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

The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

Loaded

Loaded

Loaded proves that sometimes the most fun places are just a little rough around the edges. Check it out >>

6377 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028

Clancy's
Clancy's
111 Main St Seal Beach, CA 90740
3Dog Cantina

3Dog Cantina

Its time to discover your new favorite Mexican restaurant and bar in Hollywood. Check it out >>

1615 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

Molly Malone s

Molly Malone's

One of the oldest family owned and ran Pub/Bars in Los Angeles -- food, booze & live music. Check it out >>

575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles CA 90036
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
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