Gay bars

in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Gay Bar

No matter what your sexual orientation, Los Angeles gay bars are fun, friendly and frequently loud. From West Hollywood standbys to Silver Lake upstarts and alternative leather lounges across the city, gay bars in Los Angeles beckon queens, bears and everyone in-between. The city’s LGBT scene is clustered in WeHo around Santa Monica Boulevard, where legendary institutions like Mickey’s, Rage and The Abbey serve up neon cocktails and drag shows to a fit and attractive crowd. Go low-key and casual at hangouts like Mother Lode or Gold Coast, or swing by Fubar for dancing and creative revelry. You’ll find strippers on the tabletops at Revolver and Eleven, and a quieter neighborhood feel at St. Felix. Silver Lake and the surrounding area is also a hot spot for gay bars in Los Angeles, from the straight-friendly Akbar at Sunset Junction to the fashionable MJ’s, which features go-go platforms and video screens. In Venice, the Roosterfish on Abbot Kinney is a surf-friendly dive with DJs; on Wilshire Boulevard, the Faultline is a leather-and-Levis bar with a hunky, upscale crowd. Dance, drink and cruise your way through LA gay bars and discover a wide variety of venues.

We have gathered 26 gay bars in the City of Angels. So, which are the best gay bars in Los Angeles? Just scroll down and find the LA gay bars best suited for you.

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The Abbey

  • 692 N Robertson Blvd

    West Hollywood CA 90069

The Abbey in West Hollywood is not just a bar; it's an iconic, vibrant hub of the LGBTQ+ community. Known for its welcoming vibe and eclectic crowd, it's the go-to spot whether you're in the mood for a chill coffee date or a night of energetic dancing.

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Club Tempo

  • 5520 Santa Monica Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90038

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Star Love

  • 1532 N Western Ave

    Los Angeles CA 90027

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  • 131 E 6th St

    Los Angeles CA 90014

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  • 357 S Broadway

    Los Angeles CA 90013

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Hi Tops

  • 8933 Santa Monica Blvd

    West Hollywood CA 90069

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C Frenz

  • 7026 Reseda Blvd

    Reseda CA 91335

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Artesia Bar

  • 1995 Artesia Blvd

    Redondo Beach CA 90278

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Flaming Saddles

  • 8811 Santa Monica Blvd

    West Hollywood CA 90069

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The Bullet

  • 10522 Burbank Blvd

    North Hollywood CA 91601

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The Falcon

  • 1435 E Broadway

    Long Beach CA 90802

The Falcon is a lively gay bar in Long Beach, known for its friendly atmosphere, strong cocktails, weeknight karaoke sessions and lively weekend dance parties.

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  • 1302 Abbot Kinney Blvd

    Venice CA 90291

Popular gay hangout with lots of cuties on the weekends. Cheap drinks, pool table and a kick ass jukebox.

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Silver Fox

  • 411 Redondo Ave

    Long Beach CA 90814

The Silver Fox is a popular gay bar where all are welcome. It's known for its strong drinks and friendly vibe.

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  • 5101 E Ocean Blvd

    Long Beach CA 90803

The name might refer to the abs of the male guests here at this Long Beach gay bar, a high-energy hangout with a cool outdoor patio and free parking. New themed parties include drag nights, karaoke, Sunday Beer Bust, leather, ladies and bears.

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Mother Lode

  • 8944 Santa Monica Blvd

    West Hollywood CA 90069

Mother Lode is a rustic, low-key gay bar in West Hollywood, known for its strong drinks, friendly staff, and fun, inclusive and lively atmosphere.

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Executive Suite

  • 3428 E Pacific Coast Hwy

    Long Beach CA 90804

Executive Suite is a lively gay bar in Long Beach, offering diverse entertainment, including drag shows and dance parties, in a welcoming, inclusive and fun atmosphere.

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  • 8857 Santa Monica Blvd

    West Hollywood CA 90069

Hot go-go boys, karaoke, stiff drinks and flamboyant drag shows. No inhibitions and all fun!

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Sweet water Saloon

  • 252 Orange Ave

    Long Beach CA 90802

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Flux Bar

  • 17817 Lakewood Blvd

    Bellflower CA 90706

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The Crest

  • 5935 Cherry Ave

    Long Beach CA 90805