Best “I've never been to a gay bar!” bar: The Abbey Food & Bar
692 North Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood
Come one, come all (did I spell that right??)! No matter if you’re new in town, just visiting, just came out, or are just a really big fan of Bravo reality programing (still?), this is entry-level gay bar go-go dancing at its best. It’s a staple, and everything its reputation precedes: debaucherous, loud, constantly happening, and also has a bakery!
Best heavy-handed pour: Fubar
7994 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
If you want that Eastside cool with the flare of a BoysTown bar, dimly lit corners, music you might actually dance to, and vodka sodas as strong as the scruffy bartender who poured ‘em, look no further, Fubar has you covered... in chest hair.