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A New 70s-Themed Secret Cocktail Bar Opens Above 800 Degrees Hollywood

Devon Espinoza creates the cocktail menu

Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Sunset & Vinyl is a secretive new bar hidden above the 800 Degrees pizza in Hollywood slated to open on October 18. The cocktail bar is the handiwork of 800 Degrees’ founder/chef Anthony Carron and cocktail creator Devon Espinosa. Espinoza has deep bar roots throughout LA, creating drinks at places like Gusto, Woodley Proper, The Church Key, Ink, the Tasting Kitchen, and Pour Vous.

Borrowing style from the 60s and 70s, Sunset & Vinyl goes for a funky living room vibe with an old school turntable, and tape cassette player. The play on words has to do with the location (Sunset & Vine/Vinyl), and is bound to be crowded with a 35 person capacity.

As a busy part of LA nightlife, the 800 Degrees in Hollywood caters to the post-drinking crowds by serving food until the late hours. These crowds should find a lot to like about Espinoza’s retro cocktail menu, which looks like a playlist. The menu is lined with cocktails called Rich Mahogany, Dance or Die, On Repeat, Off Sunset, or the Back Room, which features Becherovka, a Czech spirit fortified with herbs, spices, and notes of cinnamon, vodka and ginger beer.

LA is full of secret bars, with secret doorknobs, passwords, or simply knowing where to go. Sunset & Vinyl is no different. To access this hidden bar, enter 800 Degrees, walk past the bathrooms and up the stairs.

Hours are from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily.

Sunset & Vinyl
1521 Vine St
Hollywood, CA