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Cafe Nela

1906 Cypress Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
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  • Thur-Sat 8 p.m. - midnight
  • Beer and Wine
Carnage Asada's Dave Travis opened this intimate Cypress Park beer bar in 2013, calling it Cafe Nela in honor of its northeast L.A. location. The booking policy ranges from post-punk and alt-rock to tripped-out psychedelia and underground jazz, and the vibe here is simultaneously more low-key and musically adventurous than at other rock dives.

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