I heard about this place when it was called...I think Pussycat Lounge...and was so excited. I live about 3 blocks away and was excited about a bar so close, and an alternative to The Otheroom. My expectations were tiny -- I couldn't believe a good bar would be so hidden -- and it is now my favorite chill bar in all of LA. Great place for happy hour; great place for late night dancing and drinks. I had a happy hour client meeting there once and it was perfect; I had a girls night out where we wanted to drink and dance and it was the best. Around 9 or 10 at night they take the dinner tables away (which is actually quite funny -- they don't warn you, they kinda just take your table as soon as your food is cleared when it hits ""that time"") and a dance floor is created. The bar could not be cuter with its exposed brick, flat screen TVs (great place to watch a game!), and chic decor. The people there are almost all gorgeous, which you wouldn't necessarily expect in Venice Beach. I mean seriously. Also more than notable: Thursdays from 8 -11, women get free champagne complete with a raspberry in the glass. Loooooove Nikki's! By the way, don't come too late, I've seen lines down the street a few times.