Circle Bar on 1617 2008

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I hate any place that makes you line up outside — as if that means something cool is going on inside. Some people like this place, the DJs, the scene. Others despise it. Your call.

Chez Jay Restaurant on 0213 2008

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1657 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 395-1741
www.chezjays.com
Map
Owing to its close proximity to the Rand Corporation, not only can you get tanked at Chez Jay, you can get think-tanked.

Town House on 0211 2008

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Local dive gets a face lift, starts serving martinis—you know the story. The good news: it’s actually kinda better…and still not terminally hip.

Hal’s Bar and Grill on 0210 2008

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Liam’s not here making cantaloupe martinis anymore, but this is Hal’s house and the joint jumps. Good vibe, great food. Live jazz weekend nights.

Beechwood on 0210 2008

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Bar/restaurant. Cool hang, can be a scene. Good food and drink, a little pricey.

The Brig on 012 2008

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The place had more character before the remake a few years back.

Hinano Cafe on 012 2008

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Good place to drink off a night of drinking and play a little pool. Friends swear by the burgers, but it’s bar mistress Mary Alice keeps me coming back. Burgers, tuna melts, breakfast burritos.
Hours
Daily 8am – 2am

Sidewalk Cafe on 011 2008

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his longtime boardwalk staple is colorfully situated with an outdoor patio right on Ocean Front Walk. Be prepared for a show — or lots of shows — while you eat. There’s a bar inside, but eating al fresco is the attraction of this place. The food is unremarkable but familiar. Be sure to go to Small World Books in the back corner of the restaurant, it’s a Venice jewel.
Open daily: 8am – 11pm
Happy hour: 4pm – 7pm weekdays