Bravo 12/2/10Mid-sized concert venue that has the best of the new music coming through. Get tickets when you can. Don’t worry who is playing, it will be great. -Mark Peel, Top Chef
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Live Music, Concert Venue
Rock, Alternative, Indie,
With its art deco roots and its intimate setting, the El Rey Theatre is a cornerstone of live entertainment in LA. It’s a small but excellent venue featuring gorgeous chandeliers and “magical” décor along with a sunken dance floor. The El Rey always puts on a good show, with a wide variety of bands gracing its stage nightly.
Goldenvoice 12/17/10There are plenty of parking options around the venue, including street parking if you’re lucky. Or, valet your car right in front for just $10.
Red Bull 9/17/10Don't take it from us. @CHELSEAinLA says: "This place is awesome, around the corner from my apartment, and they have @redbull."
SPIN 7/22/11El Rey is one of LA’s best mid-size venues. Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event says he’s never seen a bad show here. More importantly, “it’s one of the few places in LA that actually has class.”
LA Weekly 1/3/13An upstairs VIP balcony looks down over the grand ballroom. The all-ages venue usually features standing-room admission. The ballroom has a full bar, and another full bar in the fancy art deco lobby.