America's Best Outdoor Bars
Courtesy of The Cat & The Fiddle
Cat & Fiddle, Los Angeles
This rocker haunt on Sunset Boulevard was the brainchild of Kim and Paula Gardner and dates back to the 1970s, when Kim, a bass player of the British Invasion generation, was recording an album with Jackie Lomax and George Harrison. So naturally the menu pays tribute to English favorites like Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Fullers ESB, Heinz Beans, English chocolates and Marmite. It's currently run by Paula and her daughter, who ensure that this former film studio remains a low-key Hollywood institution.