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Best Malibu Nightlife

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To claim Malibu has a nightlife would be a stretch, if not a bald-faced lie. It has a few places where you can hear music and have some drinks, some days even after midnight. Night owls and ravers will have to seek their brethren greeting the dawn in last night’s dress in LA’s after-hours clubs. But in Malibu, last call (when you can find it) is somewhere around 12:30AM.

The Beachcomer

Neighborhood: South Malibu
Located on the Malibu Pier, the Beachcomber has live music every Friday night and occasionally on Saturdays, too. The current house band, Pier Pressure, plays a mix of jazz and rock covers, and local musicians regularly show up to jam along with them. The band goes on at 7PM and plays only until 10PM. Sometimes, if the mood strikes them, they’ll unplug and continue to play acoustically for an hour more.

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Moonshadows

Neighborhood: South Malibu
Open until midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 1:30AM on Friday and Saturday, Moonshadows' Blue Lounge is one of the rare nightlife options in a town where most places lock the door at 10PM. Dim blue lighting, an outdoor deck that stretches into the Pacific and funky music spun by DJs give the lounge a relaxed, rich-kid vibe, particularly if you’re lucky enough to snag a seat on a chaise lounge outside. Dress up a little if you want to fit in, but never forget this is Malibu; pair the Diane Von Furstenberg with flip-flops.

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BeauRivage Restaurant

Neighborhood: North Malibu

This romantic Mediterranean restaurant is a perfect backdrop for a nightcap any night. But on Sundays, BeauRivage is magical. The Evening of Enchantment pairs David Minkin—in 2007 crowned the master of close-up magic by the International Brotherhood of Magicians—with a wine-tasting presented by Rosenthal Winery. The night begins with hors d’oeuvres and four generous pours of Rosenthal wines. (The winemaker is on hand to talk about each one.) A little fuzzier, you are then led down a candlelit stairway to the wine cellar, where Minkin performs two hours of mind-boggling magic—right in front of you. Tickets are $85, and the cellar only seats 30. For inquiries about the magic show, call 818-590-4600.

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Taverna Tony

Neighborhood: Central Malibu
You don’t need to love the bouzouki to have a good time at Taverna Tony, but it doesn’t hurt. Live Greek music, belly dancers and hummus are staples at this Malibu Country Mart hot spot. If you’d rather keep your distance from the big fat Greek wedding and just enjoy your ouzo in peace, head to the outdoor patio, or take a seat on the second floor. Open until midnight during the week; 12:30AM on the weekends.

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