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The Most Fun Gay Bars in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has one of the most fun and exciting LGBT+ scenes. During my latest trip to the City of Angels, I decided to explore gay bars to discover the local subculture and meet new people.

I decided to compile a list of the best gay bars in Los Angeles to help you figure out where to get a drink in LA.

The Abbey Food & Bar

692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 289-8410
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The Abbey Food & Bar is a fun West Hollywood establishment located right next to West Hollywood Park.

I loved the music selection and the shared plates. I recommend this bar for getting craft cocktails with a group of friends. The terrace seating really adds to the friendly ambiance.


8857 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 657-1176
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Micky’s is the place to go if you enjoy dancing. It’s a two-story nightclub with different areas that offer unique experiences.

This bar has an original selection of cocktails, including exotic drinks. The events are what make Micky’s stand out, with drag shows, K-pop nights, and more.

You’ll find Micky’s on Santa Monica Boulevard, in the Norma Triangle area.


4356 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 665-6810
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I love the laid-back vibe of Akbar. It’s a small and affordable bar in East Hollywood, not far from the Barnsdall Art Park.

The kitchen serves amazing Indian food, and you can count on the bartenders to mix some strong drinks!

Akbar also has some fun events like karaoke night, live music, drag shows, and more.

Eagle LA

4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 669-9472
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Eagle LA is a local staple with its selection of craft beer, cocktails, and mocktails.

The events and fundraisers are memorable, with some events that are popular among the local BDSM community.

I found that the atmosphere was very welcoming and laid-back. I highly recommend this small bar located on Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood.

The Boulevard Bar

3199 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 460-8102
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If you’re looking for fun places to get drinks and love karaoke, the Boulevard is the place to be.

It has the feel of a small neighborhood bar, but the high-tech karaoke system will make your visit to the Boulevard memorable.

The bar has a fairly standard selection of cocktails and popular beer brands, and the prices feel affordable.

The Boulevard is a little off the beaten path. It’s in Pasadena, in the Daisy Villa area.

Fiesta Cantina

8865 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 652-8865
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Fiesta Cantina is one of the best gay bars in Los Angeles with its delicious Mexican fare and two-for-one deals on cocktails.

The exotic setting is fun and relaxing, and I enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere and diverse crowd. Even though it’s a popular spot among the LGBT+ community, everyone can come in and enjoy frozen margaritas.

Fiesta Cantina is in the Norma Triangle area on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Redline – Food & Bar

131 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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I had a blast at Redline thanks to the lively atmosphere and guest DJ. If you’re looking for fun places to go out in downtown LA, you can’t go wrong with Redline.

This spot is within walking distance of the Toy District and Pershing Square.

The prices are reasonable, and there is an excellent selection of classic cocktails. The drag shows, trivia nights, and other events will make your stay in LA memorable!


357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 232-4666
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Between Wednesday night bingo, Thursday trivia nights, and Sunday drag brunches, there is always something fun to do at Precinct in Downtown LA.

This effervescent nightclub is one of the hottest LGBT+ spots on South Broadway, and it’s easy to see why.

The crowd is very friendly, and the bar offers some unique cocktail creations.

The New Jalisco Bar

245 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (323) 448-6347
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The New Jalisco Bar serves beers, cocktails, and small bites in an upbeat setting. The Latin music and dancers help create a fun atmosphere, and the weekly drag shows are a popular event.

The bar seems to come alive late at night but can be quiet during the evening.

This gay bar is on S Main Street in the Little Tokyo area. There are many other fun establishments within walking distance, which is perfect if you want to plan a night of bar hopping in DTLA.

Final Thoughts

I had the opportunity to try several places to go out in LA, and these bars are, in my opinion, the best gay bars in Los Angeles.

All these places felt welcoming and had a good drink selection. I also immensely enjoyed the various shows and events!

I hope you’ll decide to check out some of these bars while you’re in LA!

9 Best Gay Bars in L.A.

Here are the best gay bars in Los Angeles: 

  1. The Abbey Food & Bar
  2. Micky’s
  3. Akbar
  4. Eagle LA
  5. The Boulevard Bar
  6. Fiesta Cantina 
  7. Redline- Food & Bar
  8. Precinct 
  9. The New Jalisco Bar 
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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