Brilliantshine
522 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica
View Venue

Opening in the late summer of 2014, Brilliantshine brings an understated flare to the Santa Monica bar scene. This spot is close enough to walk to the Promenade, but far enough away from bustling tourists that it achieves a hip, local crowd nightly. Tucked away behind a nondescript entry, this courtyard of bars can be a bit confusing to newcomers. There's a hostess at the front, a Mexican looking bar area to the left and then further back through a hallway are a couple of saloon doors and a low-key black and white sign that displays the Brilliantshine name. Both bars are part of Brilliantshine (and the hostess handles both areas if you're looking to sit down) though they have different drinks available. The area to the left is thematically on point for an extremely small Mexican watering hole. With eclectic pieces throughout the space and acoustics that really pump up the chatter, it truly feels like a space where people come again and again to regale their friends with stories over a drink. But don't be fooled by the atmosphere, though it may seem modest, their drink and food menus are anything but. Walking through the small western doors to the main area, their fancy cocktails and adventurous bites (think uni and hotate scallops) make a bit more sense. Brick walls and antique looking wooden chairs make up the interior along with a patio shaded in trees and glowing with the tiny yellow lights of tea candles. Fostering an intimate yet unpretentious and relaxed vibe, Brilliantshine accomplishes what many bars cannot. Brilliantshine is the type of venue that makes its patrons feel as if they are in on a great secret. Perfect for a date night or even a big group of friends, make sure you call ahead if you want a table, as they fill up quickly and the wait can be endless for this cool block of bars.




Create Nightclub

Create Nightclub

Some of the world's biggest DJs perform at this Hollywood hangout, which also hosts experimental talent and next-big-thing artists. Owned by Insomniac Events and sbe, it's a high-profile nightclub for beautiful people and bottle popping. Check it out >>

6021 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029

Barbrix

Barbrix

A friendly neighborhood wine bar with an innovative take on small plates cuisine, Barbrix in Silver Lake offers an extensive wine list, friendly service and a rustic, low-key environment. Check it out >>

2442 Hyperion Ave
Silver Lake CA 90027

Corkbar
Corkbar
403 W 12st Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ocean Bar
Ocean Bar
1301 Manhattan Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Sassafras
Sassafras
1233 Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90038
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
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Retro, cool, and inconspicuous, Rock and Reilly's is the best kept secret of WeHo locals and celebrities. Check it out >>

8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood CA 90069