Address Whisky a Go Go 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

A Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go witnessed the birth of some of the most important bands of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

It was on January 15, 1964 that Whisky a Go Go opened its doors on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Borrowing its name from an old Parisian nightclub, the bar quickly became the epicenter of the Los Angeles music scene. The bar, often referred to simply as the Whisky, welcomed the finest Californian bands and played a major role in their influence. In 1966, Jim Morrison and the Doors were expelled from the venue after a sultry performance of The End. In the 1980s, the establishment was used as a launching pad for the heavy metal scene. The Guns N’ Roses are notably programmed there.

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