Akbar

Bars, Dive bars Silver Lake
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Akbar

Akbar’s retro-style lounge has become Silver Lake’s ultimate gay alternative hipster hangout. The crowd is a mix of all ages, drawing from LA’s pockets of cool like Echo Park and Downtown. Drinks are strong, dancing is abundant and most nights come with a theme—like Mario Diaz’s big Saturday dance party Full Frontal Disco, where classic and soon-to-be classic dance hits commingle with boys in bowlers, wearing fishnets and stillettos in the center of the action.

By: Duane Wells

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Venue name: Akbar
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Address: 4356 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
90029
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7pm-2am
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Rick J

Love this location. Inclusive, great prices for drinks and a fun neighborhood venue!

Pony Lee E

Its my favorite bar, the staff, the shows, the dancing, the variety of queers here make my heart happy. It feels like home.

Paul V

20 years later and EVERYONE is still welcomed here, feels comfortable here, and they've made Silver Lake very proud! Really good people run/own this bar, too! VIVA AKBAR!

Wendell J

Akbar is a magic place where LGBTQ artists and activists of all ages can hang out and get creative. I have never known another venue as creative and community sustaining as Akbar anywhere in the City of Angels.

Linda P

This bar has never lost it's neighborhood feel after all of these years. There are so many fun themed nights. At a time of the hipters moving into Silverlake and ruining everything, Akbar has never lost its spirit and it's wonderfully gay vibe. AND, I met my wife there on the dance floor! Akbar forever!

RC Z

Pretention free. Community oriented (gay and straight). Stiff drinks for extremely reasonable prices. And most importantly, whether dancing or just socializing, it's FUN AS HELL!