As the bars and clubs met with considerable challenges over the last few years, queer bars and clubs lost quite a few legendary spaces. In 2020 and 2021, queer institutions like Oil Can Harry’s, Rage, and Club Ripples closed, forever altering the LGBTQ community’s landscape.
But the ones that are still standing, are busier than ever. In fact, visiting one of LA’s queer bars or clubs feels downright celebratory. Whether glitzy to a bar in a strip mall, or casual to downright divey, LA has something for just about everyone. It’s more than unfortunate that Southern California has a shortage of lesbian bars, but some spots have specific nights that cater to every sexuality, gender preference, or identity. With that, here are 17 iconic LGBTQ+ bars in Los Angeles.
Added: Club Cobra, the Crest, High Tops, Redline, Precinct
Removed: Club Ripples (closed), Faultline Bar (closed), Oil Can Harry’s (closed), Rage (closed), RevolverRead More