Downtown L.A. / Hollywood

Grand Central Market DTLA

Grand Central Market DTLA

Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles is probably the best and most famous food hall in Los Angeles, and definitely worth going to even if there is no Swing band playing there. But when there is Swing dancing there, it’s pretty awesome. In the past, premium bands such as Jonathan Stout and His Campus…

Boomtown Brewery DTLA

Boomtown Brewery DTLA

The Boomtown Brewery is a really cool and unique space in the Arts District near Downtown Los Angeles. It’s really two large rooms: one for the taproom and one for the events space. The events space is where the Swing bands play. The floor is smooth concrete, totally fine to dance on. The event space…

Swingtronic at the Airliner

Swingtronic at the Airliner

Swingtronic is a monthly Swing dance event featuring popular vintage bands in an upscale nightclub atmosphere. Originally emphasizing electro swing, Swingtronic now features regular Swing dancing (Lindy) and New Orleans jazz bands such as the Big Butter Jazz Band, Dave Stuckey, the Holy Crow Jazz Band, and Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five Featuring Hilary…

Clifton’s Republic

Clifton’s Republic

How would I describe Clifton’s Republic in Downtown LA?  It’s a cafeteria, vintage bar, and kitschy “natural history museum” all rolled into one amazing multi-level building. It’s one of the last remaining vestiges of golden-age Los Angeles charm. It’s an amazing Swing dance venue as well! History Clifford Clinton opened Clifton’s Cafeteria on 648 S.Broadway…

The Cicada Club

The Cicada Club

The Cicada Club in downtown LA is one of my favorite vintage swing dance venues. You really feel like you’re going back in time when you enter this amazing Art Deco space, which has been featured on many movies and TV shows. The bands on Swing nights are always authentic. This is primarily a restaurant and…