1. SeriouslySick says

    I keep seeing the Abbey online being called a Gay Bar. It’s a bar in West Hollywood where everyone in hangs out, sorta old school but still a little trendy. It might have been so at one time, but it isn’t a “Gay Bar”.

  2. says

    The Abbey is unique in that it’s one of the few remaining big-profile places that is known as a hotspot first, gayspot second. Everyone in SoCal knows that the Abbey is a gay bar, but its position as one of the trendiest places in image-conscious LA (thanks to the gays) means the trendy heteros flock to it as well.

    And that’s what makes The Abbey so awesome.

    That said… I recently had my 30th birthday in big pimpin’ limousine fashion and I took over a dozen friends, even split between gay and straight, to The Abbey… and the straight guys in the party were VERY uncomfortable. Too much gay going on for them! The straight guys’ girlfriends, however, LOVED it, and since they couldn’t get their hetero mates to dance with them, they paired off with the closets gay they could find!

    I thought of all the places I could get my straight friends to be introduced in a gay setting friendly to my hetero male friends, I thought the Abbey would be it… but it just goes to show how the Abbey really isn’t *that* mainstream. Just isn’t.

  3. FunMe says

    I prefer the new Mickey’s with the hot go-go dancers, revolving so you see DIFFERENT all the time.

    The Abbey has become too “mixed” and that’s fine and all, but I go to West Hollywood from SM for the MEN, not to watch a straight guy hit up on a straight girl. I mean come one. They have enough straight bars already!

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