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.