The Hotel Cafe

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Velvet-rope-free zone unites an unusual mix of acoustic music lovers.
  • 1623 1/2 North Cahuenga Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  • 323-461-2040

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nice music to chill out

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nice music to chill out

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We ordered four tickets online ($25 apiece) one week before Mary Fahl's appearance. When we got there over an hour early, the tables had all been taken except for two that were "reserved" for somebody, perhaps some friends of the owners.

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We ordered four tickets online ($25 apiece) one week before Mary Fahl's appearance. When we got there over an hour early, the tables had all been taken except for two that were "reserved" for somebody, perhaps some friends of the owners.

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Get there early unless you want to be standing in the back. However, no matter where you are, if you are there to see one of your favorite artists it doesn't matter where you are in this small venue because you will be pretty close to the

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Get there early unless you want to be standing in the back. However, no matter where you are, if you are there to see one of your favorite artists it doesn't matter where you are in this small venue because you will be pretty close to the

Pros: Talented artists, intimate

Cons: Not enough tables

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Velvet Nightlife is a web-site that allows you to tell Nightclubs in Hollywood what you are willing to spend for table service. The web-site works with club owners to help them reduce the amount of excess inventory that they have every

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Velvet Nightlife is a web-site that allows you to tell Nightclubs in Hollywood what you are willing to spend for table service. The web-site works with club owners to help them reduce the amount of excess inventory that they have every

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Velvet Nightlife is a web-site that allows you to tell Nightclubs in Hollywood what you are willing to spend for table service. The web-site works with club owners to help

them reduce the amount of excess inventory that they have every

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Velvet Nightlife is a web-site that allows you to tell Nightclubs in Hollywood what you are willing to spend for table service. The web-site works with club owners to help

them reduce the amount of excess inventory that they have every

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Butch Walker was the first singer/songwriter I saw play here and I fell in love with the place! It can get pretty busy depending on who is playing, but I always have a great time! Very friendly/fun staff!

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Butch Walker was the first singer/songwriter I saw play here and I fell in love with the place! It can get pretty busy depending on who is playing, but I always have a great time! Very friendly/fun staff!

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This place is one of my fave spots in LA. I check out their online calendar once a month and usually check out 2-3 shows. The crowd is real, entrance is in the alley, drinks are good and they serve food( but never tried it). Best part: the

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This place is one of my fave spots in LA. I check out their online calendar once a month and usually check out 2-3 shows. The crowd is real, entrance is in the alley, drinks are good and they serve food( but never tried it). Best part: the

Pros: Music, Drinks, Crowd, Location

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Great spot to see live music (and great music at that!). It is a very intimate setting so you really get to connect with the artist!

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Great spot to see live music (and great music at that!). It is a very intimate setting so you really get to connect with the artist!

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this place is truly incredible, its a small intimate setting to watch a singer/songwriter perform. i recommend this place to anyone and everyone

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this place is truly incredible, its a small intimate setting to watch a singer/songwriter perform. i recommend this place to anyone and everyone

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The last place you'd ever want to get stuck at. We went for the music and were lucky enough to catch the last 10 minutes of their set before the headliner finished up at 9:30. With the layout of the main room it's already hard to see the

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The last place you'd ever want to get stuck at. We went for the music and were lucky enough to catch the last 10 minutes of their set before the headliner finished up at 9:30. With the layout of the main room it's already hard to see the

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If you are going to a later show on the weekend, show up early or you will not find parking. There is parking on Selma but that area is not safe for people alone. Go with a group. Great shows but go during the week. Plus during the week,

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If you are going to a later show on the weekend, show up early or you will not find parking. There is parking on Selma but that area is not safe for people alone. Go with a group. Great shows but go during the week. Plus during the week,

Pros: Music and less crowded on weeknights.

Cons: Parking situation esp on weekends. Some performers are sold out...so book early.

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Tucked away in a back alley in the midst of Hollywood, this place features up 'n coming acoustic / folk rock artists. It's a fantastic venue, cool staff, decent food, and generally a mellow crowd.

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Tucked away in a back alley in the midst of Hollywood, this place features up 'n coming acoustic / folk rock artists. It's a fantastic venue, cool staff, decent food, and generally a mellow crowd.

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Best to get here early to get a table. Carpool as you might have to park blocks away.My friend and I did not feel safe walking back to our car.By the time you find parking, the tables are taken. Good food and good music. This is a good

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Best to get here early to get a table. Carpool as you might have to park blocks away.My friend and I did not feel safe walking back to our car.By the time you find parking, the tables are taken. Good food and good music. This is a good

Pros: Music

Cons: Parking is an issue every night of the week.

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Yes, the Hotel Cafe is in Hollywood, so there are bound to be jerks that end up in the audience on some nights. But the owners and the staff do an amazing job maintaining a chill, homey vibe that is all about the music. The bigger room

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Yes, the Hotel Cafe is in Hollywood, so there are bound to be jerks that end up in the audience on some nights. But the owners and the staff do an amazing job maintaining a chill, homey vibe that is all about the music. The bigger room

Pros: music, staff, vibe

Cons: people may discover this hidden gem!!!

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The owners if Hotel Cafe have done a perfect job. The decor and vibe of the place is amazing and everyone who whines about he parking or the people standing next to them during the artists' performance should bite it, because that has

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The owners if Hotel Cafe have done a perfect job. The decor and vibe of the place is amazing and everyone who whines about he parking or the people standing next to them during the artists' performance should bite it, because that has

Pros: absolutely superb

Cons: not a thing

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the location is great. parking is always available somewhere within the area.\r
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the venue is somewhat small. i believe capacity is around 250. there's a bar and a few tables available. maybe... 20 seats available. what surprised me

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the location is great. parking is always available somewhere within the area.\r
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the venue is somewhat small. i believe capacity is around 250. there's a bar and a few tables available. maybe... 20 seats available. what surprised me

Pros: location, ambience, always great performers

Cons: small stage (but then again, i'm not the one performing)

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I came here a few years ago when Tristan Prettyman and Kate Earl performed, and it was one of my favorite acoustic performances. The venue is really personal and intimate so it felt like they were singing directly to us. Most of their

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I came here a few years ago when Tristan Prettyman and Kate Earl performed, and it was one of my favorite acoustic performances. The venue is really personal and intimate so it felt like they were singing directly to us. Most of their

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I?m not sure what the past 2 reviewers are talking about.. yes the place is small, but not tiny.. I think it holds 150 people or so.. or maybe more? and they have 2 bars. both bars serve full liquor, beer and wine and decent (but

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I?m not sure what the past 2 reviewers are talking about.. yes the place is small, but not tiny.. I think it holds 150 people or so.. or maybe more? and they have 2 bars. both bars serve full liquor, beer and wine and decent (but

Pros: great live music, nice staff, good drinks

Cons: traffic in hollywood, parking, sometimes crowded

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Cool little hang out but the parking is the pits. If you don't know where it is, better look really hard and add more time to find it cos it wont tell you! I hate that part these "too cool to put up a freaking sign" kinda places.. but

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Cool little hang out but the parking is the pits. If you don't know where it is, better look really hard and add more time to find it cos it wont tell you! I hate that part these "too cool to put up a freaking sign" kinda places.. but

Pros: Indi Music

Cons: parking

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This is a great, "chill" little place, tucked away amidst the mayhem of the famous "Cahuenga corridor." Park your car in their tiny valet parking lot and squeeze through their tiny door (in the back). Cover varies depending on the artist

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This is a great, "chill" little place, tucked away amidst the mayhem of the famous "Cahuenga corridor." Park your car in their tiny valet parking lot and squeeze through their tiny door (in the back). Cover varies depending on the artist

Pros: GREAT place to see live music, intimate venue with character

Cons: Small venue, crowded seating, parking is a pain

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just saw a show there and I saw some cute celebrity types and drinks not bad. cute lovely spot in hollyweird is not weird but fun.

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just saw a show there and I saw some cute celebrity types and drinks not bad. cute lovely spot in hollyweird is not weird but fun.

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Great and fun place to listen to some live music!

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Great and fun place to listen to some live music!

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This has become my favorite music venue in the city. They always greet you with a warm welcome and nowhere else can you get up close and personal with the best unsigned and signed acts in L.A. If you love music this is the place to go

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This has become my favorite music venue in the city. They always greet you with a warm welcome and nowhere else can you get up close and personal with the best unsigned and signed acts in L.A. If you love music this is the place to go

Pros: great crowd, friendly staff, atmosphere

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The Hotel Cafe is a great music venue and cafe. What matters is that whatever night you end up here, you'll find at least one great performer, tasty panini and brownies, and a comfortable, casual crowd. More well-known acts tend to pack

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The Hotel Cafe is a great music venue and cafe. What matters is that whatever night you end up here, you'll find at least one great performer, tasty panini and brownies, and a comfortable, casual crowd. More well-known acts tend to pack

Pros: great music, good food, casual atmosphere

Cons: , sometimes noisy

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Just went to this place tonight, to see a up and coming acoustic act. The place is nicer than your usual coffehouse with thrift store decor. And they do have beer now (no wine) which may have led to the APPALING behavior of the patrons,

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Just went to this place tonight, to see a up and coming acoustic act. The place is nicer than your usual coffehouse with thrift store decor. And they do have beer now (no wine) which may have led to the APPALING behavior of the patrons,

Pros: Performers, Friendly Staff, Decor

Cons: , Crowded

 

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