The Sayers Club

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The Sayers Club

Live music fiends used to get their fix by entering The Sayers Club via an unassuming hotdog shop. But SBE has commandeered the former Green Papaya to make for a more grown up precursor to The Sayers experience by creating the Front Room: It’s fashioned after a neighborhood bar and lounge—the kind of place where you can order a woodfired pizza or mean old fashioned. But the gunmetal tin-tile covered walls, which are punctuated with framed guitars, serve as a not-so-subtle tell: serious music lies just beyond its back wall. The actual club is a place where cozy Turkish rugs are piled atop hardwood floors, whiskey leather couches, exposed brick walls and industrial touches make for a cozy (and exclusive) mancave away from home—well, if that man cave happened to belong to the most connected music buff in town. In this case, that buff is Jason Scoppa and he rules the musical roost. Famous for orchestrating Bardot Sessions, now Sessions at The Sayers Club (in which both up and coming and world famous musicians play cover tunes), Scoppa has recently selected Hollywood progeny Rumor Willis to perform a weekly residency on Tuesdays and is reviving a new incarnation of his Sunday Jazz Night (which he originally brought to the famed Green Door). Of course, it’s the performances from beloved groups like The Black Keys, impossible-to-see-the-outside-of-an-arena musicians like Prince and actors, like Emmy Rossum that seal The Sayers fate as the best little room in Hollywood to catch major, and often unexpected, talent.

Venue name: The Sayers Club
Address: 1645 Wilcox Ave
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Tues-Sun 6pm-2am
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