Santa Monica Power
You’ll sweat, you’ll tone, you’ll meditate, you’ll feel great. The renowned and oh-so-physical Bryan Kest still teaches at the funky...
For turn-of-the-20th-century thrills, grab a key to the tower-bound Camera Obscura for a few spins of an old captain’s wheel that gives...
Bhakti Yoga Shala
Donation-based yoga and meditation classes offered in a simple space near the promenade. You won't feel like om-ing cattle here.
Ye Olde King’s Head
A mixed-age crew frequents this 30-year expat fave that’s fun for the colonists too. Expect dartboards, football (the other kind) and...
Gate of India
Funky and friendly, with Indian tapestries tacked to the ceiling, hand-carved arches and doors inlaid with mother of pearl, this is the...
109 Santa Monica Blvd · interesting places nearby
Bar Pintxo information
Conceived by Joe Miller from the great Joe's restaurant on Abbot Kinney, is this Barcelona-inspired tapas bar. It's small, it's cramped, it's a bit loud and it's a lot of fun. Tapas include pork belly braised in duck fat, filet mignon skewers, lamb meatballs and a tremendous seared calamari.
And the paella can't be missed. It's served in a tapas size ($9) on Tuesdays, but the full pan (which can serve four comfortably) comes with two sangria on Sunday and Monday nights. If it's warm enough they may even make it on the patio.