Mother Lode

97% love it
No WeHo attitude in sight

Strong men drinking even stronger cocktails. Mother Lode dismisses the pretense of its neighboring bars by creating a mellow atmosphere with an easygoing vibe. 

A classic dive bar, this friendly hideaway is welcoming to all who are fun, and funky and prefer a no-frills, drama-free night out. 

Don't let this unassuming dive fool you, this spot gets downright packed and rowdy on the weekends so prepare to rub some elbows... and more with some great Hollywood gays!


2nd place in Best of GayCities 2022 - Greatest Comeback


    • Scott3320
      Scott3320 Over a year ago

      There are a few bars in West Hollywood that don't necessarily feel like West Hollywood, if you know what I mean (it's a good thing). And Mother Lode is definitely one of them, and probably the best one. If you want to escape the craziness of The Abbey, or Mickey's or Revolver, come to Mother Lode and get your drink on. And buy me one while you're at it. Love it!!

    • DJPaul1970
      DJPaul1970 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderfully Dive-y
      Tasty drinks, friendly bartenders, down to earth clientele and some really good music and remixed videos; this place is great to chill.

    • plvnweho
      plvnweho Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best drinks I weho!!!
      Molo is one of the original bars in weho! It is a locals bar where men gather to drink play pool and chat . Tuesday and the weekends are the most busy!

    • slimrfun
      slimrfun Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Get a website, NOT a facebook link
      Really disappointed by bars that switch there websites links to facebook. This requires a membership signup that really piss's me off. I didn't get in shape by spending my time in front of a pc or on an iphone. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BAR, and all other facebook bars TO GO BACK TO HAVING A WEBSITE! Equality is all that I am asking. FYI 40% of us normal folk refuse to be on facebook, for various reasons. Google it! But I think that this bar would be a bar that I would want to visit when I come this December, IF IT HAD A WEBSITE.

    • BlackMambaTUL
      BlackMambaTUL Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Of all the bars I've been too, this one makes some fierce drinks. I think they try to kill you! You must stop here when you are in WeHo. Cash only but well worth the visit!

    • rennyben92
      rennyben92 Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A+ ...Chill, Good Time! Great Drinks-

    • spinmaster
      spinmaster Over a year ago
      Loves it

      awesome drinks or Toxic.. lol
      i love this bar.. tuesdays is hip hop, fun n crowded and some dancer was totally BUTT naked.. wow. but saturdays is da bomb. if you're starting ur night in weho.. go hear for drinks first because with one drink n after you are lit up. the drinks are STRONG. 90% alcohol n the rest mixer. now who doesn't like that?! ;-) if you're not into VERY strong drinks.. then go abbey a few dorrs down where a drink will be $10 to 14 dollars.. yikes.

    • Kody_Cross
      Kody_Cross Over a year ago
      Loves it

      love this place
      wow this place is cool

    • Kaviar
      Kaviar Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I met the love of my life here. I've been going to ML since I was 21...great neighborhood bar.

    • SilverV
      SilverV Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Well, well, well - where do I start.....
      I've been venturing to Motherlode, well, I think for about 15 years. It is always great to know you can always come here and feel at home. It gets real busy on holiday or event weekends. (For those of you who remember, it was like that every Sunday for Beer Bust- oh, those were the days) Motherlode is still a fun, friendly, no attitude place with great drinks and specials. Check it out, have a drink and mingle. No one bites--unless you let them.

    • HappyD
      HappyD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Best of Weho's Bars
      I've always seemed to have a good time and meet someone new when I come here. Been coming to weho for years and of all the bars this has the least amount of tude.

    • MissJackieBlue
      MissJackieBlue Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not On My "To Do" List
      I went to West Hollywood to visit the different nightspots and escape the heat in Phoenix last weekend and after reading the reviews this was one of the places I had on my "To Do" list. I was with a genetic lady and we wandered in at about 9:30pm Saturday night. I was well prepared for being in a "dive" bar but I was not prepared for the rudest gay man I had the displeasure of running into being the man behind the bar. In defense of the bar owners and the customers, one gentleman sitting at the bar apologized and was very pleasant afterwards. With the abundance of places to go in WeHo, we chose to leave and ended up at Here which was right around the corner. We visited seven places over the two days and this was the only negative experience so we still love going to Hollywood.

    • BBUC
      BBUC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice neighborhood bar
      One of the longer lasting bars in WeHo, friendly place. Not as pretentious as some other local bars but then I guess that's all relative.

    • BarSnitch
      BarSnitch Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Strongest drinks and nicest staff in WeHo
      Hands down they have the nicest staff in WeHo and the strongest drinks for a good price. Very unpretentious bar as are most of the patrons. This is one bar where it works to not update or remodel. It's got a good flow too, often people come here and have a few drinks before they go to other bars so faces change pretty frequently. Tuesday nights when Dirty Burty hosts "Manhole" they have HOT gogo boys and great music. Doesn't take long before the bartenders here start giving you free shots and free drinks, so I highly recommend being a regular!