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.

Location + Hours

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

Upcoming Shows


JUNE 2018
Friday June 1 8:30 $5
Meathook (Australia)
Holy Flowers

Saturday June 2 8:30 $8
Bala (Spain)
Big Pig

Sunday June 3 7:30 PM $5
Revolting Sounds 8
Lethal Dosage 9
Dismantle 10

Friday June 8 8:30 $5
Exploding Pintos 9pm
Motorcycle Black Madonnas 10
The Probe 11 PM
Somos Mysteriosos 12mid

Saturday June 9 8PM $5
8pm -  The Swells
9pm - Brain fragment
10pm - The Terpenes
11pm - Egg Drop Soup
12pm - Twisted Black Sole

Sunday June 10 5:30 $5
Flesh Blood and Bones
Hurt Hawks

Thursday June 14 8:30 $5
​Tara Novick
Brophy Dale

Friday June 15 8:30 $5
Lethal Dosage
Concrete Sledge
Beyond Death

Saturday June 16 8:30 $5
Baron Bandini 12
Sold and Bones 11
Symbol Six 10
Greg Antista and the lonely streets 9

Thursday June 21
Non-Blips 12
Otanana Trio (Japan) 11PM
Seven Deadly Five 10PM
Scarletto and the Apocalypse  9PM

Friday June 22 8:30 $8
Alex Alvarez birthday and benefit for homeless veterans with
Rikk Agnew Band 12
Los Creepers 11
Pedal Strike 10
Loss For Concern 9

Saturday June 23 8:30 $10
The Dollyrots
No Small Children
Turbulent Hearts

Sunday June 24 4:30PM $10
Benefit for Chris Stein
Mars 5
The Mecolodiacs 6
Carnage Asada 7
The Black Widows 8
The Golden Rulers 9
The Bubble Chamber Serenaders 10

Thursday June 28 8:30 $5
Big Pig 9
Elliot Levin and Peter Valsamis 10
De Selby 11

Friday June  29
Enemy Proof
Loss For Concern

Saturday June 30 8:30 $5
Spent Idols 12mid
Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders 11PM
Medicine Bird 10PM
Double E & Bad Business 9PM

July 2018
Sunday July 1 4:30 $5
Vikingo 5
El Dred 6
LA's Forgotten 7
Scaredycat 8

Thursday July 5 8:30 $5
Total Massacre
13th Victim (TX)
Confused (TX)
Dead Babies

Friday July 6 8:30 $10
Yawning Man Record Release Party
Yawning Man
The Golden Rulers

Saturday July 7 9PM $5
Zander Schloss

Sunday July 8
Dante HH
Year of the Dragon

Friday July 13
Onyx Reuni
Walker Brigade 9
Mecolodiacs 10
Nostradumass 11
Tommy Chiffon Three 12
Puppet Show

Saturday July 14 8:30 $5
Baron Bandini
Failing Up

Sunday July 15
Body Fluid
Bed Bugs

Thursday July 19
Baron Bandini
Mean Jolene

Friday July 20 8:30 $5
Mango Napalm Record Release Party
8:30PM - The Toggies
9:30PM - Somos Mysteriosos
10:30PM - Neptune Recovery
11:30PM - Mango Napalm

Saturday July 21 8:30 $5
Rikk Agnew Band
Professor & The Madman
Divine Dirt

Sunday July 22 5:30 $5
Adam Lipman 6:00
Amps For Christ 7:00
Wckr Spgt 8:00
Refrigerator 9:00

Friday July 27
Black Widows
Death on the Radio
Spent Idols
2-Bit Whore

Saturday July 28
Groovy Rednecks
Bloody Brains

Sunday July 29
Gitane Demone Quartet and Arkestra
Exploding Pintos
Retrospekt film screening