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.


Thursday May 24 8:30 $5
Extra Frothy Dynamite 9pm
Sweet and Cruel 10 PM
Mr Me 11PM
Sonic Utopia 12mid

Friday May 25 8:30 $5
Lawndale 12
Atomic Sherpas 11
Black Widows 10
Mineo 9

Saturday May 26 8:30
The Zip Guns 9pm
The Immortals 10pm
The Buckhenries 11pm
Izzy and the Spells 12mid.

Sunday May 27 5:00 $10
Syd Straw 

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 6PM
Revolting Sounds
Lethal Dosage

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 -  Brain Fragment
9pm - Helen Hyenas
10pm - The Terpenes
11pm - Egg Drop Soup
12pm - Twisted Black Sole

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

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

Friday June 15 8:30 $5
Concrete Sledge

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
Otanana Trio (Japan) 11PM
Seven Deadly Five 10PM

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
Benefit for Chris Stein
Carnage Asada
The Golden Rulers

Friday June  29
Enemy Proof
Loss For Concern

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



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

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