Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd (at Selma Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
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  • IFC

    LA's most charming place to watch live music. It's tucked away in an alley, so try not to pass it. This tiny venue has launched the careers of some of music's brightest. -IFC Viewer

    IFC · July 6, 2010
  • Hé Ré A.

    If you go to the Hotel Cafe, go to LISTEN not to talk (of if you must talk, do it between sets or outside because the rest of us are there to listen). Thanks! :)

    Hé Ré A · July 18, 2010
  • Michelle L.

    One of the best places in LA to catch a show. Please, shut up if someone is playing. You can take your conversation out the door to the back bar.

    Michelle Lee · December 28, 2010
  • Jason Reeves

    Hands down, my favorite place for living melodic art!

    Jason Reeves · June 6, 2011

    Walk in on any night of the week and you may be seeing the next Ray Lamontagne or Decemberists. Great, folk-leaning booking, gorgeous intimate room.

    RCRD LBL · April 13, 2011
  • Meiko

    Ask for Ricky- He is a great bartender! I used to work with him all the time when I worked there!! Get Titus in the kitchen to make you some fries! YUM!

    Meiko · May 11, 2012
  • Kendall A.

    My favorite place to see a show in LA hands down. Be sure to get there early if you want to snag a table.

    Kendall Aliment Ostrow · December 30, 2010
  • Claudia Y.

    Great first date spot. Midnight shows here are always good!

    Claudia Yuskoff · December 20, 2009
  • Selina

    my favorite small music venue...great acts, nice staff. head down the alley and check it out.

    Selina · November 14, 2009
  • Where Los Angeles Magazine

    Every LA singer-songwriter worth mentioning has probably paid her dues playing at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Although it helps to do your research about the performers, many play here regularly. Read more

  • StudioHEL

    One of the best music lounges in LA for musicians, singers, songwriters. It has great acoustics, very intimate and cozy... Read more

    StudioHEL · April 19, 2010
  • Los Angeles

    Listen to local singer-songwriters at this intimate venue.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Matthew J.

    One of the best places for music in Los Angeles. My personal favorite. I'm blown away every time.

    Matthew Jones · February 6, 2013
  • Myspace

    A one of a kind venue in the heart of Hollywood. Charming décor and friendly staff. We don't even need to mention the caliber of artists to come from this stage.

    Myspace · February 13, 2012
  • Lauren :.

    so far my favorite venue in LA. very small and intimate.

    Lauren :D · December 11, 2009
  • Roxanne

    If a band/musician is playing don't talk.

    Roxanne · February 22, 2012
  • Julianna Y.

    Chill out, enjoy the music and if you are feelin lucky get your groove on!

    Julianna Young · November 7, 2011
  • C. Vincent P.

    This is my favorite music venue in Hollywood. It's built for intimate concerts with great sound and upscale music tastes. You'll probably need to get parking (best is in alley - usually $5-8)

    C. Vincent Plummer · September 14, 2011
  • sam s.

    The back room is awesome, you can order fries too

    sam sanchez · October 13, 2010
  • Peter A.

    The best live music in town. Read more

    Peter Arn · April 20, 2010
  • Kelly💕🍓

    Katy Perry used to play here<3

    Kelly💕🍓 · February 2, 2012
  • ConciergeQ

    What is your favorite indoor activity in Los Angeles? Laura Jansen: Singer- Songwriter & Chart Topper: "My adopted second home in Los Angeles is the amazing Hotel Cafe." Read more

    ConciergeQ · June 27, 2011
  • stephtini

    Beautiful inside! (side note: extra chilly inside.)

    stephtini · October 15, 2010
  • Christopher B.

    Bell X1 live very cool

    Christopher Bobst · March 6, 2010
  • Den Y.

    Great small venue to watch a show (catch your fave band/music artist) for that up close and intimate atmosphere experience.

    Den Y · September 10, 2013
  • Julian N.

    Amazing small venue. Charming indeed. Meiko performed an amazing show on 6/22; she used to work here as a waitress.

    Julian Nam · June 23, 2011
  • Boberto P.

    One of the best places to see shows in LA

    Boberto Patricio · October 28, 2010
  • Sam S.

    Sun- W, libertine Mon- Hotel Cafe, Tues- LaVida, premiere, Supper club Wed- Rnb Live, Dragonfly THurs-Roxbury, Greystone, LesPalmas Fri- premire

    Sam SCORCESE · April 18, 2013
  • Andrew M.

    Amazing intimacy.

    Andrew Martin · October 3, 2012
  • Ivan M.

    Get the whiskey.

    Ivan Martinez · September 30, 2012
  • Elaine H.

    Super soul Monday's...don't miss out! And it's free :-)

    Elaine Hoxie · September 11, 2012
  • Luis M.

    If you talk during any set I come to...I will call you out. Promise. :)

    Luis Mendoza · August 25, 2012
  • Party Earth

    This place gets hot, as in ‘sweating through my shirt.’ If you’re in the standing section, hide out under one of the ceiling fans. At least you’ll catch a breeze that makes the temperature tolerable. Read more

    Party Earth · June 25, 2012
  • Tracy C.

    This place is the most amazing place to see favorite artists. It's small, intimate and fantastic.

    Tracy Crockett Dalton · November 18, 2011
  • Portlandia

    LA's most charming place to watch live music. It's tucked away in an alley, so try not to pass it. This tiny venue has launched the careers of some of music's brightest.

    Portlandia · July 27, 2011
  • Chris S.

    A place that's known to deliver solid music. I've seen some great artists here. Two bars and great crowd.

    Chris Shon · June 28, 2011
  • Lisa R.

    Check out Alex Dezen of the Damnwells on 11/4 and/or 11/11 - incredible songwriter!

    Lisa Rezner · October 22, 2010
  • Danielle E.

    Be sure to check out the monthly spoken word-music show Tongue and Groove.

    Danielle Evenson · September 27, 2010
  • Chris C.

    Big fan of the clean Men's bathroom. :)

    Chris Cortez · August 9, 2010
  • Gayle H G.

    Awesome music!!!

    Gayle H Greenberg · January 18
  • Charlotte K.

    Great venue!! Valet parking within walking distance.

    Charlotte Kinzie · December 15, 2014
  • Erika B.

    All American rejects! Just hanging with Tyson at the bar before the show. No biggie.

    Erika Burke · October 30, 2014
  • Yukie S.

    Bar area is expanding!!! Now they need an extra bartender!

    Yukie Suzuki · October 22, 2014
  • Melissa P.

    Love playing this venue. One of the prime locations for singer/songwriters in Los Angeles area. From unknowns to legends, this place is the spot to see and hear them play.

    Melissa Polinar · September 27, 2014
  • Daniele G.

    Quite charming music venue

    Daniele Giusto · August 31, 2014
  • Conor C.

    One of the coolest venues to see live music in Los Angeles. Acts such as Katy Perry, Sara Barreiles and Fitz & The Tantrums got their start here!

    Conor Clancy · July 24, 2014
  • Wes T.

    Drinks here suck

    Wes Tate · June 14, 2014
  • Wading T.

    Cozy lounge/venue

    Wading Time · February 15, 2014
  • Jenny S.

    Totally new menu. Empanadas only. No mas quesadilla. :-/

    Jenny Swiatowy · November 21, 2013
  • Gloria Z.

    Get there early to grab a table. The place is very small and dark.

    Gloria Zahradnik · October 7, 2013

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