Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill

Neighborhood bar with an emphasis on live music, including roots, blues, swinging jazz, country, Americana.

Happy Feet Mondays

California Feetwarmers at Joe's Bar
The California Feetwarmers and gues performers at Joe’s Bar

Monday features mostly faster Bal / Shag music from the 20’s and 30’s. Lorenzo’s “Happy Feet Mondays” has some of the best gypsy jazz bands and Bal dancers around. No cover, but two drink minimum and donation requested for the band.

Always plenty of people to dance with. Lots of Swing dance regulars. Not to be missed!

For more information and photos of Happy Feet Monday, see my article on the fifth anniversary.

Swing Tuesdays

Tuesdays also has Swing dancing with live bands playing more 40’s and 50’s style music suitable for Lindy. No cover but there is a two-drink minimum (non-alcoholic drinks are fine)

There is an intermediate lesson at 8PM and a beginner lesson at 8:30PM. The class is usually taught by Danielle O’Neal/(Danielle Deborah on FB) from the Fred Astaire Studio in Pasadena. On the rare case she’s out of town, Minn Vo usually fills in, but it always happens. Cost of class is $5.

DJ Nate spins danceable tunes in-between the band sets. Dancing goes late, until 1:30 to 1:45 AM! This is another great Swing event not to be missed!


Joe’s occasionally has Swing bands on Thursday nights. Check the Lindy Calendar to be sure.

General Info

Free street parking, mid-size dance floor, food til 10pm. Admission is free but there is a 2 drink / $6 minimum plus donation to band. Please abide by this and buy something in order to keep live Swing music happening here! Joe’s Bar has been a great venue for Swing dancers! – Brian

When: Mondays, Tuesdays and sometimes Thursdays and once in a while Saturday
Cost: Two-drink/$6.00 bar minimum + donations for band (suggested $5-10), Tuesday classes are $5
Crowd: A motley crew of Lindy Hop regulars, tattooed rockabilly folks, swing dance instructors, and some non-dancers who come just for the music thrown in.
Dress: The entire spectrum from casual, to vintage, to formal, to rockabilly.. you name it. It is safest to dress up slightly, at the very minimum.
Website: (venue)
Facebook: Happy Feet Balboa Facebook Page
Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505

3 thoughts on “Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill

  1. Hi. been hanging out to visit you since we found out about your bar and grill last year (coming from Australia) however I can’t find out anything about your Rockin’ Thursdays and and Swingin’ Tuesdays, etc. on your website now – have you stopped these events, please tell me it isn’t so.
    Many thanks, Karen

    1. Hi Karen,

      Joe’s still has some swing-danceable bands on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Usually ,ore rockabilly. Monday is the big night for Balboa and Lindy though.


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