For many years Largo was an unassuming building on Fairfax Avenue, right across the street from Canter's. It wasn't a major venue by any means, but it also wasn't uncommon to see people lining up outside for tickets. The club never generated a ton of press, and rarely hosted a performer that was well known enough to be deemed a “household name.” But that was just fine by owner Mark Flanagan, who was happy to keep his club small and intimate. In the summer of 2008, Flanagan moved Largo to its current location at the Coronet Theatre on La Cienega, renaming it Largo at the Coronet (although plenty of people still refer to it by its old name). Largo still functions as a music and comedy club, featuring comedians like Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K, as well as lesser known musicians and bands. So without further ado, here is your guide to Largo at the Coronet.
Where is Largo at the Coronet located?
Largo at the Coronet is located at 366 N. La Cienega Boulevard.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased on the website at www.largo-la.com/ticketinfo/. Keep in mind that Largo has very strict rules about tardiness, meaning it's never allowed – even if you're two minutes late! The good folks at Largo are sticklers for everyone being on time, so if you're the kind of person that enjoys being fashionably late, then you may as well see a show some place else. Don't believe me? Well, don't say I didn't warn you.
How do I get there by public transportation?
Since it's located on a main thoroughfare like La Cienega, there are plenty of bus routes that will take you directly to the club, including Metro Local Lines #'s 14, 37, 10 and 48. Of course it all depends on what part of the city you're coming from so you're best bet is to use the user-friendly Trip Planner feature on Metro's website for more precise directions.
How do I get there by car?
Those coming from West Hollywood or Hollywood can head west on Santa Monica Boulevard, and make a left on La Cienega. Drive for about a mile and Largo at the Coronet will be on your left.
If you're coming from the South Bay and the beach cities, take the 405 North and get off at the La Cienega Boulevard exit. Keep left at the fork in the road and merge onto south La Cienega Boulevard. Drive for about three and a half miles and Largo at the Coronet will be on your right.
If you're traveling
If you're coming from the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 South and get off at the Highland Avenue exit. Head south on Highland for a mile and a half, and then make a right on Santa Monica Boulevard. After two miles you'll want to turn left onto north La Cienega Boulevard. Drive for about a mile and Largo at the Coronet will be on your left.
Those coming from Orange County should take the 5 North to the 101 North. Take exit 134A and merge onto the 10 West. Drive for a little over eight miles, then take exit 7A for Venice Blvd toward La Cienega Boulevard. Make a right onto South La Cienega Boulevard, drive for three miles, and Largo at the Coronet will be on your right.
What's the parking like if I drive?
Largo does have a parking lot next door, at 360 N. La Cienega Boulevard, for $10. Keep in mind that it closes an hour after the show ends, with limited spots available. Street parking is also available, but those spots are also limited and usually fill up quickly.
What's the seating situation like?
Are there any good places to eat around there?
Largo is a short walk away from The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel, which features the playful creations by award winning Chef José Andrés (can you say foie gras cotton candy?). For Japanese barbeque there's Gyu-Kaku located just down the street at 163 N. La Cienega. Steak? Well you can never go wrong with Morton's. They're located at 435 S. La Cienega. And of course, there are all the great restaurants the Sunset Strip has to offer.
Where can I learn more about Largo at the Coronet?
For more information, including a calendar of all the upcoming acts, visit www.largo-la.com.