Check our LA Nightlife’s recommendations for the best bars in Santa Monica! We covered all of Santa Monica, from the laid-back Main Street that shares a bit of Venice’s bohemian vibe; to the hustle and bustle of the Third Street Promenade; to the relaxed and upscale chic of Montana Ave. The featured bars are listed first and scroll down for more than 30 very cool bars in Santa Monica!
It would seem as though Santa Monica was specially made for bar hopping and pub crawls. With bars cramming Main Street within a few blocks, it’s ideal for a night out with your guys or girls to blow off some workweek stress. Downtown Santa Monica's nightlife around the Third Street Promenade is lively, fun, and full of surprises. From the exuberant Cabo Cantina to a connoisseur’s selection of drafts, at Library Alehouse and fancy cocktails at Casa Del Mar; food, nightlife, and great times are all within walking distance.
2615 Wilshire Blvd
Clover-colored, casual hangout that is often full of sports fans, this Irish tavern and gastro pub serves classic Irish favorites and traditional New England cuisine with California flair. Play darts or a round of pool with your friends, try the karaoke,
1240 3rd St
Santa Monica CA 90401
Situated right on the 3rd Street Promenade, this Mexican restaurant and bar boasts a fantastic happy hour every day from 4 pm to 8 pm with 2-for-1 drink specials. There's also a late-night 2-for-1 happy hour and flat screen TVs for watching the game.
3110 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90404
Find a little bit of everything at this multi-room sports lounge: ping pong, darts, pool, bingo, dancing and of course - several huge flat-screen TVs. It's a top-ranked sports bar with elevated pub cuisine and weekend brunch specials.