Hollywood's Cat & Fiddle Ousted By Tenant With More Money
Bad news for those who loved Cat & Fiddle's British fare or gorgeous patio: the Hollywood pub is shutting down in December to make way for a new tenant whose offered to pay the landlord twice as much. Cat & Fiddle has been around for 32 years, but will close down on December 15, Eater LA reports. Its first incarnation was on Laurel Canyon Blvd. in 1982, but a few years in, owners Kim and Paula Gardner moved to the spot at 6530 Sunset Blvd. Kim has since passed away, but his wife Paula and their daughter, Ashlee, still run the place, according to the pub's website.
The Cat & Fiddle's menu contains a lot of English staples like fish 'n chips, bangers 'n mash and shepherd's pie, and their taps pour Strongbow, Boddington's and Bass. But the Union Jack isn't the only allure. The patio offers a respite from busy Hollywood, where groups can sit by the fountain at a nearby table or a bench. There's also a monthly movie night, and the $5.50 happy hour menu and accompanying drink specials aren't bad either.
No news on what the new tenant plans to do, but hopefully it won't be another overpriced mixology bar. Cat & Fiddle's closing will follow in the footsteps of a few other long-term Hollywood bars we're missing, including legendary dive The Power House and East Hollywood's White Horse, where the bartender always made sure you had plenty of snacks.