The Galley

Bar & Restaurant
2442 Main Street
Santa Monica, California, United States
Ph: (310) 452-1934 - Website
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Daily at 5pm
Sunday at 1pm for lunch
Opened in 1934
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Mar Vista Lanes, Los Angeles 3.1 mi
5.0 km
Cacao Coffee House, Los Angeles 3.3 mi
5.4 km
Trader Vic's Lounge, Beverly Hills 6.0 mi
9.6 km
Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge, El Segundo 7.1 mi
11.4 km
Fry's Electronics, Manhattan Beach 8.7 mi
14.0 km
Napkin from The Galley in Santa Monica
circa 2011, from the collection of Dustycajun
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Humuhumu’s description:
The Galley is Santa Monica's oldest bar and restaurant, and features decor from 1935's Mutiny On the Bounty (the production of that same movie also inspired the legendary Christian's Hut in Newport Beach). The Galley is more nautical than tiki, but features a South Seas Bar with lots of bamboo and pufferfish lamps. Another highlight of The Galley is a large collection of World War II era propaganda posters.
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July 20, 2013, 3:11 PM
The Galley is certainly a nautical more than tiki location but if you are in the area it is not to be missed. It does feel like a bit of history with fair food and drink.
DoktorTiki has visited The Galley.

February 23, 2015, 5:18 PM
Not a tiki bar per se, but apparently the oldest restaraunt in Santa Monica. My wife and I enjoyed sitting at the bar and chatting with the bartender. The chili was good. Not many original drinks, or a mug though unfortunately.
PackmanWSU01 has visited The Galley.

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