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The Abbey Named ‘Most Visited Bar in LA’ by Lyft

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Lyft has announced its fifth annual Lyftie Awards, a program that recognizes the most popular destinations in cities across the country, including the Los Angeles metro area. Apparently L.A. riders are pretty good tippers too.

Among the winners for the 2019 Lyftie Awards in Los Angeles are:

  • Most Celebrated Venue: Dodger Stadium
  • Top Transit Stop:  Union Station
  • Late Night Neighborhood: University Park, USC
  • Most Celebrated Restaurant/Bar: The Abbey 
  • Top Scooter Destination: Santa Monica Pier

 Los Angeles also placed in the Lyftie Awards’ national category, ranking among the Top Tipping Cities — second to New York. The awards acknowledged Los Angeles as among the Most Generous Cities after San Francisco and New York (based on Round Up & Donate donations). It also ranked first in Most Shared Rides (beating San Francisco and New York).

“Lyft believes in improving the lives of our communities and this year, we’re proud to celebrate the businesses, drivers and different modes of transportation that makes each of our cities special,” said General Manager Elliot Greenberger of Lyft Los Angeles. “We know that the backbone of our communities rely on people and the ways they’re connected to thrive. We look forward to championing Los Angeles winners for the fifth year in a row and providing reliable, affordable transportation.” 

Some drivers were honored as a Lyft Driver of the Year in Los Angeles. These outstanding drivers were recognized for having a significant impact on their communities and their riders’ lives everyday.  

“As a Lyft Driver, I really enjoy my job because it makes me feel good knowing I can make a big difference in my community and an even bigger impact on my passengers,” said Los Angeles Lyft Driver Steven Williams. “In my reviews, my riders talk highly of my service, about how I have helped them with their problems and on occasion have even changed their lives for the better.” 

This year, the Lyfties expanded to celebrate more than 50 markets and refreshed its categories to celebrate multimodal transportation and its driver communities. 

To learn more about the Lyftie Awards and Driver of the Year award winners from across North America, check out Lyft’s  blog post and Driver of the Year website. 

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare set to the new Justin Timberlake/SZA collab from Trolls World Tour.

L.A. was hours away from shutting down all bars due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you wouldn’t have known it from the typical Sunday chaos on Santa Monica Boulevard, as throngs of people (some shirtless) crammed into West Hollywood gay bars like Mother Lode, Mickey’s, and Rocco’s for one last ungloved hurrah.

At Rocco’s, a drag queen in a black latex leotard bravely swooped her hand down to grab a dollar bill from a customer.

Another performer did the splits, touching the floor ever-so-quickly as she pulled herself up. Go-go dancers valiantly kneeled on bar tops, accepting cash in their […]

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WeHo’s Employees Only is Delivering Cocktail Kits, TP and Food

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WeHo’s Employees Only is now delivering cocktail kits, toilet paper and food

WEST HOLLYWOOD (TimeOut) — This week alone, coronavirus has seen some of our favorite restaurants temporarily close and alter their hours and business models. And with Angelenos heeding authorities and staying home to avoid the virus’s spread, many of the city’s restaurants are adapting with new delivery service , special menus and to-go options. As of today, Employees Only just so happens to freshly deliver cocktail fixings and toilet paper—the real MVPs in a lockdown.

The new service is available through Postmates and includes instructions and ingredients to whip up some of the world-famous cocktail bar’s concoctions; all you’ll need are the spirits and a shaker. And because man cannot survive on cocktails alone, the Employees Only kitchen is offering a handful of dishes […]

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R&B, Hip-Hip, Trap & Soul: ‘CLSQ Fridays’ at The Chapel at The Abbey

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Friday nights at The Chapel at The Abbey will have you moving to a different beat beginning March 6.

Formerly a weekly Thursday event at The Chapel, CLSQ Fridays (CLSQ is pronounced “classic”) joins the weekend lineup with celebrity co-hosts, periodic guest performances, and music from 80-90s up through today’s top urban-contemporary RnB & Hip-Hop.

Brandon Anthony, the creator of Summer BASH (Los Angeles’ black gay pride weekend) and producer of LA Pride’s Hip-Hop Stages is bringing classic and contemporary RnB, Hip-Hip, Soul and Trap music to The Chapel with an evening called CLSQ Fridays.

“B.A.S.H. LA is a platform to build community partnerships for fellowship and provide an outlet of inclusivity within LGBTQ community.” said Brandon Anthony. “The Chapel at The Abbey has evenings and events that cater to a variety of LGBTQ people and we’re happy to bring the CLSQ audience and flavor to West Hollywood for a fun Friday night out on the town.”

Each week CLSQ will feature a variety of celebrity co-hosts and notable LGBTQ people of color who advocate for inclusivity and visibility in gayborhoods and mainstream LGBTQ culture around the world, making The Chapel at The Abbey another inclusive space for locals and travelers within the LGBTQ community.

So get ready to turn up the volume and dance.

The grand opening for CLSQ Friday’s at The Chapel at The Abbey will be co-hosted by beauty and fashion power houses Sir John, global makeup artist to Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, and the iconic red carpet designer duo Wayman & Micah who’re recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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The Chapel at The Abbey also hosts Altar Girl Thursday, produced by Girl Bar. It is Los Angeles’ longest running lesbian entertainment group, and hosts its own evening, Heavenly Bodies Sunday, a night celebrating the transgender and queer communities.

The Chapel at The Abbey is located at 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

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