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


Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla is a three-floor venue with tapas, live Latin music and DJs spinning your favorite hits on a spacious dance floor. Check it out >>

140 Pine Av
Long Beach CA 90802

The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tequila Jacks

Tequila Jacks

A spacious bar-restaurant with one of the best ocean views in Long Beach meets over 100 tequilas, endless margarita combos, and endless traditional Mexican fixings for the ideal Cinco de Mayo celebrat Check it out >>

407 Shoreline Village Dr
Long Beach CA 90802

Bar Marmont
Bar Marmont
8171 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046
District 13
District 13
1556 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Berlin Currywurst

Berlin Currywurst

Beer. Outside. In a garden. In Hollywood. Enough said. Check it out >>

3827 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

The Wiltern

The Wiltern

Make sure you get tickets to see your favorite band play here quick- this venue has a tendency to attract sold out shows. Check it out >>

3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
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