Sorry DTLA and Santa Monica, but when it comes to gay nightlife in Southern California, West Hollywood remains the cream of the crop. 

According to the LA Weekly Best of LA Awards, The Chapel at The Abbey is the region’s “Best New Gay Bar”…

The Chapel delivers a streamlined, old-school, Abbey-esque experience without all the narcissism. It’s like dumping the popular jock to go out with his sweet kid brother.

The LA Weekly obviously hasn’t been to Sunday School at The Chapel!

There should probably be an honorable mention to the only other “new” gay bar we can think of, Santa Monica’s Birdcage, which is bringing in the crowds despite its location outside the Gayborhood. 

Congrats to David Cooley and all of the Chapel staff!