As such, the crowd tends to be toward the younger side, drawing from L. Drink and dance in the front room, or head to the back for comedy, queer history nights, open mics, benefit parties and more. To its credit though, the Abbey banned bachelorette parties in earlywhich helped to shore up its gay street cred among some of the faithful who felt it had overextended itself in its efforts to be hetero-friendly.
Looking for a night of pop divas and pretty boys and girls? Get your ass to West Hollywood, stat! Hairy hipsters make you weak in the knees?
By Andrew Collins. The vast majority of gay nightspots in metro Los Angeles - there are more than 40 of them - are in the city's gay epicenter, West Hollywood. In LA proper, there are smatterings of gay bars downtown and in Hollywoodand a few more spots north in the San Fernando Valley, but the city's best overall destination for gay bar-hopping, cafe culture, and resto-lounging is Silver Lake and - to a lesser extent - neighboring Los Feliz.
All of the bars and clubs listed here were submitted as "favorite local bar" by Los Angelenos who took the Great Gay Bar Survey which in turn provided the basis for our Greatest Gay Bars List. That said, if you're traveling to the Los Angeles area in the near future and want to know where the locals wet their beaks, check out these 11 watering holes. Blige, Mariah Carey, and Lance Bass. Star sightings aside, it's a reliable go-to for locals and tourists who want a taste of the good life in West Hollywood.
Los Angeles night life is no secret. It has always been the stuff of gossip columns, celebrity sightings and off-the-charts partying. West Hollywood - Boystown West - has been the heart LGBTQ social life for decades, but these days some of the most innovative and fun spots are downtown and in Koreatown.
The popular Los Angeles nightlife destination, Unionhas rebranded to the new name Catch One as a tribute to the venue's original name and rich history. Owned by businesswoman and activist Jewel Thais-Williams, she fought tooth and nail to keep the venue open over the years - combating systemic racism, the AIDS epidemic and an arson attack that almost burnt the venue to the ground in By changing the name back to Catch One, the venue hopes to "embrace the previous-owners mission of sparking genuine human connection on the dancefloor.
Share your own favorites in the comments. West Hollywood. For instance: How many other gay bars do you know that serve brunch?
It was New Years Eve, Just down the street, B. It was a wild and raucous place, run by a drag queen named Bobby Burns Berman.
BY Sujata Day. Successfully finding a gay club in an unfamiliar city can be trying. That's why 10Best has sought out the top candidates in Los Angeles, detailing their clientele, music, and atmosphere.
Micky's has long been a WeHo institution — even after a destructive fire that saw the bar out of commission for a couple years — partly because it has something for everyone. The soundtrack is mostly Top 40 tracks and fun, danceable pop jams, but for those who may not be looking to tear up the dance floor, there's always the expansive outdoor patio and the swanky upstairs lounge. We recommend a trip to the dance floor though — a good time is guaranteed. It's all about the two-step here, and the down-to-earth crowd keeps the dance floor friendly and fun.