The crowd is mostly twenty-something non-Swing dancing West-siders, so definitely bring your own partner. But, it’s worth it because the Feetwarmers are excellent and the semi-outdoor ambiance is very charming and even romantic. Floor is patio decking, almost like a pier. Some dancers hate this surface; I didn’t mind it. Don’t wear heels, or they will fall through the spaces between the boards. Bring a friend and show off in front of the civilians!
As I pointed out, this is not a traditional Swing dance venue. It is a bar and restaurant. They depend on people buying drinks and food for revenue.
Also, the Feetwarmers don’t play their traditional repertoire here. It’s more of a country vibe with slide guitar and so forth. They’re still good, but it’s totally different from what you would expect from their Swing dance gigs. You have been warned!
p.s. Haha, someone caught me dancing in this Vine video snippet!
|THE BUNGALOW SANTA MONICA SUMMARY|
|When:||Tuesday nights, 9-11PM|
|Cost:||You might need to pay for parking (i.e., garage on Second street). Buy a drink or food to keep swing dancing happening at this place!|
|Crowd:||20-something West-siders who don't have a clue about swing dancing, so bring your own partner!!!|
|Dress:||Not super strict, but you should dress somewhat upscale, as if going to a nightclub. Dressing vintage will impress the natives!|
|Website:||Bungalow Facebook Page|
|Facebook:||California Feetwarmers Facebook Page|