City: Los Angeles
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Address: 9039 Sunset Blvd.
Closed doors in: 1993
Famous for: Brother venue to the still-standing Whiskey a Go-Go
Featuring a young set of faces from the Doors (before they reached mainstream ubiquity) Gazzarri's reached its peak popularity in the late 1960s thanks to the charismatic Jim Morrison. The venue, along with Whiskey a Go Go, was one of L.A.'s hot spots, featuring bands like Buffalo Springfield and the Walker Brothers. A slew of glam metal cheese bands including Motley Crue, Poison, and the David Lee Roth-led Van Halen made Gazzarri's their second home amongst the bars in West Hollywood.