Health Inspectors Close Rainbow Bar & Grill Because of Vermin

Rainbow Bar & Grill West Hollywood
Rainbow Bar & Grill (Photo by Kaitlin Parker)

West Hollywood’s popular Rainbow Bar & Grill has been closed by L.A. County¬†Department of Public Health inspectors because of a vermin infestation.

The closing occurred on Wednesday. An unidentified person answering the phone at Rainbow this morning said she did not know when it would reopen. Located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. near North Wetherly, Rainbow was founded in 1972 by Elmer Valentine, Lou Adler and Mario Maglieri. It currently is operated by Mario’s son, Mikael Maglieri. It is famed as a gatherin place for famous rock musicians such as Alice Cooper, Micky Dolenz, Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr.

Also on Wednesday health inspectors closed Mechta, a Russian grocery store at 7712 Santa Monica Blvd. near North Spaulding after they discovered evidence of vermin.

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7 years ago

Articles like this will hopefully keep other establishment on their toes and make them think twice about letting things go. I would think that they must know that when word gets out on things like this, it’s terrible for business (and not just the short term of being closed by the Health Dept.).

7 years ago

Thank you for this article! If you’r not already doing so, please inform us anytime there is a serious violation with any of the restaurants/shops within our City. Very helpful. It’s pretty sad an establishment lets it get to the point that the Health Department has to close them down. Don’t they have a routine service that comes monthly to keep things under control?! When they HAVE TO BE closed down, the public loses faith in their ability to keep a clean restaurant. I won’t be going back there again.

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