Live music, burgers, beer, cocktails—what more could you want in a casual neighborhood bar? Located in Downtown's Arts District, this friendly hangout hosts a steady stream of folk, outlaw country and bluegrass musicians that perform inside the Gothic-meets-Western space. Show up on a Thursday for the best shot at seeing a bluegrass band.
When we think about live music in Los Angeles, hip Silver Lake bands, sleazy Sunset Strip rock clubs and sophisticated evenings with the L.A. Phil come to mind. But L.A. has a thriving roots community that dates back to the Dust Bowl, when folk musicians and singing cowboys first made their name here. Bluegrass music, too, has established itself in Southern California; traditional fiddle, banjo and bass ensembles have taken up residencies at watering holes and small theaters around the city. If you're looking for a bit of acoustic Appalachia in L.A., here's where you can hear bluegrass music around the city.