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The Cinema Bar

3967 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230


  • Daily 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
Touted as "the world's smallest honky-tonk," this postage-stamp-size tavern is one of the oldest bars in Culver City. Over the decades, its tiny stage has hosted some big country, Americana, folk and roots acts. While the intimate room is most often associated with such country-rocking regulars as Rick Shea, the Dustbowl Revival, Randy Weeks, the Groovy Rednecks, Jaimi Shuey, Tony Gilkyson, Mike Stinson and I See Hawks in L.A., the booking policy also encompasses power-pop mavens like Anny Celsi and Ben Vaughn and freakier bands like Finland Station and Neighborhood Bullies. More than anything else, though, this neighborhood bar has a friendly vibe and an unpretentious atmosphere with its cheery Christmas lights, wood paneling, vintage photos of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, and a jukebox that's stacked with classic country oldies. A large-screen television is often tuned to sports, and there's an open-air back patio for smoking. Live shows occur every night, and there's never a cover. Full bar. Ages 21 & over. Street parking.

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