With the Idle Hour revamp and BarToni's opening tonight, North Hollywood has certainly been on the upswing as of late. Now, another boon for the city joins the ranks, with The Fat Dog North Hollywood finally slinging bar bites, craft beers, and some serious cocktails.
Eater caught word that The Fat Dog would be opening its second outlet (the first was originally located in Montrose then bounced over to Hollywood) way back in June of 2013. Although it initially tracked to open a year later, the highly anticipated neighborhood gastropub swung open its doors for the first time today.
Similar to the Hollywood location, The Fat Dog North Hollywood sports a nice juxtaposition of industrial furnishings and treated wood elements. Walls are lined with decorative accents of, you guessed it, dogs, that play nicely in the space. There's plenty of room at a snaking zinc bar, but there's even a secondary satellite bar flanking the patio for those wanting some nice indoor-outdoor vibes.
Speaking of that patio, it's rather extensive at 1,000 square feet, and seems like quite the idyllic day-drinking hotspot considering the bar program that comes by way of cocktail maven Matthew Biancaniello. Cocktails are pooch-themed, with tail-wagging libations like the Dog Bite with jalapeno-infused tequila, strawberry, lime agave, cucumber, and cilantro, and the Tootsie Roll Over with Selvarey cacao rum, lime, agave, basil, and white peach.
Highlights of the soft open menu include plenty of burgers and a slew of dishes that pair quite nicely with the extensive craft beer list. Think crab-filled potato skins, fish & chips, and some old fashioned Swedish meatballs. Check out the full menus below.