Downtown Culver City

Culver City is most known for its vast array of delicious local and global cuisine and adventurous bar scene, but it's also home to a burgeoning art scene and the hole-in-the-wall live music venues consistently showcase the best bands from all over LA.

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West LA, Culver City

Culver City is fast becoming the go-to spot for Westside Angelenos. This upscale yet laid-back neighborhood is now home to a wide variety of bars, restaurants, art galleries, wine bars, and lounges, making it great for a night on the town with friends, or a romantic date for two.

In the Culver City bars, you'll find every kind of concoction your heart desires. From fine wines poured from a vending machine at Ugo, to the potent Dark & Stormys at Mandrakes, to Smokey's Moonshine at Bigfoot West; you're sure to find the perfect way to begin and end your night.

Live music is somewhat harder to find in Culver City. Just open your ears and you'll begin to hear the country-western-garage of The Cinema Bar, the roadhouse rock of Joxer Daly, the freeform jazz of the Industry Cafe, the eclectic bands of Fais Do Do, and the unknown bands of The Good Hurt. The Culver City music scene is laid-back, relaxed, and as unpretentious as you can get without leaving Los Angeles.

In the trendy Rush Street, you'll find a taste of Chicago, an array of comfort foods, an eclectic beer selection and a stripper pole upstairs for your one-too-many Sugar Plumtinis. If you're looking for more of a divey experience, Carbon is well within walking distance from its fancier counterparts. Facing Venice Blvd, it's the dark, dimly-lit building with loud rock music and red lights pouring outside.

If you're going to make a night of it, you can start as far east as Creole speakeasy Fais Do Do on West Adams and La Brea, and make your way down Washington Blvd, hitting up the jazzy Industry Cafe, homey Father's Office, all three Ugos (the cafe, the restaurant, and the wine bar), stop for some Korean barbeque at Gyenari, then head back out for some honky-tonk and a Pabst at The Cinema Bar, and if you make it all the way to Alibi on Washington and Grand View, we salute you. - Trisha Hanudel



Irish Pub

Joxer Daly's Irish Pub

  • 11168 West Washington Blvd

Even if you're not that into The Big Game, Joxer Daly's sporty Irish Pub will have you cheering- if not for your team, then at least for the awesome plate of nachos in front of you.


City Tavern

  • 9739 Culver Blvd

Culver City's retro City Tavern is just classy and old school enough to make you feel like this could have also been Thomas Jefferson's favorite pub to stumble into for a cold brew.


Oldfields Liquor Room

  • 10899 Venice Blvd

If you are feeling nostalgic for the bygone era of the 1930's, you don't have to buy a time machine, you just have to mosey on down to Oldfield's in Culver City.



  • 9575 W Pico Blvd

From fresh ceviche to frothy Pisco Sours and crispy quinoa salad to beef heart skewers, Picca Peruvian Cantina in downtown LA offers an authentic South American menu with style.

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Irish Pub

Irish Times

  • 3267 Motor Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90034

Explore Irish Times, a lively Los Angeles pub, where Guinness flows endlessly amidst boisterous singing, authentic Irish grub, and an infectiously rowdy yet welcoming atmosphere.

Sports Bar

The Garage

  • 3387 Motor Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90034

Culver City's sports bar, The Garage, has everything you and your crew needs to get your motors revved up and running this weekend.

Dive Bar

Cozy Inn

  • 11155 Washington Pl
    Culver City CA 90232

Laid-back neighborhood bar featuring an array of games, affordable drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere for casual gatherings

Dive Bar

Liquid Kitty

  • 11780 W. Pico Blvd,
    Los Angeles CA 90230

Sexy cubby hole with strong drinks and good looking clientele.

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Alibi Room

  • 12236 W. Washigton Blvd.
    Culver City CA 90230

Serving tasty nosh from Kogi Korean BBQ, this dimly lit drinking den is a Culver City go-to for cheeky cocktails and craft beers. Order some famous tacos from the indoor takeout window, and grab a seat on the patio or at the showpiece bar.



  • 3843 Main St
    Culver city CA 90232



  • 9300 Venice Blvd
    Culver City CA 90230

The party pops off at this high-octane Culver City nightclub, which features different DJs nights for hip hop, reggae, and funk. It's a fun place with no cover and cheap drinks - perfect for a night out with your besties.



  • 12223 W Washington Blvd
    Culver City CA 90066

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Cozy and chilled out, the lounges of Los Angeles let you escape the city madness in an intimate atmosphere. Find 1920s speakeasies, upscale hotel hideaways, dark dives, global parlors and indoor/outdoor escapes.


Japanese Restaurant

Bar Hayama

  • 1803 Sawtelle Blvd
    West Los Angeles CA 90025

Sushi Restaurant

Kiriko Sushi

  • 11301 W Olympic Blvd
    West Los Angeles CA 90025

American Restaurant

Tender Greens

  • 9523 Culver Blvd
    Culver City CA 90232

American Restaurant


  • 9543 Culver City Blvd
    Cuver City CA 90232

Akasha American Restaurant in Culver City is a farm-to-table eatery offering a unique blend of locally-sourced, organic, and sustainable New American cuisine.

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Interesting Facts

Bunched one after the other, art galleries line the La Cienega corridor between Washington and Venice, and along Washington Blvd. Here you'll see cutting-edge young emerging artists at galleries such as Blum & Poe, LAXART, Sandroni Rey, and Peres Project. Art walks are officially held in May, where the galleries of Culver City fling open their doors for your eyes to feast.


Culver City is a neighborhood built for strolling with your honey, stumbling with your friends from pre-dinner drinks at Carbon to after-dinner drinks at Bottlerock, and the good old fashioned bar crawl. You'll spend forever and a day looking for street parking, especially on a weekend night, so give your car a rest for the night and take the bus. The Culver City 1 comes about every 15 minutes, and stops running around 11:30pm (start your drinking early).



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