This music venue has been called "an incubator of talent," and has been described as "a much mellower and tidier successor to CBGB. " Some considered The Living Room as The Bottom Line of the "small bankroll" live rock venues. Other comparable venues include The Saint in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and The Cellar Door in Georgetown, Washington, D. C. . The Living Room's line up featured four or five singer-songwriters a night, yet the club did not typically charge a cover. It did have a one drink minimum and a recommended $5 donation for the bands.