5 Iconic Gay Bars & Clubs In LA

It’s no surprise that Los Angeles has an enormous LGBTQ community famously accepted throughout the city.

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FACEBOOK The Abbey Food & Bar – West Hollywood

In most downtown areas of Los Angeles, it is common to find gay bars and drag shows especially in West Hollywood (WeHo) which is filled with a majority of these institutions. Here are some of our favorite gay bars and nightlife hotspots throughout the City of Angels.

The Abbey Food & Bar

692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Abbey Food & Bar - West Hollywood
FACEBOOK The Abbey Food & Bar – West Hollywood

Located in the heart of WeHo, The Abbey Food & Bar is a two-time winner of the MTV logo, Best Gay Bar in the World award. Open seven days a week, this establishment offers all kinds of food and drinks during the day and transforms into a club setting at night.


7994 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046


Looking for a more electronic dance club vibe? Fubar is for you. With themed weeknight parties, you are bound to have a night of no judgement, acceptance and fun!


739 N La Brea Ave (1/2 Block North of La Brea Ave / Melrose Ave) Los Angeles, CA 90038

Plaza Nightclub
FACEBOOK Plaza Nightclub

The Plaza is a 21+ club which offers delicious cocktails and some of the best drag shows in the city. Patrons often describe the venue as incredibly welcoming and unique in its drag performances that are unlike any other shows throughout the city. There is a cover fee which varies depending on the day and time you attend.

The New Jalisco Bar

245 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

INSTAGRAM @the_newjaliscobar

This authentic Latin bar offers no cover fee drag shows that are interactive with guests. The cash-only bar plays a variety of music from merengue, reggaeton to cumbia.


2915 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640

Club Chico

This dance club offers drag shows, DJs and karaoke on Wednesday nights. The location is out of the way in terms of being in the center of West Hollywood but a night at Chico will not disappoint. It also offers birthday party packages as well as VIP table accommodations.

Katherine McGowan

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Katherine is a New Jersey native who is passionate about understanding culture through its history and food. You can most likely find her enjoying an Aperol Spritz with a local or getting lost on a windy cobblestone road. Some of her other favorite cities are NYC, Amsterdam, London and Rome.

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