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The Hornet Guide to Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is a top tourist destination and it’s been a must-visit place for LGBTQ visitors for many years.

West Hollywood in Los Angeles is still the predominantly gay neighborhood. Locals and visitors alike flock to famous gay bars like The Abbey and Pump Restaurant to be seen and see. But if huge bars aren’t your cup of tea and you’re not in the mood from getting attitude from queens, there are several low-key places in West Hollywood for you to hang out, like these:

Mother Lode

This dive bar has been around in West Hollywood for many years. If you like stiff drinks and playing pool with friends, this is the spot for you. Mother Lode hosts different theme nights like Tuesday night’s “Invading the Hole” to spice up your weeknights.

Trunks Bar

Trunks Bar is another WeHo veteran bar with cheap drink specials to quench your thirst. Trunks is a late-night spot that draws people from other bars due to its friendly vibe. But it’s not just a friendly bar — Trunks also heats up on weekends with an eclectic mix of DJ tunes.

Fiesta Cantina 

Fiesta Cantina is the best place in West Hollywood for happy hour. Famous for its Mexican cuisine and endless margaritas, patrons come to Fiesta Cantina for laughs and fun. Fiesta Cantina also has HD flat screens for big sports events and it often hosts fun parties — no wonder it’s called “Fiesta”!

Gold Coast

Billed as the friendliest local bar in town, Gold Coast attracts a mixed crowd, young and old. People also come here for its friendly staff, positive attitude and no-judgment environment. Gold Coast is the place to be if you enjoy hanging out with locals in a fun atmosphere.

Gym Sports Bar 

If you’re a sports fan, Gym Sports Bar will be your favorite WeHo hangout. Gay men come here to socialize and watch the big game in this testosterone-filled bar. This spot also offers daily drink specials and happy hour events — perfect for cruising jocks.

(Featured image via See-ming Lee/Flickr)