Party Earth Review In mid 2012, actor-turned-nightlife-impresario David Arquette took over Trousdale Lounge – a luxurious celebrity hotspot with the paparazzi perpetually planted out front – and turned it into Bootsy Bellows, a swanky vintage... ... read full review
9229 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tu, F–Sa 10:30pm–2am
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
In mid 2012, actor-turned-nightlife-impresario David Arquette took over Trousdale Lounge – a luxurious celebrity hotspot with the paparazzi perpetually planted out front – and turned it into Bootsy Bellows, a swanky vintage-style club with sexy burlesque dancers, erotic puppetry acts…and the paparazzi perpetually planted out front.
The venue is named for the stage persona of Arquette’s mother – a tassel-shaking queen herself back in the day – and much of the interior is awash in ol’ Bootsy gracing the blown-up covers of retro mags, bondage galleries, and other assorted photos that would make the average son cringe through his toes.
Child psychology notwithstanding, the main room is quite intimate and cozy, with cascading glass ornaments hung over the sleek marble floor, tufted suede couches, and a tiny stage where everyone from life-size puppets to marionette troupes to women behaving badly perform.
A-listers, reality TV stars, and industry insiders are in large supply, ordering multiple rounds of sparkler-adorned bottles as gorgeous girls dance atop the tables.
For those lucky enough to find entry into the main room too easy, there’s a VIP room in back that promises even more exclusivity, as well as a swanky vibe provided by pink couches, diamond-shaped mirrors, and a grand piano that’s like a symbolic cherry atop an old-school Vegas sundae.
A fantastical realm where the ageless vices of old attract an equally ageless crowd, Bootsy Bellows is where Hollywood’s modern-day Rat Pack goes to get naughty.
A-listers, elite members of the entertainment and fashion industries, models, reality TV stars, glamorous gals, folks who know someone who knows someone who knows David, 20s to early 40s.
Top guest DJs spin a range of dance-friendly styles. Regular burlesque and adult puppetry performances.
Menu of late nite munchies includes pizza, sliders, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and fries.
Snacks $8–$15. Drinks $10–$14+, bottle service $425–$18,000. Table reservations $2,000+ for 12 people.
Dressy: blazers, button-downs, designer everything, chic dresses, high heels.
Any night it’s open.