West Hollywood is known for a lot of things, but bars are near the top of that list. Like our last list of beauty businesses, it has been a tough year for the local bars, lounges and clubs. Some have unfortunately shuttered their doors because of the lockdowns. We would be remiss if we did not mention the closing of Gym Bar, Rage, Flaming Saddles and Gold Coast. It is our hope here at WEHOville that once everything opens back up, these establishments will come back to help make the city is as fun and vibrant as ever.
West Hollywood also has its fair share of cafes, juice bars and bakeries. We all know how much everyone loves their coffee, green juice and carbs after a big night out.
The burger scene has really picked up in recent years in WeHo. This was one of the most hotly contested categories. Everyone has a strong opinion about their favorite burger.
While walking around West Hollywood be on the lookout for the Best Of West Hollywood 2020 sticker to see which other local businesses won the award this year. Check out the readers’ choices as the best West Hollywood Beauty Businesses.
Best Gay Bar
Winner – Micky’s
8857 Santa Monica Blvd. – (310) 657-1176
Micky’s brings home the crown in one of the biggest categories ever year. We all can’t wait until we can join in on the fun in 2021.
Runners Up – Rocco’s, The Abbey, Hi Tops, Mother Lode
Best Dive Bar
Winner – The Bayou
8939 Santa Monica Blvd. – (310) 273-3303
The self-proclaimed “PROUD LOWER BACK TATTOO OF WEHO” the Bayou is where the locals go when they want grab some drinks with friends without all the extras of Boystown.
Runners Up – Mother Lode, FUBAR, Surly Goat, Barney’s Beanery
Best Happy Hour
Winner – Rocco’s
8900 Santa Monica Blvd. – (424) 343-0123
Who doesn’t love a good Happy Hour? The choice for locals this year was Rocco’s. From 4-7 every day you can go there for drink specials and even get a liter of Margarita for only $25.
Runners Up – Pump, Micky’s, Marix, The Den
Best Sports Bar
Winner – Hi Tops
8933 Santa Monica Blvd.
In another hotly contest category Hi Tops gets the win. If you are looking to watch a game with some friends and have good food and drinks, Hi Tops has got you covered.
Runners Up – Rocco’s, Barney’s Beanery, State Social, Fiesta Cantina
Winner – By The Way Burger
8719 Santa Monica Blvd. – (424) 335-0063
By The Way Burger has quickly become a local favorite thanks to their grass-fed and Kobe beef patties. They even offer a secret lava bean burger and organic hand crafted french fries and onion rings! YUM.
Runners Up – 5 Guys, Hamburger Mary’s, The Abbey, Astro Burger
Best Lounge / Hotel Bar
Winner – Tower Bar (Sunset Tower Hotel)
8358 Sunset Blvd. – (323) 848-6677
The Tower Bar proclaims itself the chicest and most welcoming room in town, with a fireplace and discreet niche seating for privacy. Many locals agree it’s a great place to grab a drink.
Runners Up – Pump, SUR, Bar 1200 (Sunset Marquis), Kimpton La Peer Hotel Bar
Best Coffee Shop
Winner – Dayglow
866 Huntley Drive – (424) 303-7153
In another hotly contest category Dayglow takes the top spot this year. If you are looking for the best coffees from the best roasters in the world, Dayglow is the spot for you.
Runners Up – Miss Melbourne, Dialog Cafe, Gelato Festival, Urth Cafe
Best Juice / Smoothie Bar
Winner – Body Energy Club
8591 Santa Monica Blvd. – (424) 343-0501
If you are looking for smoothies, fresh juices, healthy bowls or supplements, Body Energy Club is the favorite among the locals.
Runners Up – Earth Bar, Pressed Juicery, Joe and The Juice, Sunlife Organics
Winner – Bottega Louie
8936 Santa Monica Blvd – (213) 802-1470
The newest bakery in town brings home the crown. Bottega Louie finally opened their West Hollywood location and the early reviews are outstanding. And the pastries and superb!
Runners Up – Stolichnaya, Viktor Benes (Gelsons), Miss Melbourne, GGET