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Reality Star Lisa Vanderpump’s New Faux-Steampunk Bar Opens in West Hollywood

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Tom Tom opened August 9 in West Hollywood

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Tom Tom

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ cast member Lisa Vanderpump, and partners Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz from reality restaurant show Vanderpump Rules recently opened Tom Tom restaurant on August 9 in the heart of West Hollywood.

The design from Miami-based Nick Alain is a mashup between modern Victorian and steampunk, with industrial furniture and lights, a massive brass clock, and gear art, with splashes of leather and velvet. It took 15 months to rework the 2,000 square foot space, including a partially covered back patio overlooking the renovated park just south of Santa Monica Boulevard.

The food appears best suited for quick bites instead of a sit-down experience. Sandoval and Schwartz developed cocktails to match the theme, with names like Clockwork Pink and Toulouse Your Mind. According to a spokesperson, Vanderpump gave the restaurant to Sandoval and Schwartz as a gift. “The idea came to me the night I officiated over Tom (Schwartz) and Katie’s wedding vows with both Tom’s present and I thought, ‘What a great gift, a restaurant named after them both.’” Both Schwartz and Sandoval invested $50,000 each for a five percent stake in the restaurant.

Tom Tom’s opening accompanies a local discussion around West Hollywood’s evolving culture. Some believe openings like Tom Tom are destroying LGBTQ culture in one of LA’s historically gay neighborhoods. Hours are 4:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily, and anticipate weekend hours for brunch.

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Tom Tom

Tom Tom. 8932 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

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