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Circle Bar

Santa Monica
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Address: 2926 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5340
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+1 310-450-0508

With its long oval shaped bar in the center of the room, stands Circle Bar,...

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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Fun but packed!

Went out on a Saturday here and had a great time! The place is big but 3/4 of it is the bar with a small section for dancing. Still had a fun time but wish there would have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on a Saturday here and had a great time! The place is big but 3/4 of it is the bar with a small section for dancing. Still had a fun time but wish there would have been more space for dancing.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Happy hour all the time, cheap drinks. One of the first places on Main Street that won't disappoint. Full bar & never the same crowd twice.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Good crowed 21-30 roughly . Good Mix of guys and girls and ethnicities no one predominant. Good time for everyone. Went on a weekday drinks are priced reasonably small dance floor and back patio

Thank Dylan O
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Visited there on a Saturday night with a group of friends and Circle didn't disappoint. Short line wait, but inside was packed. The music was great as well as the crowd. Awesome party atmosphere, and apparently this place has been there forever but you wouldn't know. Worth the visit.

Thank Richard T
Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We had a great time there sat night. Packed with people which made it even more fun. Loved the DJ too!

Thank Johnny S
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Canned music, it gets really crowded so if you want to rub up against strangers this is the bar for you. Dark dingy the feel of a not quite clean place, overpriced drinks..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

I hate to wait in lines, so I didn't! Most people have to wait...Circle Bar rocks my world! Love it there! Great music! Great Bar Staff!

Thank Tammi T

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