Los Angeles night life is no secret. It has always been the stuff of gossip columns, celebrity sightings and off-the-charts partying. West Hollywood - Boystown West - has been the heart LGBTQ social life for decades, but these days some of the most innovative and fun spots are downtown and in Koreatown. Bar Mattachine, named after the first gay rights activist organization in Los Angeles, bills itself as the first gay craft cocktail bar downtown.
Once a busy coffeehouse, this jazzy joint has attracted a crowd that loves the limelight. You'll come across luxuriously chic fireplaces and cabanas, as well as a list of delicious martinis and mojitos. Get ready to pose, strut and smile — and check out why The Abbey has gotten so much press. The mixed crowd at Akbar is trendy but not snobby, which comes as a relief to those who love its Moroccan-themed interior, cushy couches and laid-back vibe. Weekends boast a small but raucously raging dance floor.
Looking for a night of pop divas and pretty boys and girls? Get your ass to West Hollywood, stat! Hairy hipsters make you weak in the knees?
And it also has more nightlife than anyone knows what to do with. So how do you make sense of it all? Bayou might be small, but the feel is right read: Mardi Gras and the bartenders will almost certainly pour you free Fireball shots for no reason. Your jumping off point for an evening of personal destruction lies here.