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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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Sam Smith, MJ Rodriguez and Gigi Gorgeous Spotted at The Abbey

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — It was a heavenly evening of celebrity sightings last night in West Hollywood.  Grammy Award winner Sam Smith and MJ Rodriguez (transgender star of the Emmy Award winning show POSE on FX) stopped by The Chapel at The Abbey ‘Heavenly Bodies’ evening to celebrate and support the transgender and queer community. 

Hosted by Gigi GorgeousSasha Colby and other transgender models and activists, Heavenly Bodies drew in the famous singer (Sam Smith recently announced is gender non-binary) and actress to watch a lineup of transgender lip sync performances, including the #1 Beyonce impersonator in the world, Miss Shalae.

MJ Rodriguez looked incredible in her Donna Summer inspired wavy hair and synched-waisted jumpsuit, as she sat VIP sipping Veuve Clicquot with Gigi Gorgeous and friends.  Shortly after the lineup of performances was over, Sam Smith put on a performance of his own living his best life looking cute and casual while slow grinding with a friend out on the patio of The Chapel.

Heavenly Bodies is the only known transgender party in Los Angeles, held monthly on the 2nd Sunday at The Chapel at The Abbey (the world famous gay bar). 

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Miss Shalae aka Michell’e to Perform at The Chapel at The Abbey Jan 12

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The number 1 Beyonce impersonator in the world is set to perform this Sunday, January 12 at The Chapel at The Abbey’s Heavenly Bodies night; an evening celebrating the transgender community. 

 Miss Shalae aka Michell’e, whose video went viral for a cover song Beyonce performance while holding a trans flag, increased her popularity after being spotted in Beyonce’s Netflix Homecoming documentary and receiving a shout out from Queen Bey herself during Coachella which can be heard on the hit song ‘Sorry’. 

Miss Shalae will bring her ballroom version of Beyonce to West Hollywood while she vogues, struts and turns the dance floor of The Chapel into a catwalk made for a queen DIVA. Heavenly Bodies is Los Angeles’ only known monthly transgender nightlife event featuring live performances hosted by trans model and activist, Sasha Colby

Proceeds from specialty cocktails made with Illegal Mescal are donated to the Trans Wellness Center to bring additional support and awareness to the trans community.

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Aspen’s Gay Ski Week: the Abbey & W Hotel Announce Pop-Up Party

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by Carol Kay

ASPEN — Pack your chic and warm winter attire and get ready to check in at the W Aspen hotel, downtown Aspen’s most buzzed about luxury hotel, for an exciting weekend party presented by Los Angeles’s iconic The Abbey Food & Bar

Beginning Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19, 2020, The Abbey Aprés Ski Pop-Up brings the world’s most popular gay bar to Aspen, Colorado for a three day party in the sky celebrating W Aspen’s inaugural ski season in honor of Aspen Gay Ski Week. 

Hotel guests and lucky locals will be invited to indulge in afternoon parties on the rooftop WET Deck, Aspen’s newest and most lively après ski scene, before retreating to one of the luxury hotel’s scene stealing suites or slope-side residential units, luxury amenities and ski shop.

The Abbey Aprés Ski Pop-Up experience will take place on the WET Deck of W Aspen overlooking Aspen Mountain, with a daily party hosted by David Cooley (owner and founder of The Abbey Food & Bar) and featuring the world-famous Abbey bartenders and specialty cocktails, dancers and DJs amping up skiers as they prepare for an unforgettable time during Aspen Gay Ski Week – the longest running gay ski week in America. 

This exciting new collaboration brings the legendary Abbey Food & Bar to the slopes for the first time giving Aspen Gay Ski Week festival goers an unforgettable weekend of hospitality and nightlife the world has grown to know and love from The Abbey over the last 29 years.

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