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West End
West End

West End

8.614 reviews
Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Lounge, Nightclub
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1301 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2221
http://www.westendsm.com/
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Beautiful Afro decore and great music! This venue is a staple of Santa Monica night life!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

West End is newest nightclub in Santa Monica and is closed also walking distance to the expo line and as well to the beach.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA
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If you are in the West LA area, the newly remodeled West End (formerly Zanzibar) is a must to catch different kinds of DJ's rock the dance floor but also for live music and bands. The interior has an industrial sleek yet raw vibe to it giving it a cool underground warehouse feel. They usually post the different nights they are hosting on their instagram page. It's really the only kind of music venue/nightclub in the Santa Monica area and is great place to bring a group of friends for dancing and drinks. Another major plus is there is an outdoor PARKING LOT right across the venue where you just pay $2.50 per hour, not bat at all.

They also have really rad commissioned art placed throughout the venue by local artists - more of the propaganda art kind of style and counterculture.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

West end is an intimate venue perfect for a medium sized party. I'd say that around 100 people would be a good number for this spot.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is one of those intimate setting type of lounge which minimal booth tables along the walls of the room which is the perfect type of feel if you enjoy something low-key and chill. There's plenty of room down the center aisle to get your groove on with a live DJ who spins music based on the "theme of the night." Parking is available on the street that's metered up until 9pm daily so watch out for signs.

Thanks to Trip.Com for introducing me to such a venue. I had a great time drinking sangria paired with the endless eats offered by Emporium Thai - from curry, to crying tiger bites, eggrolls and mango salad. Delicious! Thanks also to Tsing Tao for my beer too!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Cool new club for having a drank or a dance. Nice bartenders without attitude. Good place private parties or funky, friendly hang time.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Killer 70s night hosted by Trip.com. Great vibe, prime location. Food was bomb. Great event, Trip.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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Beautiful Afro decore and great music! This venue is a staple of Santa Monica night life!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I came to this bar/restaurant/music venue for a performance of The Moth, a story slam event that takes place in various venues across LA. While I feel that Busby's East was a better venue for this kind of thing, Zanzibar had a nice vibe to it and I would definitely come back for a concert or a low-key evening with friends. There are some intimate tables on one side, a space in front of the stage for dancing/mingling, and a small bar across from the stage (the bartenders here are super nice!). At $9 for a small cocktail, though, I wouldn't recommend coming here for a long evening.

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Philadelphia, PA

Zanzibar is a great place to go if you are living in Santa Monica and need a solid dance place close by. It is pretty much in walking distance of the promenade and have good DJs.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Had a blast at the gogobot Halloween party. The place is lit well, and it's not too loud to talk to people.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Hard to tell what it looks inside from the very nondescript exterior.

Upon entering, it is pretty spacious. They have a decent sized dance floor.
And the house dj? played a mix of 80's, 90's, top 40, and EDM.

They have bottle service if you want to be a balla.
But, the bottle service is standard. Pretty girl but takes a while to return with some juice.

Afterwards, I cannot remember. Too much partying.

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Los Angeles / San Francisco

Here for GOGOWEEN: Zombies vs Superheroes. Great atmosphere. Awesome party place.

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San Carlos, California, USA
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Zanzibar is a great and lively bar close to the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a place with a great crowd that likes to dance. Depending on the day, they have different DJs or live performers - mostly on the hip hop side, but they have a decent variety of music themed by night.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA
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