The greatest trick the new millennium ever pulled was convincing the world that the 1980s was more fun than it actually felt at the time.
Or perhaps that's the astute work of Lazer Kat, a new 80s-inspired, Sunset Boulevard bar blending draft cocktails with sidewalk pizza and an illuminated dance floor, now open in West Hollywood from the Surly Goat Group.
Here you have a jet-black, double-decking hollow accented with Patrick Nagel prints, profane neon signage and a random portrait of the god, Mr. T. This place doesn't take itself too seriously and wants you to feel comfortable doing the same when you bring friends in for a night of drinking and dancing.
We see you doing that to start, or end, a night of Sunset carousing. Just walk up to the bar and order a few beers, draft palomas or Flux Incapacitators with rye, lemon and Pimm's No 1. Simultaneously, one of your mates will be procuring pizza through the window that opens to passersby on the sidewalk.
Hilarity will ensue as you drink and eat for a spell, every minute drawing you closer to your inevitable confrontation with the colorful, lit-up patchwork of a dance floor upstairs.
You'll find it's a full-on party up here, with fun people acting silly and getting loose to hits from the 70s and 80s.
We pity the fool that doesn't get loose.