Love the nightlife? West Hollywood has a vibrant LGBT bar scene. Whether your tastes favor a cozy evening of wine and cheese, or a dance-’till-dawn throwdown, you’re sure to find a wide array of possibilities in our list of the best gay bars in WeHo.
West Hollywood Gay Bars
- The Abbey
- WeHo’s most famous – and crowded – spot, The Abbey draws sexy guys and gals from near and far, even in winter when you’ll find folks frolicking by the roaring fireplace. Strong cocktails, model-handsome bartenders, and an over-the-top interior all add to the venue’s allure. Food is best enjoyed in the daytime. 692 N. Robertson
- Casual dining and classic cocktails, what more do you need? Except a pool table right at the front so you can cruise the boys strolling along Santa Monica Boulevard as you shoot some balls. Though the space is cavernous and service spotty, this is the place to be on Saturday night, and a good alternative to the out-of-town crowds at The Abbey. 8933 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Beaches Bar & Grill
- Despite the kitschy décor and a focus on spiked slushies, this bright, bubbly spot actually has some serious cred since its backers were some of the folks behind downtown cocktail den, The Edison, back in the day. Think “Love Boat” meets “Miami Vice.” 8928 Santa Monica Blvd.,
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- One of New York’s most celebrated speakeasies landed on the West Coast in April and opened in the former Baby Blues BBQ space on a prime stretch of Weho turf. Like the original, this one serves handcrafted cocktails and seasonal share plates. 7953 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Fiesta Cantina
- Thanks to 2-for-1 drink specials at two different happy hours (4pm-8pm and 10:30pm-12:30am) the crowd at this festive Mexican-themed bar swells all evening long, especially on the patio fronting Santa Monica Boulevard and the second floor deck overlooking the strip. 8865 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Flaming Saddles
- Save a horse, ride a cowboy at the West Coast outlet of this slightly kitsch (but still fun) Wild West-themed franchise serving up cocktails and cowboys in equal measure. The boys come for strong drinks, hijinks and plenty of eye candy in skin-tight muscle tees and knee-high boots to cruise. Mosey in on Thursday for “Cirque du So Cowboy” acrobatics and $5 drink specials. 8811 Santa Monica Blvd.
- The wild, sexy energy here has an East Village New York bar feel with a Silverlake twist. Preps, jocks, hipsters and alternative guys have turned Fubar into one of the city’s sultriest and most popular venues, especially late night. Thursday’s Big Fat Dick is a can’t-miss experience.
- Gold Coast
- Legendary corner bar featuring strong cocktails, a friendly staff, and a crowd of regulars, with multiple happy hour specials to boot. 8228 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Gym Sports Bar
- Butch, athletic types and their admirers inhabit this inviting and energetic space. The outdoor patio is fun for people watching, while the flat-screen televisions are tuned to the latest games. Come on Saturday afternoons when the boys from the area’s sports leagues come for drinks after their games to celebrate or drown their sorrows. 8737 Santa Monica Blvd. More Hot Stories
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- Hi Tops
- Weho’s newest bar actually comes by way of San Francisco, though the locker-room concept somehow still feels fresh. Order classic bar bites and settle in for a strong sports-themed cocktail or on-tap beer. 8933 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Micky’s sexy interior, multiple dance areas, and party-ready patio are just icing on the cake at this long-running venue. The bare-chested bartenders are just the eye-candy you need to get your engines revved, and the tight go-go boys are the flirtiest guys you’ll meet in West Hollywood.
- Mother Lode
- It might have just gotten a facelift, but Mother Lode is still the same delightful, divey Boystown landmark without the attitude that distinguishes other establishments here. Neighborhood gays come for the pool tables, karaoke nights and a truly fun night out. This is definitely the place to start the evening before hitting the other nearby bars. 8944 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Two stories packed with a dance-loving crowd who can’t get enough of the potent cocktails being served at three bars. Multiple theme nights, go-go dancers, and a party atmosphere 365 days a year. 8911 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Reopened after a years-long hiatus, Revolver takes over the space that once held East/West, and returns with a more gentrified atmosphere. The drinks aren’t cheap, but at least they’re strong, all the better to match the well-muscled gym boys you’ll come across on a Friday night here.
- St. Felix
- A cozy restaurant and lounge enjoyed by flirty singles, romantic couples and groups, St. Felix’s selection of wines, beers, and playful cocktails are a great way to start your evening (and maybe even meet someone). 8945 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Relive your “Teenage Dream” at this 18-and-over weekly event for pure pop music (beatboxing to ballads) in Hollywood every Thursday from 9:30pm on. Sexy go-go dancers, world-renowned DJs and celebrity nights make this one of the most fun dance parties in town. Visit clubtigerheat.com for venue information and other Tigerheat events around town.
- Tramp Stamp Granny’s
- What’s in a name? Fabulous irony and a soupçon of sauciness, if we’re talking about this Hollywood hotspot. The sophisticated Art Deco décor belies congenial vibe fueled by live piano playing and super-strong cocktails. 1638 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
- This comfortable, fun venue for playing pool, people watching and enjoying cocktails generally attracts an older crowd with daily drink specials and friendly bartenders. 8809 Santa Monica Blvd.
Looking for bars in other LA areas? check out our Big List of the Top Gay Bars in LA
Are you bi…coastal? Then also check out our Big List of the Top Gay Bars in NY
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Last modified: January 11, 2019