Silver Lake nightlife guide to hipster hangouts, live music venues, funky bars and dance clubs (includes Echo Park and Los Feliz)

Find Los Angeles' most eclectic nightlife when you visit the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park. Known for an artsy hipster population, one-of-a-kind venues and cutting-edge live music performances, this coveted destination is diverse, youthful and proud. You'll also find late-night food trucks, organic restaurants and an unconventional attitude - this area is the opposite of Hollywood glam.

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Silver Lake, Echo Park

With off-beat bars, funky dance clubs and an artsy aesthetic throughout, this northeast area of Los Angeles has been ranked the #1 hipster neighborhood in the country by Forbes magazine. Featuring a population of musicians, artists, writers and yoga instructors, the trendy area of Silver Lake is one of the best destinations for nightlife in Los Angeles. From dogs with blue fauxhawks and organic vegan eateries to record store performances and food trucks galore, this unique artist enclave is a thrill to discover.

Right above Silver Lake is Los Feliz, a more affluent area favored by celebrities for its historic homes and unique collection of bars, restaurants and theaters. Nightlife is concentrated along Vermont Avenue and the Hillhurst corridor. Top venues include The Dresden Room and the Greek Theatre, both famous from their appearances in Hollywood movies.

South towards downtown you'll find Echo Park, a diverse destination that has only begun to be gentrified. Home to working class Angelenos, Latino families and starving artists, this neighborhood feels less pretentious than Silver Lake and Los Feliz. Explore a wide range of restaurants, bars and live music venues, including the sister nightclubs of The Echo and The Echoplex. - Shilo Urban



Live Music Venue

The Echo

  • 1822 W Sunset Blvd

Nestled in the heart of Echo Park, The Echo, is your go-to spot for the some of best live music experience in Los Angeles.


The Virgil

  • 4519 Santa Monica Blvd

Order a Caipirinha to quench your thirst while grooving to the soulfully eclectic sounds of everything from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip hop soul classics provided by your favorite DJ's and bands.


The Airliner

  • 2419 N Broadway

For cutting-edge electronic music, instrumental hip hop and "LA beats," head to The Airliner and let the magic of this grimy dive bar wash over you along with the massive bass from the mega-watt sound


Thirsty Crow

  • 2939 W Sunset Blvd

Strap on your best hipster suspenders and wade into this whiskey lover's paradise this weekend.

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Tiki Ti

  • 4427 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90027

Tiki Ti is a family-owned, Polynesian-inspired bar in Los Angeles, known for its exotic, handcrafted cocktails, vibrant decor, and a fun, welcoming atmosphere since 1961.


El Prado

  • 1805 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

El Prado Bar in Los Angeles is a cozy, vintage-style tavern offering a broad selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktails, accompanied by vinyl record background music.


Bar Flores

  • 1542 Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026


4100 Bar

  • 4100 Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

4100 Bar is a vibrant neighborhood dive bar located in Los Angeles, offering a relaxed atmosphere and eclectic drinks that fuel their free-spirited souls

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Malo Restaurant

  • 4326 N Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles CA 90029


El Cid Restaurant

  • 4212 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90029

El Cid Restaurant in Los Angeles offers flavorful Spanish cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere, accompanied by live flamenco performances, tantalizing burlesque shows or lively music that will transport you to a world of pure indulgence


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  • 2005 Colorado Blvd
    Eagle Rock CA 90041



  • 2903 Rowena Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90039

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Live Music Venue

Live Music Venue

Greek Theatre

  • 2700 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90027

A stage for the harmonious collision of melodic storytelling and ecstatic live performances amidst breathtaking nature

Live Music Venue

Silverlake Lounge

  • 2906 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

Silverlake Lounge is a cozy LA music venue best known for indie rock and eclectic sounds, comedy nights, and its selection of brews and cocktails

Live Music Venue

The Dresden Room

  • 1760 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90027

The Dresden Room in Los Angeles is a retro-style lounge known for its old Hollywood glamour, live jazz music, and iconic martinis

Live Music Venue

The Echoplex

  • 1154 Glendale Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

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Silver Lake, Echo Park Nightlife

Interesting Facts

Silver Lake is actually one of the oldest areas of Los Angeles. You can recognize the neighborhood's hills in black-and-white Charlie Chaplin movies, and Gelson's Market on Hyperion was once the site of the studio where Walt Disney dreamed up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.


Nightlife hot spots in Silver Lake are divided into authentic bo-ho hangouts (Cha Cha Lounge, Red Lion, Tiki-Ti, The Satellite) and upscale newcomers riding the rising rents (Mixville, Barbrix, Stella, Thirsty Crow). Know what you're getting into and dress appropriately – and don’t expect to find easy parking anywhere.




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