Nightclubs and bars in Santa Monica

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    Sheraton Delphina Hotel Bar/Lounge area: Mingle at Delfina

    by marinarena Written Nov 10, 2012

    Delphina is a swank, modern hotel just off the 10 freeway in downtown Santa Monica. Most striking here is the contemporary decor and ambience inside. For a business trip, the hotel is convenient to Santa Monica civic center and walking distance to 3rd Street Promenade. However, you don't have to stay in a room here to enjoy the hotel. Full-bar here! Also, surprisingly the food menu is on the exquisitive side. Entrees are from $15-$25. I attended a networking event here which attracted some 50-70 people. Other events that are held here include biz meetings and single events.

    Dress Code: It would look appropriate to wear dressy casual or semi-formal, especially for a business function

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    Father's Office: 35+ Beers on tap

    by krissyM Written Aug 20, 2008

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    This small pub located on Montana Ave in Santa Monica boasts over 35 beers on tap. They also serve wine but no hard alcohol. They do have a limited menu. They are known for their office burger. A think burger topped with blue cheese, arugula and bacon. Don't ask to make any modifications on the burger because they think it should be eaten exactly as is. So if you don't want something on it you have to pick it off.

    I personally think the fries which are served in a cute little metal shopping cart are awesome. The have both regular and sweet potatoe fries and are served with some garlic aioli. Mmm.

    This place is ALWAYS packed with the locals. So you might have to wait for a seat.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The Arsenal: Drink and Dance in a Glowing Red Atmosphere

    by RawdgerDodger Updated Apr 7, 2007

    The Arsenal is a bar that has been around since partying on the Westside was born. It has been renovated many times and is conveniently located on Pico St in Santa Monica. The Arsenal boasts two bars inside of its premises and serves food until 11:00PM. This place is known for the excellence of its mixed drinks and I would suggest ordering either Lebowski's favorite, a White Russian, or a tasty SideCar. But for those beer drinkers, all sorts of beer can be had here of which my favorite is a nice tall glass of Heffewiser with a lemon. Wine is also available. For those of us who like to smoke in a social atmosphere and don't like to be kicked out onto the curb outside a bar (a norm in Santa Monica), the Arsenal provides an outdoor smoking area for smokers. As far as celebrities go, I have spotted Jaime Fox and Monica Lewinski having a drink here. The Arsenal truely lives up to its name by boasting retired weapons from all ages tacked up on its walls in the second room.

    Dress Code: No hats or shorts. Shoes are recommended. There is also no cover charge. 21 and over. Make sure to bring an I.D.

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    Yankee Doodles: sports bar, billiards, restaurant

    by Edla Updated Dec 11, 2006

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    I enjoy playing pool so Yankee Doodles totally took care of that need. Besides the pool though, the environment is very lively.

    Besides the pool though, Yankee Doodle has 3 room options. They have a VIP lounge (private/semi-private) for 2-40 guests, a cellar (also private/semi-private) that seats 2-350 guests and then the street level room where I hung out, which caters for 2-250 guests. The street level area is public but may be bought out for private use.

    They also do event planning...if you're interested.

    Dress Code: No special dress requirements

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  • Temple Bar: Bar with live music

    by grantjt442 Written Sep 6, 2005

    Dimly lit bar that has a different act every night. Cover is usually $5 Sunday thru Wednesday, $7 for Thursday, $10 for Friday and Saturday. Musical acts vary widely from Latin to spoken word. Great place to relax and have a drink with friends.

    Dress Code: Fairly casual. Long pants might be the only requirement.

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    Tuesday Night Movies at Santa Monica Pier: See a Movie on the Pier!

    by marinarena Written Nov 26, 2004

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    Here's a nice activity for families, those going for a date or for anyone who loves films (these should cover everybody). On Tuesday nights, the Santa Monica Pier becomes like an open air drive-in theater, only without the car. Park it by the shore, walk through the sand sit out on the pier to see a classic film.
    A ticket is required for admission. See the Santa Monica Visitor Center or a kiosk at the Third Street Promenade.

    Dress Code: bring a jacket because the breeze along the shore makes it quite nippy !!

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    Shane Restaurant & Bar: Not Here for Dinner

    by SFHulaGIrl Written Dec 1, 2003

    Shane offers a dining room in the front, but the "red room" in the back is far more interesting -- it features red walls, a live DJ spinning cool house/techno, and comfy couches and pillows for lounging. It's all very reminiscent of Morocco or thereabouts. The incredible ambience makes for a very attractive crowd. My one complaint is the slow service.

    Dress Code: The dress code seems to be SEXY -- no matter whether it's jeans or dresses!

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  • Tommy's Burger: In the middle of the night

    by su_jen Written Mar 21, 2003

    if you ever get hungry and you happened to be in this area.. And I know how hard it is to get good food at 12 at nite.. But, there's a couple so called restaurant that's open 24 hours (thank God). Tommy's Burger they have the best chili burger ever!!

    Dress Code: No coat, no suit, no tie hehe But be prepared with lotsa napkins. You'll get sloppy :D

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  • I don't think Santa Monica has...

    by su_jen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I don't think Santa Monica has much of a night life. They have a few pubs but I don't drink :) The best place to party is still Hollywood.
    For me, an ideal way of nightlife-ing is stroll at the beach or at the pier, it's really romantic provided you have the right company.

    Dress Code: depends on the weather

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    Red Setter Irish Pub: Red Setter Irish Pub

    by JBER Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Irish Pub, Ireland Style, Not L.A. Style. Great Food, Great Atmosphere. A place for us east coast transplants to play darts and drink Harp. They also pour a mean pint of Guiness. The Buffalo Chicken Fingers here are awesome, as are the hamburgers. Never gets oppressively crowded ensuring a positive bar experience.

    Dress Code: Whatever you feel like

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    The West End: The West End

    by JBER Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Dance spot attracting a fun interesting crowd. Funky Hippeez (70's music)perform every Friday night and the M-80's on Saturday's

    Dress Code: Depends on the night

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