Over the course of her career as an interior designer, Dana Hollister has created intriguing ambiances for the abodes of such A-list stars as Robert Downey Jr., Madonna and Courtney Love. Her sense of style– combined with business savvy– has made Silver Lake’s 4100 Bar, Cliff’s Edge Restaurant, Brite Spot Restaurant and Bordello Bar the sites in which to be seen in L.A. On July 23, 2010, Villains Tavern– the restaurant and bar impresario’s latest venture– became the toast of Tinseltown as the doors of the bar and entertainment venue opened to the public.
Hollister’s eclectic aesthetic, ranging from a church window reinvented into a mirror that reflects glimpses of Gothic glamor to the 600 antique apothecary bottles that offer kaleidoscopic color to the entrance window, provides patrons with a visual feast before they mull over a menu filled with bar food classics. Customers can sink their teeth into a Villains burger topped with bacon marmalade, balsamic, and sour cherry spread in a toasted bun or a Villains Dog, consisting of a German Weiner, with Braised Red Cabbage, Olive Tapenade, Bacon, and Cheese. Twenty-eight beers are available in chilled jars, or patrons can sample the many other spirits on tap.
Visitors to Villains Tavern can take their drinks and stroll out on one of two large patios and lounge on Argentinean wrought iron furniture crafted a century ago. The pulsating rhythm of live music acts will beckon rock ‘n’ roll romantics on to the larger patio.
Located at 1356 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, at the corner of Palmetto St. and Santa Fe Avenue, Villains Tavern features free, on-site parking.
For more information:
- visit www.villainstavern.com
Photo courtesy Villains Tavern