Best Gay Country Line-Dancing - 2011
Oil Can Harry's
Think it's surreal to see dozens of cowboys lined up butts to nuts on Ventura Boulevard early on a Tuesday evening? Not in the slightest. Oil Can Harry's has been in business since 1968, and with one visit you know why. Gay or straight, Oil Can Harry's is a great place to get over yourself: friendly, nonjudgmental and with drink prices generally stuck in the '70s, there's always something on the agenda, from epic Saturday night karaoke and Sunday brunches to Monday movies, leather events and the once-monthly Resurrecting Mary, where, for the price of a song, you can relive the glory of the Valley's notorious drag mecca. But it's the C&W that keeps them coming back. Wild Country Nights kick off Tuesdays and Thursdays with line-dancing lessons from 7:45 to 9:15; the program starts a little later for T.G.I.F. A spirited crowd is guaranteed, experience not necessary. You haven't lived until you've line-danced to Lady Gaga alongside four-dozen gay cowboys. 11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 760-9749, oilcanharrysla.com.