Exploring Main Street in Santa Monica

Main Street Santa Monica is a great neighborhood by the beach just south of Pico with many awesome eateries, shops, salons, & bars. At a recent Where magazine event Scavenger Hunt we explored the area with Instagram #wherelamainstreetsm. Thank you to the Where family for making it all happen. Not only did we get to tone up our Instagram skills but also enjoyed an opportunity to experience the best of Main Street! Areal Restaurant which has an amazing patio and Happy Hour everyday of the week from 4pm to 7pm and all day on Sunday. http://arealrestaurant.com/ Enterprise Fish Co who had the best Oyster shooters I’ve ever had and only a $1 an oyster. http://www.enterprisefishcosantamonica.com/ Basement Tavern in the Victorian is a great gathering place and very unique with live music. I loved their signature Whiskey & Raspberry cocktail http://www.basementtavern.com/ and Ashland Hill http://www.yelp.com/biz/ashland-hill-santa-monica-3 is an awesome beer garden with amazing craft beers. My most favorite of the night and it was very hard to pick one would have to be Knuckle & Claw and their super yummy lobster rolls. The Lobster is flown in daily and you can really taste the freshness. It’s super casual and delicious with lots of outdoor seating. http://www.knuckleandclaw.com/#contact . Parking is plentiful and only a $1 an hour in Santa Monica public parking just west of Main Street. The best part about Main Street is that all these great places can be experienced in an evening and are walking distance from one another with many more interesting places in between. I hope you all get to enjoy Main Street soon!

Daisaku Vondran
Sheraton Universal