Cat & Fiddle opened in the 80s, Joan Jett, the Human League and the Stray Cats were rock-and-roll hit makers, and the Hollywood neighborhood had little to be desired. But as the area gentrified with wine bars, gleaming new restaurants, apartment complexes and shops, the English pub continues to attract regulars and expats for its fantastic patio, fish and chips, Scotch eggs and a pint or two. This week the family-owned pub - it's now run by original owner Kim Gardner's daughter Ashlee and her mother Paula - celebrates its 30th anniversary with $10 food and drink specials all week, and a blowout party over the weekend.
Tonight (Oct. 15), while Monty Python's Meaning of Life plays on the patio, you can get a pint and steak pie special for $10. Tuesday (Oct. 16) it's the regular pub quiz night, with bangers and mash on special. Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 17-18) are DJ nights, and Friday (Oct. 19) there's an 80s rock band performing live. Saturday (Oct. 20) there's a dance party plus free cake and Champagne, $1.50 sausage rolls and $2.50 pints. And now that 80s attire is hipster-cool, you can create your own bar game for fun: Is he wearing those zebra-striped Spandex and neon pink shirt for real or to playfully celebrate the Fiddle's anniversary? Drink.