Kindness of Strangers Dept.: WGA Discounts and Donations


We’re compiling an ongoing list of who’s giving discounts to WGA members and who’s provided food and drink to strikers.

If you’d like to let us know about a WGA discount or donation, please email the Scribe Vibe.

— Dana Harris


Skin Solutions Medspa, Brentwood: Special writers strike prices, plus $50 off any $100 treatment.

Gaucho Grill, Studio City: 10%

Kay & Dave’s Mexican restaurant, West LA: Free dessert

Cardone’s Italian Deli, Silverlake. 15%

The Griffin, Atwater Village: $1 drinks 5 pm-8pm, Mon.-Fri.

Custom Hotel, LAX: First drink free

Silverlake Yoga, Silverlake: 15%

Artisan Cheese Gallery, Studio City: 10%

Apple store, the Grove: 5%-15% (not strikecentric; has always offered this discount to WGA members)

Swingers, Beverly Boulevard: 50% (thanks to an anonymous donor)

EYEXAM, Sherman Oaks Mall: Up to 30% 

Malo, Silverlake: 15%

Chandara, West LA: 25%

Jack Sprat’s Grille, West LA: 15%

Two Tomatoes, Sherman Oaks: 10%. Home decor and gift store; owner’s husband is a WGA member. “We can’t do much more than the 10%  because we are a very very new store just trying to get on our feet, but we hope it helps a little!”

Restaurants that have donated food and drink to the picket lines:

Red Bull
Otis Spunkmeyer
Alex’s Catering
French 75 Bistro
Taco Bell
Jamba Juice
Hard Times Pizza

Also: came to the line at Warner Bros. with care packages: Travel sizes of Kleenex, hand lotion, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, plus a Chapstick.

“For pure support, thanks to Beverly Hills Cab drivers for the consistent waves and honks.”

Free beer for WGA writers at the Irish Times bar, this weekend only: NOV 16th from 9pm -2 am and NOV 17th from 12- 7pm.

From the barkeep who brought you the above free beer: Her boyfriend has a song of interest, “One Big Union.” Can be heard at

“The Mobil station across from NBC is letting strikers use their restroom and grab a free soda. And a Bristol Farms market near Raleigh Studios is allowing strikers to park in their lot all day.”

On the other hand, an Office Depot threatened to tow strikers’ cars — even if they made a purchase.

The ROXY is giving free admission to anyone with a WGA card for the length of the strike.

“Wild Oats Cafe on Melrose and Gower is offering the use of their bathroom and a $5 breakfast special for WGAers (with card or red shirt). They even let me use the restroom a half-hour before they were technically open.”

Matt Sherman Management hosted WGA members for two hours Nov. 14 at Hollywood’s VICE Wedneday evening. 

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