Santa Monica's Top 5 Most Unique Bars


Though people think of sandy floors and sun kissed bartenders when they think of Santa Monica, those in the know are aware of a whole other subset of Santa Monica nightlife. This beach-centric town offers a ton of diversity and interesting places for those that are willing to look past the oceanside venues. Dig a little deeper and you'll find speakeasies hidden under famous buildings, venues merging the best of the modern and retro aesthetic, and places where you can see all of Los Angeles from just one of their booths. For those that are ready to dive into Santa Monica's hidden bar scene, these Top 5 venues are your gateway pass. Discover these amazingly diverse spots, and tell us if your favorite spot is on here, or if you know of an even more veiled and mysterious place to grab a cocktail in Santa Monica. - Darianne Dobbie


OHM Nightclub

OHM Nightclub

L.A.'s answer to Las Vegas - worthy nightlife, OHM Nightclub is ready to heat up Hollywood with good drinks, a gorgeous venue and a DJ lineup that is second to none. Check it out >>

6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 433
Hollywood CA 90028

Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

City Tavern

City Tavern

Culver City's retro City Tavern is just classy and old school enough to make you feel like this could have also been Thomas Jefferson's favorite pub to stumble into for a cold brew. Check it out >>

9739 Culver Blvd
Culver City CA 90232

Outpost
Outpost
1624 N Cahuenga Ave Hollywood, CA 90028
Yamashiro

Yamashiro

When people talk about being on top of the world, it's fair to say they're talking about being at Yamashiro. Check it out >>

1999 N Sycamore Ave
Hollywood CA 90069
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Conga Room

The Conga Room

Located in Downtown LA, this energetic Latin lounge features live bands, DJs, and a large dance floor for salsa dancing. Co-owned by J-Lo, The Conga Room hosts big-name performers in many genres, and is one of the top Latin nightclubs in the city. Check it out >>

800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90015
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026