The Sunset Strip is celebrating the completion of the Sunset Strip Beautification Project on Aug. 12, and you are invited to join! The celebration includes the official launch of Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip — a public arts project that will feature more than 25 ten-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars strategically placed on the legendary Sunset Strip — as well as a Block Party!
The event kicks off with the "grand reopening" of the boulevard at 5 p.m. featuring a caravan of classic cars driving The Strip (and an official ribbon cutting outside of the Andaz hotel and The Comedy Store). After the opening, guests are encouraged to walk the newly renovated boulevard, viewing the guitars as well enjoying the many promotions and special events hosted at businesses along the boulevard. The Block Party includes dining and drinks specials, patio parties, shopping discounts, extended hours and unique offers throughout the night. Grab your shoes and join us as we walk, shop, dine and celebrate The Sunset Strip!
The Comedy Store Patio Party & Photo Exhibit
8433 Sunset Blvd. | www.thecomedystore.com
The Comedy Store’s front bar will be open all night with a DJ spinning. The Store will also showcase an exhibit of historic photographs of The Comedy Store when it was Ciro’s to today (1940-2010). Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available on the patio during the official “grand re-opening” of the boulevard (from 5-7 p.m.).
Live Music Pizza Party at Joe’s Pizza
8539 Sunset Blvd. | www.joespizza.com
Joe’s Pizza will host a Live Music Pizza Party on their patio on Aug. 12. Stop by and enjoy live acoustic music by some of L.A.’s most talented emerging artists from 6-10 p.m. Also, enjoy a “buy one slice, get one free” deal with mention of “GuitarTown”. Music provided Koffeehouse Music.
SPiN at Mondrian: Eat. Soak. Spin.
8440 Sunset Blvd. | www.mondrianhotel.com
The celebration starts at 11 a.m. with brunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy the pool. Ping pong tournament starting at 5 p.m. with music by DJ Simon Kassiandes.
Music, Drinks, Art at RH at Andaz
8401 Sunset Blvd. | www.westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.com
RH at Andaz will feature a full night of cocktails, gourmet bar bites and live music from 5 p.m. – midnight. Enjoy fresh seasonal cocktails, a "Sunset Strip" Cocktail for $7, $5 beer, $6 gourmet bar bites, including triple fried French fries with truffle oil, homemade foie gras and charcuterie, and complimentary valet parking until 8 p.m. Additional drink highlights include: Mr. Plant (No. 209 gin, cucumber, tangerine and agave syrup), Red Ferrari, Casa Nobles Tequila, St. Germain liquour, King’s Burg pomegranate juice, limes and agave syrup and The Steelo (Hangar One vodka, St. Germaine liqueur, grapefruit juice, fresh blueberries). The Andaz West Hollywood also boasts an art exhibit for Block Party guests to enjoy and two "Rock ‘n Roll" Art walls that feature a special exhibit.
Anniversary Party at Red Rock
8782 Sunset Blvd. | www.redrocksunset.com
Red Rock will be also celebrate their 14 year anniversary on Aug. 12 with live acoustic performances and DJs. Drink specials include $3 Miller Light, Coors Light and MGD Draft beer as well as $6 Pelagrosso Tequila shots and $7 Pelagrosso margaritas. These will also be the specials for the SSMF.
Party at Cat Club
8911 Sunset Blvd. | www.facebook.com/thecatclub
The Cat Club will open at 6 p.m. with a barbecue on the back patio and DJ. Drink specials and free entrance.
Patio Party at Sunset Deli
8969 Sunset Blvd. | www.sunsetdelihollywood.com
Sunset Deli will host a patio party with DJ and 15% discount on orders.
Live Music at Dan Deutsch Optical
8555 Sunset Blvd. | dandeutschopticaloutlook.com
Dan Deutsch Optical will host live music from guitarist Tommy Gardner in the evening as well as a 10% discount on purchases, complimentary beverages and a gallery of rock and roll memorabilia. Ray Ban Wayfarers and other goodies will be given away at the event. Follow @dandeutschoo for details.
Music, Dining & Shopping Discounts at House Of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd. | www.hob.com
Music, dining, shopping. The House of Blues, Sunset Strip celebrates it all on Aug. 12 with a full night of music throughout the venue as well as an old fashioned fish fry at the Restaurant and discounts on merchandise. The Voodoo Lounge hosts an acoustic performance by The Box while the Foundation Room features Eddie Wakes Night Of Jazz. Stop by the Restaurant for an all you can eat fish fry including shrimp, calamari, catfish, sweet potato fries, coleslaw ($14.95). And guests who mention the Block Party will receive 10% off merchandise purchased at the store.
DJ & Drink Specials at The Den
8226 Sunset | www.thedenofhollywood.com
DJ Sweat will spin at The Den beginning at 8 p.m. Drink specials all night (including "The Sunset Slayer"). Guests who present a Sunset Strip GuitarTown map can receive a complimentary cocktail (one per guest.)
Anniversary Party at Code C
8641 Sunset | www.codecusa.com
Retailer Code C will celebrate their one-year anniversary on The Sunset Strip Aug. 12. Enjoy art installations from The Martini Factory, prosecco and hors d’oeuvres!
Wine Tasting at Nonna Of Italy
9255 Sunset Blvd. | www.nonnaofitaly.com
Nonna will offer a tasting of five Italian wines for $10 and half-price appetizers during the Block party.
8616 Sunset Blvd. | www.buttercakebakery.com
Stop by and satisfy your sweet tooth with a buy one cupcake, get one free offer at Buttercake Bakery during the Aug. 12 Block Party.
$5 Cocktails, Bites & Valet at The London West Hollywood
1020 San Vicente Blvd. | www.thelondonwesthollywood.com
In celebration of the grand re-opening of the Sunset Strip, The London West Hollywood will expand it’s London After Five program to run from 5 – 9 p.m. on Aug. 12, featuring $5 cocktails, $5 bites and $5 valet parking at The London Bar. In addition, The London Bar will offer a signature "London Sunset" cocktail that entire week for $5 at any time.
All Night Happy Hour at The Olive Kitchen + Bar
8462 Sunset Blvd. | www.theoliveonsunset.com
The Olive Kitchen + Bar is pleased to offer Happy Hour All Night in celebration of the grand "re-opening" of the boulevard on Aug. 12. All appetizers, wines by the glass, beers and well drinks will be 1/2 off from 4 p.m. until 1:45 a.m.
All Night Happy Hour at Dukes West Hollywood
8908 Sunset Blvd. | www.dukeswesthollywood.com
A Sunset Strip staple since 1987, Dukes will offer happy hour all night on Aug. 12 as well as food specials.
All Night Happy Hour at Carney’s
8351 Sunset Blvd. | www.carneytrain.com
Carney’s will extend happy hour all night on Aug. 12.
Extended Happy Hour at The Standard, Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd. | www.standardhotels.com
The Standard will offer their $4 Sunset Strip Cocktail (orange vodka, triple sec, orange juice and grenadine) as well as happy hour specials from 5-8 p.m.
Extended Happy Hour at BLT Steak
8720 Sunset Blvd. | www.bltsteak.com
BLT Steak will offer their signature $4 Sunset Strip Cocktail and $5 menu from 5-8 p.m.
“Happy Hour & A Half” at Key Club
9039 Sunset Blvd. | www.keyclub.com
From 7 – 8:30 p.m., stop by the Key Club and enjoy half-priced drinks before walking the boulevard and exploring GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip.
Extended Hours at Panini Pizza
8849 Sunset Blvd. | www.sunsetpanini.com
Panini Pizza will be open late until 2 a.m. and offering 15% off all orders.
BOM- Best of Mediterranean
8915 Sunset Blvd. | www.bestofmediterranean.com
At Best of Mediterranean, the term “happy hour” is known as Gyro Hour. During The Sunset Strip Block Party BOM- Best of Mediterranean will offer discounted prices for all visitors. Mention the Block Party and the reason you are visiting BOM (The Gyro Hour) to get the special discount!
8301 Sunset Blvd. | www.thecabocantina.com
Two-for-one priced drinks from 4-8 p.m.
8280 Sunset Blvd.
Half-priced appetizers and drinks, including specialty martinis, champagne, bottles of wine from 6-8 p.m.
RETAIL OFFERS & DISCOUNTS:
Extended Hours and Discounts at Nicole
8663 Sunset Blvd.
Open until 9 p.m. with shopping discounts and wine and cheese for shoppers.
Extended Hours and Discounts at Nicole Miller
8633 Sunset Blvd. | www.nicolemiller.com
Extended hours and offering an exclusive 10% discount on purchases between 4 – 11 p.m.
Extended Hours and Discounts at Miriam Claudette
8590 Sunset Blvd. | www.miriamclaudette.com
Extended hours till 9 p.m. and 10% discount on all non-sale jewelry and accessories from 4-9 p.m.
Shopping Discounts at Mystery Pier Books
8826 Sunset Blvd. | www.mysterypierbooks.com
Discounts on Aug. 12 and 13, including 20% off all books priced $100-$999 and 15% off books priced $1,000 to $50,000. Mystery Pier Books specializes in limited and first edition books.
8861 Sunset | www.myspace.com/tattoomaniahollywood
$20 piercings on Aug. 12. (Some exclusions apply.)
Discount Ticket Program at Key Club
9039 Sunset Blvd. | www.keyclub.com
Starting Aug. 12, the Key Club will launch its discounted ticket program. The new program gives college students with valid ID $5 off any one (1) show ticket purchased at the Key Club box office. Limit one ticket per student, per show. Military personnel can receive $10 off one pair of show tickets or $5 off any single ticket purchased at the Key Club box office with valid Military ID. Limit one pair per show. Some restrictions apply.