Upstairs or down, it’s mostly standing room only at this restored Art Deco relic of Hollywood’s golden days. Still, with a capacity of just 1,500, you get intimate shows by a steady stream of indie bands—the likes of Lauren Mvula, Radical Something and Superchunk—in elegant surroundings. Bathroom lines can get frightfully long.
Los Angeles› Nightlife
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd (west of S. Dunsmuir)
Our Rating Neighborhood West Hollywood Transportation Metro bus 20 to Wilshire/Dunsmuir Phone 323/936-6400 Web site El Rey Theatre