Spot 5750 morphs from pool hall into live-music venue with Neon Trees KROQ Weenie Roast after-party
Late last year, the massive space that housed Hollywood Billiards reopened as a sleek bar and pool hall called Spot 5750. Now it's being reimagined by its owners as a live-music venue with the help of a local event-production and promotions company called the Jordison Group (TJG).
To celebrate the club's new direction, Spot 5750 is hosting the official Neon Trees KROQ Weenie Roast after-party on Saturday night. The Neon Trees are slotted to turn in a live DJ set alongside live performances by local faves White Arrows and up-and-comers Terraplane Sun. Also on the schedule is DJ Bl3nD, who has become a viral YouTube sensation of late.
With a capacity of 2,000 people, Spot 5750 falls somewhere between the Music Box and the Palladium in scale, and TJG owner Joshua Jordison, who is also acting as Spot 5750's talent buyer, is planning to nab national touring acts as well as host local musicians and club nights.
Jordison had a hand in booking popular newbie street fair the Silver Lake Jubilee and has also promoted weekly events at hot spots around town, including Bardot, Three of Clubs and the Standard Rooftop bar.
The venue is "almost three times as big as the Echoplex," Jordison said. "And I love that we're not stuck in any particular scene." Firmly lodged in East Hollywood, Spot 5750 can avoid being known as a Hollywood club while benefiting from that area's proximity.
It also has a full kitchen, with upscale menu items such as filet mignon playing alongside hot wings, nachos and pizza. There are also two full bars -- with one upstairs overlooking the stage -- as well as two smoking patios, a few pool tables and plenty of lounging areas.
Another reason that Jordison feels Spot 5750 is unique is that it is licensed to stay open until 5 or 6 a.m., just like Avalon, so late-night dance parties are on the to-do list.
Saturday's event will last from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com.
Spot 5750, 5750 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 465-0115; www.spot5750.com.
-- Jessica Gelt
Photo: Neon Trees. Credit: Indegoot Management