LOS ANGELES Gay Bars & Clubs 2021

L.A.’s gay social life is eclectic both in scenes (twinks to leather daddies and everything in between), and venues: bars, clubs, coffeehouses, restaurants, beaches, health clubs and even supermarkets. Here are just some highlights.

Micky's West Hollywood

Micky’s WeHo is a long time favourite of both locals and tourists looking for fun! Great DJs, Shows and always busy!

The Chapel

The Chapel at the Abbey has managed to maintain its gay street cred, while the Abbey caters for a more “diverse/straight” crowd.

Our guide to gay bars in Los Angeles

In WeHo, the most visible clubs cater to a young, muscular and good-looking crowd, making the city a contender for attitude capital of the world, but even here ethnic and age diversity runs the gamut. To get your bearings, consider a crawl of the bars and clubs around Santa Monica Boulevard — most are concentrated between Robertson Boulevard and Larrabee Street, though some worthy spots are about half-mile away, east of La Cienega Blvd.

Silver Lake, meanwhile, was once the exclusive domain of Levi/leather cruisers and Latinos, but now it attracts cute, young hipsters looking for an alternative to the WeHo S&M (Stand & Model) routine.

A few other notes: check listings for special and weekly events . All visitors, regardless of how old they look, should carry photo ID, as drinking age laws are taken very seriously. Be prepared to pay a cover charge at clubs, especially on weekends. California bars and clubs, like restaurants, prohibit smoking indoors, though it’s OK on outdoor patios and sidewalks.

West Hollywood

Boystown is home to some of the most famous gay bars in Los Angeles!

Silver Lake

Hipsters and daddies mingle in this relaxed and friendly neighbourhood.


Great cocktails, no attitude and lots of galleries and museums too!

Long Beach

The city of Long beach has a unique vibe. Also Orange County!

Recommended Hotels in West Hollywood

Los Angeles has some of the finest hotels in the world. The city of West Hollywood is the most gay-friendly in all of Los Angeles and is easily walk-able. It pays to book early to get the best possible rates. Here are the hotels we recommend in WeHO, the gay epicentre of L.A.

Viceroy L’Ermitage
5 Star, Luxury Rooms

Viceroy L'Ermitage


This 5-star hotel is located on a residential street in Beverly Hills, within walking distance of Rodeo Drive. The hotel offers a rooftop pool, spa services and spacious guest rooms. Free WiFi

Sunset Marquis Hotel
4 Star, Iconic Location


The Sunset Marquis Hotel Los Angeles is located in the heart of West Hollywood. Hidden away in a tree lined cul-de-sac, it is just steps from the famed sidewalks of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood

Petit Ermitage, 4 Star
Stunning Views

Petit Ermitage


Featuring a private rooftop with stunning views of Los Angeles, a saltwater pool & comfortable indoor/outdoor seating, this elegant 4-star hotel is close to Sunset Strip.

Le Parc Suites, 4 Star
Boutique Hotel

Le Parc Suite Hotel


Discover an urban oasis at this luxury boutique hotel, located in the heart of West Hollywood city center. Enjoy elegant amenities & state-of-the-art facilities, seconds from the action

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