Main Street in Santa Monica is home to some of the best happy hour bars and restaurants in the city.
At these cool places in Santa Monica you can expect a happening scene and some pretty fabulous discount-priced drinks and eats. And the vibe? Stylish, laid-back, and friendly.
The 7 best happy hour bars and restaurants on Main Street are listed below in alphabetical order.
This indoor-outdoor California cuisine restaurant is the place on Main Street to grab a post-beach libation, with $4 beers, $6 cocktails and wine to wash down discounted appetizers like bacon wrap dates, Spanish octopus with chickpeas and harissa, or a crispy shrimp po boy.
The special is available daily from 4 - 7 p.m. throughout the restaurant. 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 392-1661.
This intimate, subterranean bar (known to locals as simply 'The Basement") offers happy hour prices from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays from 3 p.m. - 2 a.m. when drink specials include $5 well cocktails and wine by the glass, and $ house-infused sangria with season fruits and berries.
Food specials include $5 deviled eggs with prosciutto green onion, and mayo; $4 mac and cheese balls with spicy ketchup, and $7 tuna tartare.
2640 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 396-2469.
Every day is a happy day at this unfussy tavern tucked away in the Edgemar Center for the Arts, where happy hour happens daily.
Enjoy $5 well drinks and house wines to accompany specially priced cheese & meat trays, house-made hummus, Caesar salad, mussels, mushroom pizza and short-rib pizza.
The special is available weekdays from noon to 7 p.m. with food
specials 3-4 p.m. on weekends.
2435 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 450-3434
This Santa Monica seafood happy hour is one of the best happy hour spots for locals from 4 - 7 p.m. daily (with late night happy hours Friday and Saturday 9 - 11 p.m.), with $6 spirits and $1.50 oysters on the half shell, and $8 - $16 premium small plates including lime-marinated fish ceviche, hamachi, and lobster rolls. 174 Kinney Street, Santa Monica; (310) 392-8366
At one of Santa Monica's best-loved stalwart Main Street restaurants, happy hour is 5 - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday at the South Seas Bar and on the patio and all food and drinks are half-off.
2442 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 452-1934.
Need a 'study break' (as the Library Ale House euphemistically deems happy hour)?
Then ditch class - or work - from 3 - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in favor of sipping 50 percent off beers, $3 wines, and some seriously studious-priced eats like $3 pulled-pork sliders, $6 calamari, and $7 beer-braised mussels.
Hall pass not required. 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 314-4855.
From 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily, M Street Kitchen has $3 beers, $5 wines and $6 well drinks to go along with a selection of simple bites, including $5 cheeseburgers or turkey burgers, $2 mahi-mahi tacos and $5 guacamole & housemade chips.Better still, everything on the menu is under $7.
2000 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 396-9145.
Be sure to check out this list of the Top 10 Santa Monica Happy Hours.
And you can get a list of the top Santa Monica Night Clubs here.