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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