Cocktails in Santa Monica or Venice
Hi Chowhounds! I'm trying to find a fun, low-key place by the water to have some good cocktails tomorrow night with some friends. We'll be meeting up on the earlier side (around 6 p.m., if that helps). I'm picturing a beach shack that serves fun, colorful, beachy drinks (yes, we are all girls--but edgy girls :) ). Would love something with a little local flavor.
An example: I love Flake in Venice; if that served up drinks... especially by the water... it would be perfect.
just circle the block broadway-ocean-santa monica-second street
there are a ton of places, but none of them very beachy or "shack like"
all pretty "trendy." pinotxo is casual, fun, and pretty good (tapas and
chez jay and
are about the most "old beach" places left - both steak
houses, with bars of course, interestingly
chez jay ocean just south of the pier
the galley main, and hollister i think (north of ocean park blvd)
almost all these places now have happy hours, but less so on
sat. chaya venice is an excellent happy hour all evening sunday
and for that matter a good choice for you for tomorrow, not funky
but very hip
have fun- maybe we'll look for you