FAIS DO-DO (fay-dodo) 1. French colloquial expression equivalent to "nighty-night" 2. A traditional French lullaby; 3. A township gathering where the children are put to bed in the nursery room while the adults party in the dance hall; 4. Meeting place for people, music and flavor from around the corner and around the world.
Fais Do-Do is a gumbo of eclectic music and diverse people coming together to build a stronger community by offering exposure to new cultures, foods, sounds, and philosophies. Showcasing the best of Los Angeles' blues, jazz, world, comedy, funk, soul, rock, Brazilian salsa, and retro scenes, Fais Do Do always promises a good time.
Originally a branch office of the First Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, the architecturally historic landmark that now houses Fais Do Do was constructed in 1930 at the height of the Art Deco period in Los Angeles. As Los Angeles spread west, eastern industrialists, silent filmmakers, and other early hipsters took over the tiny Mid-City area which soon became known as the Sugar Hill District.
Later in the 60's, the bank was converted into a neighborhood bar and underground club frequented by such legendary musicians as Sam Cooke, Billy Preston, and John Coltrane.
In 1990, the bank was renamed Café Club Fais Do-Do after the building's New Orleans vibe and the owner's desire to create a racially mixed and musically diverse club which offers Angelenos a chance to extend their social, political, and musical boundaries.
Fais Do-Do caters and hosts parties no one ever forgets. Whether you come for the scene, or rent the club for a magical evening, we invite you to join us as we make peace and have a ball.
Make Peace: Inspiring us all to be proactive in creating peaceful co-existence with our environment and ourselves.
Have a ball: A shared integral plaything all together; infinite experience of love and fun; a world party with eclectic/essential color, sounds, taste, dance, and song.