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.




The Mayan

The Mayan

No matter if they're playing Latin on the top floor, hip hop on the 2nd, and Top 40 on the bottom floor there's always a rocking dance party somewhere at Mayan. Check it out >>

1038 S Hill St
Los Angeles CA 90015

Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
OHM Nightclub
OHM Nightclub
6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 433 Hollywood, CA 90028

Ocean Bar

Ocean Bar

Good eats, an upscale nightlife scene, and a chill patio with an ocean view make Ocean Bar a Hermosa Beach must-go. Check it out >>

1301 Manhattan Ave
Hermosa Beach CA 90254

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

Wurstkuche

Sausage goes gourmet with a world of flavors at Wurstk├╝che in downtown LA, which features exotic meats, Belgian frites, gourmet sodas and a wide variety of imported beers on tap. Check it out >>

800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles CA 90013
Yamashiro
Yamashiro
1999 N Sycamore Ave Hollywood, CA 90069
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Cafe

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types. Check it out >>

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Free entry to Melanie Taylor at Troubadour 2017-05-25

 First 5 people to RSVP win free entry to the show! To get free entry to Melanie Taylor at the Troubadour Saturday, May 27th 8:30 PM 1- Register 2- Go to Event Page:  Melanie Taylor at The Troudadour 3- Click on "Respond" button, select "Going" 4- Tell Front door y...

Read More
  1. 01
    Melanie Taylor $$$$$ (Money)
  2. 02
    Hunter and The Dirty Jacks Break Me Down
  3. 03
  4. 04
    Hunter and The Dirty Jacks Jubilee
  5. 05