OPEN MON - WED 5:00 pm to 1:00 am.
THUR - SAT 5:00 pm to 2:00 am.
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS - More Info call us at (209) 383-KEWL

About Kewl Cats

Welcome To A Part Of Merced History


Kewl Cats is located at 1111 Motel Drive in Merced, California. This location is rich in history and has meant a lot to many in our community. The location was originally built by James Moomjean in 1970. Mr. Moomjean opened the location as “Sir James”, a restaurant/lounge and operated the location until the business was sold to the Mussottos in 1989. They operated the location as a restaurant bar for a number of years and built up a great clientele through Karaoke and DJ/dancing. Sir James closed at the end of 2011.

sir_james_02Loren James, a local Merced resident, reopened the location as “Kewl Cats” in August 2013. Loren has experience in the food industry as well as operating a Karaoke business for the 4 years leading up to Kewl Cats opening. His vision has always been to have a place that regular folks can go to relax, escape life’s ever-growing stresses for an hour or two when needed. Loren is passionate about not only operating the finest karaoke bar in the Central Valley, but is dedicated to a nightclub environment on weekends by having a great
DJ on Friday nights as well as live bands on Saturdays! Come in and check out the place, chances are there is someone there that has lived some of the history over the last 43 years.


Karaoke, Dj’s, Live Bands and Great Drinks – KEWL!

  • Come Hang Out

    • Operating hours:
    • Mon - Wed 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
      Thur - Sat 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
      Monday thru Thursday: Karaoke 9:00 pm until Close.
      Friday: Mix of live bands, Karaoke or DJ. from 9:00 pm until close. Check Events Page
      Saturday: Live Bands from 9:00 pm until Close
    • Address:
    • 1111 Motel Drive - Merced, California 95340
    • Telephone:
    • (209) 383-KEWL (5395)
    • Email:

Karaoke Monday

Come on down for Karaoke fun starting at 9:00pm
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Happy Hour – Monday Thru Saturday 5pm-8pm

Cure midweek blues with our everyday drinks specials!
$2.75 Domestic Beers And More

$3.75 Imports during HAPPY HOUR!!!

WHA??? $3.75 Import beers during HAPPY HOUR?!?!