California Heritage Museum
For a trip back in time, check out the latest exhibit at this museum housed in one of Santa Monica’s few surviving grand Victorian...
Don’t miss this homespun, steam-punk-paradise museum and shop, grinding with old gears and spare-part robots, antique clocks, concept...
An electric-bike showroom that offers rentals and helps arrange two-hour tours ($65).
When everywhere else on Main is dead, this reasonably priced, friendly sports bar has a pulse. Late night? Midday? There’s usually a fun...
Knuckle & Claw
This tiny, understated counter-service shop specializes in New England-style lobster (or crab or shrimp) rolls, served full size (on a...
2640 Main St · interesting places nearby
Basement Tavern information
A creative speakeasy, housed in the basement of the Victorian, and our favorite well in Santa Monica. We love it for their craftsman cocktails, cozy booths, island bar, and nightly live-music calendar that features blues, jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. It gets way too busy on weekends for our taste, but weeknights can be special.