The Sayers Club's New Additions
July 18, 2013 | by JASMIN ROSEMBERG | Food & Drink News
Famous for introducing musical talent like Gotye, Skylar Grey, and Capital Cities to the scene, The Sayers Club has just expanded and added earlier scheduling to bring you even more live entertainment. From Tuesday through Sunday, 6 pm-2 am, enjoy small plates and drinks in a stylish new front bar space, and stick around for a series of early-evening performances starting at 8:30 pm.
“The Sayers Club walks a line between nightclub and live music venue, however we’ve been chained to the idea and the hours of nightlife, where everybody shows up late,” says creative director Jason Scoppa of the new developments, which launched on Tuesday. “As I get older, I see that there’s a crowd that would like to be out earlier, to be home earlier—and a food offering and the front room bridge that gap.”
Designed by Scoppa, the intimate new front area is an aesthetic extension of Sayers’ adjacent rock-and-roll main room. It has a refined yet friendly feel with a long reclaimed wood bar, rows of tables, framed guitars, and a wood-burning pizza oven. Highlights from the new menu of snacks, salads, pizzas, and sweets by sbe chef Michael Teich include the Green Goddess pesto salad pizza, crispy stuffed dates with Merguez sausage, and hand-cut fries with parmesan and black truffle. Sayers’ signature cocktails like The Old Fashioned, Mexican Firing Squad, and the Blackberry Sidecar will also be served, in addition to a rotating list of seasonal craft beers.
Early sets will play on the main stage, which has already hosted legends like Stevie Wonder and Prince in the venue’s short two-year life. Rumer Willis will have a weekly residency every Tuesday, Mark Ballas from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars will perform on alternate Saturdays starting July 20, and vocalist Brenna Whitaker will take the other bi-weekly Saturday spot beginning July 27. Sundays will welcome American jazz musician and Miles Davis collaborator Daron Johnson, in a revival of the popular Sunday jazz party hosted by Johnson and Scoppa at The Green Door in 2007. 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, 323-871-8233
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