Bolthouse, who dropped out of high school in the 10th grade, grew up in Joshua Tree and assorted Southern California locales.
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“Bungalow was designed with the idea of creating a house partylike atmosphere rooted in the ’70s surf-and-skate culture of Southern California,” explains Bolthouse.
“We wanted to provide a beach-house destination that felt like a neighborhood bar where everyone was welcome.” In a town where names often arrive in neon and then vanish into darkness, Bolthouse has kept his atop the marquee of his profession. “He’s really a spiritual person, more so than you might think,” notes Jason Bentley, music director at KCRW and a longtime friend.
It was a rare and exotic moment of spiritual and romantic bliss, a state not often associated with nightclub owners, who are accustomed to haggling with liquor distributors, stressing over safety codes, and struggling with the age-old quandary of whether to appease the occasional rich, obnoxious lout or toss him out on the pavement.