Eater. Like the Village Idiot, the space has that gastropubby vibe - tufted banquettes, sleek chandeliers, tavern chairs, eclectic art on the walls - a full dinner menu, and a straightforward booze list (specialty cocktails, craft brews, wine). The menu is courtesy chef DJ Olsen, who was most recently at Lou on Vine.
The original Black Cat Tavern was the epicenter of gay activism in the 1960s when police raided the then new pub and arrested its patrons. The community protested, which resulted in riots where there were more beatings and arrests. It was one of the first gay riots of the time, and definitely sparked a wave. The building is now designated as a Cultural Historic Landmark, and its new tenants plan to honor it, thus the name. "It's amazing history," co-owner Charlie Conrad, a Silver Lake resident, told the Eastsider LA. "We want to embrace it. Let's not forget it."
3909 W. Sunset Blvd.