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.

Upcoming Shows


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



MARCH 2018

Thursday  3/1 8:30 $5

Marriage Material

Baron Bandini

Gentlemen Prefer Blood



Friday 3/2 8:30 $8

Negro Galacticus 9

Peligro 10

Year of the Dragon 11


Saturday 3/3 8:30 $5

Flesh Blood and Bones 9

Bastard Son 10

La Tuya 11


Sunday 3/4 5:00 $5

Back on Sunshine 5:30

Voodoo Train 6:30

Doctor Savage and the Shrunken Heads 7:30

King Kongress 8:30

Friday 3/9 8:30 $5

Brain Fragment

Drac and the Swamp Rats

Pizza Stains

Fetus Vomit


Saturday 3/10 7:30 $5

Anthony Solis Birthday

Master Cylinder 8


2-Bit Whore 10

Mecolodiacs 11 

Sssssss 12


Sunday 3/11 4:30 $5

Mack Mackenzie (Canada)

Mike Livingston Trio

Double E and Bad Business

Morrison & Co

Shea Roberts


Thursday March 15 8:30 $8

Electric Ferrets 9

Exploding Pintos 10

The Skylarks 11
​Flat Rat and the Exterminators 12


Friday March 16 8:30  SOLD OUT

Whipstriker (Brazil)


Raw Dogs


Saturday March 17 8:30   $8

Saint Patricks Day Salute to Thin Lizzy
Jimmy and the Weeds

The Amadans
Joe Baiza


Sunday March 18

Gitane Demone Quartet
Ravens Moreland

Rikk Agnew
Haze Dreams


Thursday March 22  8:30

The Mormons

Johnny Madcap and the Distractions

Lysol Gang

The Shell Corporation


Friday March 23 8:30 $7


Circle One


Shattered Teath


Saturday March 24 8:30 $8

Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders

The Black Widows



Sunday March 25 $5

The Great Sadness

Sunny War

Big Pig

Electric Children


Thursday March 29 8:30 $5
Skin Drips
Body Fluid

Friday March 30
Closed - Happy Passover

Saturday March 31 8:30 $8

The Hates (TX)

Miss Bondage and the Blokes(OR)

La Tuya

Sunday April 1
​Closed - Happy Easter







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