Closed in: 2001
Reason we miss it: In its prime, this West Coast equivalent to New York’s CBGB was the jumping-off point for many big names -- everyone from The Misfits, to Beck, to the Red Hot Chili Peppers played intimate shows there in their early days.
Closed in: 1998
Reason we miss it: Its always-eventful last call. Before the same location became upscale spots Pour Vous and Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce, it was Sean MacPherson’s intimate rock 'n' roll dive, where you could end the night with a $2 beer while sitting beside a “celeb” like Justine Bateman (miss you, Justine!).
The Roxbury on Sunset
Closed in: 1997
Reason we miss it: All the celebrities in one spot! Basically if you were young and hot in Hollywood, or a Shannen Doherty hanger-on, you were allowed into the bar area of this Sunset Strip venue where you rubbed elbows (and, if you were lucky, other parts) with Madonna, Tom Cruise and, um, Tia Carrere. Schwing!!!