DINING IN SANTA MONICA AT HOTEL CARMEL

The Independence Tavern

Upscale American Fare

Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner, desserts, or just cocktails, The Independence Tavern 2nd and Broadway in downtown Santa Monica is sure to satisfy every palate. Known for their bottomless mimosas and spectacular happy hours, this Santa Monica tavern is the perfect place for a midday meal paired with a delicious drink to kickstart the day’s fun.

Midday Hunger

When you are looking to take a break from shopping and exploring downtown Santa Monica, grab lunch at The Independence Tavern for a lively midday meal. Choose from an array of eclectic menu items that will entice your taste buds and fuel you up for wherever your day takes you.

Evening Dining

Dinner, desserts, and happy hour at The Independence Tavern are the highlight of any evening in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Conveniently located near our Santa Monica accommodations, you can wrap up every evening or get it started with a delicious meal and refreshing drinks that are perfect for any outing. Specialty cocktails and tasty “Mocktails” create an environment where everyone is welcome to enjoy an evening of fun and a bit of independence.

For The Weekend Warriors- Weekends introduce a hearty brunch menu consisting of a balance of mouthwatering breakfast choices, such as avocado toast and smoked salmon eggs benedict, as well as delicious lunch choices like scallop ceviche and truffle parmesan fries. You will discover the best brunch and bottomless mimosas Santa Monica has to offer!

The Independence Tavern boasts upscale American fare with their lineup of menu items throughout the day, unbeatable happy hours, and convenience thus creating the ideal dining experience for those enjoying our lodging near Santa Monica Pier. They even deliver so you can enjoy a mouth-watering meal right in your Hotel Carmel Santa Monica accommodations. There is no better way to experience a lively, welcoming atmosphere, creative culinary options, and convenience than at The Independence Tavern.  

TEL: 310.458.2500   |   Closed Monday

Happy Hour
Every day, 3PM – 6PM

Brunch
Saturday – Sunday
10:30AM – 3PM

Lunch
Tuesday – Friday
11:30AM – 3PM

Dinner
Tuesday – Sunday
6PM – Close

Interactive Cafe

Whether you are a late-night owl or an early-rising bird, Interactive Cafe has the perfect pick-me-up to get you going. It doesn’t get more convenient than a cafe that is open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day that is located a hop and a skip from your accommodations. You can enjoy cozy lodging near Santa Monica Pier and stop in at Interactive Cafe to re-energize and refresh just about any time you need.

Morning and night, discover a lineup of deliciously-crafted espresso drinks and freshly-squeezed fruit juices to quench your thirst and get you excited for the day ahead. When you are looking for the most schedule-friendly cafe Santa Monica has to offer, Interactive Cafe is a shoo-in. Log onto the Wi-Fi for the best work-space when you need to get a few things done while grabbing a coffee or a bite to eat during your stay with Hotel Carmel. You can easily satisfy your coffee cravings no matter what time of the day it is.

A full menu of hot breakfast options, fresh fruit salads, sandwiches, paninis, and more are served from open to close so that you can find breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one delicious spot. Whether you love the taste of freshly-squeezed juice or a steaming espresso drink, you can find it at just about any time of day to enjoy. So stop in and pull up a seat, because late night coffee in Santa Monica doesn’t get any better than this!

Open daily from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m.

Bar Chloe

When in search of an evening of upscale dining without the typical prices of exclusive Santa Monica bars and lounges, join Bar Chloe for a low-lit evening of class and flavor. Monday through Saturday, you can find the best dining and drinks with an evening Bar Chloe happy hour during your stay with Hotel Carmel, Santa Monica. Bar Chloe is known as one of the best bars in Santa Monica for those looking for a quiet evening of elegance with affordable choices and an atmosphere that is perfect for couples and groups alike.

Though most bars and hotels downtown Santa Monica boast a beachy vibe and lively nightlife scene, Bar Chloe introduces guests to a more chic and sophisticated take on the area. Though it is not a formal suit-and-tie experience, the lowlights of chandeliers and candles set the mood to a calm and warm atmosphere for guests. Enjoy the lineup of wines, champagnes, specialty cocktails created with fresh flavors and juices, as well as a few delicious beers. For dinner or a late night appetizer, you can order from a menu that features mouth-watering meats, cheeses, appetizers, and specialty burgers that will leave your taste buds singing.

Bar Chloe also sticks out from other Santa Monica bars and lounges with their late night happy hour. While many Santa Monica bars only offer a happy hour over the typical dinner hours, the Bar Chloe happy hour carries into the evening so you can keep the drinks flowing and keep the night going without watching the price of your drink grow with the ticking clock. Enjoy an evening of affordable elegance and convenience as your Hotel Carmel accommodations are only steps away.

Monday
6 p.m. – Midnight

Tuesday
6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Wednesday through Friday
6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Saturday
7 p.m. til 2 a.m.

Happy Hour – Mon thru Fri – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed Sundays

Copa d’Oro

For unique cocktail bars in Santa Monica, Copa d’Oro should rank at the top of your list. Whether you stop in to enjoy the Sunday happy hour Santa Monica-style or are looking for a place that everyone will love for a fun evening of drinks in downtown, Copa d’Oro is the place to be. Without fees, covers, or minimums, you can enjoy one of the best lounges in Santa Monica right on 2nd and Broadway in Santa Monica for any occasion.

Unlike most cocktail bars in Santa Monica, Copa d’Oro has an extensive list of specialty cocktails with a breadth of organic flavors and ingredients. Skilled bartenders will create delicious elixirs that you have never tasted before as you chat with fellow patrons. Take advantage of the nightly Copa happy hour until 8 p.m. and a special cure to the Monday blues with an extended happy hour lasting all night long.

Drinks aren’t the only thing that Copa d’Oro has to offer. Other cocktail lounges in Santa Monica cannot compete with the unique entertainment that takes place most Thursday nights. Watch in awe as John Park brings works of art to life before your eyes with live paintings. On Fridays and Saturdays, tap your feet to the beat or sing along as a DJ spins beats all night after 8 p.m. There is always something fantastic at Copa d’Oro, so discover the best of lounges in Santa Monica during your stay at Hotel Carmel and why so many people are headed to 217 Broadway for their night out in Santa Monica.