Celebrity chef Jet Tila is partner and food and beverage director at Santa Monica’s new nightlife venue The Charleston. The lounge-style space sports 1930′s décor and features live entertainment nightly from burlesque to bands, DJs, and dueling pianos. The culinary scene spotlights pop-up restaurants with special menus from guest chefs and Tila himself. From the regular menu, expect small plates of haute American comfort food like bacon-wrapped dates; short rib tacos; flatbread with Nueske’s bacon, quail egg and smoked cheese; smoked cheese; and orange-buttermilk panna cotta. Specialty cocktails range from classic Sazeracs to the Cucumber Cooler and Poison Rose. Dinner nightly.