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Basement Tavern
American Restaurant$
Today 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
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2640 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
2640 Main StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90405
(310) 396-2469basementtavern.com
$American Restaurant, BarToday 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
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The Basement Tavern, located beneath The Victorian. A Speakeasy style with Live music and cocktails.  
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Hip cocktail lounge on lower level of an old house providing retro drinks, light bites & live jazz.- Google
"Went here on a Thursday night and had some great appetizers and awesome drinks!"
"My absolute favorite bar in Santa Monica."
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Meaghan Haas
4 months ago
My absolute favorite bar in Santa Monica. Awesome happy hour until 8pm, which is perfect when paired with the Tuesday Food Truck gathering in the accompanying parking lot. Sit out on the patio, have a delicious $5 bourbon cocktail and eat your fill of food truck findings. Also, their food menu is super cheap and really tasty - so no need to limit your visits to Tuesdays! Love the furnishings and lighting in the basement bar, and staff is all really friendly. Highly recommended!
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Nikida Koraly
a month ago
Excellent atmosphere, excellent drinks
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Ira Herman
11 months ago
Good place to have a drink with friends. No cell reception unless you have verizon.
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Ginger Summerset
a year ago
I waited forever in line to get in and when I got in it was cool but not worth that wait.. its nice just too overcrowded for that small place.. its a bar with a line like a club in hollywood..
Joshua Hoskison
3 months ago
The place is so packed that you will be covered in the sweat of everyone around you. It's impossible to move, dance, or make your way to the bar. There's a horrible line outside, and after opening a tab there my credit card was used for fraudulent charges the following day. The bands that play on Saturday nights aren't bad, but the environment is dismal.
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Alyx Barranger
a year ago
This was my first official going out in LA experience, and I have to say, I loved this place. Walking in, I felt like the coolest kid on the block since this place feels like a well kept secret of Santa Monica. It literally is in the basement, so it makes it kind of a mystery to find, and once you walk in you are transported to such a cool setting. There's chalk walls that you can write on, a little side room that you can sit and talk in, live music, cheap beer, chandeliers... you name it, they probably have it. The only downside (that I didn't experience) is the line to get in. We arrived early and missed the late night rush, but there will be a line if you decide to head out later.
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Hernan Vicuna
2 years ago
This review pertains to the Basement Tavern - Poor experience. Security guards are dumber than dirt...heaven forbid you walk up the stairs looking for the bathroom because they make you wait in line again. Once inside it's douchebag and guido central. Music / band is okay and drinks are mediocre. There are way better hot and overcrowded shiteholes than this place...save yourself the wait and hassle.
Cindy Pholer
a year ago
What a fun place to be in! I love it here because they have some of the best drinks in town and they also have some great burgers here. A perfect place for a drink.