Drink and dance in the front room, or head to the back for comedy, queer history nights, open mics, benefit parties and more. If you prefer beer to cocktails and like your strippers hairy and in harnesses—or some form of leather—then the Eagle might top your list of favorite bars in L. Gay West Hollywood is the heart of Los Angeles with 25 gay bars, , , , and all in walking distance! Large undiscovered bar with fun designer furniture just down the street and around the corner from all the other gay bars. Saturday nights are Club Shine, a transgender lesbian dance night, and are definitely their most popular. A recent 2-year multi-million dollar remodel added gorgeous lighted indoor and outdoor bars and a new upstairs area - Elevation 88 Lounge. Karaoke on at Motherlode Drop Dead Diva knows about Motherlode Mother Lode - 8944 Santa Monica Blvd. La Peer Hotel Bar 627 N.
Sports bar, co-owned by Lance Bass in the heart of Gay West Hollywood. This is The Abbey's 7th major and largest remodel which adds a 2nd dance floor, bottle service booths with attached go-go pedestals, 2 new bars, an amazing sound system, and a dedicated men's bathroom. In the past few years, spaces for queer women in Los Angeles and West Hollywood have diminished and vanished. Ignore the reviews about the food; that's not why you're going. A neighborhood oasis, Akbar is intimate, casual, friendly, no-frills, cheap, and you're more likely to hear Kate Bush on the jukebox than Meghan Trainor. Its central location has made it popular amongst both west- and eastsiders and its spacious open air patio has made it a favorite for those of us still packing Marlboros, or simply packing heat. What happens at Akbar stays at Akbar.
Felix is as close to a neighborhood bar as it gets in West Hollywood. If not, steer clear because this is not a place for lookey-loos… that is, of course, unless you enjoy playing with the bears from time to time. This place is amazing and has been featured. Sometimes my friends or total strangers would make inappropriate comments regarding my body or what I was wearing. Owned by Cafe Gratitude which has a nearby location in Venice. As a newcomer you'll feel immediately welcome to the Club Cobra family from the door guy to the go-go boys to the hunky bartenders. This location used to be the historic where , , , have recorded their albums.
Popular monthly events include monthly Cruise Nights, and the biweekly Meat Rack on the second and Saturdays of the month check the for exact dates of these and other events. The Eagle is cash-only which only adds to the decadent vibe of underground gay bars of yore, which is why you may want to ask your girlfriends to sit this one out and meet you for a last call dance at Akbar afterward. But similar to The Abbey, Akbar is extremely straight-friendly—the more the merrier! But that same safe haven quickly became an exclusionary space where the number of queer woman was either limited or non-existent. Glitzy dates back to 1991. In 2013, The Palms, the oldest continually running lesbian bar in Southern California and , closed after more than 40 years. Which bar does mother like? Fun popular bar atmosphere and good food.
Hooking up is always in the air at Fubar thanks to its underground vibe, so don't be confused—this is not the bar you go to for a casual drink, this is the bar you go to when looking for casual sex. Originating in 2002, this female-focused bar makes it known that its a safe space for all humans and hosts a diverse roster of events including pop culture trivia, live game shows, karaoke, bingo and more. Did you know there are? The new place to go when the bars and clubs close. Nedjelko Spaich is a writer living in Highland Park, Los Angeles. The fun to be had at Fiesta Cantina is far from secret. Club Cobra also holds the distinction of having the only trans night in Los Angeles with Transfix on Thursday nights.
Monday nights are Showgirls nights, featuring some of our favorite queens from RuPaul's Drag Race. And please, this place should run every weekend, not just once a month. He and his cocktails are a West Hollywood legend. Celebrating their 25th anniversary earlier this year, The Abbey remains a constant force in our collective gay bar experience. This place is a must-visit!!! Where the Spirits are High and the prices are Low! Cocktails on the rooftop with a view of the Red, Green, and Blue Pacific Design Center buildings.
Revolver Video bar, which was once at this location back in the '80s and '90s, has returned to its original location, but now with too! As a longtime Van Nuys establishment, it's worth every moment of the trek out here, especially on Thursdays when karaoke nights take over. A few years ago it literally burned down, but it came back bigger, better and gayer than ever, as if it had never missed a beat. Kitchen 24 - 8575 Santa Monica Blvd. Look up; there are two trains traversing the ceiling. Honky-tonk line dancing on Fridays, retro 70s disco on Saturdays, and karaoke most nights make the joint popular among older folks, lesbians, straights, and those of us champing at the bit for a diversion from our usual hotspots. And I'm still wondering, are glasses that are too small for your face the new thing??? Go-Go dancers almost every night.
The list of spaces dedicated to lesbian, bisexual, and queer women continues to shrink. No list of essential Los Angeles gay bars would be complete without The Abbey. Known for its goodlooking staff. Older gays and transgenders enjoy the comfortable welcoming atmosphere. Tex-Mex restaurant with a very gay bar during happy hour 6p-10p , , and evenings when guys squeeze so tight into the bar area, you will definitely meet someone new. On a good night, you can catch readings by Patti Smith, Aimee Bender or Tavi Gavinson, as well as the attention of the badass ladies who follow them on Twitter.
Robertson Margarita Bar, Tequileria, and Modern Mexican cuisine in a casual chic setting that you'll only find here in West Hollywood and at their 2nd location in Kauaʻi, Hawaii. To its credit though, the Abbey banned bachelorette parties in early 2012, which 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. Often misspelled as Mickey's or Mickeys. Lots of televisions, outdoor seating, live entertainment, and the expected bar food! Bring a magazine and wear sunglasses for extra ogling discretion. Try the Raspberry Bellini or the Chocolate Roux cocktail and don't miss out on the Smores Ice Cream sandwich. A Party for a Cause Aqua Girl® traces its beginnings to the year 1999.
Plus, it's a perfect platform for showing off your derby girl potential and skating circles around the competition. Graciela Lopez, right, enjoys a drink with a friend at a space for queer women in West Hollywood. Doling out almost ridiculously cheap drinks since 1994, this cozy corner-side bar is packed with women by happy hour until past midnight nearly every night of the week. But did you know that it's also the birthplace of lesbian froyo? Jumbo's Clown Room is a mixed crowd dive bar with some erotic live entertainment in the form of beautiful, flexible, partially dressed vixens who also happen to be immensely talented at pole dancing. A favorite among locals, St. Silver Lake Dog Park is the epicenter of the Eastside lesbian dog mom scene, and your little rescue maltipoo won't be the only one feeling the heat.