The Abbey Food & Bar

West Hollywood

What began as a discreet gay coffee shop in 1991, impresario and activist David Cooley has built into The Abbey Food & Bar, a local institution and two-time...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4.9
  • 3

Bar Mattachine

Downtown

Bar Mattachine, named after the first gay rights activist organization in Los Angeles, bills itself as the first gay craft cocktail bar downtown. One of the...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Girl Bar @ the Abbey

West Hollywood

Robin Gans hosts Girl Bar parties for girls and their friends each Wednesday at the Abbey. The evening features top DJs, GB2 gogo girls, cocktail specials, $3

  • For Women
  • Party

Rainbow Skate at Moonlight Rollerway

Glendale

Only in LA...Rainbow Skate has been happening each Wednesday at Moonlight Rollerway for over 25 years. It may be the only weekly LGBTQ roller skating event anywhere....

  • LGBTQ
  • Other

Avalon Club

Hollywood

The Avalon is a historic club near Hollywood and Vine that's been around since 1927 under various names including the Hollywood Playhouse, the Jerry Lewis Theater,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Bootsy Bellows

West Hollywood

Dancing with the stars takes on new meaning at uber-cool Bootsy Bellows, a velvet-rope club frequented by celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Miley Cyrus and Robert...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Oil Can Harry's

Studio City

Oil Can Harry's is where gay cowboys - as well as others - have been lining up to line dance since the late 60s. It's "over the hill" in San Fernando Valley from the...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

The Bayou

West Hollywood

The Bayou is a "Certified Dive Bar" and one of the best gay bars in the city in part because its twice-a-night happy hour is "easy and cheap, like your ex."...

  • For Men
  • Bar

Hamburger Mary's

West Hollywood

Hamburger Mary's is a camp, open-air bar whose motto is "eat, drink and be...Mary." Along with her burgers, she serves up an extensive menu of cocktails, drag shows,...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 2

Precinct

Downtown

The upscale Precinct is in the forefront of new gay bars moving into downtown. Despite the police theme, it has a relaxed mood and a large dance floor drawing a mix...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

Gold Coast

West Hollywood

Around since 1981, Gold Coast is a small but legendary cruise bar popular with the local crowd and older gays and transgenders. It has a pool table, cheap cocktail

  • For Men
  • Cruising
  • 5
  • 1

Magic Castle (Academy of Magical Arts)

Hollywood

Opened in the early 60s in a Victorian mansion now well over 100 years old, the Magic Castle is the private clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts that showcases...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Show
  • 5
  • 1

Akbar

Silver Lake

Akbar puts an alternative twist on a gay dive bar, packing its small dance floor in back with all ages and all types. A hipster hangout since 1996, it features...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Lure Nightclub

Hollywood

Lure is a dressy, high-tech dance club where you may spot celebrities in the cocoon-like VIP area and secret back garden with six-foot topiary chandeliers. The main...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Micky's

West Hollywood

Micky's West Hollywood, a gay club that attracts a mixed crowd, has two floors, each with full bars and a variety of music. Downstairs is the dance floor and a large...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Whisky A Go-Go

West Hollywood

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame landmarked Whisky A Go-Go in 2006 in a ceremony that included the surviving members of The Doors, the club's house band back in the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Fubar

West Hollywood

Fubar is an edgy alternative bar with a NYC East Village vibe. Known for its drag shows and male go-go dancers, it has themed party nights like Booty Bumping...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar

Downtown

The upscale Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel has live bands, cool DJs and a Middle Eastern-inspired menu. Atop the former United Artist Building, the partially covered...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Lounge

Alibi Room

Culver City

The Alibi Room is a drinking hideaway offering classic cocktails, select wines and more than 30 craft beers in bottles, cans and rotating draft, but the real draw is...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Blue Whale

Little Tokyo

The Blue Whale is a live jazz club, art gallery and bar created by jazz vocalist Joon Lee. The Korean immigrant, who studied architecture in New York, turned a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

California Institute of Abnormal Arts

North Hollywood

The California Institute of Abnormal Arts is a nightclub and sideshow museum that hosts underground groups, performance arts, burlesque, screenings, magicians and

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Eagle LA

Silver Lake

A longtime gay bar of many names, the leather/fetish Eagle LA began as the Shed in 1968 and morphed into the Outcast on the way to becoming the famous Gauntlet II...

  • For Men
  • Cruising

Bar 1200

West Hollywood

Bar 1200 in the Sunset Marquis Hotel still attracts some of the old rock stars from when it was the rocking Whiskey Bar, but it has calmed down and gone upscale...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Bar Covell

Los Feliz

Dustin Lancaster, "a Bud-drinking boy from Oklahoma," is a sometimes actor who makes it his business to know what wine is right for you. His Bar Covell offers 150...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Bar Marmont

West Hollywood

Bar Marmont makes the bucket list of historic bars because of its association with Chateau Marmont, the hideaway for Hollywood's bad boys and girls almost since the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Bar10

West Hollywood

Bar 10 is a casual cocktail bar with a comfort food menu. It features a handful of specialty cocktails at $12 a pop with names like Basic Bitch, Call Me Caitlyn and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Bardot

Hollywood

With its own discreet entrance, Bardot is the posh hideaway atop the cavernous Avalon dance club. Bardot has room for a mere 300 in three separate 1920s-inspired...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Lounge

Bootie LA

Echo Park

Bootie, started by A Plus D in San Francisco in 2003, has an LA version of the bootleg mashup every Saturday. The dance party is held in the Echoplex, a hipster

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Party

Cahuenga Corridor

Hollywood

Save on transportation and hit the Cahuega Corridor, a four-block stretch between Sunset Boulevard and Franklin Avenue where the locals go when they want to eat,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

Das Bunker

Olympic Park

Das Bunker, an industrial discotheque that started up in 1996, schedules dance parties at various locations. The darker side of dance music attracts goths of all

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Party