Peek Inside Bootsy Bellows' Palm Springs-Inspired Makeover Before It Reopens Friday

The rebranded nightclub takes a cue from Frank Sinatra's desert getaway.

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Bootsy Bellows may be known for its notoriously strict door (and A-list clientele), but there's another reason why clubgoers haven't been able to snag a table since last summer. After temporarily shutting down the party last August, the buzzy Sunset Strip nightclub is ready to unveil its swanky new Palm Springs-inspired makeover — and the doors are finally set to reopen to the public this Friday.

It's all part of the celebrity-beloved venue's new rebrand, which follows a previous redesign in early 2017. Co-owned by actor David Arquette and nightlife gurus H.wood Group, Bootsy's original Rat Pack-meets-Weimar culture aesthetic (which was also inspired by Arquette's burlesque dancer-turned-marriage counselor mother, Mardi) still shines through in the new interiors dreamed up by architectural design firm Built, Inc.'s John Sofio, who took style notes from Frank Sinatra's 1940s desert home.

The rebranded retro-modern space now features a walkway entrance covered with desert-inspired wallpaper, marble countertops, wood chevron flooring, and vintage fixtures. Partygoers can order up a cocktail at the new calacutta gold and brushed brass bar, then grab a seat at the midcentury-modern flamingo pink seating.

Regulars will be happy to know that those impromptu puppet shows — an homage to Arquette's puppeteer father — will still take place, while other entertainment upgrades include state-of-the-art sound system and DJ booth and LED lighting on the ceiling and walls for custom light shows. Missing is the former VIP room that kept stars away from the general crowd: As H.wood co-founder Brian Toll told The Hollywood Reporter, "celebrities who go out now want to be seen, they want to be on Instagram, they call the paparazzi on themselves — some don't, but a lot of them do — so they want to be in the main room."

In a statement, Arquette explains that "I'm so thrilled to show the world the evolution of Bootsy Bellows. Once again, Bootsy Bellows is leading with a new era of entertainment for the Sunset Strip." H.wood co-founder John Terzian adds that "we the time to rebuild since the concept has now matured, and we wanted to really set the bar high for ourselves. It will be unlike any other nightlife space that we have done before and what no one else is doing or expecting."

The H.wood Group has done it again, indeed — scroll through the gallery above to see what they've done to the space.

Bootsy Bellows, 9229 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; (310) 274-7500

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