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With its long oval shaped bar in the center of the room, stands Circle Bar, the oldest and most legendary bar in Santa Monica, USA.
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West Los Angeles, Ocean Park
Bars, Dance Clubs, Cocktail Lounges
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst experience

Omg! I'm so dissapointed and speechless. This was my spot. I always had a good time. Even when it was super croweded. I never stood in line. All of a sudden they have a line on thursday. I'm hoping they're under new management. FYI they're doing a bad job. The bouncer are rasist. After I had over heard one tell the other bouncer if it was only us two mexican waiting to get in. First of all I'm not Mexican. Second of all they where letting other people in with out making them waite in line. When I did get in the crow was not as diverse as it usually is, and alot of the guys where old. I also couldn't believe that they had guys from a baseball team wearing nothing but a baseball jersey and shorts. So if they're being so picky on who they are letting in you would think they would be picky on the dress code. I won't give circle bar my business anymore. I'm so telling all my friends not to go there. Very bad experience after being a loyal customer. It's that bad I had to right a review. I still can't believe that they where beign rasist.


Provided by Citysearch - 
BE CAREFUL with this place!!! DO NOT GO THERE!!

I was pushed by a"" low class"" woman, and the security guard did not do a thing to protect me. I had 4 different witnesses, however, the security guard preferred not to take any action. Instead I was not allowed to go back inside after I' had gone outside to complain. DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great scene great vibe hot bartenders

This place rules! Starting with cool and entertaining door men always willing to chat or light up your smoke. Then as soon as you enter the swanky velveted wall classic bar, you are distracted by the gorgeous female bartenders eager to mix you your favorite cocktail. If you can pull yourself away from these gals you can make your way on to the dancefloor to mix it up to some of the spinnings of the hottest DJs on the west side. This place is a must visit; it has a ton of history because it has been around since the 40s and they can deliver a full bar to any party anywhere. Check it out.


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This place is not supposed to be located in Santa Monica. So unlike the other places there. First of all, even though it's cold outside, it's like a sauna inside! They pack the place so much that it is impossible to dance or even move. We grabbed a table, but even that didn't help us because people are so rude and crazy that they almost sat on top of you. No joke! Some drunk girl was giving a lap dance to her friend, totally in my friend's face, who was sitting right there. So nasty!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great, casual spot for drinks and dancing

Named after the large bar that circles and takes up the majority of the room, this red-lit, Santa Monica nightspot lures college kids and young professionals alike with decent-priced drinks and a cozy dance floor. This bar is great for those who want to dress up to go out on the weekends, but don't want to bother with all the pomp and circumstance of the Hollywood club scene.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Wed Night Whack Fest!

Ok, so I'll admit, I'd been to atleast one other ""bar"" that night, and I was indeed looking to snag a ""real man"". But unfortunately for me, there were none to be found.

Drinks: Affordable at nine bucks

Atmosphere: I saw a bunch of ""White Rappers"" or something outside, you know the get-o type people dressed in sweats and hoodies and baseball caps. Yhea those, guys, and when I pulled up in my car they seemed hostile...But not to worry, they were leaving...angrlly it seemed. Once inside, this place seemed like a good place for Interracial dating...great open scene for that kind of thing which I like.

Ok, doorman will card you. However, I seriously, seriously wanted the blonde guy out front...maybe next time he'll have the Bhalls to come over and talk to me...Wink ....hey cutie..


Provided by Citysearch - 

""Dark hub for hooking up"" seems to be a dead on review. The layout of this place makes it really awkward to do anything but squish up against kinda older creepy people you don't want to be touching in the first place. There aren't even cheap drinks to make up for it. And when my friends and I finally scored a table where we could actually do something besides squish ourselves up against the wall near the bar to let people walk by, it ended up being conveniently located next to the women's bathroom and the line was sticking out right in the middle of our party. I guess if you're looking to hook up with some recent college grad who spends his or her time hanging out on Main, then you're probably in luck, but if you're looking for a good time with some friends or a more conversational bar experience, stay away.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Should call it the circle j3rk... seems like all you do is walk in a giant cirlce

People are pretty effing retarded sometimes...the circle bar does not have a DJ... it never has.... they have a computer in the back with a ton of mp3's and a few play lists....

yes they do mix as much rock as they play old garbage Rap and RandB music but for the most part the bar has gotten pretty lame.. the door guys are cool as hell, but the bartenders seem like they hate there job's except for this really hard working hispanic guy who does not stop moving... the barback has worked there for like 10 years it seems...

the place is cool other then its mostly 15 to 20 dudes per every girl and there is some a-hole drugg dealer outside whom the cops nor the bar seem to do anything about... maybe they get a cut i dunno


Provided by Citysearch - 
Too crowded

They have great music for dancing, but the dance floor is too small to actually do any dancing. I just got constantly pushed around.

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2926 Main StSanta MonicaCA 90405

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