Main Street Santa Monica

Main Street Santa Monica is an eclectic collection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques, cafe’s, salons, gift stores & more! Check out our list of things to see and do on this one mile block!



  • Start or end the day with a  work out at YAS Fitness Centers!   YAS is the very first fitness program dedicated to the combination of Yoga and Spinning®, YAS Fitness Studios were created and founded in 2001 by Kimberly Fowler.
  • Take a photo with the The Ballerina Clown sculpture on  the corner of Main Street and Rose Ave.  The Ballerina Clown was designed by Santa Monica architect Johannes Van Tilburg
  • Shop at the Farmers Market at the The Victorian –    Built in 1892 in Santa Monica, this mansion was home to the same family for many decades.  It was transported to Heritage Square in 1973 and remains a pillar of the Santa Monica’s Main Street community.The Victorian loves the City of Santa Monica and has been thrilled to host the Farmer’s Market every Sunday for years.
  • Go watch some live music at O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, they have bands seven nights a week.
  • Go to the Library and read a book, for heavens sake! :)
  • Drink a fresh squeezed vegetable juice from One Life grocery store.
  • O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant.  They host Comedy & Trivia nights as well as Live Music every night.
  • Go dancing at Bar Copa or The Circle Bar.
  • Drink a pint at the Library Ale house or Joe’s bar.
  • Sangria and Tapas at Manchego!
  • Hydrate on cold press juice at Pressed Juicery – Cold Pressed.  100%  Juice.
  • Craving seafood?  Go to Enterprise Fish Co.    Eatery with an exhibition kitchen cooking seafood over charcoal, plus a patio bar with a fire pit.
  • Finn McCool’s.    Pub grub, draft beers & sports on TV offered in a buzzy tavern with a big bar imported from Ireland.
  • Dine on Areal Restaurant’s outdoor patio
  • Yummy coffee, teas and lattes at Peet’s Coffee and Tea
  • Dine and relax at Areal Restaurant’s or at the Victorian House
  • Live music at the Basement Tavern .  Hip cocktail lounge on lower level of an old house providing retro drinks, light bites & live jazz.
  • Areal Restaurant.   Cocktails & diverse, locally sourced fare such as pizza & chops served in a relaxed, classic space.
  • Manchego.  Quaint Spanish restaurant offering wine, tapas & other traditional dishes in a romantic setting.
  • Aussie Pie Kitchen creates gourmet savory pies, delicious sides to eat in, take out, cater and serve organic Vittoria espresso coffee.



  • Every Tuesday:  Santa Monica Food truck event at the California Heritage Museum.  5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Every Sunday:  Farmers’ Market .  All Markets open rain-or-shine year ’round!  2640 Main St.  9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • May 28.  4th Annual MAINopoly: Taste Of Main Street. More than 20 participating locations will provide a tasting to attendees and stamp their game board, with a play on the classic game.
  • June 25.  Summer Soulstice.  Live bands and street festival.  
  • June 25.  YAS Fitness Centers’ YAS-A-Thon.   YAS-A-THON is a three hour indoor cycling event led by incredible YAS fitness instructors, with music, snacks, drinks and an exciting raffle!  Sign up now and spin for a cause!
  • First weekend in December.  Annual Holiday Festival.  This weekend event includes a tree lighting, meet Santa, candlelit walk to Edgemar,  a window holiday decoration Contest, and Sidewalk Sale.
  • For event info visit



  • Two large public parking lots, a few small public parking lots, over 350 metered parking spaces on the street, and several private lots on or next to Main Street. There is a small public lot off Strand, between Main and Neilsen Way and another off Norman Place, near the Library. Meters are a dollar an hour.
  • Street parking; most meters are 3 hours and the meters can’t be fed to increase time beyond the posted limit; cars have to be moved. $1/hr. Meters take credit cards and change, not bills.
  • Three municipal with pay stations: one between Kinney and Hill with entrances on Kinney (off Neilson), Ashland and Hill; one south of Hollister with entrances off Hollister and off Main (across from Edgemar); and one on the southwest corner of Main & Strand. All $1/hr. Pay stations take credit cards, change and bills.  Important:  Put your receipt on the dashboard after purchasing the space.  Failure to do so will result in a 453 ticket.


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View photos of Main Street by Venice Paparazzi.

2nd Annual MAINopoly -Taste of Main Street Santa Monica

YAS Fitness Centers’ 15 year anniversary party

10th Annual Main Street Summer Soustice

Main Street Santa Monica Holiday




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