If you’re looking for a bar with open-air seating, board games, a piano, a living room-like lounge area, flat screen TVs, a speakeasy, the best pizza west of the 405, a full bar with an impressive international whiskey selection, and enough stools for twenty friends…you probably won’t believe that a magical place like this really exists.
Surprise! We found it.
Nestled in East Santa Monica on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Purdue Ave, The Nickel Mine turns the concept of a sports bar on its head. You’ll find giant flat screen televisions on almost every wall, and a broad selection of beers, but the venue lacks the blue-collar, testosterone-charged vibe that many people associate with bars that are broadcasting sporting events from opening to closing.