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.
Tips from locals
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.
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.
"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.
A great gay dive bar. Tougher slightly older crowd. sometimes has pool. Very strong drinks.
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“Thursdays there’s an event here called Palace that has a heavy Middle Eastern theme. It has a hookah bar, and all the scenery is changed to match. They have belly dancing performances, too, so they really go all in on this. There’s a DJ that spins Middle Eastern music and it’s a very popular, crowded event. There is dancing but it’s not at the forefront of the experience. More people are drinking, standing around, smoking hookah.”
- 11 locals recommend
“Unassuming neighborhood gay bar with billiards, sports TV, patio seating & a laid-back vibe.”
- 3 locals recommend
“Indoor Gay Nightclub with good music and usually good crowd. Friday's are ladies night and all other nights are guys night (I think). ”
- 8 locals recommend
“-Great hole in the wall burger spot. -Very Cheap -Perfect after a night out when you are hungry on your way home -Open late - Note: it is cash only”
- 4 locals recommend
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 3:00 PM
Yes (incl. American Express)
Beer, wine, full bar, cocktails
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