Don Henley – “Sunset Grill” Location

The Sunset Grill on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, made famous by Don Henley's 1985 hit song "Sunset Grill

The Sunset Grill on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, made famous by Don Henley’s 1985 hit song “Sunset Grill.”

7439 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

Don Henley’s song, “Sunset Grill,” peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October, 1985. The song, from his 3x Platinum 1984 album Building The Perfect Beast immortalized a hole in the wall tiny restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The original Sunset Grill was ran by it’s owner, Joe Froelich, from 1957 to 1997. Froelich sold the hamburger joint in 1997 and the building was torn down and rebuilt. The restaurant, which is next door to Guitar Center, is still a popular spot for musicians and celebrities.


The Sunset Grill (photo by Gary Minnaert).

The Sunset Grill (photo by Gary Minnaert).

 

The Sunset Grill before the remodel.

The Sunset Grill before the remodel. (photo: Wikipedia)

 

Map of the Sunset Grill on Sunset Boulevard

Map of the Sunset Grill on Sunset Boulevard.