Live House and Beer Garden
​1906 Cypress Avenue, Cypress Park, Los Angeles 90065

Upcoming Shows

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.

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.  

Location + Hours


All shows are 21 and over 

Thursday September 3
Nicky Blitz 9
Fuckass and the Grease Patrol 10
The Pink Acetates 10:30
8:30 PM doors FREE

Cafe NELA celebrates two years of existence!
Thanks you so much to everybody who has patronized and played Cafe NELA. We are achieving our goal of preserving the authentic music of the twentieth century with performances from some of its best survivors, and giving old punks a place to go.
In two years we have become the nucleus for punk jazz in Los Angeles.
To celebrate we are bringing back some of the best bands from the past few years. More may be added because this schedule is subject to change. These shows are twenty one and over.


Day 1 Punk Jazz opening round
Friday September 4 
Brainchildren of Xenog 10
MajicBulletTheory 11
doors open at 9 $5

Day 2 Marea Hall Birthday Bash
Saturday September 5 
The Automatics 9
Motorcycle Black Madonnas 10
The Amadans 11
Biblical Proof of UFOs 12
doors open at 8:30 $5

Day 3 Roots Punk Blitz
Sunday September 6 
Bandini Mountaineers
Jon Wahl 
4PM $5

Day 4 Cosmic Jazz Funk from Watts to Wilmington
Thursday September 10 
The Mecolodiacs 9
David Ornette Cherry w/ Organic Notes 10
8:30 PM $10

Day 5 American Thunder
Friday September 11 
The Gypz 9
Symbol Six 10
Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders 11
The Freeks 12
doors open at 8:30 $5

Day 6 Rock Heavy Blast
Saturday September 12
Hellbat 9
The Probe 10 
Backbiter 11
Somos Mysteriosos 12

Sunday September 13

Closed Happy 5776

Thursday September 17

closed 2 year staff meeting

Day 7 Double Sylvia Juncosa
Friday September 18
Golden Rulers
Sylvia Juncosa
doors open at 8:30 $5

Davy 8 Dave Travis Birthday
Saturday September 19
Los Issues 9
Brainspoon 10
Atomic Sherpas 11
Carnage Asada 12
doors open at 8:30 $5

Day 9 From Deaf to Deafening
Sunday September 20
ASL Cabaret 6
Cat Museum 7
Abactive Ramex 8
Baron Bandini 9
Underground Alliance 10
Doors open at 6.
$3 before 7, $5 after 7

Day 10 A Night of Musical Anarchy
Thursday September 24
Not Quite Free
doors open at 8:30 $5

Day 11 La Pistola, la Corazon, y la Corazonada
Saturday September 26
Cin X
Las Pistolas
The Mormons
doors open at 8:30 $5

Day 12 Haunted Garage Grand Finally
Sunday September 27
Tune to Me
Black Widows
Haunted Garage