Brent Bolthouse has of course done it again, and this time his smash hit comes in the form of an upscale Cali surf bar located inside The Fairmont Hotel, in the heart of Santa Monica. The Bungalow, which opened last August, boasts a killer seaside atmosphere with a beautiful patio setting and “friendly neighborhood vibes.” My girlfriends and I try to do girl’s night at least once a month, so a few weeks ago we headed out on a rainy Thursday evening, set on exploring the best of what Santa Monica has to offer.
We started with dinner at Fig, which is also conveniently located at The Fairmont and has good food and tasty drinks. After Fig we popped over to Bungalow to find a line around the corner! The whole place was packed, but still very chill and fun. We found a spot in the corner near the bar, chatted, laughed and enjoyed the down to earth yet hip vibe, before heading to SHOREbar for a nightcap. Bottom line, Bungalow is the place to go in Santa Monica for mingling in a classy, beachside setting, with great cocktails and good service. I will definitely be going back soon, because on top of loving the ambiance, what girl wouldn’t take any opportunity to nonchalantly run into Matthew McConaughey?
The Bungalow, 101 Wilshire Blvd at Ocean, Santa Monica, CA (310-899-8530).