Party Earth Review Since the 1990s, Largo has been a premier hotspot for everything from Fiona Apple’s angst-ridden ballads to Larry David’s non-sequitur humor, and little has changed since relocating to the Coronet Theater... ... read full review
366 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Days and hours vary; will call usually opens two hours before show time
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
Since the 1990s, Largo has been a premier hotspot for everything from Fiona Apple’s angst-ridden ballads to Larry David’s non-sequitur humor, and little has changed since relocating to the Coronet Theater in 2008.
As always, the intimate venue remains first-come, first-served, although with a capacity of less than three hundred, there’s unlikely to be a bad seat.
Before shows, hip music lovers, retired comedians, and teenagers singing Tenacious D power ballads dawdle in the small open courtyard, where a DJ spins alt mixes on most concert nights.
Beer and wine await at the bar in the adjacent Little Room, which usually fills up with early arrivals an hour before the show and features a second smaller performance area.
Once past the glitter-clad mannequins in the lobby, patrons enter a simple space with high ceilings, soft lime-green chairs, and a stage draped in velvety red curtains.
Guests who don’t arrive at least fifteen minutes before show time are not allowed to enter, and more than a few chatterboxes have been kicked out of the theater for cell phone use – proof that while the venue hosts funnymen, it takes its rules very seriously.
From campy musical comedies and script readings by indie luminaries to big-name singers and small up-and-comers, Largo at the Coronet offers just about everything – except maybe a decent cell signal.
Folk music lovers, indie kids, artists, casual after-work crowd, comedy fans, and Hollywood insiders. All ages unless otherwise noted.
Live instrumental and acoustic music, stand-up and musical comedy, staged performances, and DJs in the courtyard.
The Little Room offers a selection of pre-show beer and wine. No food or drink allowed in the theater itself. Cash only. ATM on site.
Tickets 25+. Beer $6+, wine $8+.
Casual: t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, trendy sport coats, and comfortable dresses.
Hot night is invariably tied to who is performing, though select Fridays are always a good bet to see Jon Brion perform his regular monthly set.
Intricate cocktails make for a perfect pre- and post-theater experience, and The Roger Room (370 North La Cienega Boulevard) has a lot of them.