LOS ANGELES Gay Bars & Clubs 2018

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

The city of West Hollywood is the most gay-friendly in all of Los Angeles and is easily walk-able. There are more than 20 hotels located in the area, all finished to a very high standard. Here are our top choices.

Andaz West Hollywood
Great Location

Andaz WEHO

Just 5 minutes’ walk from the Sunset Strip, the Andaz West Hollywood – a Concept by Hyatt features onsite dining and a rooftop pool.

Best Western Sunset
Great Value

Best Western WEHO

Located on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and is 10 minutes’ drive away from the Walk of Fame.

The Charlie Hotel
Top Choice

The Charlie Hotel

Once home to Charlie Chaplin, this historical hotel is centrally located in West Hollywood. Luxurious suites, a home away from home.

La Peer Hotel
5 Star

Le Peer WEHO

This artisan hotel is located on a tree-lined side street in West Hollywood’s Design District. with on-site restaurant and pool.

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