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4216 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
1994 2021

Faultline opened the same year as the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. This Silver Lake institution features a large outdoor patio, an indoor lounge and two bars. Before it was Faultline, it was home to levi’s/leather cruise bars The Stud and Griff’s. Faultline underwent a major expansion in 2004, which added the large, enclosed outdoor patio. According to the Los Feliz Ledger, the Faultline space was a venue called the Red Rouge in the 1960s, owned by Judy Garland and her then husband, Sid Luft. According to Faultline’s owner Ruby De Fresno, as the concrete floor was being laid down, the star put her handprint and signed her name on the cement slab behind the bar back in 1963. 

As of January 2021, the bar has ceased to exist at this location

The interior was decorated with “naughty neon” by artist Brian M. Currie, and “provocative art” by William Webster and Tom of Finland. Before vacating the current address, owner Ruby De Fresno told Q Voice News that, “All the interior decor and artwork is in storage. The neon penis, neon clock, and other historic items are being preserved, including the larger-than-life, iconic Faultline leather men art pieces.” iconic Faultline leather men art pieces, the interior Faultline sign, and the neon “F” from the exterior logo.