As such, the crowd tends to be toward the younger side, drawing from L. Drink and dance in the front room, or head to the back for comedy, queer history nights, open mics, benefit parties and more. To its credit though, the Abbey banned bachelorette parties in early , 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. Boulevard Bar may not be your average gay nightlife destination.
15 Superb Gay Bars in Los Angeles to Grab a Dink At, Ranked
As equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ community slowly becomes the norm across the nation, a beautiful by-product has emerged: There are more places than ever for people of all sexual preferences to come together and party. Here in L. TV show was a dud, but maybe that's because the vivacious energy in a space like the Abbey can't really be captured on film. The Abbey is not just a WeHo institution, it's an L. Gay me-changer: What other venue in L. None, darling.
Where to Have a Gay Ol' Time in Los Angeles: A Nightlife Guide
When it comes to gay nightlife in Los Angeles, West Hollywood is the undisputed king. Here are our 16 favorite. For one, it solidified DTLA as a legitimate gay nightlife destination. Mostly though, it gave LA its best new gay bar in years.
By Andrew Collins. The vast majority of gay nightspots in metro Los Angeles - there are more than 40 of them - are in the city's gay epicenter, West Hollywood. In LA proper, there are smatterings of gay bars downtown and in Hollywood , and a few more spots north in the San Fernando Valley, but the city's best overall destination for gay bar-hopping, cafe culture, and resto-lounging is Silver Lake and - to a lesser extent - neighboring Los Feliz.