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The Troubadour

Map & Directions 9081 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Bar Food
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

In the first decade after the late Doug Weston opened the Troubadour in 1957, the West Hollywood club presented such influential folk-pop musicians as the Byrds, Joni Mitchell and Buffalo Springfield and legendary comedians like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor. In the 1970s, the Troubadour was the site of historic performances by Tim Buckley, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Cheech & Chong, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Springsteen, the Pointer Sisters, Tom Waits, George Carlin, Miles Davis, Steve Martin, Carole King, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Elton John and the poet Charles Bukowski. In the 1980s, the club went in a hard-rock direction, hosting such groups as Metallica, Warrant, Pearl Jam, W.A.S.P. and Guns N' Roses. Since then, the Troubadour continues to book rising bands alongside established names, including Fiona Apple, Manu Chao, Nellie McKay, Radiohead, Gogol Bordello, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, the Go-Betweens, Franz Ferdinand, Cypress Hill, Fleet Foxes and the Cure. The club has a kitchen and three full bars, as well as a balcony that looks down over the stage and dance floor. All ages.

Member Reviews

  • blackstar4242564 wrote a review for The Troubadour
    on 05/19/13

    Last nights show was amazing. Only problem I had was my car being towed during the show. Even though thst hsppened the show was still well worth it....sort of.

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  • VH1 on 07/21/10

    Parking is a pain! Get there early and find a solid spot that doesn’t cost a fortune. – Taylor Locke from Rooney

  • VH1 on 07/21/10

    This place feels like home. The balcony is cool, but the floor sounds better - just get yourself a barstool. – Taylor Locke from Rooney

  • LA Weekly on 12/08/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Rock Bar Of Fame!

  • Charles E. on 01/06/12

    Not a lot of more historical rock clubs in LA. Not as awesome as it used to be, but lots of awesome acts still love to play there!

  • 987LA on 06/24/10

    Get hooked up w/Loft passes & watch a show with a birdseye view...Afterwards hit Taco Bell on Beverly & La Cienega-it's open late and you can checkin on 4sq after 7pm to win Vans Warped Tour tickets!

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  • 7:00 p.m. April 27

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