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Mother Lode

Open Now: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Great bar

What a great bar / great staff and reasonably priced drinks. An older and more relaxed crowd than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindon, Utah
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Loved the Load

What a great Bar , Andy and I were staying just up the road so it became our start off local. The... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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“Great bar ”
Nov 15, 2018
“Loved the Load”
Cruisy men's bar, with different themes for each night of the week.
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8944 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-4902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great bar / great staff and reasonably priced drinks. An older and more relaxed crowd than some of the overly pretentious patrons of other establishments

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

What a great Bar , Andy and I were staying just up the road so it became our start off local. The bar man Mark was friendly as and remembered our drinks !!! Even a week later Thanks for the great times

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

A casual bar with a snooker table though no one was really playing, instead using it to sit. The drinks are quite strong (but that is the trend in California). The bartenders were sweet & charming and the place had some great music.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Gailani_art
Reviewed February 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I thought we'd check out the WeHo gay bars. Turns out there are like 4 within a few blocks of each other. We stopped here last. It was really dark and we were skeptical of going inside but I pressured him to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank decljust
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Cheap drinks that are so strong. Energetic, fun crowd. Had the best night ever on a Tuesday night. Hot bar tenders. Wow hot!!! I can't wait to come back. Hope you still here

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Some could argue that The Mother Lode is an anchor in the West Hollywood gay community. It has a long, colorful history in the community and is a centerpiece. As flash in the pans like Pump open door and try to change the neighborhood, The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Every time I come to West Hollywood I include a stop at the Mother Lode. It reminds me of a local good time bar. It is always easy going without attitude or overly loud music. The drinks are strong and the bartenders are professional and...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed August 6, 2007

This place is a dive without the divey feel. Some people think that The Motherlode's namesake comes from the high-octane drinks it serves. This place is definitely West Hollywood's guilty pleasure. Everyone, whether they're going to hang out at the more pricey but delicious Abbey,...More

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