We are doing a North Hollywood restaurant and bar series so our neighborhood gets to know the fun and unique local hangouts in the NoHo Arts District. This week we feature The Renegade reopening their doors on July 6.
“Save the date! We will be officially re-opening our doors on Tuesday, July 6th! We are SO EXCITED to be back and get the good times rollin’ again. We have some fun new details to reveal over the next few weeks, so make sure to follow us for more info!” – The Renegade
Did you know? The Renegade has:
- The highest indoor capacity of any bar/restaurant in the area.
- 24 rotating beers on tap.
- An upstairs lounge that can be rented for private events, and a VIP room that can be rented.
- Some unique vegan items from their head chef, Chris – Carrot Dog, Vegan Crunch Wrap, etc.
“All of the original ownership and management is coming back, and we are all super excited to bring this space back to life,” says marketing director Dylan. “We were only open for two weeks before covid shut us down, and that was after three years of construction and planning.”
The building itself comes with a rich history. Built in 1908, it was one of the very first structures in North Hollywood (at the time known as the city of Lankershim.) The Renegade’s name is a tip of the cap to The American Renegade Theatre, which occupied the space in the 90s. “The founder of The American Renegade Theater was an influential figure in the area,” said owner Eddie Keshishyan. “I admire the history of NoHo, so I wanted to honor an important piece of it by keeping the name.”
The American Renegade was then bought and transformed in the the award-winning NoHo Arts Center, a vibrant performing arts center that contained multiple theaters and hosted hundreds of shows over a decade long span.
“I was living in the area years ago, and decided to start a business because I saw how much potential NoHo had. I opened District Pub – a successful sausage and beer restaurant,” said Eddie Keshishyan. “After a few years, I wanted to open a bigger space, so when I saw the NoHo Arts Center for sale, I decided to buy the building and start working on The Renegade. I purchased the building in 2016.”