Tuesday, 27th Sept, 2011
Set to open this fall in the heart of LA’s Sunset Strip is Rock & Reilly’s, an exciting new Irish Rock Pub. The location is historic – back in the late ’60s while it was the London Fog, the Doors were the resident house band. After that it lived as Sneaky Pete’s and then Cat Club, the musical haunt of Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats and his rock and roll buddies. Word on the street has it that Slim Jim stayed on and partnered up with the new owners.
This new old joint weaves the Strip’s Rock and Roll history and the timelessness of a classic Irish Pub with the story of Reilly, the joint’s irreverent namesake. Reilly’s history as a ne’er do well bootlegger with a passion for booze, women, song, and almost anything else that is bad for you provides a lighthearted backdrop where patrons can eat, drink and celebrate in a casual environment that seems to effortlessly invoke the kindred spirits of Ireland and Rock n’ Roll. There is a 26-foot handcrafted oak bar featuring a dozen artisan beers and the perfect Guinness flowing from a copper tap tower. The staff is particularly proud of the curated collection of more than 40 hand selected Irish whiskeys, which are offered in flights for those who can’t pick just one.
Rock & Reilly’s will serve lunch and dinner and is a perfect place to catch your favorite futbollers – or any other sport for that matter – on their 14 antique framed flat screen TVs. We hear that there are a number of celebrity investors who are sure to make this a cool new hotspot.