Hotel Cafe

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Lounge · Central Hollywood
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd (at Selma Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue–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
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Yes (incl. American Express)

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    "Great, folk-leaning booking, gorgeous intimate room."(10 Tips)
    "Singer- Songwriter & Chart Topper"(3 Tips)
    "It's tucked away in an alley, so try not to pass it."(4 Tips)
    Kendall A.
    "My favorite place to see a show in LA hands down."(2 Tips)
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  • Niku A.

    Cool Little hole in the wall spot. The green room is tiny!

    Niku Azam · June 15
  • Evelyn B.

    Intimate venue for indie music shows.

    Evelyn BROWN · April 23
  • Esti M.

    Awesome hidden gem.

    Esti Marie · March 21
  • 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
  • Songza Music

    While best know for launching the careers of singer-songwriters like Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles, Hotel Café also boasts it's very own tour and record label.

    Songza Music · September 27, 2013
  • 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
  • July Q.

    Such a great little intimate venue! Glad I got to catch a small promo show for Tom Odell before he gets big.

    July Queen · August 3, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Listen to local singer-songwriters at this intimate venue.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Gary B.

    Sara Routh plays here frequently - check her out!

    Gary Bennett · July 13, 2013
  • JNET

    Percy the bartender is awesome. Ask him to make you a gin lizzy :). He can make it w vodka if you prefer.

    JNET · July 7, 2013
  • Nico S.

    Still in the morning..very tired..sleeping lah

    Nico Supit · May 22, 2013
  • Nico S.

    Still in the morning..Very tired,,sleeping dululah...

    Nico Supit · May 22, 2013
  • Nico S.

    Still in the Morning,, very tired..sleeping lah..

    Nico Supit · May 22, 2013
  • Nico S.

    Still in the morning,,very tired..

    Nico Supit · May 22, 2013
  • 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
  • Casey O.

    I saw William Beckett here and it was my first time to this venue. He sounded incredible and the venue rocked. Definitely coming back!

    Casey Ottmann · April 4, 2013
  • crazy h.

    the live show was awesome: Dinner in a Suit. and the Writers Block! well done!

    crazy house · March 26, 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
  • Jessica K.

    Ruthanne killed it, per usual.

    Jessica Kaplan · December 9, 2012
  • 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
  • Phil B.

    This place is nice, but the bartender made the worst old fashioned. No orange, no cherry. Cointreau and

    Phil Blythe · June 6, 2012
  • 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

  • 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
  • Roxanne

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

    Roxanne · February 22, 2012
  • Fling Girl

    Love seeing shows here, and a good place for dates

    Fling Girl · February 13, 2012
  • 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
  • Kelly💕🍓

    Katy Perry used to play here<3

    Kelly💕🍓 · February 2, 2012
  • Line6

    This iconic Hollywood venue is small and intimate. Play loud? Bring flexible gear for crunch tones at low volumes. Also, consider getting a sound board recording. The sound engineers do a great job.

    Line6 · November 30, 2011
  • 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
  • Julianna Y.

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

    Julianna Young · November 7, 2011
  • Gunnar W.

    Jesse Thomas, closes with 'jolene'

    Gunnar Waldman · October 16, 2011
  • Line 6

    This iconic Hollywood venue is small and intimate. Play loud? Bring flexible gear for crunch tones at low volumes. Also, consider getting a sound board recording. The sound engineers do a great job.

    Line 6 · October 12, 2011
  • Daniel Bedingfield

    I stop in here from time to time. Check out my freestyle beatbox jam with Blake Lewis: Read more

    Daniel Bedingfield · September 27, 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
  • 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

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