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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Sweet Lady Jane
Sweet Lady Jane in Santa Monica is the place to go for giant slices of freshly baked cakes and pastries that will satisfy any craving.
Andrew’s Cheese Shop
Stop by Andrew's Cheese Shop in Santa Monica for some cheese samples and one of the city's best (and surprisingly affordable) sandwiches.
Sonoma Wine Garden
For views and a crowd-pleasing menu on Third Street Promenade, there's Santa Monica's Sonoma Wine Garden.
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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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