Tommie Hollywood Debuts Retro-Inspired Rooftop Bar, Desert 5 Spot


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. for more information.