Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval have a vision for their new West Hollywood venture, Tom Tom: It should be a place that welcomes everyone, and doesn't prize exclusivity for its own sake. (To get in, however, you will have to know the 18-part secret handshake.)
And when you visit, the Toms have some tips about the very best places to sit. When we caught up with the Vanderpump Rules pal at the DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV summer party that served as the venue's soft opening, the two dished.
"Every spot is like it’s unique own little world — there’s not a bad seat in the house," Schwartz told The Feast. "Obviously I'm an investor. I'm partial. My heart’s in this."
Sandoval further explained the layout: "Right when you walk in, you get natural light, double bar stools right at the beautiful bar. As you go deeper in, there are these half-circle private booths. And then as the sun goes down and it gets dark, it reveals this beautiful garden..."
Schwartz described the alfresco space, in romantic terms, as "the hanging gardens of West Hollywood."
And speaking of romance... where, we wanted to know, would be the most ideal place to sit if you're trying to seal the deal on a date with a new flame?
Sandoval said, "Start at the bar, go out to the garden, meander, and then come back to the half circle."
Schwartz had even bigger plans. And, if you're trying to close a deal yourself, you might want to write this down: "You get a cocktail at the bar, then you sit down by the fireplace, you whisper sweet nothings into each other's ears, then you go to the shot bar, take shots, get the mojo flowing. Then you go to the garden and you fall in love all over again — or for the first time!"
Now that sounds like an epic night. (And perhaps also a recipe for an epic hangover.)
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