Top 5 Best Nightclubs in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA [2022 GUIDE]

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With over 136 venues in Los Angeles, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Santa Monica, Los Angeles that you should definitely check out.

SHOREbar

Best nightclub in Santa Monica, Los Angeles!
SHOREbar

If Cape Cod was the epicenter of craft cocktails, Shorebar would be its premier yacht club. If that 75-ft custom-outfitted yacht is tied up in "equity or "dreams," Shorebar’s got you covered, boasting a beach-club inspired cozy space that features white wood paneling, blue and white nautical striped walls, comfy below-deck style booth seating, height-adjustable bar stools, and submarine-like lighting fixtures illuminating vintage—no Baywatch paraphernalia here—photos of local lifeguards. And if you’re into nautical memberships, ask about their upstairs private alcove and the benefits that come with—sorry, it's open to locals only here. Whatever you do, get ready to drown yourself in a sea of sophisticated cocktails, designed by Master Mixologist Vincenzo Marianella of Copa D' Ora. Though the h.wood.group's (Bootsy Bellows) first Westside endeavor is imagined for nearby nabe folk, it’s worth a trip for anyone living east of the 405.

  • 112 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402 Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
  • Santa Monica
  • 7 PM - 1 AM Sun Tues Wed, 7 PM - 2 AM Thur Fri Sat
  • Dress Code: Button-downs, Jeans, Jeans and Heels, Trendy Casual
  • $

The Buffalo Club

The Buffalo Club

A good twenty years after their doors first opened, so much around us has changed. What seems like half the film, TV, music and internet companies in L.A. have moved into their now-gentrified neighborhood, many having discovered it through their first visit to the club. Around town, countless bars and restaurants have changed ownership, chefs, management, concepts or simply gone out of business; more than a few having tried to duplicate – with mixed results – the inimitable Prohibition-era allure of a certain establishment. Trends have come and trends have gone. And yet, some things remain the same. A decade or more before the speakeasy fad, gourmet comfort food craze, London private club vogue and mixology ubiquitousness…there was – and still is –The Buffalo Club: above the fray, under the radar, ahead of the curve.

  • 1520 Olympic Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
  • Santa Monica
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Senator Jones

Senator Jones

Located in the westside of Los Angeles is Senator Jones. Senator Jones offers a new club in the city with a new interior. It consists of dark and ambient lighting to get party goers dancing. They offer EDM music on most Friday nights and an Open Format on Saturdays.

  • 2020 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
  • Santa Monica
  • 10 pm - 2 am Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Basement at Victorian

Basement at Victorian

Laid-back venue with a local menu featuring seafood, steak & pasta, plus weekend brunch & cocktails. Our delightfully intriguing venue is the perfect place for formal banquets, family get-togethers, private parties and wedding celebrations in particular.

  • 2640 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
  • Santa Monica
  • $

31Ten Lounge

31Ten Lounge

Indulge yourself with delectable menu selections and your favorite libations while unwinding in our comfortable, lounge-style seating. 31Ten is located in Santa Monica and is open from 6pm-8pm from Thursday through Saturday.

  • 3110 Main St Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States
  • Santa Monica
  • 6 pm - 2 am Thu - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

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Los Angeles Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Los Angeles clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Los Angeles?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Los Angeles nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Los Angeles nightclubs for free?

Some Los Angeles nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Los Angeles nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Los Angeles nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Los Angeles page.

How much is bottle service at Los Angeles clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Los Angeles, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Los Angeles nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Los Angeles are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Los Angeles nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Los Angeles.

Which Los Angeles nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Los Angeles.

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