Silverlake’s last gay bar is under new ownership. But, don’t think that the new owners are here to change the characteristics of fun that made Faultline famous, up and down the state. The Rage Monthly talked with one of its new owners, Ruby Nuno, to dish about the infamous bar and to hear about the latest upgrades and new additions.
Please tell our readers about the history of the bar.
Faultline opened 22 years ago at 4216 Melrose Avenue. We’ve been around for a while but this location’s history with the gay community goes back even further. Before it was Faultline, it was home to The Stud and Griff’s. Faultline underwent a major expansion in 2004, which added the large, enclosed outdoor patio, it’s a great space that is really unique. There’s nothing more fun than watching the patio packed with guys at our Sunday Beer Bust.
What led you to become a bar owner?
Since my days in the Fresno gay club scene back in the 1990s, I’ve always wanted to get back in the business. So when the opportunity came up to buy Faultline, my business partner and I jumped at it. We wanted to make sure that Faultline continues to be one of the iconic gay bars in Los Angeles.