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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Gjelina Pop-Up is serving up wood-fired pizzas, salads, baked goods, and cocktails to-go next to an airstream in Rustic Canyon.
Cabo Cantina on the Third Street Promenade is the place to go when your main priority is drinking too many margaritas.
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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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