Last week the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill celebrated 39 years on The Sunset Strip. During this time it has served up more than 1.7 million pizzas while also serving as a home away from home for some of the biggest names in rock, from John Lennon and Tom Petty to Slash and Lemmy.

TheSunsetStrip.com was at the anniversary party to share in the revelry – and the free T-shirts and champagne – and spotted fellow Rainbow regulars B-Real (Cypress Hill), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses) and guitarist Mitch Perry.

We asked Rainbow owner Mikeal Maglieri why he thinks this family owned and operated establishment has been such a success over the years, and his response was simple: his dad, Rainbow co-founder and owner, Mario Maglieri.

The Rainbow is open for dinner until 2 a.m. seven days a week and lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It also boasts the longest happy hour on The Strip, weekdays from 11 a.m. til 7 p.m.! www.rainbowbarandgrill.com 

–Photos: Brent X Mendoza