January 29, 2023 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Liquor License Records Show New West Hollywood Gay Bar Close to Opening

Dolly Shine coming to former Gym Sportsbar space 

By Susan Payne 

A new West Hollywood gay bar under the name Dolly Shine will open soon at 8737 Santa Monica Blvd., the former home of Gym Sportsbar. 

City, health and other inspections allowing, the bar could open as early as two weeks, according to the WeHo Times

Although uncommitted to the name, owner Jay Krymis, who also owns Fubar on the eastside of Santa Monica Boulevard, told WeHo Times there’s one inspection to go, and he hopes to host friends and family before having a soft opening, and then eventually, a grand opening. 

“This new space is going to be a cool, fun, neighborhood bar,” he told WeHo Times. “It’s going to be a chill gay, gay, gay bar. I want to it be a casual and super fun bar. It won’t be sports or down and dirty, which I love at Fubar, but great cocktail at an affordable price kind of place … I want to make it feel like it’s been there for a long time and make it cozy.”

Under the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license, the bar is restricted from operating in the following ways: 

  • No amusement machines or video game devices in or on the premises at any time. 
  • No pool, billiard or table games of any kind allowed in or on the premises. 
  • Petitioner shall not require an admission charge or a cover change, nor require the purchase of a minimum number of drinks.
  • No amplified music or other entertainment permitted in or on the premises at any time. 

Dolly Shine received its liquor license transfer on July 13.

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