Rock of Ages: Eat In The '80s (Photos)
Sunset Strip via Miami....the bums were really confused today.
All photos by Laine Doss
You may not have noticed
The answer is simple: Downtown Miami has been turned into pretty much a giant set of Los Angeles' Sunset Strip circa 1983, complete with all the iconic bars and restaurants that made it so great..and a little sleazy (much like parts of Miami are now). We
took a walk down memory lane crashed the set to give you a photo tour of places we totally wish would open up here in Miami.
The Whisky-a-Go-Go is the place to go for live music since 1964. Name a great musician -- Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Allman Brothers -- they all played there.
This L.A. eatery features food with a rock & roll theme. Rainbow Grill is like Hard Rock Cafe without the kiddie menus.
The Sunset Grill's been serving Los Angelinos since 1957. Don Henley sang about it in 1984.
The good ol' '80s -- where a cheeseburger and pie cost well under ten bucks!
Even Terner's Liquors is real. Check out the prices for booze in the window -- was a bottle of hooch really six bucks?
We would absolutely frequent a club named Filthy McNasty's. Can you even imagine what the bathrooms in a place like this would look like?
Come to Vegas to see Liberace and eat at the Tivoli Terrrace? We're on the first flight out!
Maybe not a restaurant, but Frederick's of Hollywood does have edible underwear.
Established in 1975, Carney's still serves dogs and burgers out of a yellow Union Pacific railroad car.
Book Soup is really an indie bookstore, but we're hoping they at least make alphabet soup.
Ben Frank's was a favorite of the Rolling Stones when they were in the City of Angels. They serve hot dogs (people in LA eat a lot of hot dogs), burgers and shakes.
Duke's, on the first floor of the not-so-plush Tropical Hotel, was another local hangout for musicians and celebrities. They're still serving up diner food in West Hollywood.
The Bourbon Room is where the Rock of Ages characters work and play. Stacee Jaxx on the marquee is the rock star that falls in love with female lead, Sherrie.
Newstand with '80s covers (including Tom Cruise and Paul Newman).
Will we ever see these gas prices again?
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