Inside Schwartz & Sandy’s! Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval share first peek


Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz are finally sharing a glimpse inside their new cocktail lounge Schwartz & Sandy’s ahead of Tuesday night’s grand opening party hosted by DailyMail.com and TMX.

The Vanderpump Rules stars — who are currently shooting season ten of the hit Bravo show — have spent over a year renovating their new LA hotspot, which is nestled in the base of the iconic Hollywood Hills.

In DailyMail.com’s exclusive pictures, the interior of the cozy cocktail lounge looks heavily inspired by vintage motels and is described by the pair as ‘delightfully kitschy.’

New venture: Tom Sandoval (L) and Tom Schwartz (R) are finally sharing a glimpse inside their new cocktail lounge Schwartz & Sandy’s ahead of Tuesday night’s grand opening party hosted by DailyMail.com and TMX; pictured Tuesday at the opening celebration

Sandoval and Schwartz both channeled 1980s men’s style with their striking suits. Sandoval opted for a double-breasted white silk suit with peaked lapels and chunky white loafers, which he wore over a coral patterned shirt while sporting a dark mustache.

Schwartz was attired in a double-breasted pink suit and a black-and-white tropical print shirt, along with black sneakers and blue-tinted aviator sunglasses.

The entrepreneurs and reality stars showed off their striking neon sign for the lounge, which featured tropical plants and Schwartz’s name in block letters, while Sandoval’s was written in a playful cursive scrawl. 

The menu promises shareable cuisine and plant-based options, and the mixologist offers playful interactive drinks lovingly created by the owners.

The pair battled Covid delays and supply chain issues but were able to fulfill their creative vision for the venue, which includes an iconic ‘starry night’ ceiling inspired by the night sky in Joshua Tree National Park.

Sandoval quips: ‘It’s the only place in LA where you’re guaranteed to see stars.’

There is also an art installation inspired by James Turrell’s Skyspace, which is a virtual portal to the sky.

Looking good! Sandoval and Schwartz both channeled 1980s men's style with their striking suits. Sandoval opted for a double-breasted white silk suit with peaked lapels and chunky white loafers, which he wore over a coral patterned shirt while sporting a dark mustache

 Looking good! Sandoval and Schwartz both channeled 1980s men’s style with their striking suits. Sandoval opted for a double-breasted white silk suit with peaked lapels and chunky white loafers, which he wore over a coral patterned shirt while sporting a dark mustache

Colorful style: Schwartz was attired in a double-breasted pink suit and a black-and-white tropical print shirt, along with black sneakers and blue-tinted aviator sunglasses

 Colorful style: Schwartz was attired in a double-breasted pink suit and a black-and-white tropical print shirt, along with black sneakers and blue-tinted aviator sunglasses

Humble origins: Sandoval and Schwartz, both 39, first met via a Craigslist advertisement and went on to become roommates in Los Angeles

Humble origins: Sandoval and Schwartz, both 39, first met via a Craigslist advertisement and went on to become roommates in Los Angeles

Period appropriate: The entrepreneurs and reality stars showed off their striking neon sign for the lounge, which featured tropical plants and Schwartz's name in block letters, while Sandoval's was written in a playful cursive scrawl

Period appropriate: The entrepreneurs and reality stars showed off their striking neon sign for the lounge, which featured tropical plants and Schwartz’s name in block letters, while Sandoval’s was written in a playful cursive scrawl

Sandoval and Schwartz, both 39, first met via a Craigslist advertisement and went on to become roommates in Los Angeles.

In 2013, the pals and their close circle of friends became stars of the hugely popular reality series Vanderpump Rules while working at Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant.

The pair went into business together in 2017 when Vanderpump offered Sandoval and Schwartz a chance to invest $50,000 each for five-percent stake in her new West Hollywood bar, Tom Tom.

Rise to fame: In 2013, the pals and their close circle of friends became stars of the hugely popular reality series Vanderpump Rules while working at Lisa Vanderpump's SUR restaurant

Rise to fame: In 2013, the pals and their close circle of friends became stars of the hugely popular reality series Vanderpump Rules while working at Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant

Taking the plunge: The pair went into business together in 2017 when Vanderpump offered Sandoval and Schwartz a chance to invest $50,000 each for five-percent stake in her new West Hollywood bar, Tom Tom

Taking the plunge: The pair went into business together in 2017 when Vanderpump offered Sandoval and Schwartz a chance to invest $50,000 each for five-percent stake in her new West Hollywood bar, Tom Tom

Getting ready: Sandoval and Schwartz are seen preparing for the opening party

Getting ready: Sandoval and Schwartz are seen preparing for the opening party

Last year they also released a new small batch bourbon and rye called Toms’ Good Lovin’.

For Schwartz & Sandy’s, the duo are also paying tribute to their Midwestern roots, as Schwartz hails from Minnesota, while Sandoval was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

At an NBCUniversal upfront presentation in May, Sandoval shared that the two are ‘Going to do some toasted ravioli from St. Louis.’ They will also be adding some ‘St. Louis–style pizza [with] Provel cheese’ to their menu.

Schwartz added that they might pay honor his roots with a Juicy Lucy, a burger with melted cheese inside of the patty, which is believed to have originated in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stylish: The lounge ceiling was decorated with wooden beams and featured cozy booth-backed tables adjoining a small bar

Stylish: The lounge ceiling was decorated with wooden beams and featured cozy booth-backed tables adjoining a small bar

Seating: Larger booths were tucked away under elegant arches and featuring hypnotizing diamond-shaped patterns on the seats and walls with striking elephant and giraffe designs

Seating: Larger booths were tucked away under elegant arches and featuring hypnotizing diamond-shaped patterns on the seats and walls with striking elephant and giraffe designs

Eye-catching: Comfortable blue velvet chairs were set aside in a corner, which was decorated with blue brick and pink wallpaper decorated with mythical winged cats

Eye-catching: Comfortable blue velvet chairs were set aside in a corner, which was decorated with blue brick and pink wallpaper decorated with mythical winged cats

At ease: The rug and animal-themed throw pillows created an inviting atmosphere, as if guests were dropping by an old friend's home for a drink

At ease: The rug and animal-themed throw pillows created an inviting atmosphere, as if guests were dropping by an old friend’s home for a drink

Having a laugh: The wall above the yellow velvet sofa was decorate with several humorous paintings

Having a laugh: The wall above the yellow velvet sofa was decorate with several humorous paintings

Funny: One featured a satirical portrait of a goat dressed in a woman's dress, while other paintings featured a woman with a tattoo on her thigh reclining on a sofa and one next to it showed a closeup of a poodle's face

Funny: One featured a satirical portrait of a goat dressed in a woman’s dress, while other paintings featured a woman with a tattoo on her thigh reclining on a sofa and one next to it showed a closeup of a poodle’s face

The interior of the lounge featured plenty of small booth-backed tables, which were next to an adjoining bar where patrons could socialize.

Larger booths were tucked away under elegant arches and featuring hypnotizing diamond-shaped patterns on the seats and walls with striking elephant and giraffe designs.

Comfortable blue velvet chairs were set aside in a corner, which was decorated with blue brick and pink wallpaper decorated with mythical winged cats.

The rug and animal-themed throw pillows created an inviting atmosphere, as if guests were dropping by an old friend’s home for a drink. The wall above the yellow velvet sofa was decorate with several humorous paintings.

One featured a satirical portrait of a goat dressed in a woman’s dress, while other paintings featured a woman with a tattoo on her thigh reclining on a sofa and one next to it showed a closeup of a poodle’s face.

The small marble end table between the seats was topped off with a retro lamp with a fringed shade. 

Animal lovers: One throw pillow depicted a tiger skin rug, while another velvet pillow was decorated with colorful parrots

Animal lovers: One throw pillow depicted a tiger skin rug, while another velvet pillow was decorated with colorful parrots

Old school: The small marble end table between the seats was topped off with a retro lamp with a fringed shade

Old school: The small marble end table between the seats was topped off with a retro lamp with a fringed shade

Fierce: The spacious interior included included hexagonal stone floor tiles and a row of golden velvet-covered booths decorated with a tiger-stripe pattern

Fierce: The spacious interior included included hexagonal stone floor tiles and a row of golden velvet-covered booths decorated with a tiger-stripe pattern

Shimmering: Hanging above the booths was a lovely golden peacock decoration

Shimmering: Hanging above the booths was a lovely golden peacock decoration

The spacious interior included included hexagonal stone floor tiles and a row of golden velvet-covered booths decorated with a tiger-stripe pattern.

‘The reality is that we’re very, very close,’ Sandoval said during an interview in March 2022. ‘We text numerous times throughout pretty much every single day. We’re very, very, very close.’

‘We help balance each other out,’ he continued. ‘And we have a great working relationship. He gets fired up, I calm him down. It’s the same. It’s a very loving, conducive relationship together.

‘We really have this friendship of “no idea is a bad idea.” Let’s take it for a spin. Let’s see what happens. Let’s go for it, and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.’

Great connection: 'The reality is that we're very, very close,' Sandoval said during an interview in March 2022. 'We text numerous times throughout pretty much every single day. We're very, very, very close'

Great connection: ‘The reality is that we’re very, very close,’ Sandoval said during an interview in March 2022. ‘We text numerous times throughout pretty much every single day. We’re very, very, very close’

Opposites attract: 'We help balance each other out,' he continued. 'And we have a great working relationship. He gets fired up, I calm him down. It's the same. It's a very loving, conducive relationship together'

Opposites attract: ‘We help balance each other out,’ he continued. ‘And we have a great working relationship. He gets fired up, I calm him down. It’s the same. It’s a very loving, conducive relationship together’

Whatever works: 'We really have this friendship of "no idea is a bad idea." Let's take it for a spin. Let's see what happens. Let's go for it, and if it doesn't work, it doesn't work,' Sandoval added

Whatever works: ‘We really have this friendship of “no idea is a bad idea.” Let’s take it for a spin. Let’s see what happens. Let’s go for it, and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work,’ Sandoval added

Doubters: But when the pair first introduced the name of their new bar, not everyone was a fan

Doubters: But when the pair first introduced the name of their new bar, not everyone was a fan

But when the pair first introduced the name of their new bar, not everyone was a fan.

‘I think it’s horrible,’ Schwartz’s now ex-wife Katie Maloney said on season nine of Vanderpump Rules. ‘You wanna make it like psychedelic, funky, fresh, lights, textures, and then you want to call it f***ing Schwartz and Sandy’s? Ugh. I lost my boner.’

But the name ended up sticking.

‘We’re committed,’ Schwartz said during a recent interview. ‘We’ve heard people say, “Oh, it sounds like a Jewish deli,” or whatever. But you know, Red Hot Chili Peppers to me, when I first heard that name, sounded like a mariachi band. But now you have a different association. So when you go into our place, the name will become the place, the place will become the name. That will be the association.’

‘With TomTom, it’s like, Tom and Tom could essentially be any other two Toms, but Schwartz and Sandy’s? There’s only one Schwartz and one Sandy, and that combination, you know what I mean?’ Sandoval said. ‘You’re getting to know us even a little bit more, because this is more of our love child.’

Schwatz & Sandy’s is located at 1917 N Bronson Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90068 and will open to the public in the coming weeks.

That figures: 'I think it's horrible,' Schwartz's now ex-wife Katie Maloney said on season nine of Vanderpump Rules

That figures: ‘I think it’s horrible,’ Schwartz’s now ex-wife Katie Maloney said on season nine of Vanderpump Rules

Lack of vision: 'You wanna make it like psychedelic, funky, fresh, lights, textures, and then you want to call it f***ing Schwartz and Sandy's? Ugh. I lost my boner,' she complained at the time

Lack of vision: ‘You wanna make it like psychedelic, funky, fresh, lights, textures, and then you want to call it f***ing Schwartz and Sandy’s? Ugh. I lost my boner,’ she complained at the time

A winner: But the name ended up sticking

A winner: But the name ended up sticking

Times change: 'We're committed,' Schwartz said during a recent interview. 'We've heard people say, "Oh, it sounds like a Jewish deli," or whatever. But you know, Red Hot Chili Peppers to me, when I first heard that name, sounded like a mariachi band. But now you have a different association'

Times change: ‘We’re committed,’ Schwartz said during a recent interview. ‘We’ve heard people say, “Oh, it sounds like a Jewish deli,” or whatever. But you know, Red Hot Chili Peppers to me, when I first heard that name, sounded like a mariachi band. But now you have a different association’

New vibe: 'So when you go into our place, the name will become the place, the place will become the name. That will be the association,' he added

New vibe: ‘So when you go into our place, the name will become the place, the place will become the name. That will be the association,’ he added

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