RK Lifestyle Guide: To A Gay Night Out

RK Lifestyle Guide:

To A Night Out | To A Gay Night Out | To A Richpster’s Night Out | To The Best Daytime Eateries In Town

When you’re gay rich kid in LA, there are no shortage of options when going out. Whether you’re into bears, twinks, owls, muscle, leather, butch, femme, or simply the boy/girl next door, there is something for everyone here! This guide will show you where to get a stiff, wet drink while you are waiting for a something else stiff or wet to come along!

The Abbey
692 North Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Abbey is definitely a West Hollywood staple. On any given night you will find a mixture of gays and their girls sipping Vodka Red Bulls out on the patio or around the beautiful fireplace in the main bar. Once a simple coffee house, The Abbey has been transformed into a sprawling bar, lounge, and restaurant (the food is actually pretty good). This is always a safe bet to start your night and  I can guarantee you’ll see a least a few people that catch your eye. Drinks are on the pricey side – expect to spend around $12.00 for a vodka/soda.

8811 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

Eleven is relatively new to the West Hollywood scene, but has established itself as a must go to when making your rounds on Santa Monica Blvd! On any given night you’ll see a mixture of beautiful boys and chic lesbians gyrating to an eclectic mix of dance music! Lesbians – there are nights that are geared towards you! Please check their website for more details! Start your week with some beer goggles on – $2 beer bust every Sunday starting at 3pm!

4216 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Looking for something a little rough around the edges and not quite so pretty as West Hollywood? Faultline is the answer! Located behind the 101 Freeway on a gritty street off of even grittier Vermont Avenue, Faultline is where the boys who like it rough go. The crowd is typically a bit older and a little less “polished”.  This is great place to find bears and leather daddies while downing cheap well drinks!

East/West Lounge
801 Larrabee Street
West Hollywood, CA 90069
East/West feels very much like a NYC bar where a stock broker might stop to have a cocktail before heading home for the night. With it’s plush leather booths and pricey cocktails made with fresh ingredients, East West tends to cater to a refined older crowd. The setting is small and intimate – the perfect place for a nightcap or a start you evening off. Thursday night is lesbian night, where the top echelon of Sapphic society gather together to find their next hot date for the weekend!

The Factory
North La Peer Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Factory is one of the only places in West Hollywood that feels like an actual dance club. When you have the urge to work up a sweat on the dance floor, this is the place to go. With such popular weekly events as Popstarz, Girl Bar, Latin Girl Bar, and Cherry Pop there is always a night to get your swerve on!

Fiesta Cantina
8865 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Fiesta Cantina is one of those places that you go to drunk! Two for one drink specials, a fun/friendly mixed crowd, and great munchies make this one of my favorite West Hollywood spots.  I am friends with a couple who have been together for many years. They attribute their successful relationship to their Wednesday night “date night” at Fiesta which typically ends with last man standing! J&R – this is dedicated to you!

Gold Coast
8228 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
This is for all you rich kids on a budget! The Gold Coast or it’s affectionate nick name, “The Mold Coast” is definitely not the place you go to meet people. I’m sure there are some exceptions, but typically this is where an older crowd goes to play pool and take advantage of the very inexpensive beers/well drinks. I have a friend who is a young, beautiful model that likes to go there for her “Sally Field Soapdish” moment. When she walks in all the old guys fawn all over her and buy her drinks. H – this one is dedicated to you!

Here Lounge
696 North Robertson Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Here Lounge is a bar/dance club located right next to The Abbey in West Hollywood. Attracting the same type of crowd as Eleven, Here is where the hot guys are packed into a large outdoor patio/small dance floor with elbow to elbow density. If you are not into crowds, this is not the place for you! My favorite night is the Friday night lesbian themed “Truckstop”. Truckstop is one of the best all girl nights in LA! Sexy lipstick lesbians on the arms of their handsome girlfriends dance to an amazing array of music! Hot female go go dancers strut their stuff on the bars throughout the club!

2810 Hyperion Ave
Silverlake, CA 90026

I love MJ’s! It’s a totally different scene from West Hollywood, but just as fun! The crowd is definitely a mix of all types of guys and the bar feels like a neighborhood hang out with loyal regulars. Unpretentious and inexpensive, MJ’s is a great place to get drunk and make an ass of yourself on the dance floor while everyone cheers you on! I also happened to meet my boyfriend here on a crowded dance floor! This is dedicated to M J

8944 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Motherload is one of those places that you either love or hate. With a mixed crowd, fairly cheap drinks, and a central WeHo location, Motherload is a place that I would advise you to visit at least once.  It’s the type of place where a leather studded cock ring makes a distinct decorative statement Enjoy $1 beers at their Sunday beer bust and then stumble over to The Abbey to round out the night!

The Palms
8572 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Lesbians, you are going to have to help me out with this one! My boyfriend and I decided to go out with the young sister of a friend of ours who was new to LA and wanted to find the hot lesbian scene. Thinking we were experts on the subject (but having never been to an all girl bar in LA), we decided to take her to Palms (only total lesbian bar in town, I believe). Let just say that this was not the happening place to be on a Friday night! Our friend took one look and we made a u-turn out of there. Since I’ve only been once, I can’t make a fair review. K, this one’s for you!

Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Hmm – what can I say about Rage? It’s a West Hollywood staple that seems to draw a pretty large crowd on the weekends! No one I know really hangs out there! Decent dance music, moderately priced drinks, OK crowd – very mediocre in all respects!

The Avalon
1735 Vine Street 
CA 90028

Paging all M-ougars (man cougars), this is where you go to find the young, hot, shirtless 18-25 crowd dancing to favorite pop hits. This Thursday night hotspot features music by gay faves such Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey. Guaranteed to always be fun time