The Galley

Santa Monica, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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2442 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
Opened in 1934
Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm
Sun 1pm-11pm
(310) 452-1934

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The Galley



by 21 people



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Decor 8.1
Drink Quality 7.1
Drink Selection 6.3
Food Quality 7.5
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 7.8
Music 6
Service 8.1
Tikiness 4.9
Tilt 8
Vibe 8

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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
Christian's Hut
Newport Beach, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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.


TikiPalace has visited The Galley.
February 13, 2017, 11:57 AM
Nautical/Tiki restaurant with steak and seafood. Lots of bamboo around the restaurant to give that Tiki feel. Only a few Tiki drinks on the menu but a very good Mai Tai. The bar area is crowded (probably due to a nightly Happy Hour) and has that Tiki Bar feel. Good food and great service.
PackmanWSU01 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.
DoktorTiki has visited The Galley.
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.
Upcoming Visits
Monster A GoGo
visiting on
Saturday, October 21, 2017
I'll be popping in a bit after 7pm to swig down some grog and snap a few pictures. Cocktails anyone? Cheers!
October 18, 2017, 8:57 PM
NOT happening. Change o' plans.
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