Party Earth Review An incongruous gem tucked away on a quiet block in the heart of Hollywood, Piano Bar presents an ever-changing roster of live music and resident artists that bring a welcome and high-energy touch of New Orleans to LA... ... read full review
6429 Selma Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
An incongruous gem tucked away on a quiet block in the heart of Hollywood, Piano Bar presents an ever-changing roster of live music and resident artists that bring a welcome and high-energy touch of New Orleans to LA.
Spirited groups of hipsters, young professionals, and scruffy rockers make their way across the railed walkway in the center of the room, as couples and small groups of music lovers huddle around high tables to chat and sip their specialty cocktails by the light of votive candles.
A wood and copper bar provides a place for regulars to shoot the breeze, while serious music lovers make a beeline to the couple of low tables in the back that offer a prime view of the old grand piano and the nightly performers belting out blues covers.
Those in need of a smoke break can move out to the outdoor patio, where all the cool kids gather to chat in the gas-flame glow of an antique street lamp.
A low-key vibe pervades during the week when the venue attracts more couples, but weekends see an influx of hip and enthusiastic patrons intent on throwing back a few, singing along, and maybe even dancing.
Jazz lovers looking for a place with a laid-back atmosphere and a true dedication to music will find it at Piano Bar, a cool venue that would no doubt make the Big Easy proud.
Diverse mix of earthy hipsters, musicians, young professionals, and grizzled Hollyweird regulars, 20s to 40s.
Live piano daily 5–7pm. Live music nightly, sometimes from 8pm, but usually from 10pm. Jukebox featuring retro tunes from the likes of Def Leppard, Frank Sinatra, and Dolly Parton. Ladies’ Night on Mondays features inexpensive wine.
Sunday BBQ 3–6pm features free hot dogs. Happy Hour M–F 4–7pm.
Beer $4+, wine $7, cocktails $9–$10, mixed drinks $6+.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, caps.
Weeknights for low-key drinks, Fridays and Saturdays for lively sing-alongs.
Hotel Café (1623 1/2 North Cahuenga Boulevard) is a good choice for a mellow night and more live music.