Hideaway on Lee is going back in time creating a familiar feel in the form of an old house converted into a bar/restaurant/music venue taking inspiration from the old hotel bars around the world while incorporating the intimate feel of a Louisiana house dance. Our cocktail program features seasonally-driven classic and original cocktails with a nod to the origin and story behind the drinks.
Our kitchen is dedicated to classic Americana, the burger, serving both classics and regional burgers as well as our own creations.
With a hint of nostalgia serving ice cream floats and seltzers such as egg creams and our homemade take on the spiked seltzer.
In the bar we serve elevated yet simple bar bites and shareable items such as pâté, pickle boards, cheese boards, olives and salads.
Renovation of Hideaway on Lee began on February 17th, 2020. The old house, which was home to many friends and musicians in Lafayette, was built in 1905. The 12’ ceilings and solid pine walls and true 2x4 construction was one of the reasons why the house was well preserved from the floor up. Below the floor, most of the joists and sills were cracked or broken; some of the piers had sunk and some were improperly replaced with hollow cinder blocks which had shattered under the weight of the tenants throughout the years. All the floor under the bathrooms was rotten and the house sagged 4” in the rear. Using lasers and jacks and LVL beams and a lot of hard work and muscle, we removed all the interior walls and fireplace, working hard to save every piece of lumber from the walls. We saved enough to reuse the lumber in the new walls and as interesting trim throughout the newly renovated space. The floors were in bad shape, having been covered in black tar paper and linoleum. It took 24 hours of solid sanding to get them the point that they were “good enough” for the Hideaway.
It’s a mix of new and old. The porch and men and women’s bathrooms are completely new additions to the space. And we spent probably 100 hours designing and winding tape measures around corners to make handicap ramps fit in tight spaces. We added two ramps, one in the front and one in the back, and made all bathrooms and amenities 100% ADA compliant. We were on a tight budget and spent the money in the most important spots to make our vision a reality. We have multiple ways to configure the space to provide indoor or outdoor dining as well as a small music stage outside for quaint concerts or a larger stage indoors for dance bands.
Wilson Savoy is a musician with the local Cajun band, Pine Leaf Boys, and a carpenter, born in Eunice, LA and now lives in Lafayette. Wilson comes from a musical family and his interest in woodworking comes from his father who has built world-renown Cajun accordions for over 50 years. With his bands, including the Savoy Family Cajun Band, Wilson has traveled to over 30 countries, playing music in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Malaysia, Latvia, Macedonia, Italy, Denmark, Germany, France, England, and so on, and in 2012, Wilson received a Grammy in Regional Roots for the album “Courtbouillon” with local legends, Wayne Toups and Steve Riley. Wilson was a guest actor on HBO’s “Treme” and had a guest appearance with Sean Penn in “All the King’s Men”. Today, Wilson spends his weekdays renovating houses or building new porches and houses around Lafayette, and he spends his weekends playing with the Pine Leaf Boys locally and abroad.
David Livingston is the owner and engineer at Lonesome Whistle Recording. David went to college at Full Sail University in Orlando FL and earned an Associate of Science degree in audio engineering.
David moved to Miami FL after hurricane Katrina to pursue a career in the recording industry. He worked for Grammy award winning engineers in one of the largest studios in the country Hit Factory Criteria and supersonic studios under Grammy award mix engineer Gustavo Celis.
David moved back to Louisiana in 2007 to work in live sound for a venue in downtown Lafayette as well as Technical support for the largest audio equipment manufacturer in the United States. He has worked in live sound for 16 years alongside recording bands and solo artists in studios as well as in a live music venue settings.
Line Livingston (Line ‘Em Up Music Company) is a DJ, music industry professional and a lover of music. Line relocated to London from her native Denmark because of that love of music, she founded Line ‘Em Up Music Company in 2012. She has since lived and worked in both London and NYC, always working within the music and broadcast industries.
Along the way she has found time to organize several events in London, booking bands and DJ'ing. The company has recently been relocated to the U.S. and is operated out of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Line has 15 years of music industry experience working with artists, record label, music publishers and broadcasters such as Channel 4 Television, Viasat Broadcasting, EMI Music Publishing, One Little Indian Records and many more.