There's no such posturing at the Venice Beach bar of the same name. Probably the best known gay bar in all of La-La Land, this massive restaurant and bar has attracted a diverse crowd of celebs, including Mary J. This gave The Other Side the feel of a VA bar—a place that catered to men who had come through a common war together and lost many comrades along the way. If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters. Blige, Mariah Carey, and Lance Bass. It was a neighborhood of artists and outsiders, people who had left small towns to find a home more suited to their needs for freedom and creativity. You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter s - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Halfway through, I called my husband in tears.
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Somehow, the local hipsters didn't cotton to it enough to keep it going. Imagine finding that respite, and then watching it slowly slip away. Gabrielle Canon June 22, 7: Roosterfish mural via Vimeo. We hope to see you tomorrow. Muscles and hairy chests are often on display but not required at this West Hollywood hotspot that boasts it's "not your father's gay bar. The Other SideL.
Deeply engrained in that culture was a long-standing queer community. Apart from passing through the overwhelming, smog-filled circular behemoth of LAX, I had never visited Los Angeles prior to the two-day job interview that led me to live in the city for over five years. Where will we go now? It closed down about a month after I moved to LA, and I only went there once. The place is small and dimly lit, with old fixtures and aging patrons.