LA Gay Bars Overview

Roosterfish - Dive Bar | Gay Bar in LA

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!

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