The Charleston

The Charleston

(Now Closed)
2460 Wilshire Blvd (25th St.), Santa Monica, CA 90403, United States
$ $ $ $
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Set in a lounge-style space with distinct 1930’s décor, the multifaceted venue will feature everything from nightly live entertainment such as burlesque, rock cover bands, DJs, jazz, karaoke, comedy nights, and dueling pianos.

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    A funky, dimly lit piano bar with an American jazz-era feel. Check out their live music schedule so you can get in a little dance to alleviate the day's stress.

    LIVESTRONG_COM · September 10, 2010
  • Evan W.

    by far the coolest new spot on Wilshire. Finally a place that has style. If you're looking for the wannabe nightclub spot in SM keep walking a few more steps, if you want something unique - walk in

    Evan White · February 21, 2012
  • Marelina W.

    Great brunch spot!! Bottomless mimosas ($12) and live jazz! Heaven!!!

    Marelina Wilford · September 2, 2012
  • Brian T.

    Sunday brunch, live jazz, bottomless mimosas, and... Chicken & waffles (with the best garlic lemon butter ever!) .. Pulled pork Benedict really good as well!

    Brian Toth · November 11, 2012
  • Nigel S.

    GREAT version of a Moscow Mule. Copper mug means they mean business here.

    Nigel Stewart · June 6, 2012
  • Caroline O.

    Happy hour Mon-Fri 5-7pm, well, beer, wine $5

    Caroline On Crack · May 2, 2012
  • The Park

    The burger is solid. Manhattan is fresh and balanced. Love the live music!

    The Park · July 19, 2010
  • Matthew S.

    Ummmmm Absinthe done right with a good selection

    Matthew Sugarman · December 10, 2011
  • Katie A.

    LOVE this place! Low-key but chic. Try the berry mojito... So good!

    Katie Anderson · January 4, 2011
  • Robbie S.

    Pleasant waitstaff, but vomitously awful food that took forever.

    Robbie S. · June 23, 2010
  • Brian J.

    Happy hour is 6-8, all night Tuesday. 2 for 1 well drinks. Chicken Schnitzel Salad was great. Start the night with a glass of wine, finish with a few scotches. Bartenders are fun. Read more

    Brian Jensen · May 19, 2010
  • Gregory M.

    Absinthe experience

    Gregory M · February 13, 2010
  • Gregory M.

    great band on Sony, magnolia memories, tonight. tell the owner Louie your a friend of mine

    Gregory M · December 13, 2009
  • Gregory M.

    this place is chill for swanky ambience..

    Gregory M · December 4, 2009
  • Larry H.

    Like jazz? Me neither

    Larry Haertel Jr. · October 18, 2013
  • Stephanie L.

    Great Happy Hour 5:30-8 Daily. Great combo - Short rib tacos and truffle mac.

    Stephanie Lesky · October 1, 2013
  • Flavia F.

    (At night) Way too loud. Ordered food 35 min ago & didnt get it yet.

    Flavia Faustini · April 20, 2013
  • Manda C.

    Nice place with friendly bartenders. It seems the uniform requires that they have their bras on show..somewhat at odds with the feel of the place. Also, note happy hour is only on weekdays

    Manda Currell · February 24, 2013
  • KickTickets

    New Year's Eve Pub Crawl Santa Monica at Monday, Dec 31, 2012 Read more

    KickTickets · November 23, 2012
  • Christina B.

    Ginger Kiss. Short rib tacos. Charleston burger. Chocolate chip bread pudding. Enjoy! :)

    Christina Brehm · September 14, 2012
  • Debby B.

    Try the chicken and waffles for brunch. Delicious! Also had the cucumber gin martini- tart and delightful.

    Debby Blumenthal · May 6, 2012
  • Torrey N.

    Watch something live

    Torrey Nommesen · June 13, 2011
  • Justin M.

    Delicious Posiflex here!

    Justin Malvin · May 11, 2011
  • Austin P.

    Sit in front of any bartender and watch cocktail madness happen. Then order something NEW.

    Austin Passy · May 6, 2011
  • Tim M.

    It's a good Cougar den in Santa Monica.

    Tim M. · April 17, 2011
  • Louie R.

    hello everybody........thanks for the kind shout outs!

    Louie Ryan · April 5, 2011
  • Nicole B.

    Saw great band (Leftover Cuties) with great food and drink!

    Nicole Boch · August 21, 2010
  • Ryan W.

    Ask garet about the chaquita banana. You won't regret it. And order the bar b q sliders.

    Ryan Williams · August 21, 2010
  • Ryan W.

    Ask garet the server about the waiter

    Ryan Williams · August 21, 2010
  • sarahelizabeth m.

    Best kept happy hour secret. 2 for 1 drinks and awesomely creative apps. All you worker bees in the area...check it out. Great opp for office happy hour parties

    sarahelizabeth mason · August 21, 2010
  • Novena C.

    Now serving lunch Wed thru Sat!

    Novena Carmel · August 18, 2010
  • Joel M.

    The vintage ambiance and the variety of talented jazz musicians make this the best joint in town!!

    Joel Miller · July 31, 2010
  • Gregory M.

    They gave me a free second glass of wine for being Foursquare mayor!

    Gregory M · July 16, 2010
  • Dan F.

    I had a great spicy shrimp pizza tonight and my girlfriend had the Arctic Char - delicious.

    Dan Fagan · July 15, 2010
  • Gregory M.

    Grilled Chicken Breast & Cucumber Tomato salad is fantastic. Garlic fries rule. Great talent. Say hello to Ronnie and Louie the owners, friendly guys!

    Gregory M · July 9, 2010
  • Mark Q.

    No. 209 w/ a twist

    Mark Quest · March 13, 2010
  • Gregory M.

    The chicken and the egg is distinctively delicious

    Gregory M · January 3, 2010
  • Gregory M.

    The manager Deatiny is fantastic

    Gregory M · December 31, 2009
  • Gregory M.

    Tell David the bartender that Gregory sent you and try the fruit infused Angels water!

    Gregory M · December 27, 2009
  • Gregory M.

    willie's jazz band

    Gregory M · December 17, 2009
  • Gregory M.

    the BBQ ribs with Ginger are fantastic

    Gregory M · December 13, 2009
  • Gregory M.

    get a crush fro Iisher

    Gregory M · December 9, 2009
  • Gregory M.

    Louie the owner rocks!

    Gregory M · December 5, 2009

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