Guide

Out & Proud: Exploring Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood does more than welcome the LGBTQ+ community—it celebrates them.


West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard is one of the most vibrant stretches of street on the West Coast. With its own singular identity and vivacious main street character, the Boulevard is known for inclusivity and a 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 LGBTQ nightclubs, restaurants, and club wear. Stock up on the best in fashion, novelty gifts, and sex toys before a wild night on the town.

Shop

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

8713 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 652-6605

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

8592 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069 
(310) 657-2858

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

8224 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90046
(323) 848-9760

Eat

Connie & Ted’s
Amazing fresh seafood!

8171 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90046
(323) 848-2722

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

8865 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 652-8865

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

8714 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 855-9592

Norah Restaurant
Comfy and stylish with innovative menus.

8279 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90046
(310) 643-5853

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

8945 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 275-4428

Traktir Restaurant
Authentic Russian fare in a casual environment. Try the homemade lemon or raspberry-infused vodka.

8151 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90046
(323) 654-3030

Drink, Dance, Listen & Watch

The Abbey
Continually on “Best Gay Bar” lists, this West Hollywood institution is owned by activist/philanthropist David Cooley, who also owns The Chapel bar next door. Everyone welcome.

692 NORTH ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, 90069
(310) 289-8410

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Sundaze.. #MeetMeAtTheAbbey #AbbeySummer

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

7994 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90046
(323) 654-0396

Rage
The largest dance floor in WeHo never disappoints!

8911 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 652-7055

Troubadour
This iconic venue has launched many superstar careers—for serious music fans.

9081 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 276-1158

Be Naughty

665 Leather
Serving the needs of the local leather community.

8722 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(310) 854-7276

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.

8861 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069
(323) 337-9555

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The Pleasure Chest
No judgments at this adult toy store. Make life a little sexier!

7733 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD 90046
(323) 650-1022

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