LA Lesbian-Friendly Wining & Dining

imageWe covered the parties, now here’s the pads (so to speak). Ladies, meet the Los Angeles lesbian contingent. Prada mixed with trucker hats, cowboy boots and mini-skirts — there’s a veritable smorgasbord of women seeking same.

Ariya, known around town and referenced on The L Word as “Lesbian Sushi,” is a sure bet for running into the fairer sex. Any night of the week you can find the patio filled with girls. Don’t leave without ordering one or five of the OMG rolls.


Move from surf to turf at Jar, a 194’s American chop-house. Lesbian chef and owner Suzanne Tracht has a rep for some of the best steaks in Los Angeles. The bar and restaurant are packed every night of the week with the non-vegetarian varietal of lesbian. Try the burger — it’s not on the menu but is available at the bar.

Ciudad, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s downtown Los Angeles restaurant, has the east-side scene covered. Don’t miss the ceviches or the Latin-influenced desserts.

Club promoters Sandy Sachs and Robin Gans of Girl Bar fame teamed up with Jeffery Sanker of White Party (though Sanker’s since moved on) to create Murano, conveniently located within stumbling distance of the best gay clubs in the area. Show up between 8 and 10 p.m. to call shotgun on the brunette with the sleeve tattoo before heading out.

Saint Felix, née Bin 8945, in West Hollywood is also a prime gathering spot for Sapphic beauties fueling up before dancing it off. Tapas, sangria, and hot waitstaff make an irresistible combination.

LA’s Hottest Lesbian Nightlife

imageMonday is the new Sunday, you know. In Los Angeles, it’s six days a week, at twelve clubs sporting hundreds of eligible bachelorettes — and few ineligibles thrown in for drama. Every night is a good night to meet someone. Check out our daily recommendations, plus a map after the jump. Ladies, time to swerve.

Tuesday Fuse Events own Tuesday nights. The party migrates frequently — be in the know by emailing {encode=”eventinfo@fuse-events.com” title=”eventinfo@fuse-events.com”}. Previously at Eleven, the scene moves to Republic Lounge on September 9, where DJ Saratonin spins a mix of electro, Latin dance, and hip hop. Vibe is low-key with a posh undertone.

Wednesday Aptly named, Booby Trap a roaming Wednesday-night party. Underground club girls take note: The DJs are always spinning edgy electro dance in some gritty Hollywood venue. Space is usually tight but packed with a sweet hipster crowd, so no one seems to complain. Get on the list at {encode=”boobytrap@gmail.com” title=”boobytrap@gmail.com”}.

Thursday Heat, hosted by Fuse Events at Here lounge, brings out a super-young trendy dance club crowd with a mix of lipstick to baby dyke, butch girls and Shane look-a-likes. Platinum at East West Lounge is the place to go to find the 35+ executive lesbian mafia type.

Friday Truck Stop at Here lounge, yet again hosted by Fuse. Every woman on the prowl shows up here. The club hits capacity by 11 p.m. (the lines start snaking through the alley), so get there early, or be able to drop names at the door. Truck Stop bartenders play Coyote Ugly and shake their (fine) asses on the bar every hour, on the hour. The midnight show involves “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and several pints of water thrown around, not to mention the copious, gratuitous body shots or private dances. Old-school die-hards still hit up Girl Bar at Ultra Suede, the longest-running lesbian dance club in Los Angeles. Once a month, roll out with Catwalk; gay boys and girls sweat to electro dance at Vertigos.

Saturday Get on a list. Choose your poison: Girl Bar goes Latin at the Factory one Saturday a month, and Fuse hosts a roving party one Saturday a month (next is August 16 at Eleven).

Sunday Ladies Touch hosts an afternoon party at Benevento in West Hollywood from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Also, an unorganized party of lesbians hands out at the Abbey, drinking Mimosas all afternoon. Seasonally, Falcon has lively L Word showings — the cast has been known to show up, hooting and hollering with the rest of the crowd.