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Nice bars

Arrive in Santa Monica next week for 3 nights, we are staying at the Best Western Gateway Hotel Santa Monica. Just wondered if people give me some advice on some nice bars me and the new wife will beable to goto near the hotel on a night time.

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1. Re: Nice bars

Not a whole lot in that area - The Gateway is in a hospital area.

But, if you walk up to Wilshire, there's O'Brien's on 23rd and Wilshire, a popular bar, with trivia game on Monday nights. Also on Wilshire, but at 25th, there's Wilshire, an upscale restaurant with a very nice bar area and patio bar. Next door to that is Holly's West, a trendy bar that opens late - and beyond that, closer to 26th, Casa Escobar, a mexican restaurant with decent food and good margaritas.

Otherwise, you'll have to take the bus to the Promenade

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2. Re: Nice bars

There's McCabe's Bar and Grill near 25th and Santa Monica, which is a decent Scottish pub somewhat closer than the Wilshire bars already mentioned. McCabe's has pretty good burgers and quesadillas as well as your usual UK-style pub grub. As the other poster noted, there's more choices on Wilshire, if you're willing to walk the 2 blocks up. I second the O'Brien's recommendation.

The Shack on 26th and Wilshire is another good bar, a sports bar with good burgers and Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks; they also have an outdoor dining area which is nice on hot summer nights. Sonny McLeans is an Irish pub across the street and down from the Shack; the food isn't so great.

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