All About Lisa Vanderpump's 'Sexy' New Bar Pump
From the food to the decor, she dishes on her fabulous West Hollywood venture.
It looks like the summer's about to heat up on the corner of Santa Monica and Robertson in Los Angeles, because Lisa Vanderpump can't wait to open the doors of P.U.M.P., her new gay bar—and neither can we!
Lisa's putting the finishing touches on her third LA restaurant and lounge, and she's only got one requirement for the latest establishment to join her empire: everything needs to be as hot as the clientele, from the décor to the menu.
"That's sex on a plate," she told the Los Angeles Times when she sat down to savor P.U.M.P.'s filet mignon tagliata while prepping for the bar's launch party. "I want everything to be sexy."
From the sounds of it, Lisa's wish is her own command. P.U.M.P. will celebrate its opening with a soiree tomorrow, and like SUR and Villa Blanca before it, the soon-to-be West Hollywood hot spot was designed by Lisa herself. Between its indoor dining spaces, private party room and lush garden area with beautiful olive trees and a rustic bar made from parts of an old Parisian bridge, P.U.M.P. embraces a French garden vibe, and Lisa says the years she spent in France inspired the new space.
"I wanted to create a garden that makes you feel like you're in Paradise," she told the Times. "I always look for what I think the market needs in a certain space. For this, it's very gay friendly because we are right in a boy's town."
In addition to the sexy steak and stunning surroundings, P.U.M.P. will offer cocktails crafted with Lisa's own Vanderpump vodka, her LVP sangria and a "people-friendly" menu inspired by the Mediterranean crafted by Lisa and chef Penny Davidi of The Next Food Network Star. Lisa's touch isn't limited to the décor and the menus, though: the VIP area is decorated with hand-painted quotes of Lisa's from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!
Does P.U.M.P. sound like a spot you'd visit? Can you guess which of your favorite RHOBH quotes made it to the wall of P.U.M.P.'s VIP digs? Let us know in the comments.