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

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.  

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.

Location + Hours


​All shows are 21 and over ​

Thursday April 24


Baron Bandini

The Irrelephants

Falling Up 


Buggsy Capri

Chris the The!llest​

$5 8:30 PM

Friday April 28 

​​::: Flower Power Fest 2 :::
The Sloths
Pedal Strike
Tenement Rats
The Mormons
The Shag Rats 
Zahara & the Herd
Skunk Munks

6:30pm, $8

Saturday April 29

Jonathan Hall Birthday

Swords of Fatima 9

Backbiter 10

Motorcycle Black Madonnas 10:30

The Rotters 11:30

Sunday April 30

Gabriel Hart and the Fourth Wall 
Die Group
Tenement Rats
Double E and Bad Business
4:30 PM. $5

MAY 2017


Cool Ghouls

Frankie & the Witch Fingers

Flat Worms

Will Sprot

8:30 $5


Thursday May 4

The Walking Toxins


Que Diablos

Sir Guano

Friday May 5


Pedal Strike

La Tumba

Sunny War

King Flamingo


8:30 $5

(free if you ride your bike to the show)

Saturday May 6

The Schizophonics

The Mormons

My Revenge

8:30 $5

Sunday May 7

Richard Derrick Parkinson's Benefit

Third Grade Teacher 6

Motorcycle Black Madonnas 7

Nastassya Filippovna 8
Emily Hay 9
Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) & Arwen Lewis 9:30

$10 (to Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)

Thursday May 11

Mack MacKenzie (Canada)

CC Potato

The Whining Pussies

Youth on Soda

8:30 $5

Friday May 12

Neverland Ranch Davidians  8:00pm - 8:30
Done For = 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Killroy = 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Death on the Radio = 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Schadenfreuders (Portland) 11:00 - 11:30
Fornicators(Sweden) = 11:45pm - End
$5 7:30 doors.

Saturday May 13

The Rocketz
Hard Fall Hearts
So Cal Rocket Dynamics
The Gritty End

Sunday May 14

Closed Mothers Day

Thursday May 18

The Glowbars

Zyklon B
9PM $5

Friday May 19

We The Fallen 9

Foggy Nation 10

Anathema 11

Man-Wray 11:45

F-Word 12:30

$5 9PM

Saturday May 20

Ese (Texas)

Los Creepers

Somos Mysteriosos

Tres Muertos

Flesh, Blood & Bones

8:30 $7

Sunday May 20

Liquid Kitty pUnk rOck BBQ at Cafe NELA

Herbert - 3PM

Two Bit Whore - 4PM

Lawndale - 5PM

One Square Mile - 6PM

The Alley Cats - 7PM

Mecolodiacs - 8PM


Thursday May 25

A Global Threat

Rats in the Wall

the Fiends (not the 1980's Fiends)

$10    8:00 PM Doors.

Friday May 26

Not Backbiter

Insect Surfers


Saturday May 28


Bandini Mountaineers 9

Death on the Radio 9:45

RF7  10:30

The Gears 11:30

The Addams 12:30

8:30 $7 for one day, $10 for both

Sunday May 29


Cholos on Acid 6

Civil Disgust 6:45

Anti Social 7:30

Symbol 6  8:15

RF7   9:15

Circle One 10:15

5:30 $7 for one day, $10 for both

JUNE 2017

Thursday June 1


Jenny Luna and the Moondogs

Dr Savage & the Shrunken Heads

Saturday June 3

Pedal Strike

La Tumba

Onda No 


El Rio

8:30 $5

Sunday June 4

Public Nuisance



Friday June 9

Mike Watt & Jom & Terry Show

Peg Leg Love

Saturday June 10

Pedal Strike

Sold and Bones


Chubb House y los Honeys

Zahara and the Herd

8:30 $5

Sunday June 11
Tartar Control

The Hajj

Walking Toxins

Brain Fragment

8:00  $10

Saturday June 17

Pedal Strike

Telephone Lovers

Whiz Kidd

The Heavyweights

8:30 $5

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