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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Since 1939, Santa Monica Seafood has been one of the better fish markets on the Westside.
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