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Circle Bar

Boisterous party destination since 1949 with a sleek bar, DJs & a small, lively dance floor.

Circle Bar Santa Monica
Circle Bar Santa Monica
Circle Bar Santa Monica
Circle Bar Santa Monica
Circle Bar Santa Monica

Venue Description

From Jim Morrison and Truman Capote to today’s contemporaries, Circle Bar continues to attract the most vibrant and diverse crowd on the West Side; with DJs and dancing every night of the week.

With careful attention to detail, Circle Bar has made vast improvements to the decor, ambiance, music, and most importantly, service. What makes the Circle Bar unique is that it outlives trends that come and go. With the same floor plan since it opened in 1949, patrons know what to expect when they arrive; a really good time. The neighborhood may change, the music here and there; but the spirit of Circle Bar will live forever.

Strong drinks and a crowded dance floor have kept nostalgic locals as well as newly-legal drinkers coming back over the years. And by embracing the bar’s nostalgia, heritage and commitment to good service, Circle Bar remains a vibrant nightclub destination in West LA. Quite simply; it’s legendary! Plus Movieline also named it one of the 10 best places for young actors to be seen at night.

Insider Tip – Circle Bar gets jam-packed on weekends. If you just want to drop in to check it out; then stick to week days to avoid waiting in line for entry. And if you still have questions; then head to our Contact Info to connect with us. We have highly trained Santa Monica Nightlife pros standing by and ready to help you, 24/7. We’d love to hear from you!

When you choose VIP Nightlife to plan a night out; you don’t have to know anything about Circle Bar to have the time of your life. With years of experience, our team can take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. VIP Nightlife will create an event experience for your every need and services groups of all sizes; up to 1000 guests or more. So let us plan your next great day or night out in Santa Monica; just ask us how! And be sure to Like Us on Facebook so you can keep up with Upcoming Events and Deals.

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Parking Information

If you drive to Circle Bar; then be ready to search for parking. There are a few parking lots nearby to park and pay at the machine, valet and meter parking (which is strictly enforced). * There are metered slots along the Main st and on the street parallel to it.

You can also try your luck with side street parking, but watch out for Permit Parking signs. Parking is a whole lot easier to find on weeknights as opposed to weekends; so it’s definitely better to Uber or Lyft (on weekends especially) since parking can become a problem.

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