The 3rd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will take place on Sunday, May 29th from 3-8 p.m. at the street’s best food and beverage establishments to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive community event that mirrors the classic board game, and gives participants a culinary walking tour of Main Street’s finest restaurants, juiceries, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more.
Attendees will receive food tastings at participating locations, which will feature items such as pulled pork sliders from Areal, lobster shooters from Knuckle & Claw, gelato tastings from Dolcenero Gelato, coffee from Bulletproof and many more. Select restaurants will also be offering drink specials like $4 draft beers, $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official wristband.
Other activities include beer gardens, Kids Zone at Books & Cookies, “Go to Jail” at Pink Elephant and a VIP lounge sponsored by Shock Top with hosted beer, food, DJ, snacks, games and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in “Monopoly”-inspired or patriotic attire. Those who check off all of the locations on the “game board” and turn it in at the official after party at AREAL will be entered to win a “Taste of Main Street” prize package with gift certificates to participating locations.
Participating Restaurants Include:
A Real Treat Candy Boutique, Areal, Ashland Hill, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Bareburger, Beyond O2, Books and Cookies, Bulletproof Coffee, Cafe 212 Pier, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool’s, Knuckle & Claw, Lula’s Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Novel Cafe, O’Brien’s, Peet’s Coffee, Pink Elephant, Pressed Juicery, Rick’s Tavern, Three Twins Ice Cream and more.
GA includes 20 tastings at participating locations, food & drink specials and entrance to the Official MAINopoly After Party at AREAL. VIP also includes access to the VIP Lounge & Beer Garden at 2665 Main St.
Main Street Business Improvement Association, Shock Top, Santa Monica Daily Press, Cheeky, KIND Bars, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and more.
ABOUT MSBIA: The Main Street Business Improvement Association represents the businesses on Main Street in Santa Monica for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) as a vital, safe, unique place for shopping, dining, and cultural experiences in Santa Monica. It’s committed to building and nurturing partnerships between the city government, and other businesses and neighborhood organizations to improve and enhance the quality of work and life in its community. For more info visit
Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. Science, education, community action and advocacy are enlisted to pursue its mission. See more at:
General Admission: includes “Mainopoly dollars” to exchange for tastings at participating locations, food & drink specials and entrance to the Official MAINopoly After Party at AREAL.
VIP: includes access to the “Go To Jail” VIP Lounge & Beer Garden sponsored by Shock Top with DJ, food, picnic tables, games, photo booth and more.
Where: Main Street (Between Pier Ave. & Bay St.), Check-in location: Areal Restaurant, 2820 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: Sunday, May 29, 3-8 pm; 8 p.m. Afterparty at Areal Restaurant