The Penthouse is, without a doubt, a complete and utter scene - one that’s a strange mix of bachelorette parties, moms gone wild, and slightly lost-looking tourists. But nowhere else will you get a practically unobstructed view of the coast from Santa Monica up to Malibu. The food isn’t great, but neither you nor the bachelorettes on their fifth bottle of champagne are here for that.
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Birdie G’s is a comfort-food spot in Santa Monica that feels both nostalgic and completely different from anything else in town.
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Between the atmosphere, plating, and oh God, that cocktail menu, Cliff’s Edge hits on all cylinders when it comes to making your night feel like a NIGHT. Take note, Silver Lake: the finer things in life aren’t always boring.
Franklin & Co Tavern
Franklin & Co. is a solid neighborhood bar/restaurant and good place to get your buzz on before seeing an improv show next door.
The Ordinarie is a Long Beach tavern with a creative take on traditional pub food.
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