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Map & Directions 4356 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Daily 4pm-2am


LA Weekly's Description

Silver Lake's Moroccan-themed gay grotto is a long-running fave, as much for its stiff, reasonably priced drinks as for its vivacious, open-to-all atmosphere. When the adjacent dance room was added a few years ago, it became a full-fledged club. The dark and sweaty pit pumps and pulsates on weekends thanks to dynamic electro/disco mixes from local DJs. Expect a bevy of boho bi and gay grinders in the mix mostly on weekends, and local of all ilks during the week - even crafters (!), who take over with an early gathering every Wednesday.

Member Reviews

  • Rio MarioG wrote a review for Akbar
    on 08/17/09

    every mondays is Ska and rocksteady nite and drinks are cheap and music is awsome .People are so friendly and cool .

  • laweeklybestof wrote a review for Akbar
    on 05/06/09

    What roundup of GLBT 'n' straight mashes would be complete without the Silver Lake sweat fests at Akbar? The dance floor and adjacent bar area are a microcosmic meld of the neighborhood itself, attracting boy toys and breeder babes both multiethnic and bodaciously boho.¬óLina Lecaro

  • rcox1 wrote a review for Akbar
    on 01/25/09

    This is my favorite little Gay Bar in the LA area. On Fridays and Saturdays they have a good mix of 80's and current music. They have a lounge on the side when you walk in, and a dance floor on the other that is separated so that you can have conversation or shake your ass. It does get crowded on the weekends, but I don't feel like the crowd is as pretentious as some of the gay... More >>

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  • LA Weekly on 12/08/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Drunk on Stage= Best Queer Stand-Up Night!

  • Los Angeles Times on 10/14/10

    Weekends at this legendary Sunset Junction bar are packed, and the rockin' jukebox is eternally cranked up to 11. Wednesday evening's "CraftNight" is most certainly not to be missed.

  • LA Weekly on 10/21/12

    Best Gay Bar - 2012! Packed with femme fellows and butch boys, or smattered with breeders boozing at happy hour, this Sunset Junction gem has a keep-it-real zeal that brings people back. -Lina Lecaro

  • Manhunt on 09/14/11

    Eclectic music, so keep that in mind if you're looking for Gaga and Brit Brit. Gay hipster bar.

  • Rhiannon C. on 04/27/09

    go here and show gays Goatse for the first time!

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