Cafe NELA is Northeast LA's home for music.  We feature Punk, Hard Rock, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Experimental, Psychedelic, and Ethnic Music.  

We are licensed as a beer parlor and are not authorized to sell wine or hard liquor.

Even though the name says Cafe we are a bar so the shows are 21 and over.  

If you are affiliated in anyway with Sesac, you must obtain a waiver from their licensing division, or you cannot perform any of their affiliated music while performing at Cafe NELA.  We are not under license with Sesac.  We do not have DJs or Karaoke.

Cafe NELA is located at 1906 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065.  We are in Cypress Park, North East Los Angeles, one block east of Division street.  Across the LA River from the 5 between the 110 and the 2.

Free street parking is available on Cypress Avenue and on San Fernando Road.

We are open most Thursday through Saturday nights from 8:30pm to Midnight. Sundays we have variable hours so please check the upcoming shows to find out this weeks hours.

All shows are 21 and over ​


      JULY 2016


Thursday July 21

Neverland Ranch Davidians 9

iT 10

Scotch Apostles 11

8:30 doors Free

Friday July 22

Dirty Ed Friday with

Angry Samoan (Later Years)

Pedal Strike 11

Man Wray 10

Dee Skusting and the Rodent 9

Saturday July 23

9pm Joel Jerome
10pm Quazar and the Bamboozled
11pm Virginia Reed
12am Non-Blips
8:30 Doors, FREE, 21 and over

Sunday July 24

Lisa Suckdog

Carla Bozulich
Helena Harvilicz
​Garbaj Kaetz
​8:30 $10

Thursday July 28

Barnes 11

Super Bean 10

Clockpaw 9

8:30 $5

Friday July 29
​Guttersnipe Rebellion 12
Symbol Six 11
The Focke Wolves 10
Big Rig Dollhouse 9

8:30 $5

Saturday July 30

The Haden Triplets
Steve Gregoropolis

Nora Keys
​Cello Pudding

Ace Farren Ford / Jupiter Larson duo


Sunday July 31
​Yawning Man

Big Pig

Friday August 5

SA90 (Santa Cruz)

Sunday August 7

The Glowbars


Plastic Crimewave Syndicate (Portland)

Flying Hair

8:30 $5

Upcoming Shows


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