Will short-lived Silver Lake bar make a comeback?

Earlier this year, the small but well received Beer Bar at Rambutan Thai abruptly closed less than two months after it opened over a “zoning issue.”  The Sunset Boulevard bar  has remained closed since early March even though folks at Beer Bar said they expected to reopen in a couple of weeks.  But the idea of opening a bar in the same Silver Lake strip mall has not gone away, however.  Tonight,  the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s Urban Design & Preservation Committee will review a request for a city permit to allow Rambutan to expand into the vacant, 995-square-foot storefront next door for a 12-seat bar and 57 additional dining room seats, according to the meeting agenda.  The permit would allow the bar to remain open from 11 am to 2 a.m.

Meanwhile, on the same agenda, Cowboys and Turbans restaurant, which is located on the same block,  will also present its case for selling beer and wine.


  1. Beer Bar was a fantastic place to enjoy higher end libations, something that we need to see more and more in silver lake…funny to say, we could use another bar, and one that doesnt serve bad beer to boot…hope this goes through

  2. That’s one hell of a zoning issue…

  3. Beer Bar was pretty amazing… I hope they get to reopen soon!

  4. Good lord, if Cowboys and Turbans’ food and customer service is any indication, please do NOT let them sell shitty beer and wine.

  5. down for beerbar , Do not really care much for Cowboys and Turbans.

  6. Any news from what the Neighborhood Council committee decided on this?

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