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09/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Basement Tavern at the Victorian: Santa Monica's Secret New Bar

Santa Monica is an easy place to find a good drink, with its myriad pubs, beloved dives, upscale lounges and casual wine-centric hangs. But speak-easy-style bourbon bars in basements of grand 19th century homes? Not so much.

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