the place you’ll want to go if you’re trying to impress someone with a good time for a good price.
$$$ – 2930 N Beverly Glen Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90077. See it on Google maps.
This college-town favorite resembles a vintage library of sorts, but its luxurious cocktails prove it to be otherwise. Whether you’re the undergrad that has a more sophisticated taste or the post(post)-grad who yearns for the good ‘ol days, this Westwood watering hole is the place to be. Head over on a Wednesday night from 8p – 12a, cozy up next to the fireplace, and jam out like no one (or everyone) is watching!
$$ – 10929 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. See it on Google maps.
Throw it back to the roaring twenties and this trendy West Hollywood hot-spot! Not only is the place decked out in millennial pink and glistening chandeliers, but this Art Deco meets modern-inspired establishment also hosts live jazz every Sunday night and plush seating options offer a wide selection for wide groups. Dine on classics like filet mignon and shrimp cocktails and don’t be surprised if you see your favorite celebrity ordering the same dish.
$$$ – 7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046. See it on Google maps.
The Culver Hotel
If you’re craving a proper dinner accompanied by finger-snapping jazz – this iconic hotel is your go-to spot. This historic lobby looks like something straight out of the Great Gatbsy-era and when you’re there, you start to feel like a character straight out of the ’20s! Catch jazz music ranging from swing to modern to good ‘ol traditional stuff and if be sure to shake off those nerves with discounted happy hour cocktails Sunday through Friday from 3-6p when you feel like dancing.
$$ – 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. See it on Google maps.
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