Basement Tavern

Basement Tavern is - no surprise here - a basement bar and tavern. You'll find it beneath a majestic 1800s-era Victorian mansion on Main Street.

The hidden bar is easy to miss - but well-worth finding for its retro drinks and live jazz music. It's also home to one of the best happy hours in Santa Monica.

This cozy lounge with chandeliers dangling from the ceiling has the feeling of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

Come for the creative craft cocktails and one of the most extensive whiskey menus in Santa Monica. Most nights include live music from local musicians, featuring everything from DJs to bluegrass bands to reggae nights.

Happy Hour at Basement Tavern

  • Happy Hour is Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Drink specials include $5 well cocktails and wine by the glass, creative libations such as the $5 Delia's Elixir (bourbon, lemon, raspberry), and a $7 house-infused sangria with seasonal fruits and berries.
  • Food specials include $5 deviled eggs with prosciutto, green onion, mayo, $4 mac and cheese balls with spicy ketchup, and $7 tuna tartare.

Basement Details 

It is located inside the Victorian at 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 396-2469. Get more Basement Tavern details here.