The Smell

Music, Music venues Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
The Smell
Wild Don Lewis

The closest thing to a European squat-style venue in Los Angeles, this stark, hard-to-find warehouse-like space near Skid Row hosts the latest in indie-noise, political art-punk and the like. The Smell doesn't serve booze, and thus attracts an all-ages crowd skewed towards the younger end of the range. Veggie-friendly snacks are available.


Venue name: The Smell
Address: 247 S Main Street
Los Angeles

Price: $5.
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Average User Rating

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The city is losing an icon with the demise of The Smell. Soon to be turned into a parking structure serving the growing downtown business district, the place launched the careers of so many LA artists and supported the all-ages-friendly DIY ethos that powers vibrant music scenes.