419 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9003634.078916 -118.361434
Neighborhoods: Central LA, CBS Television City
Hidden on the north side of Canter's Deli is the Kibitz room; one of the coolest dive bars in L.A. During the day, older Jewish gentlemen pound them back while enjoying a bowl of matzo ball soup. At night, the place opens itself up a younger, hipper crowd who are there for the cheap beer and live music. And after the bar closes and you've lost your voice and your ears are ringing, slip next door into Canters for a pastrami sandwich to guard against the hangover.
Free Live Recession Proof Entertainment Every Tuesday! – I'm biased because I'm part of The F.O.C.K.R.s (Friends of Canter's Kibitz Room) but Tuesdays are a blast here.
We want everyone to know that we're back (started in '92).
We play every Tuesday at 10 and it's always FREE.
We have some of the best players in L.A. in the core band and as it is a controlled but accepting jam we invite and encourage talented guest performers to sit in with us.
You never know who may turn up and reward you with a great time and stories to take home with you.
See you next Tuesday.
Friendly bartenders, quality music and kosher-style deli food make this a favorite Fairfax hang. – Conveniently attached to Canter's, the Kibitz Room is the perfect place to drink before or after you chow down. The music has expanded to include pop hits from subsequent decades. If you get there early enough, Eric the bartender will treat you to pictures of his son, but otherwise you might have to wait to get his attention. Bands hoping to follow in the footsteps of past Kibitz Room performers like the Wallflowers play on most nights.
Really great place for great music – Just got back from the Kibitz room and I have to say it was a great time. The drinks were cheap, people where very friendly and I saw one of the most amazing bands ever. They were called Bronson. Amazing show!
Scary night out! – Girls puking in the bathroom, a bartender overserving a drunk jerk who seemed to be itching for a fight, same bartender had a laissez faire attitude to the point where a female patron was phycially threatened by the drunk guy; and when it got to the seriously scary point and one of us had to call for help before someone got hurt, the bartender publically berated us and kicked US out!!! all because we did what all patrons that night felt was right and called the police. Sad because it's a great concept and showcase for up and coming artists. I have no problems with the Deli side. But stay away from the Kibitz Room! You've been warned. There was a late night tv show producer at the bar that night who witnessed how abusive the bartender was. I hope the owners turn this around.
good music... – ... this place is one of the best to spend a great night listening to new bands who play good music !...
Canter's Adjacent – Unless there's a show here or it just happens to be a busy night, then the Kibitz Room can be really slow. I've stopped in on several occassions before films at Silent Movie Theatre or after dinner in the area, only to find a ghost town of a bar. It's too bad because the place can be a lot of fun when they have bands. The bartenders are always friendly, as are the longtime customers who saunter in and out regardless of who else is around.
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