(888) 277-4253

ABC Department closes Here Lounge in WeHo

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Here Lounge is the latest West Hollywood gay bar to face penalties from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for allegations of lewd conduct by go-go dancers.

Here co-owner Pat Rogers confirmed today that Here’s closure for a month, earlier described by WEHOville as part of a remodeling project, has been ordered by the ABC department. A sign went up on the door of the lounge at 696 N. Robertson Blvd. south of Santa Monica on Tuesday. According to the sign, the suspension will be lifted on Jan. 1, 2014.

The Here suspension and ABC fines levied against Mickys, the gay bar at 8857 Santa Monica Blvd. at Larrabee, prompted the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to convene a meeting between bar owners and ABC representatives last month to discuss enforcement of ABC laws.

Read the full story on WEHOville HERE.