Mermaid in Little Tokyo


We are happy on industry veterans Arelene Roldan and Katie Kildow to promote their female owned and operated cocktail bar and lounge, The Mermaid, in downtown L.A’s Little Tokyo. With over 20 years of restaurant experience under their belts, Roldan and Kildow have run a number of well-known establishments in Los Angeles including Lemon Poppy Kitchen, Steampunk Café and Bar One Tap Room. After years of running their own businesses and working at some of the city’s finest bars, the two were inspired to create a space in The Mermaid that will take their obsession for delicious cocktails and old-school Hollywood bars to the next level.

You can enjoy an exotic selection of potent cocktails like The Mermaiden Voyage; a tasty concoction filled with two types of rum, housemade lime cordial, hibiscus syrup, served over ice with coconut salt rim or their Boozy Snow Cones like Tequila Watermelon, Vodka Cherry Limeade or Rum with Pineapple Coconut. The menu that will feature a mix of small plates and shareables including Slow Braised Brisket and Pulled Pork served on Hawaiian rolls, Hearts of Palm Ceviche, and the house-made Nori Guacamole n’ Chips. For night owls, The Mermaid’s late night menu will include fun finger foods like Queso n’ Chips, Hot Dogs (and Veggie Dogs) and gourmet popcorn topped with a variety of seasonings from sweet to savory!

The Mermaid has a great Halloween event with a fixed menu you can reserve tickets to HERE

Keep up with Mermaid on their Website, Facebook, and Instagram

Listen to the full interview below.