TRAVEL: The Best Venues The West Coast Has To Offer

Tours! They’re coming back! Artists are starting to plan out previously cancelled dates for Fall/Winter 2021 and we’re all excited to get back inside some of our favorite venues after being away from them for so long. To get properly excited, we put together a list of venues up and down the west coast that come to you recommended by some of your favorite artists.


The Echo: Los Angeles, CA

Perhaps one of L.A.’s most famous venues, The Echo has become an absolute cornerstone of the city’s music community. Hosting themed nights such as Emo Nite which tend to be quite popular amongst the locals has helped turned The Echo from a venue into a community all while hosting some of the cities most vibrant acts. 


Recommended by Phoebe Bridgers, Baths, Dreamers, Palm Springsteen, Fitz and The Tantrums


Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas: Las Vegas, NV 

A lounge style venue that boasts 30+ bowling lanes and a live music stage makes the Brooklyn Bowl a must-visit for Vegas visitors and residents. A multi-layer layout gives the main stage a unique industrial feel allowing for great energy and great performances to fill the room. 


Recommended by The Lique 


The Great American Music Hall: San Francisco, CA

Known for its decorative balconies and columns throughout the space, this club hosts a slightly different crowd. Focusing a bit more on jazz and folk artists than the others on this list, The Great American Music Hall is a spot San Franciscan’s are looking forward to getting back to. 


Recommended by James Vernon, Andrew St. James, Vetiver 


El Rey Theater: Los Angeles, CA 

Located on Miracle Mile, this art deco building has become a staple of the L.A. scene that’s hosted countless acts of all sizes throughout the years. Designed in 1936, the El Rey is easily identified by its massive marquee and red, lush interior. 


Recommended by Hanni El Khatib, Silversun Pickups, and The Raveonettes 


Paramount Theatre Seattle: Seattle, WA

“So many amazing venues in Seattle, why not catch a live show while you have your drinks? We have everything from dive bar style venues (Sunset Tavern) to beautifully preserved theaters (The Paramount).” — Sol

Recommended by Sol