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Room Sm the - 26 Reviews - 1325 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA - Night Clubs Reviews - Phone (310) 458-0707

Room Sm the

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1325 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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(310) 458-0707
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Best

The Room is so much fun. Great Old School and current hip-hop, and reggae music. I have been a few times, nice crowd, great music, and lots of room for dancing. Best for couple...

Worst

The music played was pretty good, being a DJ I did hear a lot of mistakes in the mixes. All the girls that were there, were basically with other guys. So this would be a great da...

Fun Old School 2/11/2009

The Room is so much fun. Great Old School and current hip-hop, and reggae music. I have been a few times, nice crowd, great music, and lots of room for dancing. Best for couples, or groups of friends. Not a pick up joint. Things to know before you go: There is a dress code. No food is served. Drinks are strong. Hard to find by first timers corner of 14th St. & SM Blvd. Parking is a nightmare if you get there late, use the valet. Pros: Lot's of fun, great place to hang out with friends, crowd ranges from 20ish to 40ish. Cons: No food more

I'm glad I threw my party there! 11/3/2008

My friend recommended that I throw my sister's 21st party there for her. I went to check it out on a wednesday night but it was slow. Jen the bartender (who got me crunk there) said it was busier on the weekends. I liked the decor. Called victoria and reserved one of the "boom boom" rooms (seats like 25). We all had a great time. The dj mixed all kinds of different stuff, the drinks were stiff and the staff was friendly (whattup Chris!). Pros: Good party vibe, good street parking Cons: valet more

It's better to come during the week, 7/19/2008

My girls and I usually come after work during the week to relax and unwind, last weekend we finally decided to come out on saturday, we had a great time but i think I like it better when it's not so packed (I guess weekends are crazy over there). The room on wednesdays and thursdays is much more like a bar which is chill and loungy, it's a nice place to just unwind with friends or to bring a date for an after dinner drink and conversation. I think I'll stick to my weekday chillin at the room and let all the hardcore partying for the rest in the weekends. Pros: A great lounge during the week Cons: Weekends are packed more

THE ROOM IS BACK TO THE OLD DAYS 6/30/2008

I've read some of the reviews on here and I agree with even some of the poor reviews. For a while this place was turning into a club and tons of shady guys would be in here getting up on anything with two legs. But recently is gone back to the way it was years ago when it was more of a lounge and cool place to chill with friends or take a date. On Wed the music is good with the first hour being live saxophone over jazz tracks. The locals are back also and a lot of folks who get off work and want a drink. In the end I think Sinatra would be proud. more

Hard to find but worth the search 3/6/2008

This is bar/club/lounge is like the speakeasy's back in NY. Hard to find, cool hip, trendy, drinks are pricier but stiff. The bouncer is really tough on how you look/dress code. He won't let just anybody in. God for some bad for others more

Always and still is... 3/6/2008

We've been going to the Room for years, the music and atmosphere is great and the manager really knows how to take care of us. The place is comfortable and unpretentious unlike most of the bars on the westside that try to be something that their not. I can't recall any other place that gives the same kind of service and vibe that the room has. It's no wonder that this place has been in business for so long. The weekdays are a perfect place to lounge out and go for drinks and weekends at the room get packed- more

Good vibe, great music, friendly atmosphere 3/6/2008

Weekends at the room get really packed, it seems like most of the people who go there are groups of friends celebrating birthdays, engagements and other special occasions, the dj's are great and play a wide variety of genres which mainly consist of soul, oldschool hip hop, house/electronica, and eighties. I guarantee that you'll sing and dance to at least one of your favorite songs. The bar offers a variety of specialty drinks which are reasonably priced ( i suggest trying the lychee shots! mmmmm!!!! they're quite yummy.) That staff is friendly and always remember the best tippers. I didn't have to wait for my drinks all night (which is a plus when you're waiting at a full bar in heels)- The weekdays on the other hand aren't as busy, but I find it to be a perfect spot to come after work or dinner and a have a relaxed, groovy, mellowed out type of night. Wednesday night 80's are awesome! Pros: Music, drinks, atmosphere, good service Cons: gets packed on the weekends more

Awful smell, loser Bouncer and not worth a dime 2/27/2008

This place- is absolutely the grossest place I have ever been. The derelict bouncer has been there for way too many years (get a life) and is the rudest person I have ever encountered. I have lived in Santa Monica a very long time- and I would not recommend this place to anyone. Cover begins a 10pm- and the place is not crawling with people- but sprinkled with those you would not want to bring home to mom. more

Awesome music, very small 2/4/2008

this place does play really great music however its so tiny that there is only like a 3 x 10 dance area. i have been here about 7-8 times and all have been great and fun except for this past weekend. the crowd is turny shady with guys wearing their hats off to the side and gigantic tee shirts. never was like this before so maybe it was just a single group of guys. good place for hanging with a few friends for an easy chill night. Pros: music, bartenders Cons: crowd? size more

Small eleclectic ambience. Not a great Singles Place 11/3/2007

The music played was pretty good, being a DJ I did hear a lot of mistakes in the mixes. All the girls that were there, were basically with other guys. So this would be a great date lounge kind of place. Very low lit and secretive kind of atomosphere. The drinks were well made. We left around 11:30 wasn't too crowded. Drinks prices were also reasonable. Good bartender service. I ended up leaving early...it's 1 am now and I'm home. Pros: Ambience, Service, Drinks, Music Cons: Girls weren't very cute. No single group of girls more

great old school hip hop 10/25/2007

if you're looking for a chill vibe with some great throwback hip hop, this is the spot. there's never a wait, and it's a pretty good spot for groups. the drinks are inexpensive, and don't be surprised if you find yourself saying, "heyyyy, that's my song!" similar vibe to barcopa, except a little bigger... more

Really Fun Night! 9/20/2007

We were celebrating my friends bday on a Sat night. I called in advance to reserve a table, did not have to get bottle service. Club got crowded and music got really good around 11pm. My whole party had so much fun. Drinks were about $9. Dj played all kinds of good music from current hip hop/pop, to rock, to reggae, to old school hip hop, to house. I would definitely go there again and celebrate a birthday there. Pros: Music, manager was very accomodating Cons: drinks were kinda weak, got to capacity after 1130 more

A slow start always ends with a strong finish... 4/29/2007

If you get there too early, you should bring a magazine... it's practically empty. Don't worry; as the night progresses, The Room gets increasingly packed -- both the comfy booths and the active dance floor. Depending on the DJ, you can hear an evening full of hip-hop, dub, dancehall or salsa and Latin jazz. Don't bother to lean through the DJ's window to offer up a request: you'll be completely ignored. The cocktail waitresses are pleasant (especially the new Swedish one) and the drinks are stiff. Enjoy a booth or mini-couch surrounded by red candles and velvet curtains. Don't be intimidated by the "Reserved" signs on just about every table in the room -- this ain't Hollywood, kids. Just strut in like you know something, plop youself down anywhere you please and confidently order something that costs over $8 -- they'll immediately recognize you're not a chump and you'll be treated accordingly. The crowd is always a diverse mix, and the music never disappoints. If you haven't been to The Room yet, definitely go... just get there before 10:30 PM and bring about $50 in spending cash! Pros: Diverse crowd, great music, seductive atmosphere Cons: Crowded, somewhat expensive, noisy more

Good vibe, even better music. 9/3/2006

My favorite lounge on the westside. I love their choice of music and the crowd is local, so its not a matter of who's cooler than the next person. Very relaxed and comfortable. And...great parking. more

The best place you'll never find 8/29/2006

Last Saturday my boyfriend took me out dancing. We decided to go to The Room because it is less than a mile from his apartment and "advertised" dancing (The Room doesnt have a website, nor does it have a sign out front). It was really dark inside and they had a bunch of drink specials with a pink theme ($8-9). The DJ was better than average and played an eclectic mix; starting with reggae-esque stuff, moving to house, breaks, and then hip-hop. However, the hip-hop he chose was a mix of new and old, spinning a minimal amount of the current overplayed club music. There was no real dance floor, but people just starting dancing around 11. About 40% of the people there were actually dancing, the rest just socializing with friends. It seemed like most of the clientle were 20-somethings out with friends to have a good time. We wont go back every saturday, but The Room will definitely become part of our going out repitoire. Pros: music, atmosphere more

GOOD TIMES!! 8/11/2006

This is the place to head out to if you enjoy cheap $5 covers, unpretentious mixed crowd ready to mingle, moderately priced drinks and an eclectic music mix that makes you want to groove. If you call ahead, you can reserve the booths or the two private areas that flank the ends of the bar at no charge. Very crowded on the weekends!!! During the week, there is no cover charge and the DJ spins anything from acid jazz to top 40. Good time to relax and hang out. Pros: Great People and Great Music. Cons: Very Crowded more

no frills, student-friendly club 6/29/2006

inexpensive and fun--people go here bc they just want to DANCE. i think i have been there a couple too many times though bc the dj's unaltering playlist is getting a little old. very old. esp. the last 30 minutes, i think he is purposely trying to kick us out with lame slow 70s songs that no one can dance to. fun place for a bday or a girls night out. people are respectful bc if youre an bum, hey the room is only like 10x30, so you have no choice but to be respectful of people dancing in there. the doorman reminds me of clive owens and is a doll. nice bar staff (read: theyll let you get free tap water without a scowl). Pros: price, staff, chill atmos Cons: dj gets old and rejects requests more

The little known hot spot 12/29/2005

I always make it a point to go to The Room. There is no signs, you walk thru the back, and its dark. Its the total hidden hotspot, a place to go to chill. The music is always great and the drink prices are about right for the area. Try to make a reservation to get a booth because it gets packed and the table is yours all night if you buy at least 2 drinks a person. I usually get a bottle to make things easier. The service is always great, and i would recommend this place to any newbie. Pros: great music, great interior more

very dark...yet very cool 4/12/2005

as soon as you walk through the red velvet curtain to get inside, prepare for a flash of darkness as your eyes adjust to the very low lighting at this fun little hole-in-the-wall place. there's room to dance, but it also gets very crowded around the bar area and some of the dance floor, but its worth it for the old school hip hop and what-else that gets the dancing vibes moving throughout the whole place. DO it. more

Always Fun 3/1/2005

The Room is a great all-around place to hang out, drink and dance. Great music and a suprisingly diverse crowd. A little hard to find - which adds a little to its allure. One warning - the very dark lighting means people will look a little better even if you haven't had too much to drink. Pros: diverse crowd, atmosphere, music more
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