After closing in early March for a quick winter facelift, West Hollywood’s ever-popular Bootsy Bellows has returned with a whole new look — and big plans for the future.
Though the overall atmosphere hasn’t changed much, with decor touches reminiscent of an upscale bachelor pad from the Rat Pack era, there’s actually a lot more to love inside. The Built-constructed lounge is draped in walnut and gold-framed glamour mirroring, with long wraparound golden banquettes and plenty of kitschy era-specific tidbits, from the lamps to the art on the walls.
On the back end, there’s also been an overhaul to the club’s infamous party aspect. The VIP room at Bootsy Bellows has long been legendary as a place for in-the-know partiers to experience a wider, more esoteric evening experience, complete with lots of live performances. The h.wood team is adding ongoing burlesque to the mix inside their new space, with even more crowd-pleasing options to come.
Bootsy Bellows is one of the centerpieces of the h.wood Group portfolio, which also includes properties like Blind Dragon across the street, and The Nice Guy and Henry’s, both nearby in West Hollywood. In June, mega-club-monsters Hakkasan Group took a controlling interest in the h.wood Group, and with that new influx of money and connections come plans for many more Bootsy Bellows around the world, each in a similar style. A Las Vegas stop is next (there’s already a Bootsy Bellows in Aspen) followed closely by Toronto.
Bootsy Bellows returns this Friday, with hours from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.