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


Boardner s

Boardner's

A historic Hollywood hang for the Who's Who & Who Cares. Check it out >>

1652 N Cherokee Ave
Hollywood CA 90029

Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sassafras

Sassafras

If you are feeling nostalgic for the hospitality of the deep South circa 1920, Sassafras is more than ready to fill the void for Hollywood residents. Check it out >>

1233 Vine St
Los Angeles CA 90038

O'Brien's
O'Brien's
2226 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90403
Corkbar
Corkbar
403 W 12st Los Angeles, CA 90015
33 Taps
33 Taps
6263 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Stout

Stout

If its ice-cold beer you want, its Stouts cozy venue you need. Check it out >>

1544 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

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
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028