Gay-Friendly LA

For the LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly LA Visitors

Gay Tours Los Angeles West Hollywood

Miami?  New York?  London?  P-Town?  Fire Island?  San Francisco?  Look no further than West Hollywood for a large concentration of gay-friendly LA bars, nightclubs and restaurants.  Most are located along or near Santa Monica Boulevard.  Some can be quite an eyeful, but one can rarely go wrong bringing out their friends and family to spots such as The Abbey and PUMP Lounge.

PUMP Lounge West Hollywood

PUMP Lounge West Hollywood

Get your cocktails, beers, sparkling waters, or sodas at spots such as these listed below.  These direct links are provided as a convenience.  NOTE: Some links may contain partial nudity or graphic verbiage.

Most of these spots concentrate on the bar, lounge, and nightclub scene, with dozens of other gay-friendly restaurants and establishments in the vicinity.  The east side community of Silverlake also has several gay bars and nightclubs, including The Eagle Los Angeles (leather scene), Akbar, and Faultline.

Downtown Los Angeles, aka DTLA, now has The Precinct, Redline, and Bar Mattachine.

The Abbey West Hollywood is one our recommendations for Gay-Friendly LA

The Abbey West Hollywood

Nearby hotels in the West Hollywood area include The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Mondrian Hotel, The Andaz, The Jeremy, Sunset Marquis, Le Montrose, Le Parc Suite, Chamberlain, The Standard, Le Petie Ermitage, The Grafton, Chateau Marmont and The Palihouse.  All of these are a very short walk to the fun and engaging Santa Monica Boulevard.

Gay-Friendly LA: The London Hotel Rooftop Pool & Bar

The London Hotel Rooftop Pool & Bar

A short UBER or taxi away, you’ve got the Beverly Hills properties of The Hotel Bel Air, L’Ermitage by Viceroy, The Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, The SLS Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Wilshire, The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.  The LAPD, The West Hollywood Sheriffs and The Beverly Hills PD, patrol these areas like crazy.  Proof:  Think back on all those celebrity mugshots of ‘under the influence’ arrests in our communities.

Keep up to date on upcoming Pride celebrations in and around Los Angeles and plan ahead. Here’s some links:

Los Angeles and West Hollywood Pride

Palm Springs LGBT Pride 

Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride

San Francisco Pride

Need the latest swimwear, gym shorts or festival leather options.  Check out the various shops along Santa Monica Boulevard that cater to the gay community like Los Angeles Sporting Company (LASC), 665 Leather and The Pleasure Chest.

665 Leather Shop West Hollywood

665 Leather Shop West Hollywood

While in L.A., let Glitterati Tours provide you with a luxury tour of Beverly Hills.  May sound cliche, but we’ve planned a handful of custom tours that can include information and sights regarding, Babs, Bette, Joan, and Judy.  Heck, we’ve even had requests to stop at the Beverly Hills restroom made famous by George Michael for a photo opportunity. We’ve done many tours for the younger solo, coupled or group travelers, but we’re also the perfect choice for gay and lesbian seniors.  You pick the pace and we can provide a very unique and personalized excursion.