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DID YOU KNOW that all the gay bars are in the best part of Los Angeles, walking distance to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? Gay West Hollywood is right in the center of Los Angeles with 25 gay bars, fun gay clubs, 26 gay shops, 69 gay friendly restaurants, and hotels all in walking distance! You'll LOVE the FUN!

Gay West Hollywood Clubs

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Use this gay bar guide, try our GAY BAR SELECTOR, or simply start at The Abbey, whose open-air concept makes it popular all day long. Then wander down Santa Monica Blvd and experience all of West Hollywood's gay bars. Also check the weekly club events and latest news.

While some may claim that this or that bar attracts this or that type of person, all the bars welcome all types of people, so come, enjoy, explore. You are absolutely, positively welcome in every bar, no matter which night, no matter who you are: male, female, straight, gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, or just bi-curious.

EVERYBODY is welcome EVERYWHERE in Gay West Hollywood!

West Hollywood Gay Bars

The Metropolitan / The Factory
652 N. LaPeer Dr.
Always known for Gay LA nightlife, The Metropolitan / The Factory was once Studio One, and Axis. The new remodel includes gorgeous floor to ceiling chandeliers! At 15,000 sq ft, it's West Hollywood's largest dance club. Open certain nights only. Enjoy it soon before it's transformed into "The Robertson Lane Hotel". "Like" or follow for current events. **dance floor** gogo-boys
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The Penthouse / UltraSuede
661 N. Robertson Blvd.
The back side of The Metropolitan / The Factory; entrance upstairs on Robertson. Dance club and the only place you'll find a gorgeous 180 degree view of West Hollywood. Sexy Go-Go Dancer bathtub! **VIP Pool Table**. Open certain nights only. Enjoy it soon before it's transformed into "The Robertson Lane Hotel". "Like" or follow for current events. **dance floor** gogo-boys
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Robertson - 665 N. Robertson Blvd.
Previously "The Apple" and "Haute", this gorgeous club venue is now known as "Robertson." Hosting a variety of unique gay & lesbian clubs nights you'll find out about by following us on twitter or checking out the clubs page. 3 Dance Floors and a big outdoor patio. Owned by the same owner and located directly under The Factory and Ultra Suede. Enjoy it soon before it's transformed into "The Robertson Lane Hotel".
The Lounge at Sur - 610 N. Robertson
It's a bar AND a Bravo Reality Show! Gorgeous, trendy mixed-crowd bar with a beautiful outdoor patio! The perfect spot to begin your evening out on the town. Known for its goodlooking staff. One of the owners, Lisa Vanderpump, is in the "Vanderpump Rules" television program and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. restaurant
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Tortilla Republic - 616 N. Robertson
Margarita Bar, Tequileria, and Modern Mexican cuisine in a casual chic setting that you'll only find here in West Hollywood and at their 2nd location in Kauaʻi, Hawaii. Fun popular bar atmosphere and good food. Spotted: Nextdoor neighbor SUR's Lisa Vanderpump! Check out the photos of this gorgeous new place! restaurant
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Gracias Madre - 8905 Melrose Ave.
Tequila bar with a mixed-crowd and vegan restaurant offering delicious Mexican food in a friendly, community oriented setting. GORGEOUS outdoor patio. The sister restaurant to the original San Francisco location named "Best New Vegan Restaurant in the Country". Owned by Cafe Gratitude which has a nearby location in Venice. restaurant
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The Abbey - 692 N. Robertson Blvd.
Elizabeth Taylor's favorite gay bar, (videos) The Abbey is simply amazing. Open 7 days a week from 8am until 2am. Always busy morning until closing! This place is a must-visit!!! Never a cover! Freshly open from their 6th major remodel which added a dance floor, expanded the bars, and enlarged the bathrooms. The beautiful indoor and outdoor space occupies 16,000 square feet. Very popular with straight girls and their gay boyfriends. See videos of how much fun it was at The Abbey on Gay Pride Sunday. Now officially a dance club with DJs almost every night and starting at 2pm on Sundays. Owned by the SBE corporation, who also operates the SLS Hotel. Voted "Best Gay Bar in the World" by MTV's all-gay Logo TV channel two years in a row. Recently Spotted: Kristin Chenowith, LeAnn Rimes checking out the go-go boys, Kathy Griffin, Michelle Trachtenberg, Gabourey Sidibe, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Zac Efron! The founder David Cooley is opening ANOTHER bar restaurant right around the corner, Cooley's!! Daytime:All Ages, 18+, Night:21+ **dance floor** restaurant
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Here Lounge - 696 N. Robertson Blvd.
A beautiful, recently remodeled club with a large comfortable outdoor area. Open evenings only; hosts unique club nights. Be sure to check the schedule or ask at the door. The same owners as gLounge in New York City. **dance floor** gogo-dancers
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St. Felix - 8945 Santa Monica Blvd.
Two locations! West Hollywood and 1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood. A New York feel in West Hollywood. Intimate space with great cocktails, food, and outdoor seating.. Try the Raspberry Bellini or the Chocolate Roux cocktail and don't miss out on the Smores Ice Cream sandwich. Owner Jay Krymis, his family, this bar, and fubar are featured on the Logo television reality show "In The Big House." restaurant
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PUMP Lounge
8948 Santa Monica Blvd.
This is the place you've seen featured in Bravo Television's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "Vanderpump Rules". Lisa Vanderpump, co-owner of Sur Lounge and Sur Restaurant and who also stars in both shows has opened a GORGEOUS new gay bar/restaurant called PUMP at this location with a beautiful "gay garden." Sexy environment! Read the news articles: PUMP Lounge by Lisa Vanderpump and 'I want everything to be sexy': Lisa Vanderpump's Pump opening in West Hollywood. restaurant

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Mother Lode - 8944 Santa Monica Blvd.
Cruise bar with strong, cheap drinks. Visit Doug, the ex-lawyer at the back bar. He and his cocktails are a West Hollywood legend. Converts into an amazing underground dance club on Tuesday nights. Famously appearing in a Rolling Stone magazine photo spread of TV show Glee's gay character Chris Colfer. **pool table**
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Cafe D' Etoile
8941 Santa Monica Blvd.
Small bar popular during happy hour and dinnertime. Closes at midnight. restaurant
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8936 Santa Monica Blvd.
Opening in 2014. Read more on WEHOville here, here, and here. David Cooley, the founder of The Abbey is opening a huge new 10,000 sq ft. bar & gastropub restaurant spanning 3 storefronts, and the first Gay West Hollywood hangout to overlook West Hollywood park. The full details have not yet been disclosed, but we can't wait until they are! restaurant
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Gold Coast - 8228 Santa Monica Blvd.
Legendary corner cruise bar very popular with a local crowd. Famous for their annual red dress party. Recently gaining new popularity with daddies and their younger admirers with the closures of "Numbers" and Hollywood Bar "Spotlight". Older gays and transgenders enjoy the comfortable welcoming atmosphere. Cheap cocktails too! Check out more bars for older guys.
**pool table**
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Hamburger Mary's
8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
Fun, loud, gay bar & restaurant. Famous for their Wednesday night BINGO and crazy drag shows. Check out what happened when Joan Rivers showed up one afternoon! Open until 2am on Fri & Sat. restaurant
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Connie and Ted's
8171 Santa Monica Blvd.
The new Connie & Ted's is coming soon; it's currently under construction!
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FuBar - 7994 Santa Monica Blvd.
"New York's East Village Vibe with West Coast's swagger offering dirty underground fun". Did you know FUBAR stands for (F)**ked (U)p (B)eyond (A)ll (R)ecognition?! A small bar filled with amazing energy and a fun good looking local crowd. Clever indie club nights; go go dancers. Owner Jay Krymis, his family, this bar, and St. Felix are featured on the Logo television reality show "In The Big House." Be sure to watch FUBAR THE MOVIE, a documentary by Frank Fox. A favorite stop for Tori Spelling who wrote in her autobiography that her first marriage ended because her husband didn't like her going here to hang out with "her gays". (Watch the hilarious "Hoarders: Untold sTori" video!) If you don't walk down and check it out, you'll definitely be missing out. **dance floor** gogo-boys **pool table**
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Gardenia - 7066 Santa Monica Blvd.
(323) 467-7444
Tom Rolla's Caberet Show Lounge. An intimate New York-style supper club that has hosted cabaret performances for over 30 years, the longest-running Cabaret Supper Club in the country. Call first for schedule & reservations. Variable cover charge and 2-drink minimum. Minimum waived with dinner reservations. Dinner served from 7 p.m. Showtime at 9pm. Full bar. restaurant
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Circus Disco
6655 Santa Monica Blvd.
Dance club, drag shows, go go boys, huge venue, varied schedule, often Latin, but depends on event and the night of the week.
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Arena Nightclub
6655 Santa Monica Blvd.
Dance club, drag shows, go go boys, huge venue, often Latin, but varied schedule depends on event and the night of the week. Years ago was an ice factory.
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The Bayou 8939 Santa Monica Bl.
The ONLY Mardi Gras themed restaurant and bar in the HEART of Gay West Hollywood! New Orleans food and drinks priced just right - CHEAP. We're told it wasn't easy to do, but this is one of the few places in California authorized to serve "Everclear" which means you can enjoy an authentic Hurricane or Hand Granade! restaurant
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The Horn Steakhouse & Bar (CLOSED)
8933 Santa Monica Blvd.
RE-OPENING SOON! -- Finally, a New York steak house in the heart of Gay West Hollywood. Serving steaks, game, and comfort food. Late-night menu all the way until 2am! restaurant Bring our updated list of gay restaurants with you, get the FREE Gay West Hollywood iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle App.
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Which bar does Kathy Griffin's mother like? Rage - 8911 Santa Monica Blvd.
RAGE is famous worldwide with an iconic Gay West Hollywood history. The new gay owner is transforming Rage into the future, so if you haven't been here lately, come check it out now! One of the best dance floor & sound systems in West Hollywood. 2 floors of fun. Unique club nights 7-nights-a-week. Tuesday night is billed "The Best Drag Show In The World". Food served lunch until early evening only -- delicious burgers and salads with lunch & drink specials for around $10. Sit outside and watch the people walk by on a sunny day. Go-Go dancers almost every night. Take a video tour through Rage. Many 18+ nights. Outdoor area. **dance floor** gogo-boys restaurant  afterhours
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Fiesta Cantina - 8865 Santa Monica Bl.
Young guys FLOCK to Fiesta Cantina. The only time they leave is when they go to Tiger Heat on Thursday nights. This location was once a restaurant owned by celebrity Christina Applegate, called "Faulkner's Brasserie", and a gay-Hooters knockoff called "Dudes" where shirtless guys would serve beer and hamburgers. Both failed. The ultimate key to success was cheap margaritas. The day Fiesta Cantina opened, it's been PACKED ever since. Daytime:All Ages, Night:21+ restaurant
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Lady Gaga made the "Applause" lyric video at Micky's during Monday Night Showgirls
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Mickys - 8857 Santa Monica Blvd.
A recent 2-year multi-million dollar remodel (video tour) added gorgeous lighted indoor and outdoor bars and a new upstairs area - Elevation 88 Lounge. Go-Go dancers every single day starting in the afternoon! (On Wed & Thu nights see over 20 of them!) Lady Gaga created her "Applause" lyric video here in August, 2013. Often misspelled as Mickey's or Mickeys. **dance floor** gogo-boys restaurant
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- 8851 Santa Monica Blvd.
Revolver Video bar, which was once at this location back in the '80s and '90s, has returned to its original location, but now with go go boys too! The new owners have done EVERYTHING right! The staff is friendly. This place is amazing and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times.
**pool table** gogo-boys
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Flaming Saddles
8811 Santa Monica Blvd.
Where else can you watch cowboy bartenders dance on the bar? Rousingly festive and laid-back at the same time, Flaming Saddles commits to its Wild West saloon theme with wood- plank floors, steer motif, Bonnie Raitt, on the jukebox, and Westerns on TV. Two nightly happy hours: the usual four-to-eight, plus an Absolut-ly Stoli Happy Hour (two-for-one vodka drinks) from midnight to one. This location used to be the historic Larabee Studios where Michael Jackson, Cher, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera have recorded their albums.
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Trunks - 8809 Santa Monica Blvd.
Where the Spirits are High and the prices are Low! Trunks is West Hollywood's traditional gay sports bar. A friendly, no attitude cruise bar with inexpensive drinks. Often hosting fundraisers for our many local gay sports teams. Come spin the Drunkin Wheel of Steel and see what the drink special will be for 30 mins. DJ Draven Josh is one of the few DJs in WeHo willing to take song requests. Look up; there are two trains traversing the ceiling. New outdoor patio. Fun down-to-earth neighborhood vibe.
**2 pool tables**
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Gym Sportsbar
8737 Santa Monica Blvd.
Popular sports bar with a sister location in New York City. The best place for watching TV sports with gay friends. Did you know there are 250 Gay Sports teams in Los Angeles? Gym Sportsbar supports them by often hosting fundraisers, which brings in wonderful, friendly crowd and makes the place fun and lively. Go-Go Boys some nights. **pool table**
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V Wine Room
903 Westbourne Drive
Three concepts in one! 1: Wine & Beer Tasting Room 2: Wine, Beer, & Accessories Retail Sales 3: Art Gallery. All this housed in a building that was originally Charlie Chaplin & Nina Fosh's acting studio which later became West Hollywood's first library from 1929-1941. The retail wine & beer is located in numbered book shelves with a card catalog system to guide guests to their favorite wine a beer selections. Bring our updated list of gay restaurants with you, get the FREE Gay West Hollywood iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle App.
Kitchen 24 - 8575 Santa Monica Blvd.
Brand new & gorgeous! An "ultra famous and popular meeting spot for locals, tourists, late night club goers, and celebrities." Open 24 hours. The new place to go when the bars and clubs close. Read our article. restaurant
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L'Scorpion (CLOSED)
8512 Santa Monica Blvd.
L’Scorpion is a uniquely authentic Tequila bar that speaks to the true Tequila culture and traditions of Mexico. With nearly 200 varieties of Tequilas to choose from, L’Scorpion offers the finest spirits and handcrafted cocktails including a premium collection of Blancos, Reposados, Anejos, Mezcals and flavored Tequilas. This is L'Scorpion's 2nd location; the other one is on Hollywood Blvd.
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La Bohème - 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
The Moulin Rouge of West Hollywood!
Large, classy but unpretentious romantic bar & restaurant; an icon of the city, and loved by the gays. Fixture on SM Blvd for almost 20 years. Popular bar during happy hour. We promise you'll love this place. Closes at midnight. 360 View **cocktails** restautant
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Marix - 1108 Flores St.
Tex-Mex restaurant with a very gay bar during happy hour 6p-10p Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings when guys squeeze so tight into the bar area, you will definitely meet someone new. Ignore the reviews about the food; that's not why you're going. Get a pitcher of WeHo's best margaritas & enjoy free chips. On a diet? Try the SUGAR-FREE z-rita. The happy hours at this place are one of the best kept secrets in WeHo. Closes at midnight. restaurant
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Basix - 8333 Santa Monica Bl.
Full bar inside cafe with integrated coffee bar. Closes at midnight. restaurant
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