One of Los Angeles’s most prodigious bar teams is at it again, this time with the funky new opening of Lazer Kat right on the Sunset Strip. This is the former short-lived home of 24-hour restaurant idea Fork from 2016, but completely redone to include a light-up disco floor, retro paintings, and slices of pizza.
Lazer Kat is the work of The Goat Group (Ryan Sweeney, Alen Aivazian, Justin Klinger, John Bower), the same folks behind everything from The Surly Goat to The Blind Donkey to The Phoenix. They’re seasoned bar vets — though usually working a craft beer menu or thoughtful whiskey flights — who apparently wanted to create a perfect storm of late-night success, with loud ‘80s music, room to lounge, and a tight bar food menu for the drinking set.
So now here comes Lazer Kat, with its colorful lighting, neon signage, and well-stocked bar. The space is actually separated into two distinct floors, with dancing in one area, sit-down drinking up front, and gold-flecked tables and booths throughout. Bartenders will mostly be sending out updates on ‘80s-era drink classics like blue Hawaiians, along with craft beer and lots of tequila. A small kitchen will produce New York-style pizza slices all night long, with more food to come down the line.
Lazer Kat is officially open now ‚— as in, Mark Cuban has already been there — keeping hours from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
8264 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA