Nightlife in Santa Monica is more laid-back than the scene you'll find in downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, or West Hollywood. And frankly, we like it that way.
We keep it real here (for the most part) and Santa Monica nightlife reflects that. Sure, you'll still have to que-up occasionally - after all, is there anywhere worth going to that isn't going to attract a good crowd?
Whether you're looking for a rooftop bar in Santa Monica, live music, dance clubs, or just a cool places in Santa Monica to hang out and grab a drink - nightlife in Santa Monica delivers. Without further ado, here are some of the best places under the stars in Santa Monica.