Rick's Tavern on Main

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Rick's Tavern on Main Rick's Tavern on Main is a casual Los Angeles sports bar in the heart of trendy Santa Monica. Grab your friends & escape the glitz in LA with Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 33.9993058823486 -118.480848670006
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Rick's Tavern on Main - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review Often called the Cheers of Santa Monica for its friendly vibe – and the Bronx by the beach for all the Yankees paraphernalia – Rick’s Tavern on Main is an always casual drinking den and part-time rowdy sports hub in the... ... read full review

  • Phone:

    310-392-2772

  • Hours:

    Daily noon–2am

    Opens at 10am on Sundays during NFL season

    May open earlier for other major sporting events throughout the year, call venue for details

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Rick's Tavern on Main Review

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Rick's Tavern on Main is a casual Los Angeles sports bar in the heart of trendy Santa Monica. Grab your friends & escape the glitz in LA with Party Earth.

Often called the Cheers of Santa Monica for its friendly vibe – and the Bronx by the beach for all the Yankees paraphernalia – Rick’s Tavern on Main is an always casual drinking den and part-time rowdy sports hub in the heart of trendyville.

Underneath the dark green awning, a tiny porch offers laid-back revelers the chance to throw back a few as they watch the retinue of tourists, clubbers, and college kids flow by, while sandy-haired surf rats and blue-collar Brooklyn transplants alike sidle up to the narrow bar inside.

Large flat-screens are the obvious focus when baseball is on, but otherwise patrons settle in to a relaxed atmosphere conducive to working on a good buzz.

Small tables against the wall give those with the munchies a place to enjoy some signature waffle fries, but the tables get folded up when the drinking crowd surges in on Fridays.

As the room fills, many patrons escape to the small rear patio, making it a good place to get to know someone a little better without the dangers of an errant elbow, though even the patio regularly overflows on (not exactly rare) warm evenings.

Simple and straightforward, and with some of the cheaper booze and grub in this part of town, Rick’s Tavern on Main is a down-home saloon where everyone can feel at ease to tie one on.

Except Red Sox fans.

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Tip from Lucas:

Feeling down early in the week? Rick’s offers ‘Burger Madness’ specials on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where you can get $6 burgers all day, which includes a side of their signature waffle fries.

  • Crowd

    Laid-back drinkers, avid sports fans, East Coast transplants, unpretentious partiers, and anyone looking for a casual drink in a city better known for glitz and glamour, 20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Handful of large flat-screens tuned to sports, with special appreciation for Yankees baseball. Occasional karaoke on Sunday nights if the crowd is feeling it.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of standard pub fare, including soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Happy Hour M–Sa 4–7pm. Late Night Happy Hour M, W 10pm–midnight.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $4–$9, salads $3–$9, soups $3–$6, entrées $9–$11, burgers/sandwiches $7–$11. Beer $4–$7, wine $6–$9, cocktails $7–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: beachwear, jeans, light pants, sports attire, shorts, flowy blouses, airy dresses, flip-flops.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the busy weekend scene of barhoppers, or sunny weekend afternoons to day drink out front or in the back.

  • Close By

    Finn McCool’s (2702 Main Street) is just down the street and promises a raucous Irish-themed ambiance and loud live music.

Rick's Tavern on Main User Reviews

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Sarah B. Nov 29, 2012
Friends suggested when the place we were at got to crowded and we had a great time. Good prices, friendly place.
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Nicholas T. Oct 18, 2012
If your looking for a place to go out for a few drinks after spending a day at the beach than Rick's Tavern on Main is the place to go! The atmosphere is great and the bartenders are some of the most friendly one's I have ever met! The drink prices are reasonable and the food there is amazing as well! Rick's Tavern is a laid back place with the crowd being pretty young and if you would like to escape the glamour and glitz of Hollywood for a day then Rick's Tavern is the way to go!
Good Location
Sunset E. Oct 5, 2012
Ricks Tavern on main is a Great Location!!!! It is a small dark bar...Don't know how you'd watch an important sports game there without getting there really early... Nights sometimes can be really quiet however because of the location people are always stopping in... Within a block or two is Barney's Beanery where you can also eat drinks and food.. Also what's great about Ricks Tavern on main is how close it is to the Circle Bar!!!! Suggest going to Circle Bar, if that doesn't work out go to Barney's and if they are both way too crowded check out Rick's Tavern on Main!! Decent priced drinks... Enjoy!!!
casual place to chill
Rubie M. Oct 5, 2012
Yes another place where husband can watch a game and consider it a "date" but I have to give it to him :) the burgers are pretty good and I love that it is close to the beach. People are really friendly and dress casual. We occasionally go on Friday after a hard day at work to grab a drink and something to eat. It cheers us up to be there listening to people get down on the karaoke. This is a casual and laid back a great place to be when one just wants to chill.
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