Where: Beaches Bar, 8928 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood! Now that's a name we hear often and possibly have even visited at some point. Ever wondered what an evening in the heart of WeHo would be like? Come join us on an adventure as we learn about how West Hollywood became home to a major LGBTQ population, its history and one of the best nightlife experiences in LA County.
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, at 1.9 square miles, West Hollywood is a robust economic and cultural center instilled with idealism and creativity.
A spirit of community activism and civic pride thrives in West Hollywood for many of its approximately 35,000 residents. For more than three decades, West Hollywood has been one of the most influential small cities in the nation. More than 40 percent of West Hollywood’s residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
We will begin our tour at Beaches WeHo. The Beaches brand was born out of the locational real estate expertise of Matt Flinn, the creativity and ingenuity of Rene Aleksander Carta and the management and staffing stylings of Logan Michael Carta and Jacob Shaw. Located in the heart of West Hollywood Beaches is a strong conceptually driven and fashionable LGBTQ+ focused hybrid restaurant and lounge. Thoughtfully designed and curated, the location and design pays homage to the nostalgia of 80’s Miami disco culture while it’s food & drink to authentic family recipes from the Cuban Carta family vault.
Next we will move on to Trunks is West Hollywood's traditional gay sports bar.
We will conclude our tour at The Abbey. Anytime there's a milestone event concerning L.A.'s gay community — Proposition 8, the Supreme Court affirming the right of same sex couples to marry — you can count on a crowd (along with news trucks and cameras) converging on The Abbey Food & Bar. That's partly by design; owner David Cooley is a savvy businessman. That's also partly due to history. After nearly three decades years in business — an achievement in any industry but a unicorn-level rarity in the dining and nightlife scene — The Abbey is more than a dance club or restaurant. It's a community center, albeit one with sexy, barely clad dancers and 10-ounce apple martinis.
Join us on an evening as we learn the history of West Hollywood, explore the trendiest gay bars, indulge in great conversation and eat and drink the most delicious food and drinks.