Party Earth Review A revered concert hall since its opening in 1937 – and host over the years to renowned performers from Ray Charles to The Wallflowers – The Mint offers a welcome retreat for people who truly love music, its history, and... ... read full review
6010 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
MID-CITY, LOS ANGELES –
A revered concert hall since its opening in 1937 – and host over the years to renowned performers from Ray Charles to The Wallflowers – The Mint offers a welcome retreat for people who truly love music, its history, and live performances.
Focused these days on a hybrid of jazz, blues, and country-rock, the space exudes an unusual LA-style honky-tonk speakeasy vibe that appeals to music aficionados of all stripes.
A granite bar in front attracts easygoing young hipsters and aspiring musicians who gather for pre-show drinks beneath the collection of old 45s on the ceiling, while groups of everyday Joes vie for a spot at the tables and leather booths arranged around the small stage.
Backlit paintings of musicians provide most of the light in this cozy room, where the rapt audience generally falls silent once the band begins.
Although The Mint never gets rowdy, it still promises a high-energy night of sociable, appreciative crowds and top-line talent.
Music aficionados, musicians, hipsters, and classic rock fans, mid-20s to 40s.
Live music every night, featuring New Orleans imports, in addition to roots rock, country, and blues. Check website for current schedule, as well as special promotions for college students and patrons living in the same zip code.
Full menu including chicken wings, crab cakes, taquitos, grilled salmon, jambalaya, and desserts. Two-drink minimum at tables. Valet parking Th–Su and occasionally M, though street parking on Pico is plentiful.
Tickets $10–$25. Appetizers $8–$11, entrées $10–$17. Beer $4–$6, mixed drinks $7+. Valet $5.
Casual at the bar and nice casual for dinner: slacks, button-downs, and polos for guys, and nice jeans, t-shirts, and blouses for women.
Any night a band of interest is scheduled.
Wonderland Pop Culture Emporium (6006 Pico Boulevard) features an extensive record collection for sale, as well as eight-tracks, classic comic books like “Heavy Metal,” and old concert t-shirts.