Open since 200, this tiny cocktail bar on 2nd Street has become somewhat of a drinking staple in downtown Santa Monica. Though it’s technically a hotel bar (it resides on the ground floor of Hotel Carmel), it doesn’t boast the typical qualities of one. Which is to say, the drinks are well-made and the crowd is mostly made up of locals.
Where we've featured it
Search by Perfect For
More spots in Santa MonicaSee more
The Brixton is a neighborhood bar in Santa Monica with one of the best Happy Hours on the Westside.
Fia in Santa Monica serves a wide menu of Italian-ish dishes, has a gorgeous patio, and will probably be a location in a rom-com one day.
Lanea in Santa Monica is an OK cocktail bar, but what you’re here for are the Barba Kush tacos.
Suggested by our writers
Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
The Craftsman is a relaxed downtown Santa Monica bar and a great spot to hit up after a long day at the beach.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more