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"We asked 16 of Los Angeles’ top barkeeps which dives they go to when they need a proper, no-nonsense session". Complex Magazine, Firstwefeast.com


Thank you, Matthew Biancaniello, owner of Eat Your Drink: “I love that the bar is near the ocean and has a great atmosphere inside. I especially love how they serve roasted peanuts and they encourage you to throw your shells on the floor. Also, they have really good IPAs on tap and their jukebox is insane!”

http://firstwefeast.com/drink/best-dive-bars-los-angeles-according-to-bartenders/
These are the best dive bars in LA according to the city's top bartenders.
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"Chez WHA ….??"  What a HOOT
Michael Keaton we adore you & we'll be watching: Feb. 22nd.  Congratulations on your Academy nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for your performance in "Birdman", AND Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy). 

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2014 and will take place February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST
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Chez Jay PATIO is OPEN - book your party now

Enjoy Angus Burgers, Fresh Delicious Salads, Wraps, Sandwiches, Pasta Specials, Fish & Chips, Desserts, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Drinks
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The Chez Jay PATIO is now OPEN - 7 days a week - 9am-7pm ~ A fresh new menu to enjoy outdoors in beautiful Tongva Park ~ Available for catering and holiday parties ~ Book now!

Now serving Angus Burgers, Fresh Delicious Salads, Wraps, Sandwiches, Pasta Specials, Fish & Chips, Desserts, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Soft Drinks

Chef Bene & Chef Victor welcome you
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2014 Santa Monica's Main Street Fourth of July Parade
Chez Jay is in "The Firecracker", a 1936 Ford Pickup
Courtesy of Rodworks, LA, Thanks Jerry
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“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor Chez Jay for exceptional hospitality and consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”
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Michael Keaton we're stoked & we'll be watching Feb. 22nd.  Congratulations on your Academy nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for your performance in "Birdman", AND Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy). 

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2014 and will take place February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST
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Now celebrating 2015 at Chez Jay, est. 1959

Lunch Daily: 11:30-3pm
Happy Hour 4:30-6PM Bar Specials $5
Dinner: 5:30-10pm
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Spread the word!  Chez Jay's new PATIO is OPEN for your holiday party ~ Call us now to book ~ Full party catering available.
We have a brand new Patio kitchen preparing many new menu items as well as your all-time Chez Jay favorites.
Our direct access park gate leads right to Tongva Park's Architectural Overlooks ~ the most romantic spot to view a spectacular sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
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"The 13 Best Places to Drink in Santa Monica"
"Chez Jay ~ The most classic bar on the Westside (and probably in all of LA) is this steak-serving, seaside shanty shack. It's got an overwhelmingly charming nautical theme, overwhelmingly delicious filets, and overwhelmingly strong drinks."

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/los-angeles/santa-monica/best-santa-monica-bars-la-drink #downtownsantamonica #santamonicalandmark #discoverla
If you like alcohol, you're gonna want to read this.
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A real beauty sidled up to the bar on Saturday night ...

Celebrating 55 years with Chez Jay, est. August 1959
A Santa Monica Historical Landmark

#1959chevy #santamonica #santamonicalandmark #discoverla #downtownsantamonica — in Santa Monica, CA.
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1657 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
1657 Ocean AvenueUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
(310) 395-1741chezjays.com
$$Steak House, Seafood Restaurant
Steak House
Seafood Restaurant
American Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Monday 2:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSaturday 9:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 9:00 am – 12:00 am
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Legendary Chez Jay (established 1959) is a Santa Monica Historical Landmark located on Ocean Avenue across from the Pier. Known for its steaks, fresh seafood, generous drinks and comfortable atmosphere, Chez Jay is one of the best celebrity hideaway taverns in all LA. With peanut shells on the floor and its famous jukebox playing, Chez Jay is a place to soak up stories, enjoy a great meal, and have a good time. Stop in and become part of the legend. Bar open until 2am. 

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Steaks, seafood & stiff drinks served in a nostalgic dining room known for celebrity sightings.- Google
"I recommend the filet mignon bernaise and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert."
"Bartender says "Throw the peanut shells on the floor or you're out the door."
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Debbie Briley
2 months ago
Well the place is small. No one greets you at the door. No one says hi or welcome. Me and my sister drove all the way from Santa Clarita Valley. I made reservations the night before and told them I had a groupon. The groupon is a joke. It shows a steak and Lobster on the plate. It says $25 for $40 worth of steak and fresh seafood for two or more. It gives you the impression that two people get the steak and lobster for $40.00. You can't get one steak and lobster for that. It was my sisters birthday. She had never been to Santa Monica. When we get to the door, there is a sign that says, " Sorry, we only accept Groupons on Sunday-Wednesday" I think. I tried to call them from outside. Phone was ringing and no one was picking up!. I did talk to someone about it and they honored it. The lady bartender was really cool. The waitress didn't give us too much attention. She sat in a corner on her cell phone.When we got to the parking we looked for Valet but no one was there. When we were leaving the place, some guy taps on our window. He says, $5. I said sorry we use the last of cash inside. He said no $5. to park here! We were like what? He points to a sign off to the right of us. Honestly we did not see that sign. There was no one there when we pulled in. The prices were so high. We had our hearts set on The steak and seafood. I let my sister get The steak and Shrimp and I got a salad. The outback has the same Steak and Lobster for $20.00 with free parking! The food is good there though.
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Tim Niemeier
7 months ago
One of the few dive bars left in Santa Monica....thank God they didn't allow developers to tear this place down. Great history, always an interesting audience at the bar. Good drinks,good food and good prices. Bartender says "Throw the peanut shells on the floor or you're out the door"
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thanks for your review, Tim. Come back soon!
Charles Heinrich
a year ago
On a Saturday night, most places in Santa Monica were packed with a 45 min wait for a table. I walked in here, got seated right away and had awesome food! I recommend the filet mignon bernaise and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. The place is dimly lit with Christmas lights and is a little cramped but its great.
Guillermo De arcos
4 months ago
My second house,after 22 years of my life in this little place on earth nothing can go wrong .
Dominik Singer
2 months ago
have been there one year ago. we ate the cheeseburger! It was awesome! will definitly come back if i will be back in LA someday!
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Paul Jarolimekproner
a week ago
Great place!
Chris Schnaubelt
2 years ago
Go for the experience. A dive bar but a wonderful dive bar. In addition to the amazing history of the place, very generous pours and friendly, unpretentious bar tender and servers. Ignore the scores, it's a "must" place to visit in Santa Monica.
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Matthew Young
2 years ago
I've passed by Chez Jay for years and never went in until this past weekend, and my oh my, was it wonderful. Between the peanut shells crunching beneath my feet and the old timey sailing decor, this place lived up to its dive bar rep, and I love a good dive. We stopped in for happy hour drinks and apps, which were quite reasonably priced and large in portion. Do yourself a favor, get the calamari steak! It's exquisite.