Santa Monica Boulevard: Out & Proud

West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard is one of the most vibrant stretches of space on the West Coast. With its own singular identity and vivacious main street character, the Boulevard is known for inclusivity and fierce, out-and-proud attitude.

Along the historic Route 66, this boulevard includes a Russian sector, with Russian bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants; Midtown, great for cocktail lounges, gourmet restaurants and shops catering to creatives; and the so called “Boys’ Town,” home of gay and lesbian nightclubs, restaurants, and club wear. Stock up on the best in fashion, novelty gifts, and sex toys before a wild night on the town.


Andrew Christian
Technically advanced, custom woven men’s underwear, available in street, sport, fashion, and basic-themed lines.

Brick & Mortar
An urban men’s boutique, offering trendy fashion, one-of-a-kind jewelry, home accessories and gifts.

Contemporary men’s fashion, including denim, underwear, swimwear, active wear and more

Out of the Closet Thrift Store
Second-hand clothing store with profits going to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.


Connie & Ted’s
Amazing fresh seafood!

Fiesta Cantina
Tasty way to start your evening on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Traktir Restaurant
Casual Russian fare.

Saint Felix
Great happy hour with craft cocktails and sliders (ahi and kobe)!

Norah Restaurant
Comfy and stylish with innovative menus.

Fresh Corn Grill
Enjoy casual alfresco dining with lots of food (& budget) options.

Drink, Dance, Listen & Watch

The largest dance floor in WeHo never disappoints!

The Abbey
Winner of MTV Best Gay Bar Award—twice! Everyone welcome.

Launched many superstar careers—for serious music fans.

Booty bumping, go go boys, comedy, cheap drinks, cute dudes, loose morals.

Be Naughty

665 Leather
Serving the needs of the local leather community.

Chi Chi LaRue’s
This novelty store is home to legendary drag dive Chi Chi LaRue, a GayVN Award Hall of Fame inductee, whose trademark shop sells everything from sex toys and candles to bottled water.

Circus of Books
This gay bookstore offers books, magazine, adult DVDs, novelties, lubricants and more.

The Pleasure Chest
No judgments. Make life a little sexier!

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