Besides pool tables and cheap beer, there is one thing that can make a dive bar the ultimate hangout - and that's live music. TRiP Santa Monica hosts nightly live music and serves more than 60 craft beers, 16 beers on tap, and tasty food. There's also live burlesque, trivia contests, and tastings.
From the outside, TRiP Santa Monica looks like your average neighborhood watering hole. Step inside and you're likely to hear an impressive array of live rock, acoustic, indie pop and other music - or find yourself amidst a raucous comedy or risqué burlesque show.
The crowd here is typical Westside eclectic, and the mellow vibe makes it a fun place to mingle while sipping one of the excellent wine or beer offerings at the bar.
Cozy, comfy, and funky, the club's interior includes intimate red booths and ivy, flags, and colorful psychedelic artwork and a low, small stage that makes for an intimate musical experience.
Don't be shy - step out on the bar dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level on high all night long.
You can also catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs, or shoot a few games of pool between sets. If you happen to be a Chicago Bears fan, this is your home for the football season.
The dress here is completely informal, so come as you are (and are most comfortable). If you travel by bike to, plan to store your bike at a nearby rack.
The venue is also home to some seriously sexy entertainment including weekly strip-pole dance revues and in-house burlesque nights on Wednesday. This is Burlesque Variety at its best and most entertaining.