Drink and Be Seen at the Bungalow
Santa Monica has plenty of posh bars, but the most well-known might be the Bungalow, a beach bar-style lounge right across the street from the ocean. There's a high-ceilinged main bar inside, but the real action happens on the front patio and in the back garden, where patrons can take full advantage of the pleasant L.A. weather. Patio seating is coveted space, but if you can snag one of the funky couches and wooden tables—especially if it's by a fire pit—you can comfortably spend the rest of the night chatting over cocktails under twinkling lanterns, a cool ocean breeze at your back.
By Sarah Purkrabek, AFAR Contributor
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101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Sun 12pm - 10pm
Mon - Fri 5pm - 2am
Sat 12pm - 2am