The Sunset Strip was buzzing on Saturday as record fans and craft beer aficionados converged on the boulevard for a day of vinyl shopping, beer tasting and summer fun. Starting at 12 p.m., a record swap featuring more than 100,000 records, opened at LIVE! On Sunset, the former home of Tower Records. The event drew hundreds of diehard collectors as well as more casual fans as they purused the goods and struck up conversations and discussions about album art and the behind-the-scenes stories on some of the most notorious recording sessions.
Just three blocks away, the ColLAboration Craft Beer garden was pouring samples of locally produced beers from 24 ever-changing taps. Guests at this 21-and-older summer party also partnered to compete in bocce, washers, bean bags and badminton games. The beer garden also featured custom menus from local restaurants with direct-to-table delivery.
The ColLAboration Craft Beer Garden returns this Saturday, July 16 and next weekend (July 23). The garden is open from 12-9 p.m. and admission is $10 and includes a commemorative pint glass that can be used at future events. This Saturday’s event is “Locals Day,” and West Hollywood residents with proper ID can receive one complimentary beer token with the purchase of their first token. (Tokens are $6 each and can be redeemed for pours.) For more information and to buy your entrance glass, visit www.colLAboration.la
–Photos: Brent X Mendoza