Okay Boomers, you gotta move over, cause the Gen Z’ers are streaming into West Hollywood and Tik Tok’ing about it.
And they aren’t going to Boystown or the Design District. The New York Times reports that “for Gen Z influencers looking to see and be seen in Los Angeles, there’s only one place to go: BOA Steakhouse.
“On any given night, the crowd at the West Hollywood restaurant is a who’s who of the internet. YouTube stars including Tana Mongeau, Jake Paul and James Charles have dined there, and A-list TikTokers have made it their go-to spot. When one of the Sway Boys has a birthday, or a Hype House member wants to celebrate reaching 20 million followers, BOA is the spot.”
If you’re a member of Baby Boomer generation, you might not recognize those names. To spare you that embarrassment, do a quick Google search. And check out WEHOville’s coverage of Jake Paul’s Brat Pack adventure in the Beverly Grove neighborhood a few years ago. And his Calabasas pandemic party in July, with coverage by celebrity publications and websites that has made him probably the most famous “maskhole” in America (other than that one at the White House.)
The Times’ Taylor Lorenz interviewed Paul Antosca, manager of the restaurant at 9200 Sunset Blvd., who explained that it began attracting internet personalities when FaZe Banks brought some of his FaZe Clan gaming collective in for a meal. They quickly became regulars and were followed by members of Hype House, which took over FaZe Clan’s 12,000-square-foot Hollywood Hills estate this Spring
Lorenz says the Tik Tok’ers and You Tubers are treated like celebrities at BOA Steakhouse. And their fame has brought more fame to BOA, whose Instagram account has attracted 10,000 new followers from the recent publicity.