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Mother Lode

7 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
This is an old-school gay bar, and on Tuesdays Manhole mashes up hip-hop and old-school dance music. It’s just a great event. They have porn playing on the TV screens, go-go boys—it’s really a complete party. This is a dance-driven event so you’re either dancing or drinking or standing, there’s no lounging at Mother Lode. It starts on the later side, the best time to go is around 11:30 and stay through to 1:30, that’s when it gets really packed. And while it’s definitely a male crowd, there are more female best friends than you’d think.
Craig
Craig
November 3, 2016

Tips from locals

Ron
Ron
May 18, 2015
Strongest drink you will find anywhere. Period.
Lin
Lin
September 11, 2014
Casual gay dive bar that is usually packed on Friday and Saturday nights. They have generous happy hours and very cheap drinks for being in West Hollywood. Mostly male visitors.
Bl
Bl
May 3, 2013
This gay bar is for those that don't like to dance, but rather prefer a chill, pub-like atmosphere. The crowd is usually older.
Glenn
Glenn
May 3, 2013
"Rough & tumble" gay bar. Very large & very strong drinks. Paaio is fun for people watching, but sometimes crowded with smokers. Tuesday nights are very crowded and very cruisy. You will get hit on.
Ryan
Ryan
August 18, 2011
A great gay dive bar. Tougher slightly older crowd. sometimes has pool. Very strong drinks.

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Location
8944 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone+1 310-659-9700
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 3:00 PM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor seating
No
Music
Live music
Wifi
No
Menus
Happy hour
Drinks
Beer, wine, full bar, cocktails
Parking
Street
Restroom
Yes
TVs
Yes
ATM
Yes
Smoking
Yes
TouchTunes Jukebox
Yes
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