The Ruby Fruit
Co-owned by Emily Bielagus and Mara Herbkersman, The Ruby Fruit has swiftly become the juiciest wine bar to grace the east side since its opening in February. Tucked within a strip mall in Silverlake that shares a parking lot with Baskin Robbins, it offers an inviting and inclusive atmosphere. Step inside to discover a lengthy wine selection, refreshing non-alcoholic choices, and a flavorful menu that serves a variety of tapas style plates for lunch and dinner. They have recently partnered with Queer and women owned Couplet coffee for their coffee menu, and Queer, Trans owned Black Forest Bakery for their baked goods. While the vegan options are limited, they're enough to satiate the plant-based babes and revel in the vibe! Open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday (11am-3pm) Dinner from Tuesday to Thursday (5pm-10pm), with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays (5pm-11pm).
Honey's at the Star Love
Indulge in the ultimate queer bar experience at Honey's on Western and Sunset, across from Hollywood's Target. This former Paradiso pop-up at The White Horse has been transformed into a captivating oasis with live performances, DJs, and a fully stocked bar offering both alcoholic and specialized non-alcoholic options. Curated by talented visionaries including Kate Greenberg, Mo Faulk, and Charlotte Gordon, the chic lounge embraces inclusivity. Delight in whimsical libations like the Nightingale cocktail, or the tantalizing Billie, with tequila, passion fruit, and citrus. With a diverse selection of wines and beers on tap, Honey's caters to all. Immerse yourself in the exuberance of cabaret themed nights or Wednesday karaoke. Whichever day you choose, be prepared to dance or sing the night away in sheer bliss!
Get ready for the most epicly queer, astrological dance party you'll ever experience, happening monthly! Brace yourself for celebrity sightings as your favorite LGBTQ icons groove alongside you on the dancefloor. The brainchild of Mackey Hendricks & Nico Turner, Gayasstrology has relocated to a vibrant outdoor venue in Hollywood after its previous pre-pandemic home, Satelite, shuttered. This month, they're hosting not one, but three pride events at different locations! Don't miss the GAYASS GEMINI PARTY at Oracle Tavern on Friday, June 3rd, the GAYASS PRIDE '22 at Oracle Tavern on Saturday, June 11th, and the exhilarating SCHOOL NIGHT Pride Edition at Bardot on Monday, June 13th. They also offer a discounted ticket for those who identify as Bipoc, Trans, or disabled. Let the star studded festivities commence!
If you're in search of a howlin, gay ol’ time, look no further than Stud Country at Club Bahia, located on Sunset between Echo Park and downtown. Get ready to kick up your heels and line dance the night away. This event serves as a worthy successor to the iconic Oil Can Harry's, which hosted queer line dancing from 1968 until its unfortunate closure in 2021. Stud Country takes place every Monday and Thursday, with doors opening at 8 PM and lessons starting at 8:30 PM. Admission is $20.00. With a lively and youthful crowd, this vibrant night will keep you dancing til the cows come home!
Paradiso is making a comeback this year, returning with a new location since the pre-pandemic era. Get ready to shake and groove at one of the most inclusive dance parties, where you'll instantly feel the eclectic energy of Brooklyn or the Bay Area. Created by DJ/Producer Kim Anh, Paradiso guarantees a feast of the best hip-hop and dance hits! This monthly event offers a constantly updated schedule on their Instagram, so be sure to follow them to stay in the loop!
If you haven't experienced any of the Hawtmess parties yet, you're truly missing out on one of the best in the game. Coordinated by the talented co-creators Morgan "Good Boy" and Jesse Weiner, this queer live event production is unmatched. Each event is a fully immersive experience with meticulous attention to detail, transforming every space they take over. From ball pits to sumo wrestling, flash tattoos to rage rooms, roller skate discos and pool parties, there's nothing this event team can't pull off! Don't miss their two upcoming June events: a Pride kickoff at the Sky Bar in the Mondrian on June 3rd, and their biggest party of the year on June 9th, hosted on the top floor of the Ovation at Hollywood and Highland. You don't want to miss out on being part of the Hawtmess experience!
Ch-Ch-Ch- Cherry Bomb is the ultimate destination for the best ladies and gender-expansive folks' night in the heart of WeHo. Its fun and inviting atmosphere creates a safe retreat for the lesbian, trans, and nonbinary community. From pool parties to burlesque shows and brunch, they offer a variety of exciting programming. This June, Cherry Bomb presents a thrilling Pride lineup from Thursday, June 1st, to Sunday, June 4th. The hilarious host, Kalea McNeill, ensures the party keeps on rolling, guaranteeing a good time for all. Be sure to check their calendar for upcoming events and secure your tickets for the event of your choice.
Saddle up for a wild ride at this month's Mommy Issues event, launching Pride in style on June 4th, at the Offbeat in Highland Park. As one of the few leather d*ke parties, it caters to a kinkier crowd with Doms, Subs, a spanking booth, Bootblacks, food, vendors, and a dance floor. Brace yourself for an afternoon filled with delightful seduction that will satisfy your wildest desires.
Calling all fans of the Real L Word! It's time to mark your calendars for Playa, an unmissable event hosted by the one and only Whitney Mixter. Treat yourself to a day of pure pleasure, where Queer meets Boujee at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel, situated in Beverly Hills. Prepare to be captivated by the incredible talents of DJ/Comedian Bri Giger, an adored figure within LA's vibrant Queer scene. Indulge in a tasty brunch served from 1pm to 3pm, followed by a spirited day party that will keep the energy soaring until 7pm. Don't let this unforgettable experience slip away!
Brace yourself for one of downtown's finest Queer dance parties! Held monthly at Bar Franca, this event is skillfully hosted by the dynamic DJ Duo known as "Couples Therapy." In June, Divorce Party is bringing you not just one, but two exciting events. On June 6th, join for an enlightening evening featuring a Gender Studies panel followed by a Dance party. The panel will delve into the significance of nonbinary and transmasculine fashion as a powerful platform for resistance and self-actualization. The esteemed guests include James Ford from Netflix's Next in Fashion, Leon Wu from Sharpe Suiting, and Pony Lee from the Folklore Salon. Doors open at 6:30 PM, so be sure to arrive early! Once you've strutted your stuff on the catwalk, don't miss out on Divorce Party's pride edition at their regular residency on June 15th.