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Rodney Bingenheimer held court at this Denny’s well before a lot of rockers were born.
In the late 70’s and early 80’s, if you wanted your band’s records to have a chance to be played on KROQ, you came here and paid homage and bought Rodney a patty melt. Located in the heart of the Sunset Strip’s club scene, and being open 24 hours as well as having good cheap coffee, you can find rockers here most anytime.
7373 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90046
Yes I remember back in the day in 1975 a wild wild crowd at Denny’s of busy waitresses with a pot of coffee, glam wannabees with loads of make-up and flamboyant pimps with their stoned hoes… The rest rooms were colorful and very busy. I loved the food. There were some creeps too who would says weird stuff and gave out a real nasty vibe.
When i first drove to LA in june of 2000 i remember stopping there at that dennys for directions. In fact twice i stopped there with in the hour.
The rock ‘n roll Dennys that I hanged out at was (and still is) at 5751 Sunset Blvd.
This is the correct location. I took that picture myself on the 80’s. Check out the address on the building on the left, 7401 Sunset.
The one pictured is the original rock n roll Denny’s. The one at Gower Gulch was just another Denny’s in the 70’s and 80’s.
That’s right. This was always “Rock’n’Roll” Denny’s. Now its a trendy restaurant called “Aroma.” There are still a couple other Denny’s on Sunset within a couple miles though, at Gower and at the 101. It must have been popular with young rockers due to the proximity of well known music stores, such as Sam Ash, Image Guitars, and the others. This was before the Guitar Center, though, when the Oriental Theatre was where the Guitar center is now. I always thought it was rather seedy, but it holds a special place in my heart as consistently providing the worst service I have ever experienced at a restaurant.
Wasn’t it Tiny Naylor’s where Rodney Bingenheimer would hang out?
I lived behind GUITAR CENTER on Vista and the true ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DENNY’S was across the street at 5751 Sunset Blvd.