LA home to West Hollywood the trendy gay neighbourhood.
Los Angeles nicknamed the "City of Angels" partly because of the Spanish translation is "The Angels". The city more commonly is referred to by the initials LA.
Some people hate LA but those who love LA really do love it. If you can handle the traffic and the business of the film industry and all that goes with it you can have a great time in LA.
A must see for any gay tourist is the area of West Hollywood and referred locally as WeHo. With approximately forty percent of its citizens identifying as gay WeHo is like the gayest city in the country. LA boasts some other great gay area as well such as Silver Lake, trendy Mt. Washington and Los Feliz. We would recommend you stay in West Hollywood getting around the city is not easy with a car.
Places to stay
LA and in particular West Hollywood has very few exclusively gay or hetero friendly hotels but has a number of very gay friendly places to stay. It is a city that has many conventions and award ceremonies events so it is always wise to book your accommodation in advance to guarantee availability and choice.
If you stay in West Hollywood you will be in the hot spot and close to all the entertainment for your stay.
Los Angeles Beaches
Will Rogers Beach is L.A.'s Gay Beach. Will Rogers Beach has become the unofficial gay sand spot, with most weekends packed with sun seekers. Lot of nice-looking guys go to this beach. Note that the gay section of the beach is at 14801 Pacific Coast Highway as it is a long beach.
Venice Muscle Beach is more known for guys working out and standing around to show their bodies and muscles rather than laying down in the sun. By standing in the sun you get a more even tan as well so this helps. Popular with tourist whom come to see due the fame of this beach. Address 1800 Ocean Front Walk.
Bars, Clubs & Parties
WeHo is where the majority of the gay scene is LA is located so we have summarized the most popular places to hand out.
The Bayou is an intimate WeHo bar popular for happy hours and the back patio. It's a local favourite for to hang out and visitors will say it feels like home. Address 8939 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Flaming Saddles is a country western gay bar. A mixed crowd. Address 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Fubar you find loud music and a popular casual spot with twenty to thirty something guys. They have themed night some evenings. Address 7994 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Gym Sportsbar is a gay sports bar with attract crowd. Attract sport types of guys whom work out at the gym but not obsessed with muscles. Address 8737 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Micky's is an iconic WeHo dance club normally packed with guys of all ages. Address 8857 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Mother Lode attract strong men who like strong cocktails. Feels like a neighbourhood bar and attitude free. Address 8944 Santa Monica Boulevard.
RAGE Bar and Restaurant attracts a young at heart crowd. They have a patio and dance floor with to Top 40 remixes music. Address 8911 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Trunks is a low key friendly gay bar with pool tables and sports on multiple TVs. Address 8809 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Cafes & Restaurants
Depending on where you are staying LA is full of cafes and restaurants. If you are staying in the WeHo neighbourhood the majority of place to eat and drink are gay run, owned or gay friendly. The typical burgers, shrimp and steak restaurants are popular. Due to a large Latino community Mexican food is popular.
Look for places to dine with your eyes and nose to see the food being eaten by other diners and if the customers are cute.
Saunas & Cruise Bars
The Zone LA is a mile from the gay hot spots of WeHo, The Zone gets very busy after the bars close. Address 1037 N Sycamore Ave
WeHo is a great place for shopping with lots of choice. It’s a fashionable part of the city full of lots of small boutique with lots of nice gear to buy.
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