From the moment you walk into the lobby of the Proper Hotel you’re greeted with the signature relaxed and boho vibe that you’d expect from Santa Monica. The lobby bar itself is a hangout, with spillage from the rooftop Calabra bar lingering around, but the real party is upstairs. Settle into the inviting lounge seating and be transported with lush greenery and quirky furniture. Delicious Mediterranean-inspired plates—lobster and prawn puttanesca, and lamb chops with green garbanzo and tzatziki—are served alongside specialty cocktails and prime people watching. The wine and spirit lists are also sizable for those who prefer their drinks with less fuss.
How to book: Walk-ins are welcome.