Revolver bar is officially under new ownership at 8851 Santa Monica Boulevard, on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Larrabee Street. Former owner Chris Miller gave the bar a farewell on Instagram and announced that the sale to new owners Danny Santiago and Richard King.
“After 12 incredible years of owning Revolver, I am happy (and sad) to officially have sold the bar to Danny Santiago and Rich King,” reads a message on Miller’s Instagram account on Sunday. “I want to thank the hundreds of staff members who I had the pleasure to work with. The amazing DJ’s, the incredible Gogo boys. The million plus customers. Major thanks to @zyonn51 for keeping it all together for me. You’re going to crush this!!!! Thank you to @masonmhughes @kellydsmith @_leeharris_ and all my OG family/staff….what a ride! I love you guys so much!!! ❤️”
Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) lists Bob’s Garage Bar, LLC as the new primary owner of the bar. The bar’s name is also going back to its previous name which is simply Revolver (dropping the Video Bar from its business title) according to the ABC listing.
Revolver Video Bar reopened on October 26, 2011, after closing in 2004. A new bar called East/West Lounge opened at the space in 2005, but it only lasted until 2011. Chris Miller brought back Revolver Video Bar with Alfredo Diaz in an effort to preserve the bar’s history. Miller bought out Diaz after several disputes, which include Miller’s accusation that Diaz was embezzling money.
Revolver first opened in 1982. It took its name from its famous revolving door and made a name for itself for its large video screens above the bar that featured music videos, campy video collages, and the bar hosted a series of viewing parties for popular TV shows.