2810 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2445Add Hours
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11/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Came after work on a friday night (which happened to be halloween). The combination of dj dirty's ecclectic set (dude goes allover the place) and everyone's costumes really made an impression on me. It's MY NEW FAVORITE SPOT! The place is rather small and dancing room gets a little tight , so I would suggest getting there early (there's no cover at a certain time), I had such a good time, everyone looked so good in their costumes that I wish I took the time to get one ready. Oh well, maybe next time.
07/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Barcopa is a surprisingly small place that manages to pack in a full house during weekends. It's a safe bet to get there early because you could wait in line for a while. The drinks are stiff but you'll pay santa monica prices, the dj's usually play an eclectic set of genres but the vibe is what will keep you there.
My girls and I went bar hopping on main street last weekend, stopped by Main on Main and didn't fail to dissapoint- ""Lame on Main"" as my friends and I chanted leaving the place had all the elements of its previous incarnation, sleazy guys, pathetic top 40 music and ugly people. Circle bar was just as whack. Plan ""B"" up the street ( as in B for Barcopa), never dissapoints, the music is great, the service is friendly, drinks are stiff, and the people are cooler. Some of my girls got eeked over the cover charge but I don't mind paying for the quality. This place is a much better place to party at than the rest of the bars on the street. Cheers!
This place is known for it's good music and vibe. The drinks are priced and made well complemented by a friendly and attractive looking staff. Hard to see at first but a good time, my friends and I always have our birthdays there and the specialty drinks are to die for.
I love going to Barcopa, it's my favorite place on Main St. Although it has a cover charge for the weekends, I would rather pay to get into a bar that has quality music, drinks and people. Places like the Circle Bar or Main on Main don't have the same quality of people, drinks, service or vibe that Barcopa has. Saturday nights are really fun and great for having birthday parties. I've had my birthday there for 4 years and the staff has always taken really good care of us. I'm glad that they finally expanded the women's restroom- no more long waits! And their specialty are soooo good, can't have just one!
02/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
On Friday we celebrated my friends birthday and had a really good time. I reserved an area at no charge. It sat around 10-12 people comfortably. The staff was wonderful and our waitress Angel took care of us. The music and vibe all night was really good. I would definitely recommend Barcopas for a Friday night or birthday get together. Not expensive at all, with great service. Thanks again.
Barcopa is my pick on Main Street in SM. always a great DJ, a good specialty cocktail list, and good vibe all around. The only drawback is that the place is really small, so probably not a good place if you're claustrophobic. The spot is really chill, so there's no need to get dressed up. you're only going to leave sweaty anyway.
11/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Although this spot on Main street is small and relatively hard to find, Barcopa on Saturday nights is the only place I would go to. As a dj/producer and music lover, I find Barcopa on saturday nights to be the only place where the dj's don't sell out. Dirty and his special guests play real, soulful, feel good music. NOTHING BUT CLASSICS! I love that Dirty stays off that pop radio nonsense and plays more of ""the real ish"" (aka- golden age hip hop, funk, soul, eighties and electro). This place is different. If you want to hear music that you hear on the radio every ten minutes and your music collection consists of britney spears soulja boy, akon, and whatever other whack ish that's out there , then this place isn't the place for you. The music is much more sophisticated and for a more mature conscious adventurous crowd. Bring a towel and get ready to sweat because saturdays are one hell of a night! Dirty and friends rule!
Drinks at Barcopa are awesome! The prices are reasonable and they claim to have the best mojitos in Santa Monica (I have to say that I agree), but their other specialty drinks are good. On a night where you and your friends are out bar hopping on main st. I can almost guarantee that ""Copa"" will be your last stop. The music and the vibe is just too good. Just don't forget that there's a cover at the door.
10/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Being that it was my first time there, it sucked. I went on saturday night and the dj sucked. First off it was too small of a place, the dance floor was too small. People were always stepping on eachother's because in order to get to the bathroom you had to walk across the small dance floor. The music was sooo low that you could hardly hear it. The dj did not play any good songs. I will never go back to that place and i would not recommend it.
08/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I aked people on the street how to find the place. The people outside sent me all over a 4-5 block radius, walking back and forth. It was getting to be a hassle, and I really hadn't planned on being there long anyway. I was supposed to meet someone there which is why I even bothered to continue looking for it. I had read a review that said you don't know it is there until you hear the bass playing as you pass it. So that's how I found it. I walked slowly up the street until I heard some music coming from somewhere, and there it was... hidden in plain sight. By the time I got there, I was livid. I didn't want to stay. As soon as I went inside, it felt like time stopped. The place was tiny, but had enough people to where I didn't feel like I was in the hotel bar in the Shining.
The first person you see is the bouncer ... whom I wanted to bounce back to my place as a souveneir... he was hot... and very nice. He kept the rif-raff out and to my delight, let me in. I squealed, but he didn't hear me over the music. The music was setting a very comfortable atmosphere, inviting me in. I couldn't put my finger on any particular name to describe the type of music other than it was somehow aligning itself with my aura, and melting the stress. Suddenly it was okay to be there.. I guess I would stay for a little while. I ordered my favorite drink, which is a surprise every time I order it. It seems like so many bartenders just can't blend it to taste good. It was one of the tastiest I've had in a long time. Conversation revealed the bartender was very knowledgeable. I was hooked. I got comfortable. The crowd inside was very friendly, and even entertaining to watch. Everyone was in their own world, but not excluding me. There was no cattiness or attitude ANYWHERE.
Saw my friend briefly... When I realized I had to go, I was truly sad. Eventually I left, but the place stayed on my mind for days afterward. I'm definitely going back.