September’s ‘Cocktails with the Stars’ to Make up for Lost Time

LOS ANGELES—Two years after a catastrophic fire destroyed popular gay nightspot Micky’s Bar, a slate of stars, newcomers, GAYVN Hall of Famers and other adult industry insiders that was scheduled to appear during “Cocktails with the Stars” in September finally will hit the stage.

Micky’s reopened at its West Hollywood, Calif., location earlier this year, and host Scotty B. promises the upcoming “September party series that almost was” will be even better now than it would have been then.

The focus of the month-long weekly events will be past and present clients of longtime gay adult industry talent manager David Forest.

According to Forest, “Folks will be treated to four fast-paced Thursday-night shows—Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24—with a total of six male adult superstars, two hot newcomers, four [GAYVN] Hall of Fame ‘adult industry guests’ and a live preview of my new book, Pay for Play in the Forest.”

Beginning in September 1969, “I [booked] all of the Western U.S. [mainstream] rock and folk nightclubs, including the famous Troubadour on Santa Monica Blvd.,” Forest said. “We represented The Doors, Janis Joplin, CTA, Iron Butterfly and more. Now, 40 years later, I’m right back on Santa Monica Blvd. with ‘Cocktails with the Stars’ at Micky’s every Thursday night in September from 6-9 p.m. Instead of rock acts, my stars are adult acts. We plan to show everyone what major ‘porn nights’ are all about.”

Scheduled to appear during September’s special edition of Cocktails are Johnny Castle and Tony Capucci with guest Jim Steel on Sept. 3, Adam Hart and Chad Connors with guest Phil St. John on Sept. 10, Zeb Atlas and Caesar with guest Paul Barresi on Sept. 17, and David Forest, Dempsey Stearns and Todd Daniels with guest Sharon Kane on Sept. 24.

“I am thrilled to be bringing some of my hottest stars to Micky’s in September,” Forest told “This will be our 15th ‘Forest month’ since 2000. Over the years, my ‘Cocktails with the Forest Stars’ months have been fabulous for Micky’s, the fans and the stars, who love connecting with the public at events like this.

“This upcoming September lineup is, perhaps, our most classic,” he added.

Although Forest left the artists-management biz two years ago, he continues to represent select talent for private meetings. Currently, he manages the personal appearances of only two gay adult performers: Mark Dalton and Adam Campbell.

Cocktails with the Stars occurs from 6-9 p.m. PT each Thursday at Micky’s, 8857 Santa Monica Blvd. Videos of past Cocktails events are available at, which sponsors the parties.

For more information about Forest, his life and professional endeavors, visit