Once the quintessential neighborhood dive bar, The Circle Bar on Santa Monica's Main Street has transformed in recent years into one of the hottest bar destinations in Santa Monica. This is the place to be seen on a Friday and Saturday night, when locals and folks from the surrounding areas crowd into the spot for live music and a night of cocktails. Inside, there are intimate, cozy booths that fill up quickly. Most bar-goers stick to hanging at the central circular bar, which makes it easier to scope out the crowd and see who you will be sending a drink to next. This spot draws a hip, trendy 20 - early 30's crowd. No food is served, so come on a full stomach.