Gay Clubs

Successfully finding a gay club in an unfamiliar city can be trying. That's why 10Best has sought out the top candidates in Los Angeles, detailing their clientele, music, and atmosphere. We let you know which ones cater to gay men or lesbians, what kinds of shows and entertainments they host, and what tracks the DJs spin. To tap into one of the most popular clubs in the area according to 10Best readers, head to Akbar. It's a telling example of what you can expect when you go out in Los Angeles.


Photo courtesy of Micky's Bar and Lounge

Keep on dancin' til the world ends like Brit Brit at one of the most high energy dance clubs in all of West Hollywood. Male go go dancers leave little to the imagination as techno beats roar through the club. Drinks are aplenty and bartenders are swift with keeping your glasses full. Take advantage of their extra long $5 Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4-9pm and Saturdays 4-7pm. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, right across from the popular Abbey, it's no wonder why most dance-aholics end up at Micky's as their last stop on Santa Monica Boulevard before they hit the hay.

Local Expert tip: Go for Happy Hour!

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Although unassuming from the outside, Akbar is one of the most popular gay clubs in Los Angeles. Friendly bartenders pour stiff yet reasonably priced drinks to the diverse crowd, which includes both gay and straight patrons. There's a CD jukebox with a great mix of old and new tunes, and on the weekends local DJs spin dynamic electro/disco mixes in the Moroccan-themed club's dance room.

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This gay bar's happy hour has Los Angeles locals returning night after night. Fiesta Cantina boasts a tropical vibe and plenty of outdoor space, including a rooftop hangout that offers great views. Patrons often watch football or UFC fights on one of the bar's many TVs, but the two-for-one happy hour, every day from 4:30pm until 8pm and 10:30pm until 12:30am, is what really draws in the crowds.

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The Abbey Food & Bar
Photo courtesy of The Abbey Food and Bar

One of the hottest gay clubs in Los Angeles, The Abbey is unsurprisingly filled every weekend with locals, tourists and celebrities looking to enjoy the elegant, open-air ambiance. A relaxed coffeehouse and restaurant by day, The Abbey effortlessly transforms into a lively nightspot in the evenings. Elaborate martinis range from pomegranate to chocolate banana, and patrons can enjoy their libations at the bustling main bar or in the quiet confines of a cabana.

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