This Saturday Downtown Santa Monica will be crawling with Kris Kringles and sexy elves as the 6th annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns.
More than 30 local bars and restaurants all over the city will come together to raise money for those in need through a partnership with the Westside Food Bank. Last year, nearly 6,000 crawlers celebrated the season at the city’s most cherished holiday event by filling the streets as joyous Santas, reindeer and elves, and raised enough money for 120,000 meals.
Participating bars on Wilshire, Main Street, The Pier and Third Street Promenade will offer crawlers food and drink specials as part of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl festivities. Tickets are $12 for the official pub-crawl wristband and are available at www.santamonicapubcrawl.com.
“We always look forward to the return of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl,” said Laurel Rosen, President and CEO of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. “This event has quickly become one of the busiest nights of the year for our local businesses and proceeds benefit a great cause that supports families during the holidays.”
“Westside Food Bank is thrilled to be the continued beneficiary agency for the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl,” says Genevieve Riutort, Chief Development Officer for the Westside Food Bank. “The event has helped to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community while also giving people the opportunity to make a difference while having a great time. In the past five years, the Santa Monica Pub Crawl has made it possible for Westside Food Bank to distribute about a quarter million more pounds of food for local families in need. That makes a huge impact, especially during the holidays.”
SANTA Monica Pub Crawl participants are encouraged to dress in Santa/holiday attire so the streets of Santa Monica are filled with merry cheer. An Instagram contest will award the crawler(s) with the most impressive holiday gear with a special prize, so festive dress is highly recommended.
In order to participate, crawlers must purchase a wristband, which gives them access to food and drink specials at each location. The pub crawl includes special offerings from businesses like Joe’s Pizza, which is offering $3 slices all night and Vita Coco. Some featured food and drink specials include $4 draft beers at Areal, two for $5 Steak Tacos at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, $4 Specialty Cocktails at Barney’s Beanery, $5 beer at Del Frisco’s Grille, $6 House Wine & $7 Truffle Fries and Chicken Sliders at Wilshire Restaurant and more. Santa’s Hideaway Official After Party will be held for an additional fee at Wokcano Santa Monica with DJ, dancing, a photo booth and more fun festivities.
The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is a community event and encourages responsible drinking. Don’t DRINK and DRIVE, and assign a designated driver at the beginning of the night, call a taxi from Curb a taxi app, and use code SMPC2014 for $15 off the first ride. The Big Blue Bus will be selling unlimited bus passes for $4 on the pub-crawl website. Additionally, Santa Monica Free Ride vehicles will be giving rides up and down each route and handing out Vita Coco Coconut Water for crawlers to hydrate along the way.
Crawlers can download the official “SM Pub Crawl” app for a complete list of bars, routes, specials, map, bus stops and updates, or visit the SMPC website at www.santamonicapubcrawl.com.
2014 Bars and Restaurants: 41 Ocean, Areal, Barcopa, Barney’s Beanery, Big Dean’s Oceanfront Cafe, Britannia, Cabo Cantina, Circle Bar, Del Frisco’s Grille, Earth Wind & Flour, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool’s, Harvelle’s, Hooters, JP’s Pub, Lula’s Cocina Mexicana, Main on Main, O’Brien’s on Main, O’Brien’s Pub (on Wilshire), Rick’s Tavern, Ristorante Al Mare, Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Sonny McLean’s Pub, Tacoteca, The Albright, V Lounge, West 4th/Jane, Wilshire Restaurant, Wokcano, Ye Old King’s Head
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