18. Circle Bar

Address: 2926 Main St., Santa Monica
Website: circle-bar.com

Apparently the creators of Circle Bar were so excited to have a, well, circular bar, that they forgot to leave room for anything else. It's impossible to drink here. You have to stand in line to get in the bar, stand in line to be served at the bar, and just when you're finally holding the precious alcohol, someone knocks it out with a “sorry, brah” because it's just too damned packed. This is probably why the tiny space they've left for a dance floor winds up looking like an all-out orgy. Unless being groped and shoved all night long is your thing, look elsewhere for libation.