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


Playhouse

Playhouse

Have fun at The Playhouse in Hollywood, a Vegas-style dance club that features go-go dancers, acrobats, three bars and an upstairs lounge area with a retractable glass skylight. Check it out >>

6506 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
OHM Nightclub
OHM Nightclub
6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 433 Hollywood, CA 90028
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Garage

The Garage

Culver City's sports bar, The Garage, has everything you and your crew needs to get your motors revved up and running this weekend. Check it out >>

3387 Motor Ave
Los Angeles CA 90034

Outpost
Outpost
1624 N Cahuenga Ave Hollywood, CA 90028
Loteria Grill Hollywood

Loteria Grill Hollywood

With a modern feel mixed with a funky fresh vibe, serving up classic Mexican dishes (like nopalitos and mole poblano con pollo), Loteria Grill is a super cool venue smack dab in the middle of all the Hollywood mayhem. Check it out >>

6627 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028
Aventine
Aventine
1607 N Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

The Satellite

The Satellite

A nightlife mainstay in the trendy hipster neighborhood of Silver Lake, Satellite is an intimate indie rock venue with cheap drinks, a young crowd and live bands every evening. Check it out >>

1717 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

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