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The Smell

Fun Ideas
Los Angeles, California, 90012

Rated 4/5 (10 Reviews)
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  • Hours of Operation
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
    Monday: Open 24 hours
    Tuesday: Open 24 hours
    Wednesday: Open 24 hours
    Thursday: Open 24 hours
    Friday: Open 24 hours
    Saturday: Open 24 hours

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  • The Smell
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  • Location
  • 247 S Main St
    Los Angeles, California, 90012
    United States of America
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Submitted by Omar Oliveros on 11/27/2021

Omar Oliveros 5 stars rating.

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It's five bucks a show, most of the time. Occasionally good artists will play. But for 5 bucks it's pretty darn good

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Submitted by A on 10/31/2021

a 3 stars rating.

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please think about hosting shows a bit sooner 9pm in downtown is still pretty shady

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Submitted by Jessica Johnson on 02/22/2020

Jessica Johnson 4 stars rating.

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It's a wonderful gem in the valley. We love the laid back atmosphere and that we are able to talk without yelling. Scott, the bartender is wonderful at making drinks and very attentive. Gus the host also plays the part well.

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Submitted by Cedricn Palmer on 12/14/2019

Cedricn Palmer 4 stars rating.

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I've been here a few times for some art shows as well as to see bands and parties. It's a nice space with 2 large rooms and is great when it's not so crowded. They even have Chimay on tap. It's kind of in a weird area and can be hard to park around here.

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Submitted by Nikki on 06/07/2019

Nikki 5 stars rating.

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Amazing vibe. Coolest looking place I've ever set foot in. Feels like a movie set. Bands are hit or miss. Some experimental but not necessarily good. I loved Jody and was fortunate to catch Ian Sweet that night. Also: sober bar. No alcohol sold. Might be an important detail to some. Also safe for solo female.

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Submitted by Janet Hatton on 12/10/2018

Janet Hatton 3 stars rating.

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Terrific experience. The staff was attentive. The venue is wonderful. I love the classic places like this. Sound was good. Bathrooms were a bit overwhelmed, but it was a big crowd. Wait staff was always available. Prices were in line with most similar places.

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Submitted by Aurore Lrdlc on 09/05/2018

Aurore Lrdlc 1 stars rating.

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I came after the recommendations read on the internet (articles, blogs). The place is aptly named as the entrance stinks of urine. The sound was so loud that it did not allow us to enjoy the music, there is little room to sit and there is no bar. The only good thing about the place is that you might meet people with original dress styles and experimental style music bands (but not necessarily good ones). I'd rather go to the side streets.

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Submitted by Marian Ramirez on 07/13/2018

Marian Ramirez 4 stars rating.

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I've been coming here for about a year and I love it. The community is great and the shows are almost always stellar. I wouldn't reccomend coming to shows on Sundays and Fridays because they usually just throw whoever on the stage. I once saw a band get into a huge argument in the ally to then perform a crappy show. If you want to go for the first time I reccomend checking their Instagram and site to see who's playing first. Most pennyback and minty boy shows are good but it's still the indie scene so it's all hit or miss.

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Submitted by Brandon Henry on 08/27/2017

Brandon Henry 4 stars rating.

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I definitely recommend making a visit, if: you feel comfortable walking through a kinda shady looking alley to get to the entrance; you're okay living without AC for as long as you're in the venue; you can accept that there's no guarantee that any of the music will be good. $5, small local bands, YMMV. The venue itself is super cool.

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Submitted by Daniel S on 07/20/2017

Daniel S 5 stars rating.

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Great place to see up coming female punk bands. Only down fall is that it's like a sauna with no air ventilation.

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