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AOL Cityguide Names the Abbey Both L.A.’s Best Bar and Best Gay Bar for 2004


LOS ANGELES, CA -- January 21, 2005 -- The Abbey Food and Bar has been chosen as both “BEST BAR” and “BEST GAY BAR” in Los Angeles by AOL Cityguide “City’s Best 2004.” Nominees for this award included some of most popular and famous bars throughout the entire L.A. metro area.

“This is such an honor and we are thrilled to receive such prestigious, city-wide recognition,” said Abbey owner David Cooley. “I want to thank all the patrons who voted for us along with my staff who work so hard to make The Abbey an inviting place for everyone -- no matter what race, creed, color, religion or sexual orientation.”

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AOL Cityguide considered tens of thousands of businesses. The list was based on reputation, editorial coverage, and feedback from the millions of users of the AOL Cityguide service. From November 1, 2004 to January 3, 2005, AOL CityGuide users voted for one nominee per category per city.

Located in the heart of West Hollywood on Robertson Blvd., The Abbey Food and Bar has become a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike, along with celebrities like Janet Jackson and Christina Aguilera.

Other accolades include: Best of for “Best Gay and Lesbian Bar,” ZagatGuide’s “Best in West Hollywood Nightlife” and Los Angeles Magazine’s “Best Gay Bar to Bring a Straight Friend To,” in its annual 101 Things We Love issue. The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce designated The Abbey “Best Restaurant in 2003,” and the WeHo Awards deemed it “Outstanding Restaurant and Bar” four years running.

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