You'll find live music every weekend at La Descarga in Los Angeles

La Descarga

This one-of-a-kind lounge in East Hollywood is a necessary visit. La Descarga is all about entertainment with a speakeasy entrance, live band, burlesque performers, and multiple dancefloors. The salsa music keeps the energy high all night long with rum drinks fueling the crowd. Bottle service reservations are great for date night or a night on the town with friends. You can’t go wrong at this local hot spot known to draw dedicated salsa dancers to the floor. If you’ve ever wanted to fully embody this emoji: 💃🏾, La Descarga is the place for you!

Visit if You Like:

No Vacancy • Seven Grand • Madame Siam

La Descarga Details:

🍔 Food:
No food inside, but the late night, hole-in-the-wall taco place right next door will fulfill all your cravings on the way out.

🍸 Drinks:
Get in the Cuban spirit with one of their many rum drinks. Mojitos are a classic option while their signature cocktails are also delicious. They have an extensive rum menu of bottles from all around the world, so don’t be afraid to try something new. Splurge for bottle service to guarantee seating if you’re coming in with a group.

🎶 Music:
La Descarga is a known destination for salsa music. A playlist plays all night, only interrupted by live band performances that accompany the burlesque dancers. You’ll also find a DJ in the back room playing a solid mix of Latin jams.

The vibes are unmatched. The space is themed like a rustic, Havana speakeasy. There’s a $20 entrance fee on some nights, and also a very strict dress code, so dress to impress. The open-air Cigar Lounge in the back is great for smokers.

📸 Photo Ops:
You can’t record the entrance, but the bird’s eye view of the space after walking in will add a dazzling touch to your Story. From Thurs-Sat, burlesque dancers take the stage on the hour 10pm-1am offering solid, video-worthy performances.

🛎 Hotels Nearby:
Gold Diggers HotelHollywood HotelThe Dixie Hollywood Hotel

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La Descarga Info:

📍 Address:
1159 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Tues-Sat: 8pm-2am

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  • Stunning vintage design and speakeasy entrance
  • Live music and burlesque dancers
  • Extensive rum menu
  • Energetic dancefloor


  • Strict dress code
  • Parking is tough in the neighborhood
  • Smell of cigar smoke may be irritating
  • Cover charge and sometimes hard to get in
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