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The Charleston

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Santa Monica
Bar, Gastropub
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2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403 (25th Street)
310-828-2115
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Charleston is a restaurant and cocktail bar located in Santa Monica...
The Charleston is a restaurant and cocktail bar located in Santa Monica featuring signature cocktails, great live entertainment and Happy Hour every night. Live comedy, burlesque, jazz bands and DJs. Live Jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best or the worst

The Charleston's food and drinks are ok. Not incredible but nice enough for the evening. The REAL attraction is when there is live jazz. I went one night just to get out of the house and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful music. It was a great time, and something different in the heart... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Abbiechan
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Charleston's food and drinks are ok. Not incredible but nice enough for the evening. The REAL attraction is when there is live jazz. I went one night just to get out of the house and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful music. It was a great time, and something different in the heart of Santa Monica. That said, dear... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our family decided to have brunch here last weekend. The service was HORRIBLE. Our order was taken and after several times asking water, it was brought to our table. When our server brought out our order she in was incomplete. 3 of the 5 of us had food and she apparently forgot to let the cook know that there were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at the Charleston Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA. I travel alot for work and I'm currently on an assignment at a hotel in Santa Monica. I'm away from my family for weeks at a time so my Husband came up for the weekend to visit. I found this great deal on Living Social... More 

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HilaReicks, Manager at The Charleston, responded to this review

Dear Melinda, I am so sorry you had a bad experience at The Charleston. When you are back in Santa Monica please stop by the bar for a complimentary round of drinks and appetizers on the house. We have a new management and we want to correct your bad experience. thank you, Hila AGM The Charleston More 

Santa Monica, CA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

You will love The Charleston. Great music, great food, wonderful people and an amazing bar selection. Best brunch in town. Don't miss it!!

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited on Friday night for the first time and were shocked by the specials. For $19, you could get an appetizer and unlimited beer or house wine for 2 hours. This special runs 5:30-8pm but even if you get there at 7:59pm, you can get the 2 hours of drinks. For $7 more, you could get 2 appetizers or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The place is usually crowded and noisy. Some people like that. Go if a bar scene with little room to spare makes you happy.

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Encinitas, CA
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Don't go for dinner! - The menu is very limited, I just remember a couple of burgers and other very basic items. We had dinner reservations, but left after having a drink. Service was friendly. Nothing special overall.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (25th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-828-2115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The Charleston is a restaurant and cocktail bar located in Santa Monica featuring signature cocktails, great live entertainment and Happy Hour every night. Live comedy, burlesque, jazz bands and DJs. Live Jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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