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Meet Matt Chase of The Bayou in West Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matt Chase.

The Bayou opened in October 2012, with a New Orleans theme. The main idea was to create a fun, stress free environment and it very quickly became a spot for locals calling us the ‘Cheers’ of Weho. There are 2 happy hours every night, 4pm-8pm and 10:30pm-12:30am. Through the years, we have created weird and fun cocktails on draft, such as the Mardis Gras rum bucket. Business has been very successful and we are now looking at opening a craft brewery in Los Angeles that will have its own twist.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The initial challenge was getting people in the door, Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood has many bars/clubs that have been established for years. A lot of energy was used to attract new customers with beer pong/flip cup competitions and themed nights.

The Bayou – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am there CEO of the company and am always thinking of new ideas that are outside of the norm. It has been a lot of work but the bar is now very successful and a destination in West Hollywood. We have created an atmosphere that is chill and unpretentious for everyone to enjoy.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment has been getting to the point of opening a second business with 5 years of starting my first.


  • $4 well drinks in Happy Hour
  • $2 bud/bud light in happy hour
  • $5 all food items 4pm-8pm

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