10 Nightlife in Santa Monica That You Shouldn't Miss

August 2, 2021 Deane Carmody

The beaches of Santa Monica attract all sorts of visitors-- don't be surprised to see families playing on the sand next to a boot-camp fitness class with a barking instructor. Visit the Santa Monica Pier, a haven of shops, restaurants, and carnival attractions (including a Ferris wheel) atop a wooden wharf. By night, the Third Street Promenade is the place to be, bustling with activity from moviegoers, party animals, and talented street performers.
Restaurants in Santa Monica

1. The Lobster

1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212 +1 310-458-9294 https://thelobster.com/
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 7 reviews

The Lobster

2. Harvelle's Blues Club

1432 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309 +1 310-395-1676 [email protected] http://santamonica.harvelles.com/
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Harvelle's Blues Club

Few places in the country can honestly say that they adequately capture the flavor of a particular location. The truth is that once the sunset, people want to get dirty, and we just help them indulge. Harvelle's takes pride in showcasing the best live Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Burlesque Shows, and so much more. Our crown jewel is the Toledo show, there's really nothing quite like it. A mix of all the best talents the area has to offer, all in one place. No one has quite a good time as Harvelle's!

3. Circle Bar

2926 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5340 +1 310-450-0508 http://www.circle-bar.com
Excellent
38%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Circle Bar

With its long oval shaped bar in the center of the room, stands Circle Bar, the oldest and most legendary bar in Santa Monica, USA.

4. Mi's Westside Comedy Theater

1323A 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1309 +1 310-451-0850 http://www.westsidecomedy.com
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Mi's Westside Comedy Theater

Mi's Westside Comedy Theater is right off the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and features the best standup and improv in Los Angeles. Recently named "Favorite Los Angeles Comedy Club of 2012." We have shows seven nights a week, a beer and wine bar with over 30 beers to choose from and never a drink minimum! Come check us out, you'll be glad you did!

5. Bodega Wine Bar Santa Monica

814 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2711 +1 310-394-3504 http://bodegawinebar.com/
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Bodega Wine Bar Santa Monica

6. The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

119 Broadway Ca, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304 +1 310-573-8426 [email protected] http://www.thecraftsmanbar.com
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

Friendly neighborhood beach bar featuring live music and boasting one of Santa Monica's most popular happy hours seven days a week. Featuring delicious hand crafted burgers, a gourmet snack menu, shuffleboard, Giant Jenga, board games, photo booth and more. Drink Local!

7. The Chestnut Club

1348 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1702 +1 310-393-1348 [email protected]sm.com http://thechestnutclubsm.com/
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Chestnut Club

The Chestnut Club is a modern cocktail bar by the hospitality team of Mario Guddemi, Sal Aurora, Pablo Moix & Steve Livigni of Black Market Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots and Dama. The inviting and intimate space offers a number of seating options ranging from high tops, long leather banquettes, 4-12 person Chesterfield booths and an intimate private room that seats up to 15 guests. The beverage program created by Pablo Moix features classically inspired crafted cocktails ranging from tiki inspired drinks to the masculine, spirit forward El Camino and Bullocks Wilshire. The spirit selection is perhaps the most extensive in Southern California, offering over 400 uniquely chosen spirits, liqueurs and fortified wines.

8. Ye Olde Kings Head

132 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2202 +1 310-451-1402 [email protected] http://www.yeoldekingshead.com/
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 185 reviews

Ye Olde Kings Head

This quaint Irish/English-style pub has received very positive reviews.

Reviewed By L6088FDsusanw - Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom

Spent several nights in here October 2018 great atmosphere excellent food staff very nice and friendly British style pub would highly recommend .

9. Magicopolis

1418 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2309 +1 310-451-2241 [email protected] http://www.magicopolis.com
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 29 reviews

Magicopolis

Fantastic magic shows from the world's best magicians. Shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. The schedule changes every week, bringing you then very best. Click on Purchase Tickets on the website.

10. Bar Chloe

1449 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2301 +1 310-899-6999 http://www.barchloe.com
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 17 reviews

Bar Chloe

Reviewed By TheScottRose - New York City, United States

Was looking for a place for a late night cocktail and fell into Bar Chloe and I am happy I did. First, Bill the bartender is great. Perfect combination of mixologist and conversationalist. Everything you'd want in a tender. Second, all the necessary ingredients for some classic cocktails. Third, dimly lit as any good cocktail joint should be. As to the drinks, the "up" drinks come in coupe glasses (as they should) and made to perfection. Little hard to spot as its just a single door sandwiched between a hotel and office space. Looking forward to my next visit.

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