The Wild is the name of the new restaurant coming to the former Saint Felix WeHo space located at 8945 Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District. According to rumors THE WILD is co-owned by singer Adam Lambert and Roger Taylor the drummer of the band Queen. Both men have not confirmed or denied the rumors that they are opening shop in West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District.
Alcoholic Beverage Control lists 8945 WEHO LLC as the primary owner and Brian Patrick Franklin as the main officer and member of the up-and-coming business venture. The liquor license is being transferred from Raw Power Inc which owns Saint Felix.
Saint Felix WeHo closed on the first week of September after serving the West Hollywood community for roughly 14 years. They had a huge ten-year-anniversary celebration in May, 2019, with drink specials and a ribbon-ceremony presented by then West Hollywood Mayor Pro-Tempore Lindsey Horvath, who was there to help celebrate the a decade of being business.
When Saint Felix opened on the corner of Robertson & Santa Monica Blvd., they came with a vision to bring an east-coast style and feel, coupled with Midwestern customer service and value in a highly stylized LA setting. It strove to be a bridge between the cool musicians hitting the legendary Troubadour and Whisky a Go-Go bars, proudly catering to the established LGBTQIA community in the area.
And now Saint Felix has stepped aside to make way for THE WILD.
It’s too early to say what’s in store for new restaurant and bar, which will be located near the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard and directly compete with the new up-and-coming Roosterfish restaurant and bar, which has taken over Lisa Vanderpump’s PUMP restaurant located across the street. Roosterfish promises to elevate the bar experience and bring differently themed nights to the new venue, which is currently being remodeled.
As of the posting of this piece, the liquor license transfer for THE WILD is pending.