Basement Tavern

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2640 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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This iconic Santa Monica bar is known for an unbeatable whiskey selection – but that’s only if you know about it! Basement Tavern Santa Monica is a speakeasy hidden away at the beautiful event venue The Victorian Santa Monica, located conveniently on Main Street among the popular neighborhood’s bustle.

Basement Tavern Santa Monica features one of the best happy hours that Santa Monica bars have to offer. Lasting until 8 pm every weekday, stop in to try one of their signature deliciously crafted cocktails. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another Santa Monica bar with great prices that last late into the evening!

Enjoy the vintage and historic vibes of this Santa Monica nightlife location until the wee hours of the night during one of Basement Tavern’s themed music nights or live band events. With cocktails and an ambiance that’s Instagram-worthy, this Santa Monica bar can’t be missed!


Yelp Rating

  • Cool venue for live music It's a basement, obviously. But it doesn't feel all claustrophobic despite the large crowds on weekends. Park in their... Full Review

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

  • My wife and I stopped in for a pre dinner drink on a Saturday evening. While it is a great venue, the service was slow, inefficient and not really nice. We got a bottle of wine that was $36 on the... Full Review

  • We chose here after a comedy night and arrived around 11:30 to find a long enough queue. Like most, I'm not a fan of queuing so asked staff if there was a way to skip it, we were told we could if we... Full Review

  • Found our way around the back of The Victorian. Seems a bit squirrely to get around and under the main floor of the restaurant, but there was a large bar and no one around on a Monday evening... Full Review


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