Iconic West Hollywood gay bar The Abbey has expanded, taking over the former Here Lounge and putting in a cocktail-focused nightclub called The Chapel. The glossy new space will be a step or two up from The Abbey, but continue the tradition of dancing, DJs, and drinks.
The new-look Chapel has been given a strong overhaul from the Here Lounge days, and now offers a variety of ways to spend an evening. There are large wraparound booths for the bottle service types, floating barkeeps for a more casual experience, and a long bar and dance floor area for people after a bit more energy. The whole thing is seamlessly indoor-outdoor too, with two bars total and built-in fireplaces around the open space. Apparently there are plans to put in a 48-foot tall actual steeple at some point down the line too.
The strong new spire should help set The Chapel apart from the variety of other drink destinations popping up around West Hollywood recently, from the ever-popular E.P. & L.P. rooftop to the celeb-studded new Catch LA.
The Chapel carries the same owner as The Abbey, Dave Cooley, and looks to attract much the same clientele as well. The place is currently soft open, and has plans for a blowout bash over Halloween weekend soon, with an official opening party later this year once that steeple arrives.
969 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA