Santa Monica is home to a vibrant music scene. From local bands to spoken-word burlesque acts, this beachside community knows how to put on a show.
Whether an intimate gig in a small room or a large show at a lively pub, these top live music spots in Santa Monica guarantee a night out to remember.
Established in 1931, Harvelle’s is the Westside’s longest-running music venue. This dimly lit room with an elevated stage hosts local, national and international acts. Grab a drink at the bar and head to the dance floor or sit in one of its many candlelit booths for a more discreet setting. Make sure to arrive early on Sundays for ‘The Toledo Show.’ Not to be missed, this sultry mix of poetry, jazz and burlesque never fails to seduce an audience.