Circle Bar

Strong drinks and a crowded dance floor have kept nostalgic locals coming back to Circle Bar year after year.

The Main Street dancing hot spot rocks six nights a week from 9 pm - 2 am. It is closed Mondays.

Named for its long, oval-shaped bar in the center of the room, this legendary Westside bar has served everyone from Jim Morrison to Truman Capote since its 1949 opening. 

Circle Bar Has Staying Power

Strong drinks and a crowded dance floor have kept nostalgic locals coming back to Circle Bar year after year. 

The Main Street dancing hot spot rocks six nights a week from 9 pm - 2 am (closed Monday.) 

Named for its long, oval-shaped bar in the center of the room, this legendary Westside bar and dancing hotspot has served everyone from Jim Morrison to Truman Capote since its 1949 opening. 

What makes the Circle Bar unique is that it outlives trends that come and go.  With the same floor plan since it opened in 1949, you know what to expect when you arrive.

The neighborhood may change, but the spirit of Circle Bar perseveres.  Even through a pandemic.

From Jim Morrison and Truman Capote to today's contemporaries, Circle Bar attracts the most vibrant and diverse crowd on the West Side with DJs and dancing.

Many generations return to Circle Bar whether they met their mate there, had a birthday bash, or stopped in a while passing through. By embracing nostalgia, heritage, and commitment to good service, Circle Bar remains a vibrant nightclub destination in LA.

Quite simply, in Santa Monica circles, Circle Bar is legendary for its staying power and its ability to both jam and change with the times.