Since few people in West Hollywood have the good fortunate of owning enough real estate for a backyard BBQ…  Celebrate your extended weekend of freedom at these fun and festive events here on The Sunset Strip.


Enjoy four days of poolside parties (Friday-Monday) at the Mondrian hotel’s ultra exclusive Skybar.

Friday: Hosted by Creative Reaction with sounds by DJ Metric.  12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday : Sounds by Pirate Stereo.  12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sunday: Plastic Plates and pornstar turned DJ Jessie Andrews.  12 p.m.- midnight.

Monday: The weekend culminates with the Backyard Boogie & Model Olympics from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. featuring ping pong, bocce ball, corn hole, giant Jenga and other games, plus DJ sets by Aaron Colbert, Eric Sharp, and Cut Snake.

RSVP is requested to attend events.  Entrance is not guaranteed.  The Mondrian is also offering a special discounted weekend rate on hotel rooms with promo code: PKHOL.  www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-los-angeles


Sunday, May 25 Pearl’s Liquor Bar will be serving up “Double Bubbles!”  Starting at 4 p.m. buy one bottle, get one free on select bottles of bubbly.  Stick around for dinner and a movie, with a special double feature showing of Weekend at Bernie’s starting at 6:45, immediately followed by Anchorman at 8:30 p.m.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com


Pink Taco will get their party started early on Sunday and Monday, opening for lunch and day drinking debauchery at noon; plus DJ Metric spinning from 3:30-7:30 p.m.  www.pinktaco.com


All weekend long Rock & Reilly’s will feature a special All American BBQ Menu plus $5 draft beer specials. Also, wear red, white, and blue and Reilly will buy you a “patriot shot!” Show proof of your current military or veteran status and get an entree for free!  www.rnrpub.com


State Social House will extend its weekend brunch until Monday, opening at 11 a.m. to serve up bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys along with their usual menu of hangover curing comfort fare.  www.statesocialhouse.com


The Standard Hollywood throws their own glam fabulous pool party this Sunday with Rhonda, Diva From The Deep.  This day into night dance fest starts at 1 p.m. and is set to feature DJs J. Rocc, Pools, Mario Cotto, Leonardo Glovibes and more… www.standardhotels.com/hollywood



— Brent X Mendoza, @brentXmendoza

Cinco (And Quatro, And Tres…) De Mayo!

The party is going strong all weekend long on The Sunset Strip. Here’s your guide on where to find the best drink and food specials and live music.
May 1-5: Five Days of Cinco De Mayo @ Rosa Mexicano
Rosa Mexicano is keeping the fiesta going for five days with a special four course $35 pre-fixe menu May 1-5. (View menu.) May 5 includes the special $35 menu as well as mariachis and drink specials. www.rosamexicano.com
May 2-4: Cinco de Drinko Weekend Celebration @ Cabo Cantina
Two-for-one priced drinks from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 99-cent Coronitas all day while supplies last. www.facebook.com/CaboSunset
May 2-4: Weekend Celebration @ Crossroads at House of Blues 
Starting at 5 p.m. each day this weekend, enjoy $5 margaritas, a special $5 menu and a “pass the lime” special (Buy a shot of tequila and a corona with limes and get priority entrance into the music hall for your show.) www.twitter.com/hobsunset 
May 2-5: Pinko de Mayo @ Pink Taco
Happy hour starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2 with DJ Metric from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, May 3 join a full fiesta with tacos off the grill, cervezas, margaritas DJs. Party kicks off at 2pm but we’ll open our doors at noon. 1 Oak will also host a VIP area on site. Tickets available for $20 via TicketWeb.  Sunday, May 4 is Sunday Funday with DJ Chris Cruse from 2-5 p.m. and Monday, May 5 includes happy hour starting at 4 p.m. and music from DJ Beefowl. www.pinktaco.com
May 3-5: 4th Annual Cinco de Drinko @ The Den
Tequila, tacos, drink specials and a DJ. Doors open Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. The party continues May 4 at 11 a.m. and May 5 at 5 p.m. No cover charge. www.facebook.com/thedenofhollywood
May 3: Drinko De Mayo @ Rock & Reilly’s 
Live mariachi band, DJs, $2 gourmet tacos, $5+ Irish nachos, $5 margaritas and $5 shots of Casamigos Tequila. www.facebook.com/rnrpub 
May 4: Metalachi @ Whisky A Go-Go
The world’s only metal mariachi band returns to The Sunset Strip this Sunday. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 7 p.m. www.whiskyagogo.com
May 5: Cinco De Mayo @ State Social House
Enjoy drink specials, prizes, giveaways and mariachis. www.facebook.com/statesocialhouse
Photos: Rosa Mexicano guacamole and margaritas; Metalachi at the Whisky; Rock & Reilly’s. 

St. Patrick’s Weekend!

The luck o’ the Irish is taking over The Sunset Strip with three days of festive parties along the boulevard. 
Rock & Reilly’s Block Party: Saturday, March 15 
The 3rd annual Rock & Reilly’s St Patrick’s Day Block Party features12 bars, DJs, carnival games, food trucks, a House of Blues-hosted acoustic tent and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day of at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit International House of Blues Foundation, a nonprofit that provides music education and performance opportunities for young musicians. For tickets, visit www.rnrpub.com
The Den Of Hollywood: Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
Stop by The Den for their annual ‘Irish Olympics’ featuring food and drink specials – including green beer, Irish whiskey, corned beef sandwich, Irish soda bread — DJs, a photo booth and BBQ on the patio. Party starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. www.thedenonsunset.com   
Cabo Cantina: Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16
Cabo Cantina is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with two-for-one priced drinks from 4-8 p.m. and late night. Also on tap: 99-cent Coronitas, green beer, food and drink specials and live entertainment. www.thecabocantina.com
Rainbow Bar & Grill:  Monday, March 17
End your three days of celebrating at Rainbow Bar & Grill on Monday, March 17 with traditional corned beef and hash all day as well as happy hour from until 7 p.m. and live entertainment. The Rainbow will be open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. www.rainbowbarandgrill.com

Tweets For Your Sweet: The 140 Character Valentine’s Day Breakdown

Whether you are single and looking to mingle, seeking a romantic dinner for two or just want to laugh the night away, we’ve got your last minute Valentine’s Day plan breakdown in easy to digest 140 character tweets. 
SKYBAR Mondrian LA ‏@SkybarLA 
Come party with @Tinder this #ValentinesDay for #CupidsDayOff — show your Tinder app to get in and meet your match! pic.twitter.com/7yg7quYAvM
Rock and Reillys Pub‏@RockandReilly
Friday is Valentine’s Day. Or as we call it — Shred Your Ex Day. Come by Reilly’s tear-up a photo of your ex & get a shot
Haute Hippie ‏@HauteHippie  
What are your Valentine’s night plans?! Shop the perfect @HauteHippie date night styles here: http://bit.ly/1fYPyyU  pic.twitter.com/Yc24VsCKOY
State Social House ‏@SSHHOLLYWOOD  
This #FRIDAY #SINGLES #PARTY #ANTIvalentinesDay cause #LoveStinks! #SSH #SunsetStrip #Vday #TGIF… http://instagram.com/p/kQQJL8MioY/
Chi Lin ‏@ChiLinSunset  
A perfect dish for you & your date to share on #ValentinesDay, Porcupine Scallops. Call for reservations 310-278-2068 pic.twitter.com/eU3lqLXJwn
The Viper Room ‏@theVIPERroom  
No time 2 be lonely on V.Day bc MUTHAFUCKIN EAGLES OF DEATH METAL WILL BE HERE!!!!!  THX @RabbitsBlack 4 the #1 spot http://bit.ly/1c34fla 
RarebyDrais ‏@RarebyDrais  
Say no to red roses and YES to red steak this Valentine’s Day. Make your reservations at 310.360.1525 #RarebyDrais
Sunset Tower Hotel ‏@Sunset_Tower  
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us! pic.twitter.com/sy6YDBLFyN
GORGE ‏@alagorge 
Last seats available for Valentine’s Day! Call us for reservations (310) 657-6328! http://gorgela.com/
RivaBella Ristorante ‏@RivaBellaLA  
Still need to make #ValentinesDay plans? @RivabellaLA has a few reservations left! Enjoy our $60 set menu. Book now: (310) 278-2060.
The Comedy Store @TheComedyStore
Just announced: @chrisdelia & @PaulyShore will be joining us Valentine’s Day in the Main Room! http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com … Show will sell out!!!
Lencería Boutique ‏@LenceriaLA 
Valentine’s Day is this Friday! Here is an Eco-friendly gift-wrapping option no one will mind.… http://instagram.com/p/kUrgg1KIF2/

Super Bowl Sunday! Where To Watch The Game, Drink & Dine

Whether you are a Seahawks or Broncos fan or just a fan of sunny, warm weather in February, you’re definitely winning on The Sunset Strip this Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s where to watch the game and where to celebrate – or drown your sorrows – after the match up. 
Rock & Reilly’s – Personal Mini Fridge
Why wait for a drink? Rock & Reilly’s will have mini fridges stocked with beer at each table.  Open at 11 a.m.  www.rnrpub.com
The Den – BBQ & Beer
The Den will be serving up barbecue on the patio all day! Also enjoy $3 Coors Light, $4 Blue Moon and $5 Fireball shots. To reserve a table, call 323-656-0336. www.thedenonsunset.com
Pearl’s Liquor Bar – Champagne Classy 
Class up your Super Bowl Sunday with $5 sangria, $3 champagne, wine pong, special menu with kale salads, flat bread pizzas, surround sound and eight plasma TVs. Open at 11 a.m. pearlsliquorbar.com
Joe’s Pizza – Super Special
Receive a dozen garlic knots and 6 cans of soda for free when you purchase two pizza pies. Pick up or delivery. 310-358-0900 www.joespizza.it 
Pink Taco – Post-Bowl Party & Karaoke
After the Super Bowl, stay for L.A. Karaoke Championships from 8- 11 p.m. Cash prizes and a live band. Pink Taco is also offering a take out special for those who prefer to watch the game at home: $15 per person gets you chips/salsa/guac, pink taco and carne asada tacos, taquitos and cheese quesadilla. Minimum order for 10 people. www.pinktaco.com
State Social House – Pre-Game Brunch
Kick off your Super Bowl Sunday with bottomless bloody marys and mimosas plus a full brunch menu from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stick around for more drink specials and food to follow during the game. For table reservations, call 310-657-8100. www.statesocialhouse.com

Gibson GuitarTown Charity Auction Set For Feb. 21, Benefiting Music For Relief Disaster Relief

Get ready to place your bids! The 2013 round of 10-foot tall Gibson guitar art sculptures that have lined The Sunset Strip will end their tour on Friday, February 21, 2014, when they are auctioned for charity at a gala event at Bonhams in Los Angeles. This is the third installment of the annual public art project, and all proceeds from this auction will benefit Music For Relief, the nonprofit organization founded by members of Linkin Park to support disaster relief, provide aid to survivors of natural disasters and support the prevention of such disasters via environmental programs.

The auction will be open to the public, with previews on February 20 and 21 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. each day at Bonhams (7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles). The charity auction will begin at 8:00 p.m. on February 21. An online catalog featuring the star studded guitar lineup will be available for review.

The 2013 GuitarTown project includes works celebrating Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper and Debbie Harry, among others. A range of artists participated in the 2013 installment, including Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, tattoo artist Kat Von D, tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle, who was close friends with Janis Joplin, sculptor Eugene Daub, who recently created the Rosa Parks sculpture for the U.S. capitol, and jewelry designer Kathy Rose.

The Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip project originally launched in 2010 with 24 art guitars celebrating artists including Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, The Runaways and Mötley Crüe. These guitars were auctioned for charity in 2011 with 100% of the $54,360 in proceeds benefitting local charities Los Angeles Youth Network, West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Commission and West Hollywood Library.

The 2012 GuitarTown edition raised funds for the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education’s “Arts Matter” campaign, supporting art and music education in public schools. The auction raised $52,280 and featured 18 art guitars created by internationally acclaimed and local artists, including Shepard Fairey, John Kosh and RISK and celebrated The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Nicks, British Rock Invasion and Van Halen, among others.

The full list of 2013 art guitars includes:

Danny Curnen, “The Eliminator”
Mixed media guitar inspired by the music and influence of rock and roll band ZZ Top. (Performed at Whisky, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)

Eugene Daub, “Blondie Sunset Strip”
Mixed media guitar inspired by the music and influence of Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie. (Performed at the Whisky.) 

Simone Gad, “Dolly Parton and The Sunset Strip”
Mixed media guitar inspired by country music legend Dolly Parton. (Performed at The Roxy.)

Tsipi Mani, “Unvarnished”
Mixed media guitar celebrating 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival honoree Joan Jett. (Performed at the Whisky.) 

Juliana Martinez, “Don Jose, Que Chévere!”
Tile and mixed media guitar inspired by legendary guitarist Jose Feliciano. (Performed at The Roxy, Whisky.)

Kathy Rose, “Alanis Morissette Utopia”
Guitar embellished with semi-precious stones, natural material and mixed media. Inspired by the music and message of singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette. (Performed at the Whisky, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)

Gregory Siff, “What A Good Song Sounds Like, 2013”
Spray paint and acrylic guitar created live at the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival.

Mike Shinoda, “Soldier In Repose”
Acrylic and spray paint. Linkin Park’s first shows ever were played on Sunset Boulevard. In this illustration, the band’s iconic “Hybrid Theory” soldier is shown in a moment of reflection. (Performed at The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)

Lyle Tuttle & Mark Phillips, “Tribute To My Friend, Janis Joplin”
Mixed media guitar celebrating the colorful music career of Janis Joplin. The design features her portrait, signature, tattoos and other mementos of her life. (Performed at the Whisky.)

Kat Von D, “City Of Angels”
Graphite on paper and graphic wrap guitar using tattoo art inspiration to celebrate Los Angeles. 

Stacey Wells, “Welcome To My Nightmare”
Paint and mixed media guitar inspired by musician Alice Cooper. (Performed at the Whisky, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)

The Wizard, “Forever Changes”
Graphic wrap guitar inspired by iconic 1960s L.A. band Love. (Performed at the Whisky.)

Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is supported by the Sunset Strip Business Association, Hornburg Land Rover on The Sunset Strip, City of West Hollywood and Visit West Hollywood. GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is administered by the Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic division of Gibson Guitar Corp.

To view or download a map and photos of the guitars, visit http://bit.ly/GTown2013map. For more information, please visit dev.thesunsetstrip.com/guitartown or www.bonhams.com. A gallery of guitars on location is also available on Facebook



Photos: Danny Curnen’s “The Eliminator,” Tsipis Mani’s “Unvarnished” and Stacey Wells’ “Welcome To My Nightmare.” Photos courtesy Genie Sanchez. 


December Sunset Strip Holiday Cheer Guide

Deck the halls and get ready to party on The Sunset Strip all month long! Holiday events, shopping discounts, open houses, trivia, parties, New Year’s Eve and more. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Toy Drive at Andaz West Hollywood
Drop off toys at Andaz for the 23rd Annual Holiday Toy & Food Drive. More info

Dec. 6
Holiday Open House and Toy Drive at Sunset Collection
Participating businesses of Sunset Collection (located at 8539 W Sunset Blvd.) will be open to the public and offering complimentary food, drinks, music and discounts. Participating businesses include: Angela’s Coffee, Burger Lounge, Sunset Tan, InStyle Nails, Divine H20, Vered Hair Salon, Printop Printing, Sushi Park and Joe’s Pizza. The event will also feature a Santa, music from DJ Ray Mack, a raffle basket valued at $2,000, and toy donation benefiting the City of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive. Party lasts from 12 – 7 p.m. Arrive early to get your photo taken with one of the “sexy Santas” on the red carpet. Free parking available on site.

Dec. 6
Toys For Tots benefit with Cherie Curie at the Viper Room
Viper Room and Toys for Tots Presents: Cherie Curie, Future Villains, Maudlin Strangers, Jonah Nimoy and a special midnight performance by The Lonely Drunks Club Band. Bring a toy valued at $10 or more and get a drink on us! Tickets are $20 for this 21 and older show. www.viperroom.com  

Dec. 7
Henry Bushkin discusses and signs Johnny Carson at Book Soup
An endlessly dishy and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant. Event begins at 5 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 7, 8 & 9
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass at The Roxy

Looking for an early holiday gift? Why not treat the guitar lover in your life to a master class with Dweezil Zappa? Join the rock and roll royal for a 90-minute personalized guitar instruction prior to his evening show. Technique and application will be discussed. Classes begin at 3 p.m. and the fee is $75. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 8
Holiday Book Brunch at Book Soup
There is certainly no need to look any further when shopping this holiday season. And on Dec. 8, be sure to join us for mimosas and have a listen as some of our excellent publisher reps from Macmillan, Penguin and Random House talk up the best gifts for everyone on your list. Book brunch begins at noon. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 8
Toy Drive and Specials at Tattoo Mania
Tattoo Mania is collecting toys for the “Santa rides a Harley” toy drive for the Fred Jordan Mission on Dec. 8. All toys valued at $20 or more will receive 50% off of an $80 house minimum tattoo. Additionally, throughout the month of December, Tattoo Mania is offering a special house minimum rate of $50 between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily. You must mention “Sunset Strip holiday special” for the discount.

Dec. 9
Holiday Movie Classics Party at Pearl’s
White Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street. Meet Me in St. Louis. Come pay homage to old Hollywood’s classic holiday movies with a night of glamour on Dec. 9. Specialty cocktails and champagne await you! www.pearlsliquorbar.com

Dec. 9 
Holiday Trivia at Book Soup
Join author (Americana Beautiful) and pop-culture humorist Charles Phoenix for a fun night of cocktails, hors d’oeurves and trivia! Event begins at 9 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 11
Snowed In 3D at The Den
The Den’s “Snowed In” ‘80s themed ski party returns for the third year. Karaoke, DJ, Bad Santa, whiskey ice luge, hot toddys, games and more. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. More info

Dec. 11
Holiday Party at Shamira 13 Jewelry
Celebrate the season with wine, hors d’oeuvres and shopping discounts. 6-9 p.m. samira13.com

Dec. 11
Toys For Tots (And Shots) at Rock & Reilly’s 
When you give back, so does Reilly. Bring a toy valued at least $20 to the annual Toys For Tots event on Dec. 11 and get a complimentary shot of Mother’s Milk Whiskey and unlimited tater tots! www.facebook.com/rnrpub

Dec. 12
Holiday Party at Lenceria Boutique
We are excited to celebrate the holiday season with our Sunset Strip friends, family and neighbors! Join us from 7-10 p.m. and enjoy our famous Manhattans, mandatory bubbly and delicious treats. A night of friends, music and, of course, special promotions. We are already putting together raffle gifts for three lucky ladies (and their guys). Just bring an unwrapped toy or a food item that can be donated for a chance to win. www.facebook.com/LenceriaLA

Dec. 12 & 14
Holiday Party & Shopping Event at Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Enjoy a three hour shopping event on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and receive 20% off select holiday items. Also on Saturday, enjoy a “mocktail” party with espresso and tea drinks and recipe cards for your home gatherings. http://peets.com

Dec. 13
Street Drum Corps Misfit Xmas at The Roxy
Get in the dark holiday spirit with Street Drum Corps at The Roxy. Tickets are $14-16 for this all-ages show. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 14
Kevin Fitzpatrick discusses and signs Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide at Book Soup
Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker’s reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. The signing begins at 4 p.m. This event will be preceded by a two hour tour of Dorothy Parker’s former homes and haunts in Hollywood and Beverly Hills ending with the event at Book Soup. For more info, please visit TicketWeb and the “Jazz Age LA Tours & the Dorothy Parker Society: Dorothy Parker’s Los Angeles Tour” listing. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 19, 20 & 21
Camp Freddy & Friends 7th Annual Xmas Residency at The Roxy
All star cover band Camp Freddy returns to The Roxy to spread festive cheer. Special guests are a given, with past drop-ins including Billy Idol, Juliette Lewis, Slash, Ozzy and more! www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 19
Danny B Harvey’s Black Christmas at Viper Room
Get in the holiday spirit with Danny B Harvey, JD Bender and 8 Track Cadillac. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 day of show for this 21 and older event. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.viperroom.com

Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Dinner at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course menu served from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. for $95 per person. (Full menu details to be announced.) www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Le Claufoutis
Open all day and for dinner. Regular menu and specials. leclafoutisrestaurant.com

Dec. 25
Christmas Day at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course menu served from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. $95 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

NYE: Dec. 31

Belle Epoque at Skybar
Enjoy special guest DJs, live music, burlesque dancers, a hosted bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. $125 per person. For tickets please call 323 848 6025 or email skybarla@mhgc.com. www.facebook.com/mondrian

New Year’s Ball at Pearl’s
Pearl’s Liquor Bar is ringing in the New Year with style! Watch the ball drop under the stars on the rooftop deck. Tickets available beginning Dec. 9. www.pearlsliquorbar.com   

Goo Goo Dolls at House of Blues Sunset Strip
Rock in 2014 with the Goo Goo Dolls.  Dinner, drink and bar packages are available, including party favors and a midnight champagne toast. This event is ages 21 and older, only. www.hob.com/LA

Camp Freddy at The Roxy
Camp Freddy & Friends return to The Roxy for one more night in December. Ring in 2013 with this legendary, celebrity cover band. Event is ages 21 and older. Tickets are $100. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Bootsy Bellows
Enjoy live music, specialty cocktails and a spectacular NYE party as you ring in 2014. www.bootsybellows.com

“No Hassel” NYE Party at Rock & Reilly’s
If there is one thing Reilly hates, it’s when he can’t get a drink. No-Hassle New Year’s Eve charges no cover and provides complimentary toasts of bubbly every hour after Dublin hits midnight. www.facebook.com/rnrpub

Ring in the new year with a special tasting menu. For full details and menu, visit www.gorgela.com

Gordon Ramsay NYE Dinner
Two seatings available: first seating is a three-course menu served from 5 – 8 p.m. for $95 per person, and the second is a five-course menu served form 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. with a midnight champagne toast for $145 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Le Claufoutis
Ring in 2014 at this classic Sunset Plaza café. Regular menu and specials served. http://leclafoutisrestaurant.com


Now through Dec. 20
Holiday Shopping Package at Mondrian

Stay on The Sunset Strip and enjoy rates starting from $279 with exclusive shopping discounts at more than 15 local retailers. More info

Dec. 1 – 31
Sunset Package at Grafton On Sunset
Book our “Sunset Pacakge” which includes continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi. More info.  



Calling All Thanksgiving Volunteers

House of Blues Sunset Strip is proud to announce another House of Giving Event for Thanksgiving 2013. The legendary music venue plans to feed more than 2,000 underserved families in our community, with a full Thanksgiving meal and live music. House of Blues currently has multiple volunteer opportunities available for those who are interested in participating with this annual event. 

House of Giving Thanksgiving Event Date: Thursday, November 28
Location: House of Blues Sunset
8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Three volunteer shifts available:
Wednesday, November 27 anytime (prep work)
Thursday, November 28: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or 12-4 p.m.

Must be available the entire shift assigned to you.
Must be 16 or older to volunteer alone.
Must wear closed toe shoes.
Hair needs to be covered or pulled back.

Volunteers will be assigned a different duty which includes, but not limited to: hosting, prep, serving food & drinks, set-up, and break-down. If you would like to volunteer, please send an RSVP email to mariasolorio@livenation.com and include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Total people in your volunteer party
  • Shift you prefer
  • Contact phone number or email

You will receive a confirmation email with your secured shift time.  



Giving Thanks On The Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip businesses are hosting many Thanksgiving events in the next two weeks, from charitable events and parties to Thanksgiving dinners. Get in the spirit!


Now through Nov. 27
Food Drive at House of Blues

Help us help those in need. Bring two non-perishable food items to House of Blues Sunset Strip before Nov 27 and dessert is on the house. www.hob.com/LA 

Nov. 19 & 20
Thanks For Giving Dinner at GORGE
Join GORGE for their “Thanks For Giving” four-course dinner, with a portion of proceeds supporting The Hospitality Kitchen in downtown L.A. For more than 40 years, this volunteer-run organization has provided 4,000 meals a week to those in need. The menu includes apple soup amuse bouche, wild mushroom tart, duck confit a l’orange and grand pumpkin macaroon. Dinner is $110 per person. For reservations and more information, call 310-657-6328. www.gorgela.com

Nov. 23 – Dec. 24
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Holiday Sale
Stock up on select coffee and entertaining items at Peet’s Coffee. Receive 15% off select items from Nov. 23 –Nov. 28 and up to 25% off select hardware from Nov. 27 – Dec. 24. peets.com

Nov. 24
SOVA Food Pantry Drive at Viper Room
Viper Room and Bartholomew Presents: Thanksgiving Food Drive for Sova Food Pantry. Bring $10 worth of food, non-perishables and toiletries and receive FREE entrance for the evening. Enjoy performances by Bartholomew, Elle Rae, Magic and a special midnight performance by the Intergalactix. www.viperroom.com

Nov. 27
Cowboys and Indians Party at Skybar
Skybar at Mondrian will throw a Cowboys and Indians party on Thanksgiving eve from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. with special guest DJs. Costumes encouraged. www.facebook.com/Mondrian

Multi-Course Menu at Sunset Marquis
Multi-course Thanksgiving dinner including choice of slow-roasted organic turkey,  sirloin steak or herb-basted salmon. Meal is $65 for those ages 12 and older, $25 for children and free for those ages 4 and younger. For reservations, call 310-358-3759. View the menu.

Three-Course Meal at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring main course options of roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing, butter poached halibut, charcoal roasted chatham cod, black angus beef filet or “Gordon Ramsay’s” roasted beef wellington. Thanksgiving menu is $95 per person and is available 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. For reservations, call 310-358-7788. View the menu

Rainbow Bar & Grill
Add some rock and roll history to your turkey day at the Rainbow. The legendary restaurant will open at 4 p.m. to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $21.50 per person. The full menu will also be available. www.rainbowbarandgrill.com

“Orphans Thanksgiving” at Rock & Reilly’s
Orphan's Thanksgiving at Rock & Reilly's is your home away from home this Nov. 28. Join Reilly and his band of misfits as they enjoy $10 Thanksgiving meals, a cold brew, football, and a little rock n' roll. www.rnrpub.com

Après Turkey Special Dessert Menu at Pearl’s
Come to Pearl's on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. to enjoy special Thanksgiving themed desserts and a glass of complimentary champagne upon arrival! pearlsliquorbar.com

Le Claufoutis
We are open all day and will be serving specials and a special Thanksgiving menu. Full selection of pastries and turkey-shaped breads. Open until 11 p.m. http://leclafoutisrestaurant.com

Riot House restaurant at Andaz
Riot House restaurant and bar is offering a Thanksgiving buffet and 20% off select bottles of wine. Roasted organic turkey and sides, roasted ham, butternut squash soup, fall salads, smoked salmon station, farmers market vegetables, assorted desserts. Meal is $49 for adults and $25 for kids ages 12 and younger. Seatings available 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

House of Giving Charitable Dinner at House of Blues
House of Blues Sunset Strip continues its annual tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals to those in need this year. The venue will open its doors at 10 a.m. to host their annual “Feed the Souls” Thanksgiving meal for those in need. Seatings will take place in the Music Hall. Guests will be treated to a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables, rolls and pumpkin pie. Live entertainment will be provided by the House of Blues Gospel Band. Charitable organizations can make seating reservations thru Maria Solorio at 323-848-5195. (More information about volunteering.)

Bootsy Bellows
Dance off that turkey and dressing at Bootsy Bellows nightclub, which will be open Thanksgiving eve. www.bootsybellows.com

Nov. 29
Black Friday Sale at Fiore Home Accessories

Receive a 20% off discount from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. www.fiorehomeaccessories.com 

Nov. 30
Small Business Saturday at Book Soup

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and support your local independent, Book Soup! Book Soup welcomes authors Meredith Maran, Hal Ackerman, Kim Dower and more to the bookselling floor in celebration of Indies First! Meet the authors, talk books, and maybe get a couple signed. www.booksoup.com


Pub For Grub Food Drive

Get in the giving spirit tonight at Rock & Reilly's pub for their "Pub For Grub" fundraising event. Donate $20 to the Los Angeles Food Bank and receive a $20 Rock & Reilly's credit to be used at a future visit. (That's a win/win!)

The night also features special raffle prizes and silent auction items including:

  • A Wayne Gretzky autographed hockey stick
  • A Kings jersey autographed by Matt Green
  • A Kings jersey autographed by Jarret Stoll
  • An autographed The Princess Bride script
  • A Mitchell Stone Haircut and gift basket
  • A private Warner Bros studio tour for 12 people
  • 4 Los Angeles Clippers tickets
  • 4 Los Angeles Kings tickets
  • 3 month membership to Equinox

Event takes place from 7-10 p.m. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/rnrpub