The Abbey | West Hollywood | Comfort Foods, Modern American, Bars and Clubs | Restaurant
Loading...
Get on your knees and pray at the Abbey, a sprawling 16,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor drinking establishment that attracts a consistently fierce crowd of choirboys (and the clergymen that love them). Named "Best Gay Bar in the World" by the Logo channel, the Abbey is fun whether you're gay, straight or undecided, a regular jumping-off point for epic nights out in WeHo. Considerably more relaxed during the day, it's one of those rare and treasured L.A. establishments - a place where you can make out in the bathrooms by night, and take your mom for lunch the next day. You'll spot everyone from Perez Hilton to the cast of The L Word in this legendary haunt, and do treat yourself to a martini; the list features every fruit and berry flavor under the LGBTQ rainbow. Owner David Cooley, who founded the Abbey in 1991 as a small coffee shop, frequently hosts star-studded fund-raising galas at the venue, and his Oscar-night party, "The Envelope Please," raises more than $150,000 for AIDS Project L.A. each year. Become a regular, and you might just figure out how to gatecrash. The food goes beyond typical bar fare, with dishes such as an Ahi burger, Atlantic salmon, New York steak and custom omelets. Relax in the tastefully faux-goth environment (votive walls inside, gargoyles outside … and some cabanas) and gawk at the impossibly good-looking bar staff, whose sexual orientation may well depend on the size of the tip you choose to leave them, or which producer you work for.

Restaurant Details

Cuisines: ,

Features: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Price: $$
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards

Parking: Street


Reservations: Accepted, Not Accepted


Entertainment: Live Entertainment, DJs

Related Best Of

Related Stories

  • Best Gay Bar

    The Abbey
    • Oct 3, 2013
  • Chick-fil-A Update: Your Guide to Gay Sandwiches Around America
  • Chick-fil-A Update: Your Guide to Gay Sandwiches Around America

    So. Chick-fil-A hates gay people, but people still love Chick-fil-A. Those darn cute illiterate cows! We can't resist 'em! So, in order to combat the chain and simultaneously help out those poor souls who just gotta eat mor chicken, a number of restaurants around the country are offering alternatives. You...
    • Aug 2, 2012
  • Also for Your Consideration
  • Also for Your Consideration

    Watching the Olympics of award shows while making snarky comments about George Clooney's newest girlfriend (this year's Oscar date is next year's reality TV star) is more fun when you're in a room full of other smack-talkers. For the second year, NCIS actress Pauley Perrette hosts AIDS Project Los Angeles'...
    • Feb 23, 2012
  • More...

Map

Now Trending

Nearby