The 2nd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will take place on Sunday, May 24th 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 tastingsSun-may24-mainopolyflyer in exchange for “MAINopoly” dollars, which will include items such as fresh fish ceviche from Enterprise Fish Co., gelato samples from Dolcenero Gelato, tuna tartare from Areal Restaurant, cold press juice samples from Pressed Juicery and more. Select restaurants will also be offering drink specials, including $4 draft beers and $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official event wristband.

Other activities include beer gardens and the “Go to Jail” VIP lounge sponsored by Shock Top, DJ, photo booth, snacks, picnic tables, games and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in “Monopoly”-inspired or patriotic attire. Those who check off all of the locations on the board and turn it in at the official after party at AREAL will be entered to win a “Taste of Main Street” prize package.

Participating restaurants include: A Real Treat Candy, Areal, Ashland Hill, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Basement Tavern/Victorian, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool’s, French Garden Café, Lula’s Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Peet’s Coffee, Pressed Juicery, Rick’s Tavern, Three Twins Ice Cream 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. 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. We use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission. See more at:

Sun-May24-Mainopolypic-fishcoserversmyvenicelife2014General 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.

Admission: Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of for GA, and $40 in advance and $50 day of for VIP. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

What: Mainopoly 
Where: Main Street (Between Pier Ave. & Bay St.), Check-in location: Areal Restaurant, 2820 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: Sunday, May 24,  3-8 pm; 8 p.m. Afterparty at Areal Restaurant