At the end of Vanderpump Rules season 6, it seemed like Tom Tom, the restaurant named after Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz would never open. We watched Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd argue back and forth with the Toms about decorations, cocktails and money. The season ended with the cast trying cocktails in a bar with no walls. A year later the chic industrial bar is finally ready to open.
According to Page Six, the bar had a soft opening on Wednesday. An insider told the gossip column it will open in three weeks, making August 1 the opening date. But Sandoval posted on July 1 that the restaurant would be open in three and a half weeks, which means it would open on July 25.
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They’re currently filming season 7 of Vanderpump Rules and cameras were rolling during the soft opening. Everyone from the cast was in attendance so there is bound to be drama. The soft opening was actually the Daily Mail Summer TV Party. On top of the cast being at Tom Tom so was Spencer and Heidi Pratt and their son Gunner aka the Miracle Baby, Lance Bass, Blac Chyna, Dorinda Medley and Heather McDonald.
Cast members have all shared videos and snaps of Tom Tom on their Instagram stories. The decor looks similar to every other one of Vanderpump’s and Todd’s restaurants but with a masculine twist. The one piece that stands out is a photo of the two Toms locking lips.
On Sandoval’s story, it shows the cast celebrating Jax’s birthday at Tom Tom and Vanderpump singing happy birthing to Jax in a microphone. We all know Vanderpump can’t stay mad at Jaxy for too long.
The other Tom got a custom Tom Tom chain made to commiserate the opening of their bar.
At the end of season 5 while at Schwartz and Katie’s wedding Vanderpump propositioned the Toms with the idea of a bar named after them. Season 6 captured the ups and downs of working with Vanderpump and working with two male models/bartenders who have never opened a restaurant.
The Toms each invested $50,000 into the bar for a five percent stake. In the reunion for season 6 Vanderpump revealed that she hasn’t cashed their checks yet and was holding their money over their heads.
Vanderpump Rules fans from all over the country have made their pilgrimage to SUR and now they’ll have to return to that corner of West Hollywood that Vanderpump owns to check out Tom Tom.