Busby's West

★★★★★
  • 3110 Santa Monica Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • 310-828-4567

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I went here a couple days ago. I have went by this place many times the last time they were very busy it looked like a huge Party going on. I noticed that whoever painted your business did a very cheap job. The building is not finished

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I went here a couple days ago. I have went by this place many times the last time they were very busy it looked like a huge Party going on. I noticed that whoever painted your business did a very cheap job. The building is not finished

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Busby's in Santa Monica is awesome! Everyone who works there is super nice and helpful (well, nearly everyone). The food is greasy (most of it) but very good. There are tons of TVs all around the place and on the weekends you can dance

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Busby's in Santa Monica is awesome! Everyone who works there is super nice and helpful (well, nearly everyone). The food is greasy (most of it) but very good. There are tons of TVs all around the place and on the weekends you can dance

Pros: Fun place, Nice Staff, Laid Back

Cons: Not everyone's cup of tea - but don't know why not!

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Very scuzzy place. Bad service and strange ambience. If coming from abroad or going there alone, I would think twice.

3
★★★★★

Very scuzzy place. Bad service and strange ambience. If coming from abroad or going there alone, I would think twice.

Pros: Good menu

Cons: Very chaotic ambience

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This place is amazing. I had a great time with my friends thanks to our server Bridget. She was the best server. We were a big group and she ended up being the nicest, most beautiful girl there. We will go back just to see her. Big Mike

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This place is amazing. I had a great time with my friends thanks to our server Bridget. She was the best server. We were a big group and she ended up being the nicest, most beautiful girl there. We will go back just to see her. Big Mike

Pros: great food and lots of people watching

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I've been to this place twice. The first time around, it was a Thu night. The place was packed with a lot of good looking women from UCLA. Drinks at the bar were served promptly and the staff was generally attentive. The bartender did

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I've been to this place twice. The first time around, it was a Thu night. The place was packed with a lot of good looking women from UCLA. Drinks at the bar were served promptly and the staff was generally attentive. The bartender did

Pros: College crowd

Cons: overcharge their customers, low life regulars

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There are SO many other great bars in that area, why waste your time at Busby's? The bouncers are rude, and the owners LIE TO YOUR FACE about private parties and guest lists. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

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★★★★★

There are SO many other great bars in that area, why waste your time at Busby's? The bouncers are rude, and the owners LIE TO YOUR FACE about private parties and guest lists. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

Pros: Huge area

Cons: Tough to get a drink, bartenders are rude, owners are liars

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Awesome place to hang for football games! Good selection of beer and the bartenders are great! Fun atmosphere. Plus there's an arcade in the back! Rock on... :)

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★★★★★

Awesome place to hang for football games! Good selection of beer and the bartenders are great! Fun atmosphere. Plus there's an arcade in the back! Rock on... :)

Pros: cute servers, great bartenders

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I've always been a fan of this place! One of the funnest places in Santa Monica!! Always have a great time when my friends and I come. Never boring!!! Ask for Chris. He's gorgeous! and super sweet!

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I've always been a fan of this place! One of the funnest places in Santa Monica!! Always have a great time when my friends and I come. Never boring!!! Ask for Chris. He's gorgeous! and super sweet!

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The beer is warm and served in warm glasses (does anyone chill their mugs anymore)? Happy hour menu specials are a joke. The food was terrible.

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The beer is warm and served in warm glasses (does anyone chill their mugs anymore)? Happy hour menu specials are a joke. The food was terrible.

Pros: Good layout of bar

Cons: Warm Beer, Bad Food

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Hang out late in to the night to get the best ROI on you drink purchases, lots of fun except for the funky smell....

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Hang out late in to the night to get the best ROI on you drink purchases, lots of fun except for the funky smell....

Pros: Girls Girls Girls

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Fun place! If you're a sport fan, you can watch it at the sports bar. There are plasma everywhere. Bartenders are friendly. The atmosphere is laid back. At night, it turns to a club at the other room dining area. Nice crowd and casual atmosphere.

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Fun place! If you're a sport fan, you can watch it at the sports bar. There are plasma everywhere. Bartenders are friendly. The atmosphere is laid back. At night, it turns to a club at the other room dining area. Nice crowd and casual atmosphere.

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UPDATE, they need the old day mngr back...but Steves handeling things great....they need to dump the rude blonde bartender who comes at happy hour and ignores all the women..twice we left after waitng a 1/2 hr to get some martinis,..the

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UPDATE, they need the old day mngr back...but Steves handeling things great....they need to dump the rude blonde bartender who comes at happy hour and ignores all the women..twice we left after waitng a 1/2 hr to get some martinis,..the

Pros: good sports programming

Cons: out of control employees

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A nice place to have a relaxed after work cocktail or spend a fun girl's night out. There are many things to do for diversion at this joint. For example, playing pool, watching sports, table tennis, gaming machines and you can even dance,

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A nice place to have a relaxed after work cocktail or spend a fun girl's night out. There are many things to do for diversion at this joint. For example, playing pool, watching sports, table tennis, gaming machines and you can even dance,

Pros: offers a lot of entertainment

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This is a grea place to go to watch football, basketball or any other sport for that matter. With multiple TV's, pool table and pac-man you will not be bored. Bartenders are always friendly and the good is good for bar food.

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This is a grea place to go to watch football, basketball or any other sport for that matter. With multiple TV's, pool table and pac-man you will not be bored. Bartenders are always friendly and the good is good for bar food.

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I just returned from Busby's. The food was good and I liked the interior and atmosphere of the place. However, the service was poor. It wasn't that the waitresses weren't hustling, it was more a case of the place being woefully

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★★★★★

I just returned from Busby's. The food was good and I liked the interior and atmosphere of the place. However, the service was poor. It wasn't that the waitresses weren't hustling, it was more a case of the place being woefully

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This is a great location for parties and meetin new peeps! Waitresses are all hot! Keep this on the down low....shhh! It does get busy so try to get there eairler as the bars get ridicuous at around the midnight hour. They have awsome

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This is a great location for parties and meetin new peeps! Waitresses are all hot! Keep this on the down low....shhh! It does get busy so try to get there eairler as the bars get ridicuous at around the midnight hour. They have awsome

Pros: Great Sports Scene/Hot Waitresses/Nice Smokin Patio

Cons: Rude male bartenders/Many Haters so be prepared with your "A" game

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Several bars, different rooms, lounge seating, even a game room! That's right, a game room in the back which has classics like Ms. Pac Man and Pop-a-shot (go and try to beat my hi-score!). Great music on the weekends (DJ), plus many large screen TV's for watching games. Busby's can be your spot for sports, dancing, or just hanging out.

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Several bars, different rooms, lounge seating, even a game room! That's right, a game room in the back which has classics like Ms. Pac Man and Pop-a-shot (go and try to beat my hi-score!). Great music on the weekends (DJ), plus many large screen TV's for watching games. Busby's can be your spot for sports, dancing, or just hanging out.

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all i can say is that MY ID GOT REJECTED AND IT IS REAL. I am a legal 24 year old and the doorman wouldn't let me in! ha! clearly that just goes to show that this bar deals with a lot of wannabe underage students who have fake i.d.'s.

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all i can say is that MY ID GOT REJECTED AND IT IS REAL. I am a legal 24 year old and the doorman wouldn't let me in! ha! clearly that just goes to show that this bar deals with a lot of wannabe underage students who have fake i.d.'s.

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I just celebrated a friend's birthday at Busby's, and while the bar was fun, I think it was moreso because we came in a huge group. The best part, though, is that Busby's has a FREE limo service. A huge limo bus picked up 25 of my

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I just celebrated a friend's birthday at Busby's, and while the bar was fun, I think it was moreso because we came in a huge group. The best part, though, is that Busby's has a FREE limo service. A huge limo bus picked up 25 of my

Pros: taking a free limo to the bar

Cons: not the best crowd

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I like this place enough to go there, but not enough to go there a lot. A wide age range frequents this bar, so don't be surprised if a 50 year old man who wants to show off his money starts hitting on you. It's happened to my friends and

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★★★★★

I like this place enough to go there, but not enough to go there a lot. A wide age range frequents this bar, so don't be surprised if a 50 year old man who wants to show off his money starts hitting on you. It's happened to my friends and

Pros: No cover for ladies on weekends

Cons: Two stall restroom

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This is by far the WORST bar in town. Oh, it's a restaurant? Let me correct myself. It is bar none, the WORST restaurant in town. Ugh. I don't know what is worse...the crowd? the staff? the food? the music? This is a terrible

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★★★★★

This is by far the WORST bar in town. Oh, it's a restaurant? Let me correct myself. It is bar none, the WORST restaurant in town. Ugh. I don't know what is worse...the crowd? the staff? the food? the music? This is a terrible

Pros: The only pro I can think of is that it's within driving distance of other bars.

Cons: Let me count the ways...

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I used to go to Busby's all the time: it was always crowded and preppy. Now, they changed most of their staff and the waitresses are rude and slow. The people are very low-class and there's no crowd anymore. They play music, but they don't

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I used to go to Busby's all the time: it was always crowded and preppy. Now, they changed most of their staff and the waitresses are rude and slow. The people are very low-class and there's no crowd anymore. They play music, but they don't

Pros: Free pool, games, good drinks

Cons: tacky people, bad staff

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I just returned from my Bday party at Busby's. I chose it for the diverse food and drink menu and fun atmosphere. But apparently the crowd is so low-class that someone stole my camera right off my table while my friends and I were

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I just returned from my Bday party at Busby's. I chose it for the diverse food and drink menu and fun atmosphere. But apparently the crowd is so low-class that someone stole my camera right off my table while my friends and I were

Pros: appears to be "upscale"

Cons: crowd is truly low-class, customer service lacking

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I have lived in the area for years now and never realized that Busby's was there. However, when I actually went, it was great! I felt comfortable, everyone was getting along well. The staff is incredibly nice and social, the bouncers are

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I have lived in the area for years now and never realized that Busby's was there. However, when I actually went, it was great! I felt comfortable, everyone was getting along well. The staff is incredibly nice and social, the bouncers are

Pros: Staff, Drinks, MUSIC!, People

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I love Busbys...I am new to the westside and went there for the first time the other day after my friends told me about it, they have everything, karoake, sports(all packages) and tons of TV's, free pool, pin ball, THEY HAVE PIN BALL!,

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I love Busbys...I am new to the westside and went there for the first time the other day after my friends told me about it, they have everything, karoake, sports(all packages) and tons of TV's, free pool, pin ball, THEY HAVE PIN BALL!,

Pros: tons of stuff to do

Cons: cover charge on the weekend

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i just read through the previously posted comments about the busby's in santa monica, and think that most of the negative ones sound like sour grapes. if you get hammered, then start acting out and drawing negative attention to yourself,

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★★★★★

i just read through the previously posted comments about the busby's in santa monica, and think that most of the negative ones sound like sour grapes. if you get hammered, then start acting out and drawing negative attention to yourself,

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This aaron2007 dude is just talking trash. My guess is there's w-a-y more to that story than "I was just trying to get a cab." If you go out, get way too drunk, and act the fool, man up. Own it. Don't write some anonymous posting and blame

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This aaron2007 dude is just talking trash. My guess is there's w-a-y more to that story than "I was just trying to get a cab." If you go out, get way too drunk, and act the fool, man up. Own it. Don't write some anonymous posting and blame

Pros: pinball, lots of tvs, free pool, great staff, happy hour

Cons: gets crowded

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I can't speak for anyone else, but I love this place. I have been going to Busby's since shortly after it opened, and I've never had a bad experience because of the staff. If you are the type of person who gets too drunk and acts the fool,

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★★★★★

I can't speak for anyone else, but I love this place. I have been going to Busby's since shortly after it opened, and I've never had a bad experience because of the staff. If you are the type of person who gets too drunk and acts the fool,

Pros: Plasmas, great food, cool staff

Cons: bars in Calif close at 2 am

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Busby's used to be great fun...but now it is overwhelmingly pretentious and feels frighteningly similar to the frat parties I went to in college. The bouncers have recently started to make everyone wait in line (even upon arriving early

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★★★★★

Busby's used to be great fun...but now it is overwhelmingly pretentious and feels frighteningly similar to the frat parties I went to in college. The bouncers have recently started to make everyone wait in line (even upon arriving early

Pros: Pool & games galore (if you arrive early enough)

Cons: Loud, rude bouncers, waiting for EVERYTHING

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I went here last night with some friends and had a few drinks. A friend and I decided to take off and went outside to hail a taxi. We were having a good time laughing and talking about our night. Then out of nowhere, an undercover

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★★★★★

I went here last night with some friends and had a few drinks. A friend and I decided to take off and went outside to hail a taxi. We were having a good time laughing and talking about our night. Then out of nowhere, an undercover

Cons: you get arrested right when you walk out

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I prefer Q's when it comes to Santa Monica bars, but this is a good alternative. The crowd when I went there was a bit older than I expected, but still pretty fun. No wait, no cover, good drinks, not much to complain about.

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★★★★★

I prefer Q's when it comes to Santa Monica bars, but this is a good alternative. The crowd when I went there was a bit older than I expected, but still pretty fun. No wait, no cover, good drinks, not much to complain about.

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I have never felt so at home at a bar before. The servers are gorgeous and incredibly friendly. I never felt like my waitress (Jamie) was pushing drinks on me. And then at 10 it became a dance club with a DJ spinning great hip-hop!

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I have never felt so at home at a bar before. The servers are gorgeous and incredibly friendly. I never felt like my waitress (Jamie) was pushing drinks on me. And then at 10 it became a dance club with a DJ spinning great hip-hop!

Pros: Service, DJ, Televisions

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I brought 2 clients (Sony/Paramount) to watch a playoff Basketball game. Had a nice dinner steaks and lots of drinks. Spent about $400.00 and when we were getting up to leave the BOUNCERS started being very rude, rushing us out, with tons

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★★★★★

I brought 2 clients (Sony/Paramount) to watch a playoff Basketball game. Had a nice dinner steaks and lots of drinks. Spent about $400.00 and when we were getting up to leave the BOUNCERS started being very rude, rushing us out, with tons

Pros: Servers, Food

Cons: Bouncers, Bouncers

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First they're a sports bar and want you to come in and watch every game aired, drink beer, eat bar food and play games. Then they're a fine dining establishment with white linen table cloths and an expensive menu (which by the way has WAY

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★★★★★

First they're a sports bar and want you to come in and watch every game aired, drink beer, eat bar food and play games. Then they're a fine dining establishment with white linen table cloths and an expensive menu (which by the way has WAY

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Heard great things about Busby's just wasnt really my kinda place. They have a tiny dance floor if it can be called that. Basically its a corner roped off in the main walkway. Drinks were expensive, crowd were in their 30s i would say...

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★★★★★

Heard great things about Busby's just wasnt really my kinda place. They have a tiny dance floor if it can be called that. Basically its a corner roped off in the main walkway. Drinks were expensive, crowd were in their 30s i would say...

Pros: easy parking

Cons: non-existant, dance floor, older crowd

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I love Busbys. There are no lame hollywood types here. Great bar if you are single. Really ya have to be a loser to miss getting any at Busbys. There are lots of good looking people. Mostly drunk and trying to have a good time. Don't know

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★★★★★

I love Busbys. There are no lame hollywood types here. Great bar if you are single. Really ya have to be a loser to miss getting any at Busbys. There are lots of good looking people. Mostly drunk and trying to have a good time. Don't know

Pros: Staff is awesome, Drinks are Strong, Food is Good

Cons: Gets way Crowded, Lines can be Long

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This is poser central for generic looking west siders pretending they are much cooler than they really are. Lots of overgrown frat boys and sorority rejects to choose from mixed in with a "i just moved out here" group of losers. The

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★★★★★

This is poser central for generic looking west siders pretending they are much cooler than they really are. Lots of overgrown frat boys and sorority rejects to choose from mixed in with a "i just moved out here" group of losers. The

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I have to say that after a couple years coming to Busby's it is still the best on the west side. There is a consistently cool, laid back, fun, good looking crowd. I have never waited for a drink even when it is slammed. The bartenders

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★★★★★

I have to say that after a couple years coming to Busby's it is still the best on the west side. There is a consistently cool, laid back, fun, good looking crowd. I have never waited for a drink even when it is slammed. The bartenders

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Busbys rocks, great service, really good music and even better food!!! This place has a bit of everything, free billiards and a variety of other free games. The best happy hour, they even have free buffet when you buy two drinks which are

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★★★★★

Busbys rocks, great service, really good music and even better food!!! This place has a bit of everything, free billiards and a variety of other free games. The best happy hour, they even have free buffet when you buy two drinks which are

Pros: the food, the service, the people

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Could be a cool place... Service was poor. Our waitress was rude and seemed to be intoxicated. I also thought she was dressed a bit provacative for weekday night. I realize it was late, and seemed not to enjoy her job, so that's

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★★★★★

Could be a cool place... Service was poor. Our waitress was rude and seemed to be intoxicated. I also thought she was dressed a bit provacative for weekday night. I realize it was late, and seemed not to enjoy her job, so that's

Pros: Free Pool, Lots of TVs

Cons: Bad Service, Weak Drinks, Rude Doormen

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The place is highly overated. They don't know what they are. Are they trying to be a restaurant, dance club, sports bar?? Waitresses are rude, Bartendars are slow.. Who are they kidding with a $10 cover charge? You couldn't pay me $10

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The place is highly overated. They don't know what they are. Are they trying to be a restaurant, dance club, sports bar?? Waitresses are rude, Bartendars are slow.. Who are they kidding with a $10 cover charge? You couldn't pay me $10

Cons: Crowded, bad service

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Spent two weeks in the US and had mixed reviews about some of the clubs and bars we'd visited. Decided to chill out, so asked a local for good bars that were hassle free and relaxed. She recomended Busby's in Santa Monica. Boy was she spot

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★★★★★

Spent two weeks in the US and had mixed reviews about some of the clubs and bars we'd visited. Decided to chill out, so asked a local for good bars that were hassle free and relaxed. She recomended Busby's in Santa Monica. Boy was she spot

Pros: Cheap, Friendly, Cool

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Great bar for all kinds of relaxing viewing of plasma tv's and pool playing. It's an enjoyable atmosphere with many aspects to enjoy your drink or food. Outside sitting area, cozy hideaway spots in the back and booths to enjoy the action and tv. Pool playing is perfect too and at night, the dance floor fills up with music.

PROS: Night dancing
CONS: Size of dance floor

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★★★★★

Great bar for all kinds of relaxing viewing of plasma tv's and pool playing. It's an enjoyable atmosphere with many aspects to enjoy your drink or food. Outside sitting area, cozy hideaway spots in the back and booths to enjoy the action and tv. Pool playing is perfect too and at night, the dance floor fills up with music.

PROS: Night dancing
CONS: Size of dance floor

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I have been to Busby's a lot..and I really love it! From the minute you walk in the door, it is bound to be a good night!! The staff is so great, and very friendly!! And the Boys are hot!!! The drinks are good..just find the right

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★★★★★

I have been to Busby's a lot..and I really love it! From the minute you walk in the door, it is bound to be a good night!! The staff is so great, and very friendly!! And the Boys are hot!!! The drinks are good..just find the right

Pros: Cybil rocks, EVERYONE LOVES LARRY, Singles everywere

Cons: none, this place is great

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This place is good if you want to go in for happy hour after work or dinner on an off night. Other than that...it is filled with irritating people, and you have to pay a cover charge to watch an ex bus-boy spin. The Dj's are ok...but

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★★★★★

This place is good if you want to go in for happy hour after work or dinner on an off night. Other than that...it is filled with irritating people, and you have to pay a cover charge to watch an ex bus-boy spin. The Dj's are ok...but

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If you haven't been here yet, you must go- and bring all your friends!!!

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If you haven't been here yet, you must go- and bring all your friends!!!

Pros: Food, Service, Drinks

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Watch out if you are using your credit card at this place. They add 20% on tabs larger than $100 without tell you! I was about to add tip on top of the 20% they added, but fortunately asked to see the receipt of what I ordered, and that

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★★★★★

Watch out if you are using your credit card at this place. They add 20% on tabs larger than $100 without tell you! I was about to add tip on top of the 20% they added, but fortunately asked to see the receipt of what I ordered, and that

Pros: good looking crowd

Cons: small dance floor, dishonest staff

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We met some friends here for drinks. We left in about 1/2 hour. Its a weird vibe here. Its a lounge feel, but everyone just sits there and watches TV. If you don't have a good spot to see a TV and whatever they pick for you to watch, it

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★★★★★

We met some friends here for drinks. We left in about 1/2 hour. Its a weird vibe here. Its a lounge feel, but everyone just sits there and watches TV. If you don't have a good spot to see a TV and whatever they pick for you to watch, it

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I went on a friday night expecting a lounge, as it appeared from the picture. It was an incredibly LOUD sports bar. Literally 1-2 plasma screens on every wall. The music was mediocre 70s-80s white-people dance music. $9 for a martini

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★★★★★

I went on a friday night expecting a lounge, as it appeared from the picture. It was an incredibly LOUD sports bar. Literally 1-2 plasma screens on every wall. The music was mediocre 70s-80s white-people dance music. $9 for a martini

Pros: looked nice, others had fun

Cons: loud, loud, a little expensive

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This place is still trying to figure out if it's a nightclub, restaurant, or sports bar. The TVs are set up behind the arc booths so it's difficult to watch the game. Typical of california sports bars, no one really watches sports so the

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★★★★★

This place is still trying to figure out if it's a nightclub, restaurant, or sports bar. The TVs are set up behind the arc booths so it's difficult to watch the game. Typical of california sports bars, no one really watches sports so the

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