Brick + Mortar is definitely a sports bar, but unlike most others along Main Street, they appear to actually mop the floors here. The space is big and modern with a front patio and a bar food menu that’s better than anybody asked for. If you can’t find the place at first, it’s hidden away in a courtyard behind a Peet’s Coffee and a Ben & Jerry’s. Welcome to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon may have hit it’s tween years, but this farm-to-table spot is better than ever.
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Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
Birdies is a downtown fried chicken sandwich and donut shop and open 24/7 on the weekends. You’re welcome.
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Manchego in Santa Monica is a quieter, Spanish-tinged spot for a casual bottomless brunch or group dinner.
The Library Alehouse
If you’re a beer person on the Westside, The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is your place.
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