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West LA Nightlife Guide

Santa Monica, Venice and the broader westside is home to world class nightspots for dinner, drinks, dancing and more.

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar

Cheers to the charming Matteo Milione & Q

Cheers to the charming Matteo Milione & Q

Address: 225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 656-9800
Yelp link: (4 stars with 2700+ reviews)

  • Love the atmosphere here – perfect way to start off a fun night in Santa Monica
  • It’s a dark wood bar and restaurant with a great vibe and pretty people

The Room Santa Monica

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Address: 1325 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (866) 687-4499
Yelp link: (3.5 stars with 300+ reviews)

  • Classic dance club – no nonsense, not pretentious – just a SUPER fun place to dance to top 40s and hiphop

Ma’Kai Lounge

Address: 101 Broadway Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 434-1511
Yelp link: (2.5 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Great place to watch games during the day and dance at night.
  • Right by the beach, next door to Joe’s Pizza

The Library Alehouse

Address: 2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 314-4855
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1100+ reviews)

  • Love the brussels sprouts here
  • Good beer, better food and super laid back vibe

The Arsenal

Shoutout to the ever so charming Mindy & Kimmy

Shoutout to the ever so charming Mindy & Kimmy

Address: 12012 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 575-5511
Yelp link: (4 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • The Arsenal used to be a real weapons storehouse
  • Fun drinks, lively main room and a more subdued sideroom for conversations etc

Bodega Wine Bar

Address: 814 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 394-3504
Yelp link: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)

  • Great for groups, but a little hard for dates because it can get loud
  • Great selection of wines, great service and overall solid spot to spend a night

The Wellesbourne


Address: 10929 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 474-0102
Yelp link: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)

  • Walls lined with shelves filled with books + rich, wood furniture + great bar = The Wellsbourne
  • Library themed, with two foosball tables and good drinks

Copa d’ Oro

Shoutout to the lovely Lucy Castorena

Shoutout to the lovely Lucy Castorena

Address: 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 576-3030
Yelp link: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)

  • Always fun – great DJs usually spinning a mix of throwbacks, hiphop, R&B and top 40s / pop
  • Solid drinks, beautiful people and not overly formal

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