A stellar lineup of L.A. jazz greats and an intimate NYC dive bar vibe make The Baked Potato one of L.A.’s favorite jazz venues. The artists tend toward the jazz/rock fusion persuasion, but rest assured, whatever it is, it’s top notch. The club hosts live music every night of the week and for bigger artists on Friday and Saturday night, you can call ahead to reserve tickets.
Buyer beware, the cover charges (weekends can run up to $25 at the door) and the two-drink minimum (they’re not cheap) can make for an expensive night out at “The Spud.” If your absolute favorite jazz rock extravaganza is only playing one L.A. show and you love that dive bar feel, head to The Baked Potato. If, on the other hand, you can see them anywhere else, you’re more likely to get more for your money elsewhere.
The Baked Potato Information
- Public Transportation: Good (a 1-minute walk from buses 96, 156, and 656 at Ventura Boulevard/Lankershim Boulevard; and a 5-minute walk from the Red Line and buses 150, 155, 224, 240, and 750 at the Universal City Station)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 350 performances per year. Sets begin at 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. nightly
- Ticket Prices: $15–$25 cover and a two-drink minimum.