Baby's All Right, One Of Brooklyn's Best-Loved Music Venues, Is Coming To L.A.
It's a tough time for the independent/D.I.Y. music scene in Los Angeles, with venues like Virgil Village's Non Plus Ultra and Glendale's Complex getting shut down left and right. There's some light on the horizon, though—Baby's All Right, an erstwhile New York venue that's been drawing crowds to Williamsburg since 2013, could have an L.A. outpost in Chinatown by late 2018, Curbed reports.
Baby's All Right owners Billy Jones and Zachary Mexico want to bring their West Coast location to a warehouse in Chinatown next year, pending approval from the city. Like its Brooklyn counterpart, the L.A. offshoot of Baby's All Right would house several stages as well as a kitchen and bar. "We're not sure if the venue will actually be called Baby's All Right," Mexico told LAist on Wednesday, adding that the warehouse would host a live performance-based area akin to Baby's All Right as well as another, more DJ-focused space (plus a spacious outdoor patio, to take advantage of the L.A. weather.)
The Chinatown venue's bookings will likely be similar to the shows at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, which often serve as low-key test runs for bands on the rise. Baby's All Right could be part of a Brooklyn-to-L.A. migration when it opens in late 2018, along with Frogtown's newly opened bar/indie venue Zebulon.
As a native New Yorker who's spent countless nights drinking/crying/pretending to like witch house at the Williamsburg branch of Baby's All Right, I can only pray that the venue's tasty snacks and crowd-pleasing indie shows survive the journey from Brooklyn to L.A.'s Chinatown.