A drink at the Lobby Terrace, an extension of the Living Room at Shutters on the Beach hotel, is popular with locals, hotel guests and even visitors staying elsewhere. The outdoor space is prized for its beautiful vantage point overlooking Santa Monica beach and the famous pier, making it the perfect spot to watch the sun set. The bar menu lists a good selection of champagnes (try the Henriot “Souverain”), wines, classic cocktails with a twist, international beers and share plates like tempura shrimp, bruschetta, Maine lobster BLT and a New York strip. As the sun disappears and night falls over the beach, suddenly you’re treated to an encore: the pier and its amusement park blaze into lights, becoming a riot of colour that’s an Instagram-worthy spectacle. It’s all rather dazzling and shouldn’t be missed.


Santa Monica is tourist-friendly, oceanside neighbourhood that offers plenty of dining options for families, shopping and beach access. The famous pier is home to the amusement rides of Pacific Park.

Lobby Terrace at Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica
+1 310 458 0030

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