Santa Monica Brew Works is the only craft brewery in SM, and they just opened a fantastic tap room to go along with an ever-growing beer list. The space is big, 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 kolsch is everything you want during this summer’s inevitable (and permanent) heatwave.
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Local Kitchen + Wine Bar is the neighborhood spot in Santa Monica the rest of the city is jealous of.
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