The Bungalow Santa Monica's Night Market presented by KCRW returns this summer to The Fairmont Miramar Hotel with an exciting new lineup of food vendors, beverage and brand activations, family-friendly activities, live DJ performances, and celebrity guest bartenders. Free and open to the public for guests (and pets) of all ages, the Bungalow's Night Market kicks off Thursday, June 2, and will run every Thursday from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. through September 1.
Night Market is a dream-turned-reality for The Bungalow creator Brent Bolthouse, the visionary behind coveted events such as, Neon Carnival. With Night Market, Bolthouse harnesses the best of what brings people together: food, drinks, music, and community. Following the neighborhood-centric blueprint of The Bungalow and taking inspiration from farmers markets, Night Market provides an ideal open-air setting between city and sea to unwind with friends and loved ones while celebrating the local essence of Santa Monica.
"Night Market is truly an extension of The Bungalow's community-based ethos. As The Bungalow celebrates a decade in Santa Monica, we wanted to evolve with our guests, many of whom now have families of their own. Night Market allows us to expand upon the culture we've created and the community that has embraced us with an impactful event for everyone, celebrating the vibrant artists and artisans who together craft the one-of-a-kind creative landscape that is Santa Monica," comments Bolthouse.
Guests can look forward to balmy summer nights under festoon lighting while enjoying bites from the pop-up kitchens of sought-after local restaurants and food trucks. Confirmed food vendors include Tijuana-style tacos from Tacos 1986, Texas-inspired barbecue from River Street BBQ, vegan delights from ManEatingPlant, jalapeño-stuffed steamed cheeseburgers from Steamin' Burger, fresh-baked goods from Gone Bananas Bread Co.; hand-rolled ice cream from Bubba Ice, and more.
In addition to its food vendors, families can look forward a kids play area and ball pit from Tiny Tots. An exciting a variety of exciting brand activations, celebrity guest bartenders, and DJ performances, will include the following:
June 2: Night Market kicks off with an opening night DJ set by Grammy-nominated artist and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne and brand activations from Kendall Jenner's 818 Tequila, complete with a cabana and games.
June 9 - August 11: On the second Thursday of each month, local rescue organization, Wags & Walks will host an on-site meet & greet for its family of adoptable dogs rescued from local shelters.
June 16: Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul celebrity bartends and presents his award-winning Dos Hombres Mezcal, co-founded with co-star Bryan Cranston.
September 1: Night Market's closing night will feature a live DJ performance by Brody Jenner and brand activations by his tequila seltzer brand Mamitas.
Additional vendors, brand activations, and DJs will be announced each week. Night Market takes place every Thursday from June 2 - September 1 at the Bungalow Santa Monica (101 Wilshire Blvd.) For more information, please visit https://thebungalow.com/santa-monica/. The Bungalow Santa Monica will remain open until 2 a .m. during Night Market for guests 21+.