My City: Model Colby Melvin’s Los Angeles Favorites And Nightlife Picks


Photo via Paul Boulon

Model Colby Melvin is best known for his popular work with Andrew Christian, which included video segments such as the Road Trip series and a photo session that had him drenched in paint in a collaboration with The Underwear Expert. A self proclaimed goofball, his fandom grew quickly on the web, and he’s been working on developing his own entertainment group, Colbra, with his fiancée and fellow Andrew Christian model, Brandon Brown (below). As an LGBT activist, Colby is also always sharing news and entertainment reads on his social media accounts and website, and partaking in events to raise money for gay causes.


Photos via Facebook

He’s originally from the Deep South, but has made Los Angeles his new home the past year. If you find yourself in Colby’s neighborhood, the gay mecca of West Hollywood, he’s provides us some of his favorite spots and musts dos throughout LA:

Favorite Los Angeles Eats:

Photos via Facebook

Photos via Facebook

Sushi A Go Go – Located in the Farmers Market at The Grove, Sushi A  Go Go offers the best sashimi in town according to Colby.

The Stinking Rose – A favorite restaurant, with two locations on the West Coast (Beverly Hills and San Francisco), enjoy Californian-Italian cuisine with garlic as a major component in the dishes served. Colby loves the roasted garlics.

Tortilla Republic – If you like to drink your meals, Colby suggests this Mexican grill and its ‘tequilera’ serves the best margaritas around.

An Outdoor Escape Must:

Photo via Tumblr

Photos via Tumblr

“Escondido Falls in Malibu, a fantastic hiking trail gets you out of the city and ends with a 70′ waterfall (but there’s only water during the spring)”

Where To Shop:

While he is often seen sans clothing, Colby says Block Party WeHo is “GREAT” for underwear and tank tops.

Place To Kill Time & People Watch: 


Photos via Facebook

St. Felix at Santa Monica and Robertson has a great happy hour and patio that’s great for evening relaxation and people watching,” said Colby, who a outside of WeHo as well and is what he calls the best gay beach, West Street Beach in Laguna (above).

For A Quick Drink Go To:

Revolver for the frozen sangrias.

Your Los Angeles Gay Nightlife Guide:


Photos via Facebook: (L-R) Bartender at Revolver, The Abbey dance floor, Evita at BloK, and Colby Melvin and his party crew that includes his boo Brandon, Rhea Litre and Vicky Vox 

Colby provides his picks for where to go out each night of the week:

Monday: Revolver for karaoke with Courtney Act
Tuesday: Evita at BloK, “very fun ballroom/New York scene where people dress in costumes”
Wednesday: Stripper Circus at Here Lounge by Paul Nicholls and Woody Woodbeck, has an open bar until 11 and usually a performance.
Thursday: Guys Gone Wild at The Abbey, hosted by Rhea Litre with giveaways and the hottest dancers,
Friday: Zodiac Party at Micky’s
Saturday: Confession Saturdays at The Abbey
: Sunday Funday at The Abbey during the day, followed by Size at Here Lounge with Tom Whitman

Thank you Colby! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram if you aren’t already for more goodies like this:


Nothing cuter than a hunk and pup!

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About Andrew Villagomez

Andrew Villagomez is a lifestyle journalist, style photographer and owner of He contributes to publications such as, Out Magazine, Logo TV's, Passport Magazine,, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @VeeTravels

Posted on September 19, 2013, in Food + Drink, Gay Travel, Nightlife, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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