looking for cool beer/ bars in santa monica!!
Let's start the flame war early -- my rec is FATHER'S OFFICE.
I also like the LIBRARY. The place is bigger than Father's Office, has a bigger food menu, and comparable beer selection.
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Well, someone's bound to say Father's office, which I find crowded, pretentious and not worth it, but some poeple LOVE. A good beer selection and a good burger, which you ar not allowed to alter. A long line to get in.
In Venice, there is Library Alehouse.
In West Hollywood, if you're willing to drive, there's Village Idiot.
In Holywood, also a small drive, there's Lucky Devil's -great beer, good burgers and shakes and right in the hoppin part of town. (that's my best bet for you, as you can take them and show them Hollywierd)
in the West LA or so area, there is 3rd Stop.
If you could bear driving to Redondo Beach, I would send you to the pier and Naja's Place, the BEST beer bar in So Cal.
If you are willing to drive to Hermosa Beach (which really isn't that far...I usually stick to Santa Monica myself, but don't mind driving to Hermosa for this place) I would HIGHLY recommend Cafe Boogaloo! It's got great food, a great bar and often has awesome live music. The chef/owner is a New Orleans transplant who knows good food and how to have a good time.