If Cape Cod was the epicenter of craft cocktails, Shorebar would be its premier yacht club. If that 75-ft custom-outfitted yacht is tied up in “equity or “dreams,” Shorebar’s got you covered, boasting a beach-club inspired cozy space that features white wood paneling, blue and white nautical striped walls, comfy below-deck style booth seating, height-adjustable bar stools, and submarine-like lighting fixtures illuminating vintage—no Baywatch paraphernalia here—photos of local lifeguards. And if you’re into nautical memberships, ask about their upstairs private alcove and the benefits that come with—sorry, it’s open to locals only here. Whatever you do, get ready to drown yourself in a sea of sophisticated cocktails, designed by Master Mixologist Vincenzo Marianella of Copa D’ Ora. Though the h.wood.group’s (Bootsy Bellows) first Westside endeavor is imagined for nearby nabe folk, it’s worth a trip for anyone living east of the 405.
- Good for: Groups who crave a Westside bar that knows the difference between a great cocktail and a seaside pitcher of Martini mix. Happy hour goes strong from 7-10pm with specialty cocktails at $7, beers at $3 and well drinks at $5, while Tuesday is karaoke night. Bring a date, or find a date, then go for a stroll along the beach.
- The scene: Posh, attractive beach town locals in their 20’s and 30’s post-work and post-dinner congregate solo and in large and small groups. Nearby Santa Monica residents— in bespoke-looking suits, no less—drop in for a glass of wine and to chat up the bartender.
- The playlist: The music and noise levels ebb and flow like the nearby tide. The night we visited, there was a mix of songs you sort of know the words to and heard performed once in your life; however, the playlist was dominated with Indie folk-rock female vocalists—Feist and Regina Spector to Lenka and Macy Gray—made an appearance too.
Where is SHOREbar located?
SHOREbar is located in Santa Monica near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Channel Road just a few steps from the ocean.
How much is cover charge at SHOREbar?
SHOREbar generally does not charge cover except for special events.
How long will I have to wait at SHOREbar?
Since SHOREbar is a small and intimate venue, we can’t say for sure how long the waits are. We’d recommend arriving early as you can!
When is SHOREbar open?
SHOREbar is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 PM – 2 AM.
What are the best nights to go to SHOREbar?
Friday and Saturday nights usually play host to some great local DJs spinning the best “house party” jams where you’ll find the crowd letting loose and dancing on tables.
What is the dress code at SHOREbar?
Trendy casual! Dress to impress as if you’re in the Hamptons on a warm summer night. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). If you are getting bottle service you will have some more leeway. Better be safe than sorry – nothing kills a buzz faster than getting turned down at the door!
Is there parking near SHOREbar?
There is on-site valet and a parking lot nearby for $10-15 depending the night. You can also easily find street parking if you don’t mind walking a few extra steps.
How much do drinks cost at SHOREbar?
Happy hour goes strong from 7-10pm with specialty cocktails at $7, beers at $3 and well drinks at $5. Otherwise, cocktails range from $12-15 with bottles of premium liquor starting at $300.
Who are the resident DJs?
You’re mostly looking at local talent. However, you never know who might stop by and do a special performance, like Soulja Boy on July 4th.
What kind of music do they play at SHOREbar?
Consider SHOREbar your home away from home. The DJs usually spin Open Format tracks, removing you from the bar and taking you the comfort of your home.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at SHOREbar?