LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Spike’s Bar 7813 E. Garvey Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770
Arguably one of the gems in the scene, Spike’s hosts the most events several times a week. Parking is free in a small parking lot behind the bar, also street parking is open to those who arrive late. Cover ranges from $5-$15 depending on the event. Raised stage, pool tables and a checkerboard dance floor. Seating is sparce, with only barstools so get there early if you need to sit. Dress however you want, it ranges from jeans to vintage dress, so every style blends in to this cool dive bar with a long history of rockabilly & psychobilly shows.
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill 4311 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505
Parking is free along the street, but there can be a cover charge and 2 drink minimum. This joint is more for the dancers or older set, not a crazy dive bar. Serving food and drinks throughout the night with a large wood dance floor, table seating and pool tables.
Don the Beachcomber 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Easy to find with the tiki motif, free parking and valet as well. Cover starts at $10, a number of shows begin in the afternoon and end early, so always check the flyer for info. Tiki drinks, Polynesian/American appetizers & food along with a full bar. Dress tends to be more classy for this venue. Good size stage and multiple rooms with bars. Usually several bands play in different rooms on one night.
Original Mike’s 100 S. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92701
Malone’s 604 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Restaurant/Bar during the day and Entertainment at night. Small parking lot but also parking available on the street and in surrounding business lots. There are two stages one raised off the ground with a drum riser and an outdoor patio.
The Slidebar Rock n’ Roll Kitchen 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
Boondocks Pub 100 E Harrison St, Corona, CA 92879
This place is easy to find in Corona, right off the freeway with ample parking. A bar and restaurant that holds all ages shows, so good for taking the family out for an afternoon. Bookings tend to lean toward country style rockabilly and roots music. Tiny space to dance in front of the band, but family style tables are prevalent in the venue with places to sit.
The Hub 2001 W Valley Blvd, Colton, CA 92324
A new venue on the scene, this cool cocktail bar just started having bands and record hops. They have their own parking lot, and two open areas divided by a bar. The Hub has a stage with booths and tables around it and a dance floor. Shows seem to be intermittent here, but they just began a monthly record hop in January 2016.
Mission Tobacco Lounge 3630 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Til-Two Club 4746 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Beginning in 1948, the Til-Two is back in SD. Front area of a bar with extremely tiny limited tables and a back standing room only room with a raised stage for bands. Parking on the street can be hard to find. Books rockabilly, psychobilly & surf rock bands on occasion. Always a cover for bands.