Santa Monica nightlife guide to upscale bars, beachside pubs, rooftop views and sexy lounges

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Restaurant

O'Brien's

  • 2226 Wilshire Blvd

A lovely and lively Irish pub, this joint features Irish breakfast all day long, and is a go-to for lunch, sports, and a hearty dinner.

Hotel Bar

The Penthouse

  • 1111 2nd Street

When you're on the roof at the Penthouse in the Huntley, that's when you know you've really made it to the top in L.A.

Sports Bar

Rusty's Surf Ranch

  • 256 Santa Monica Pier

With a prime location right on the Santa Monica Pier, this casual beach bar and grill is a top destination for fresh seafood and classic pub grub. Surfboards decorate the laid-back space, and live bands perform on the weekends.

Irish Pub

Sonny McLeans

  • 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,

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Santa Monica

Restaurant

American Restaurant

Next Door By Josie

  • 2420 Pico Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90405

American Restaurant

Del Friscos Grille

  • 1551 Ocean Ave
    Santa Monica CA 90401

This high-end steakhouse chain is known around the country for serving some of the best prime meats and chops you can buy. Overlooking the Pier, this stylish restaurant services creative American comfort cuisine.

American Restaurant

M Street Kitchen

  • 2000 N Main St
    Santa Monica CA 90405

American Restaurant

FIG

  • 101 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90401

American Restaurant

Margo's

  • 1534 Montana Ave
    Santa Monica CA 90403

American Restaurant

Seaside on the Pier

  • 250 Santa Monica Pier
    Santa Monica CA 90401

American Restaurant

1212 Santa Monica

  • 1212 3rd St Promenade
    Santa Monica CA 90401

American Restaurant

The Backyard at Chez Jays

  • 1657 Ocean Ave
    Santa Monica CA 90401

French Restaurant

Melisse

  • 1104 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90401

French Restaurant

Massilia

  • 1445 4th St
    Santa Monica CA 90401

Mexican Restaurant

El Cholo

  • 1025 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90401

When you need a margarita, this local Mexican chain is the place to go. Happy hour food specials are just perfect for filling up before a night out and about.

Mexican Restaurant

Tinga

  • 522 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90403

Mexican Restaurant

TacoTeca

  • 2460 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90403

Indian Restaurant

Pradeep's Smart Indian Cuisine

  • 1405 Montana Ave
    Santa Monica CA 90405

Asian Fusion Restaurant

Chinois

  • 2709 Main St
    Santa Monica CA 90405

Carribean Restaurant

Babalu Restaurant

  • 1002 Santa Monica
    Santa Monica CA 90403

Steakhouse

Malbec

  • 2628 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica CA 90403

Restaurant

The Hungry Cat

  • 100 w channel road
    Santa Monica CA 90402

Situated right off the Pacific Coast Highway at Santa Monica Canyon, this seafood restaurant and cocktail lounge produces its own in-house pickles, smoked meats and seafood. You'll also find an esoteric menu of wines, cocktails and local beers.

Restaurant

Catch

  • 1910 Ocean Way
    Santa Monica CA 90405

Restaurant

The Lobster

  • 1602 Ocean Ave
    Santa Monica CA 90401

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