This curious dive bar that has been a crucial intersection of all sorts of scenes, generations, and more in Silverlake is getting a new owner (and presumably a big overhaul) in Zach Negin, the owner of Tabula Rasa in Little Armenia.
Silverlake Lounge has been home to countless nights of music, comedy shows, latinx drag shows, and even a scene from Ben Stiller indie-vehicle Greenberg. That’s in addition to being one of the city’s oldest watering holes. As mentioned above, the owners state that they want to keep the independent spirit of the place alive for years to come, but that’s very vague.
Given that, recently, Amoeba Records in Hollywood has been sold off and will have to pack up and move in a year, The Echo/Echoplex/Regent being taken over by Live Nation, the Steve Allen Theater finally getting demolished, a popular house comedy show Wolf Den got shut down because some neighbors complained (and are, we’re guessing, major killjoys) after years of being around, we can only hope that Negin will stay true to his word and keep indie events including comedy happening at what still is Silverlake Lounge for the time being.