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The Guy Behind Tenants of the Trees Is Bringing East Hollywood’s Diviest Bar Back

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Inside the new-look White Horse on Western

The former White Horse in East Hollywood
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Want to open a bar in Los Angeles? There are a number of ways to go about that process, from choosing a location to carefully crafting your decor. One very specific option might include buying the building that used to house a cheeky dive bar, coloring up the place inside, and then making the bar’s opening announcement via the New York Times.

That’s one of the rarer moves, but is the path that Tenants of the Trees owner Reza Fahim has taken in bringing the new Girl at the White Horse to life. This spread from yesterday in the Times shows a couple of flashy shots of a bright, colorful new interior — something the longstanding White Horse hasn’t seen in, well, since ever.

The plan is to make the erstwhile dive a different shade of the same thing Fahim is already doing with the embattled Tenants of the Trees bar in Silver Lake. There are nooks and crannies for folks to hide in — Fahim describes them to the Times as “private moments waiting to be lived” — and an even more exclusive upstairs area where, apparently, Fahim himself will tend both the bar and the record player.

There’s no exact timeline for opening given, but Girl at the White Horse already has a parked webpage and private Instagram account you can linger around on. You can head to the Times piece directly for a look at the interior in the meantime.

Girl at the White Horse
1532 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA