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

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.


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

Upcoming Shows

All shows are 21 and over ​


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  AUGUST

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Thursday August 18

Bandini Mountaineers 9
Baron Bandini 10

Atomic Sherpas 11

Twisted Black Sole 12

8:30 $5


Friday August 19

Pull Anchor 9

Mike Watt and the Secondmen 10

Yawning Man 11

8:30 $10


Saturday August 20
Devastation 8:45
Nightmare Visions 9:30

Humachine 10:15
Iron Fist 11PM
Mass Terror - 11.45PM

8:30 $5


Sunday August 21

Telepathic Telephones Screening 8
Gatto di Morte 9:42

Three Geniuses 10:00

Stalker Kitty 10:45

Cat Museum 11:15

8PM $5


Thursday August 25

Rick Lawndale Band 9

Zobomaze (Denver) 10

I Can't Tell You 11

NoYes 12

8:30 $5


Friday August 26

DIRTY ED FRIDAY

It's OK 9
Brainspoon 10

Ford Maddox Ford 11

Exploding Pintos 12

Rosemary Reyes Band 12:30

8:30 $5


Saturday August 27

Rats in the Louver 9
Egrets on Ergot 9:45

The Mormons 10:30

Scaredycat 11:15

8:30 $5


Sunday August 28

Herbert 6

Loss For Concern 7

Neverland Ranch Davidians 8

Cataleptic Fear 9

Doors open at 5:30 FREE



SEPTEMBER 2016


Friday September 2

Pedal Strike

Psychotic Reaction (Norman, OK) 


Saturday September 3

Aztlan Underground 12

La Tuya 11

Social Conflict 10:15
Rott Bite 9:30

Cerebro Muerto 8:45

8:30 $5


Sunday September 4

DUCHESS DE SADE

MEMORIAL & FUNDRAISER

Speeches and Eulogies 5:30 

Rocket to UrAnus 6:30

Duchess de Sade 7:00

The torchbearers 7:30

Tequila Mockingbird 8

Haunted garage 9

Beatmistress 10

Doors open at 5.


Thursday September 8

Small Wigs


Friday September 9

Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders


Saturday September 10

KAT UGALDE BIRTHDAY PARTY

The Gears 11:50-
Pedal Strike 11:00-11:40
Johnny Otis Davila 10:15-10:45
Akrid 9:40-10:05
Skeptical Youth 9:00-9:25










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