Tommie Hollywood Debuts Retro-Inspired Rooftop Bar, Desert 5 SpotAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
Channeling vintage Palm Springs and a Pioneertown vibe, Tommie Hollywood’s new rooftop bar is all about that desert ambiance. Aptly titled Desert 5 Spot features everything from a mechanical bull to monthly line dancing, and the newly opened hot spot includes retro furniture and live musical performances ranging from country to rock’n’ roll.
Ten Five Hospitality is behind the new Hollywood destination that spans 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The venue debuted in December 2021 and offers 360-degree city views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown LA.
Designed by Studio Collective, styled by Bernadette Blanc and Wade Crescent, Desert 5 Spot’s aesthetic is rooted in the feeling of taking a winding, carefree road trip through California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. In fact, most of the furnishings and art were hand-selected from vintage dealers and thrift shops, lending an air of pure authenticity to the space.
The location’s private entrance invites guests to admire the surrounding mushroom wallpaper and Seesburg ‘67 jukebox, and upon exiting the elevator, visitors will be greeted with a color palette of yellow and pink, and an inviting display of distinct cacti and yucca. The throwback furnishings are complemented by custom-built neon signs, Gibson guitars, and other desert-appropriate touches.
The rotating calendar of live musical performances from the Desert Five House Band and surprise guests blends genres, while a live DJ spins everything from Hall & Oates to Johnny Cash, The Killers, and Dolly Parton.
Desert 5’s cocktail menu is big on tequila and mezcal, but there are plenty of options for everyone who wants to imbibe. Signature cocktails include the 9 to 5 (volcan tequila, bruxo mezcal, celery, cucumber, hone matcha, maldon salt) and the Achey Breaky Heart (smooth ambler old scout, nigori sake, aperol, grapefruit, lime, honey).
Desert 5 Spot is located at tommie Hollywood, 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028. visitdesertfivespotla.com for more information.