Gay Bar / Sports Bar
Reviewed by Marie C.
"My Take: GYM Sportsbar is one of the more low-key gay bars in West Hollywood. Don’t get me wrong…it can get really rowdy. I’ve definitely seen some fa ..." more
8737 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Party Earth Review Located at the epicenter of West Hollywood’s gay scene, The Abbey is a high-energy hangout that attracts fun-loving patrons whether they be gay, straight, male, female, young, or old. An expansive church-themed Spanish villa, the venue consists of three indoor areas, four bars, and a spacious patio where stylish partygoers ... more
692 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Dive Bar / Gay Bar
Party Earth Review The only gay bar on the Westside – and the only venue on Abbot Kinney Boulevard open for daytime drinking – Roosterfish is a beachside dive with a stellar upbeat attitude. A rustic wood and brick décor punctuated by beer signs, cowboy paintings, and rotating exhibits of homoerotic art creates an atmosphere that’s welcoming ... more
1302 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Gay Bar / Gay Club
Party Earth Review Booked nightly with an eclectic mix of music, comedy, and various theme parties, Akbar puts an alternative twist on the traditional gay dive bar. Accents like marble columns, pointed archways, and sultry glowing pendant lamps give a nod to the bar’s regal Indian namesake, though the creative types and music industry folks ... more
4356 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
American Restaurant / Gay Bar
Reviewed by Jennifer T.
"When in West Hollywood, Hamburger Mary's is an absolute must! There is no mistaking the overwhelming amount of "diva attitude" and sass in the atmosph ..." more
8288 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
In Los Angeles, the place to be for gay bars and clubs is most certainly West Hollywood. With a lively night scene and young crowd, the gay bars in L.A. offer endless entertainment, from colorful drinks (and people) to live comedy to epic nights dancing to Lady Gaga.
Donned “Best Gay Bar in the World” by MTV’s Lesbian and Gay Network, The Abbey is a must-visit for those exploring the Los Angeles gay scene. Housed in an expansive Spanish villa, the Abbey offers mojitos for sipping, a full menu for noshing, a patio for chatting, and a stage for dancing as weekend nights take off. A welcoming atmosphere and variety of entertainment makes The Abbey an excellent spot for an energetic night out.
Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood offers plenty more besides The Abbey for those looking for a more specific L.A. gay bar experience. Whether it’s fine dining and cocktails at Debauchery or La Bohème, watching Go-Go dancers at Mickys, or dancing the night away at The Factory or Rage, there is certainly no shortage of gay entertainment in West Hollywood.
Looking for something a little more off the beaten path? Try Akbar in Silver Lake, an alternative gay bar hosting a variety of live music, comedy shows, and theme parties every night of the week. Or for something a little more laid-back, Roosterfish in Venice is a self-labeled “neighborhood gay bar” with billiards, booze, and kitschy décor.
For sure, there is no shortage of excitement in the Los Angeles gay bar scene, with lively entertainment to suit a variety of tastes. And of course, don’t miss out on West Hollywood, the mecca of gay bars in Los Angeles!