Santa Monica Brew Works has been brewing and distributing excellent beer for a while, but a few years back, they opened a full taproom right in SM and the results are fantastic - a big space with tons of long tables ideal for big group day-drinking throwdowns. Their Head In The Clouds hazy IPA is still their best, but their cucumber kölsch is everything you want during this summer’s inevitable permanent heatwave.
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Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
The arrival of Sidecar means Santa Monica's donut game just became legitimate.
Circle Bar is on Main St. in Santa Monica and where you go when you want to make mistakes.
The famous Rooster food truck now has a brick-and-mortar spot in Pico-Robinson. You’re obviously here for the breakfast burrito.
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The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
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