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
Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Saint Felix

Saint Felix

Have a fancy cocktail, some deconstructed nachos, and a great time at St Felix in Hollywood. Check it out >>

1602 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

Rage
Rage
8911 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069
Big Dean s Cafe

Big Dean's Cafe

Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, a quintessential beach bar right off the Santa Monica Pier is the best place to be for year round sunshine and beachside fun with a side of fish and chips. Check it out >>

1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica CA 90401
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
Yamashiro
Yamashiro
1999 N Sycamore Ave Hollywood, CA 90069

Whisky A Go Go

Whisky A Go Go

Since 1964, The Whisky A Go-Go has been home to some of the largest names in Rock'n'Roll. Check it out >>

8901 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90069
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028