Silver Lake's The Other Side and Flying Leap Cafe Closing to Become Hyperion Public

Closing on June 24

Last month, The Eastsider L.A. noted the long history and fading face of Silver Lake's gaiety. Sadly, the blog is mourning another loss in a mounting crash of neighborhood gay bars, as news arrives that legendary haunt The Other Side is closing to become—ick!—a sport's bar/gastropub called Hyperion Public.

Slated to close on June 24, along with its related neighbor, ten-year-old The Flying Leap Cafe, The Other Side is the subject of a 2006 documentary in which a regular reminisces that in its glory days, "it was a dry-fuck to get from the door to the bar."

Not only is this a loss of a time-honored neighborhood watering hole with roots in the late-sixties, but it also spells the demise of one of the city's oldest piano bars. [The Eastsider LA]