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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Cafe Bolivar in Santa Monica has great coffee, a decent selection of pastries, and fast wifi, and it never gets too loud to focus.
Satdha is a cozy, casual place on Lincoln serving plant-based Thai cuisine that will make you forget there are no animal products involved.
Santa Monica Seafood
Since 1939, Santa Monica Seafood has been one of the better fish markets on the Westside.
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When you need a last-minute reservation and you don’t want to settle, remember Ostrich Farm - a seasonal American spot in Echo Park.
Odys and Penelope
Odys and Penelope in Mid-Wilshire is upscale American comfort food at its finest. And also the best smelling restaurant in LA.
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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.
Santa Monica Brew Works
Santa Monica Brew Works is only craft brewery in Santa Monica, now has an excellent tap room.
The Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Blue Dog is one of our favorite neighborhood drinking spots in the Valley.
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