Looking for a place to shake, grab—and potentially score—some ass in LA? Whether twink, bear, otter or drag queen, we've got you covered with our list of the best gay club nights in the city.
Given that Silver Lake is where the bears like to play, is it any wonder that the cubs have taken such a shine to the neighborhood as well? Cub Scout, presented by popular nightlife personalities DJ Chris Bowen and DJ Victor Rodriguez, is a monthly den of sexy fun with cheap drinks and a furry crowd on the first Friday of every month. But don’t be misled: This cruisy, no-frills party attracts boys from all parts of town and every stripe of the rainbow. Bears, cubs, otters, wolves and pups are all welcome and sure to find something—or someone—to cozy up to at this all out man-fest.
Los Angeles gets a taste of Broadway once a week on Musical Mondays (MuMo) at the massive Eleven Nightclub. Unlike most nights, when the latest Top 40 dance hits can be heard in heavy rotation at the Santa Monica Boulevard hotspot, the genre of choice on Mondays at Eleven is musicals... purely musicals. For one night only, Gaga, Beyoncé, Madonna and Rihanna take a backseat while the songs of musical legends like Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Kristen Chenowith and Linda Eder rule the stage. A mix of live performances and videos of classic moments from Broadway and film make this not only one of the most feel-good nights of the week, but also one heck of a reason to actually look forward to Mondays.
Wigs... divas...drama... what’s not to love? If you’re a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its subsequent spawn on LOGO, then you'll probably love Dreamgirls at Rage on Tuesdays. In short order this night has become a must for drag aficionados in Los Angeles, thanks to a stellar weekly line-up of top performers including RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 winners Raja, Delta Work, Sharon Needles (our favorite!), Chad Michaels and Pandora Box. They’re not necessarily singing for their lives as they do with Ru, but they sure are perfoming for them! Tip: Bring dollar bills in abundance, as tipping is not only allowed but strongly encouraged (in fact, it’s sometimes part of the performance).
It’s been called the best raunch-fest in the City of Angels and it’s held weekly at Fubar, West Hollywood’s most alternative outpost. Every Thursday, moustached alt-nightlife-maestro Mario Diaz brings out boystown’s sexiest players for a night that kicks off the weekend with a healthy dose of testerone, a scantily clad, tattooed brigade of go-go boys and a contest that dares patrons to have their “members” photographed and judged at the climax of the party. Add in vintage gay porn playing on screens around the bar and you’ve got yet another one of those nights that helps Fubar live up to its reputation as “not your father’s gay bar.”