The post-grad Fireball consumption zone that is Main Street also happens to be home to one of the best craft beer bars on the Westside. A solid restaurant in its own right (get the bison burger), Library Ale House has roughly 25 taps at any given time (that you can check daily on a live webcam) and hosts extremely popular tap takeover nights from the likes of Modern Times, Monkish, and other local breweries.
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Swingers in Santa Monica is the place you always end up after the bars close. The lively atmosphere and solid diner food never disappoint.
Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
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Pacific Dining Car
DTLA’s Pacific Dining Car is a 24-hr steakhouse that’ll make you feel like you’re on the set of a 30′s gangster movie.
Square One in East Hollywood is a neighborhood favorite for a simple, solid brunch. Beware: lines on weekends can get long.
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Brick + Mortar
Brick + Mortar is definitely a sports bar, but unlike most others along Main Street in Santa Monica, they appear to actually mop the floors here.
The Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Blue Dog is one of our favorite neighborhood drinking spots in the Valley.
Santa Monica Brew Works
Santa Monica Brew Works is only craft brewery in Santa Monica, now has an excellent tap room.
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