Best Clubs in Santa Monica / West LA / West Side

Looking to find the hottest nightclubs in Santa Monica? Look no further. Today we’re going to check out some of the hottest bars/clubs on the West Side. While West LA doesn’t have the big clubs that Hollywood and Downtown LA feature, Santa Monica is known for more intimate, smaller, upscale venues. Clubbing near the ocean has never been better. Check out the list below for bottle service, guest list, and events at the best nightclubs on the westside!

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The Bungalow

From entertainment visionary Brent Bolthouse comes The Bungalow; is a model in extravagant socializing and a creative gathering place for the Westside of Los Angeles The Bungalow is a space that provokes a casual, beachside Baja lifestyle. The place seems more like a home than a bar, with mismatched tables, chairs and couches.

In addition to the front deck with its fire pits, lush foliage and twinkling tree lanterns, the Bungalow also has a casual game room with a pool table, a private dining room, a back garden with tables for bottle service and a large main bar with high raftered ceilings. Moroccan tile work, Mexican blankets, multiple fireplaces, whitewashed walls, French doors and custom brickwork complete the scene.

41 Ocean

Centrally positioned across from the Santa Monica Pier, 41 Ocean is a secret treasure tucked away down a courtyard just off Ocean Avenue. With over a dozen hotels within walking distance, 41 Ocean is a comfortable and fresh alternative to the dull banquet hall. Offering both indoor and outdoor bar and lounge areas with bottle service, the simple layout allows for your experience to be tailored to your every need.

41 Ocean offers patrons a fun atmosphere with a usually fun and easy going crowd. But be sure to arrive early, as the popularity of this club results in the line usually growing long and moving slowly. Make sure to check out Upcoming Events at 41 Ocean.

31Ten Lounge

31TEN Lounge attracts popular professionals and club-goers who are looking for something offbeat than the typical Hollywood hysteria. … At around 11 pm the lounge converts into a club atmosphere as the line starts to form outside.

Those ready to hit the town early drop by for upscale bites of wood-oven pizza and tacos or the solid Happy Hour deals like $4 beers, settling in on soft, cream-colored chairs surrounded by the warmth of exposed brick and sleek hardwood. 31Ten offers bottle service and tables for reservation, as resident DJ Sir Marcus turns up the toe-tapping tracks throughout the night.

Use the Discotech app to book bottle service at 31Ten.


Santa Monica’s nightlife scene is getting a boost quite soon, due to to the imminent opening of a new live music venue and bar called Canary.

Canary is presumed to open this summer inside the former West End location just off Arizona near 5th Street. The owners hope to turn the club into a lush green and gold hideaway, with opportunity for energetic music multiple times per night. The club will entertain live acts on Thursday and Friday from 10 p.m. to midnight, with DJs filling out much of the rest of the evenings. Sundays will feature jazz, similar to the new jazz and funk nights happening nearby at Ingo’s Tasty Diner in Santa Monica.


Not much has been written about this place. Nameless is a brand new techno bar in Santa Monica that’s rapidly growing in popularity. Why? Few places in LA truly cater to crowds searching for underground sounds. Que Nameless.

The bar offers bottle service, free entry, and is centrally located to many other popular bars in Santa Monica. With many perks and lots to offer, Nameless is a great place to start or end your night. The crowd is usually younger, drawing in the college scene.

Circle Bar

Named for its long, oval-shaped bar that stands in the center of the room, this famous Westside bar has served everyone from Jim Morrison to Truman Capote since its 1949 opening. Strong drinks and a packed dance floor have kept nostalgic locals as well as new comers coming back over the years.

The crowd at Circle Bar is very diverse, as you never really know who’s going to be rolling through. However, the DJ ensures everyone has a great time. The service is quick and Circle Bar is located in a great location. A definite must stop if touring local bars in Santa Monica.

Best Beach and Pool Bars in Atlantic City – Summer 2018

Summer is not only the perfect time of year to head outdoors to a beach or pool bar, it’s the only time of year to really do so around here. So take advantage of the sunshine and relax at these hot spots.

Bungalow Beach Bar

A bit of South Beach in South Jersey. Picture crisp, white beach umbrellas and sleek lounge chairs with a trendy vibe. Located in A.C. at the beach at California Avenue, palm trees sway in the breeze as you chill in the warm rays with a cocktail or hookah. At night Bungalow turns into a chic nightclub with two levels for partying, plus a spot to dance to the hottest DJs.

2641 Boardwalk,

Bikini Beach Bar

Bally’s Atlantic City has consistently had one of the top outdoor spaces around. It’s easy to see why at their Bikini Beach Bar, where specialty drinks flow all day served by an army of bikini-clad waitresses. They also feature a mix of munchies such as chicken fingers, burgers and Boardwalk fries. At night, you can expect some of the area’s top DJs and local bands, plus a variety of theme nights.

1900 Boardwalk,

The Pool at Harrah’s

Don’t fear Mother Nature. It’s always a balmy 82 degrees at this sleek, glass-enclosed indoor pool with cocktail and food service. Once the sun goes down, this is REALLY the place to be. The party gets heated with big name DJs and celebrity hosts. There are also weekly events such as Wet ’n Wild Wednesdays, Thursday Night Swim, Aqua Fridays and Epic Saturdays.

777 Harrah’s Blvd.,

LandShark Bar & Grill

Leave it to Jimmy Buffett to come through with the only year-round, full-service beach bar and restaurant to be located right on the sand in A.C. Retractable walls provide spectacular views to match the stellar live music here, plus food and beer.

1133 Boardwalk,

The Deck and H2O Pool Bar

Golden Nugget Atlantic City has two fabulous outdoor party scenes — The Deck and H2O Pool + Bar. The Deck is a perfect laid-back spot where you can pull your boat up, hop out and enjoy food, drinks and live music. Bright and cheery umbrellas will keep you covered while you dance to the band or sit to take in the incredible marina view. H2O is a “daylife” scene for hanging with the beautiful people. There are sleek lounge chairs and chic cabanas with TVs and refrigerators to make you feel like an even bigger deal than you already thought you were when you strutted in. Weekends bring out some of the area’s most popular DJs.

Huron & Brigantine Blvd.;

Cabana Five Bar & Pool Deck

The pool at Trop’s Chelsea Tower in A.C. just received a facelift thanks to some new furniture and this 21 and over spot makes for a great way to start the party while the sun is still out. A DJ plus stunning servers, daybeds, cabanas and bottle service, as well as food and cocktails help to create the perfect vibe for you and your tribe.

111 S. Chelsea Ave.;

Laguna Grill & Rum Bar

Brigantine’s only beach bar also happens to be one of, if not THE best of any beach bar in the area. A massive space complete with palm trees and beach chairs plus multiple bars and a large outdoor stage where you can watch the band with your toes in the sand. Once it gets late, the indoor stage rocks from 10 p.m. on. Laguna also has fabulous cuisine from breakfast to dinner with panoramic ocean views.

1400 Ocean Ave.;

The Bungalow – Santa Monica’s Best Beach Cocktail Bar

From hospitality visionary Brent Bolthouse comes The Bungalow; is a paradigm in romantic socializing and creative meeting space for the Westside of Los Angeles The Bungalow is a space that evokes a breezy, beachside Baja lifestyle. The place feels more like a home than a bar, with mismatched tables, chairs and couches. In addition to the front deck with its fire pits, lush foliage and twinkling tree lanterns, the Bungalow also has a laid-back game room with a pool table, a private dining room, a back garden and a large main bar with high raftered ceilings. Moroccan tile work, Mexican blankets, multiple fireplaces, whitewashed walls, French doors and custom brickwork complete the scene.

This is what you thought LA would be—an endless summer where the margaritas are always flowing and the ocean is just steps away. Brent Bolthouse’s newest (and first Westside) venture is also his most casual. The Bungalow—an actual bungalow on the grounds of Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar—is a boho retreat decorated in Baja-Cali style, making a night of drinks feel like a house party. Order one of the potent mezcal creations at the outdoor bar and hang out by the fire pit or head inside to lounge on one of the Mexican blanket-wrapped couches. If you’re feeling active (or competitive), there’s an outdoor ping pong table and indoor pool table. Though the hotel boasts a star chef, Fig’s Ray Garcia, the menu is still limited to appetizers like chips and guac ($7).


Good for: Without a doubt, time your arrival to sunset. There’s nothing like a round of drinks downed while watching the sky turn a gorgeous pink-gold. So what if we owe the colors to the city’s smoggy atmosphere?

The Scene: The Bungalow has a split personality. Tuesday through Thursday, it’s an all-ages—21+, of course—assortment of Westside locals and casual good vibes, but come Friday and Saturday, Hollywood-style lines—with the crowd to match—spill across the courtyard.  Our vote? Lazy Sundays.

The Playlist: Just as changeable as the crowd. You’ll get anything from mellow surf tunes to classic Hendrix. Bolthouse himself occasionally makes an appearance on the turn tables.

Drink This: If they’re going to call it Bitchin’ Sangria ($10) it had better be good. This tasty concoction is elevated by a seasonal mix of fruits from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market and the addition of pisco.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 5:00pm – 2:00am
Saturdays: 12:00pm – 2:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm