The Penthouse is, without a doubt, a complete and utter scene - one that’s a strange mix of bachelorette parties, moms gone wild, and slightly lost-looking tourists. But nowhere else will you get a practically unobstructed view of the coast from Santa Monica up to Malibu. The food isn’t great, but neither you nor the bachelorettes on their fifth bottle of champagne are here for that.
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Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
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Lula Cocina Mexicana is good-time cantina in Santa Monica with solid Mexican food and great margaritas.
Stout is a burger and beer bar with good food and a low-key space that provides a needed break from the chaos of downtown Santa Monica.
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Superba Food + Bread
All-day Venice spot Superba Food + Bread proves that sometimes sequels are better than the original.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
It's less about the sushi at Blue Ribbon at the Grove, and more about the fried chicken.
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