3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040434.037386 -118.469176
Mon - Fri, 11am - 2am; Sat, Sun, 9am - 2am
Neighborhoods: Mid-City, West LA
Laid-back place, nice for afterwork – A nice place to have a relaxed after work cocktail or spend a fun girl's night out. There are many things to do for diversion at this joint. For example, playing pool, watching sports, table tennis, gaming machines and you can even dance, as there is a DJ spinning Rn'B tunes. I went there on a Thursday night and it was almost empty. The pool tables and the main bar were mostly crowded. The waitresses--dressed pretty skimpy--were very friendly and vibrant.
Service leaves much to be desired. – I just returned from Busby's. The food was good and I liked the interior and atmosphere of the place. However, the service was poor. It wasn't that the waitresses weren't hustling, it was more a case of the place being woefully understaffed. We waited longer for service at our table than at any place I have gone to in LA and I have been to more than my share. Also, the lighting at our booth was so poor that I couldn't read the bill clearly. The total seemed about what I expected, but it wasn't until we left that I realized that we had been charged for an item we never received. We had requested the item, but were later informed that they were out of it. I also was charged $10 for a drink that had been advertised as $8 during happy hour.
Best Underground Hotspot – This is a great location for parties and meetin new peeps! Waitresses are all hot! Keep this on the down low....shhh! It does get busy so try to get there eairler as the bars get ridicuous at around the midnight hour. They have awsome games and pool tabls. RSVP's are the bomb!
didn't even get in – all i can say is that MY ID GOT REJECTED AND IT IS REAL. I am a legal 24 year old and the doorman wouldn't let me in! ha! clearly that just goes to show that this bar deals with a lot of wannabe underage students who have fake i.d.'s. It was really funny though. So we went to Holly's instead (which sadly has a lot of underage people as well, but apparently their doormen don't care). So oh well. I won't be going back because this was just too outrageous. I would like to give this bar no star rating at all considering i couldn't even get in the door, but city search requires at least one star. So there you go.
Ok bar, but FREE limos! – I just celebrated a friend's birthday at Busby's, and while the bar was fun, I think it was moreso because we came in a huge group. The best part, though, is that Busby's has a FREE limo service. A huge limo bus picked up 25 of my friends from our apartment in Westwood and drove us to the bar! Fun place to go in a pack, but not so sure about on a regular night.
An OK bar – I like this place enough to go there, but not enough to go there a lot. A wide age range frequents this bar, so don't be surprised if a 50 year old man who wants to show off his money starts hitting on you. It's happened to my friends and I on more than one occassion. Not cute. It's within walking distance from my friend's apartment, so we go to Busby when we have nothing better to do. They have a dj and dance floor, but it's way too small to consider. Pool tables. Ping Pong table. Arcade games. Good seating area. Valet or parking in residential areas.
Don't waste your time, money, effort, or brain cells... – This is by far the WORST bar in town. Oh, it's a restaurant? Let me correct myself. It is bar none, the WORST restaurant in town. Ugh. I don't know what is worse...the crowd? the staff? the food? the music? This is a terrible place to watch sports if you have any interest in the game and it's even worse if you are hungry. The only reason to go to this place is to check out the scantily clad waitresses who give women a bad name on the basis of intellect and skill. Go anywhere but here. Truly, a dismal.
It's not like it used to be – I used to go to Busby's all the time: it was always crowded and preppy. Now, they changed most of their staff and the waitresses are rude and slow. The people are very low-class and there's no crowd anymore. They play music, but they don't have a real DJ and the songs are so 5 years ago. The pool area is cool and drinks are ok, but it's not what it used to be all.....
Low-class crowd – I just returned from my Bday party at Busby's. I chose it for the diverse food and drink menu and fun atmosphere. But apparently the crowd is so low-class that someone stole my camera right off my table while my friends and I were dancing nearby! The cocktail waitress reported it and the DJ announced it, but did anyone turn it in? What do you think? The place was fun but the staff didn't seem surprised or overly concerned with my loss. They had a cavaleir attitude and said I should check tomorrow to see if the cleaning crew found it. I won't be holding my breath, but I will be having trouble sleeping knowing that a gift from my Grandmother is gone, along with memories of a vacation and my party on my memory card. Some "extremely rude person" (ctysearch has censiree my real feelings) is the one who should be losing sleep!
The Beez is the Place to BE! – I have lived in the area for years now and never realized that Busby's was there. However, when I actually went, it was great! I felt comfortable, everyone was getting along well. The staff is incredibly nice and social, the bouncers are funny as hell, the waitresses (while sometimes drunk on the job) are entertaining, and the bartenders know what to do to keep you coming back! The music is better than most clubs i've ever been to (and i'm a clubhead). All you people that say its a bad place, either come with a bad group, or are boring a** people yourselves. I would recommend this place to anyone ready to have a wicked night!
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