Party Earth Review Boasting the cheapest drinks on the Westside, Mom’s Bar & Lounge is an upbeat crowd pleaser that knows how to pack them in. Happy Hour sees plenty of chatty young professionals pouring in for after-work pints at the Christmas... ... read full review
12238 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa–Su 11am–2am
Santa Monica / Westside, Los Angeles –
Boasting the cheapest drinks on the Westside, Mom’s Bar & Lounge is an upbeat crowd pleaser that knows how to pack them in.
Happy Hour sees plenty of chatty young professionals pouring in for after-work pints at the Christmas light draped bar, while the booths fill up with loud birthday parties and a long communal table in the center buzzes with conversation as couples meet and mingle over Mom’s Arnold Palmers with sweet tea vodka.
The after-work crowd may dominate during the week singing along to Springsteen on the jukebox, but once the weekend hits, the bar and its small dance floor overflow with throngs of karaoke lovers and bargain-hunting students ready to get down to DJ-spun Top 40 hits and engage in some high-energy flirting.
Patrons looking for a break can head to the secluded back room to hang out with Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga or shoot some pool on a slow night.
Lively yet low-key early on, Mom’s Bar & Lounge transforms as the night progresses into just the kind of sloshy, flirty mess that patrons probably won’t be telling their mother’s about.
Young professionals, post-grads, Westside yuppies, and office dwellers, early 20s to 30s.
DJ spins Top 40 favorites Thursdays through Saturdays from 9pm. Karaoke Wednesdays and Sundays from 8pm, standup comedy in the back room Monday nights, student night Thursdays with $2 PBR and $3 well cocktails for those with a valid school ID.
Jukebox and pool table on off nights. Six TVs tuned to sports in the early evening.
Food trucks often park in front of the bar in the evenings. Happy Hour daily 4–8pm.
Beer $3–$6, wine $5–$7, mixed drinks $6+.
Casual: t-shirts, button-downs, and jeans for guys, and t-shirts, jeans, and simple dresses for girls.
Friday nights around 9pm for a busy scene, and Saturday nights around 11pm for a later crowd.
Just over the border in Santa Monica, Busby's West Sports Bar (3110 Santa Monica Boulevard) provides a similar friendly, flirty vibe.