The online edition of Blackbook just got back from a one-day tour of gay West Hollywood. Here's what they found.

Gay vamps and scamps of fortitude make their bed at Chateau Marmont. Inside, you'll find all the amenities you've come to expect ... in a castle! That's right, gay champs, the Marmont is a castle on the hill.  It's beautiful and a bit creepy at the same time (

You'll want to eat breakfast at Hugo's (, where there's a good chance you'll hobnob with the Hollywood elite, as you're prone to doing. The food's delish, too.

Shopping in the 90069 includes maneuvering your way though a maze of books at Book Soup (, sorting through last season's designer duds at upscale thrift shop Wasteland (, and finding unique, collector-worthy art toys at Kidrobot (

Then, it's time for lunch. “Sushi or burgers?” asks Blackbook. At upscale Ariya (8730 Santa Manica Blvd), you'll find tofu and seaweed salad, veggie rolls wrapped in cucumber, and sushi on the menu. And down the street, at Irv's Burgers (8289 Santa Monica Blvd.), it's deeply grilled beef burgers, fish burgers, egg burgers, and chilli burgers (I need a gay burger, you say?)!

Ok, we know what you really want to do in gay West Hollywood: Party like it's 1999!

The velvet ropes that keep the riffraff out are nowhere to be seen at Barney's Beanery (, a route 66 biker's bar. Bar Lubitsch (7702 Santa Monica Blvd) chills with a communist-red mise en scene, where you're sure to find your gay kismet at the bottom of a bottle of vodka.

Things are bit more exciting over at The Abbey (, where every gay boy and raucous lesbian in the village hangs out. Hunk (or babe) watch while you sip something cool.

But then, to warm things up, head over to Area (, West Hollywood's hottest nightspot. “Everything we love and despise about nightlife conveniently in one venue,” writes Blackbook.

Enough said, a one-day gay tour of West Hollywood yours to enjoy.