Silver Lake’s Black Cat, once the home of the one of the best bilingual drag shows in Southern California, now the home of former Lou Wine Bar chef D.J. Olsen, is open for business.
Black Cat is in the same Sunset Junction building and shares its name with the historical Los Angeles gay bar that was the site of one of the first public demonstrations by lesbian, gay and transgender protesters in 1967. It preceded the better-known demonstrations at New York's Stonewall Inn by more than two years. The building was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2008. More recently, it was home to El Barcito, which was well known for its drag shows.