Work hard, play hard.
The Westside of Los Angeles or "Silicon Beach", as it has become known, has been our home for the past 26 years.
Needless to say, we have had plenty of time to check out all the hot and happening spots around town so we thought we would put together some recommendations for you. Whether you are visiting us on business or kicking back with family or friends, here's a local’s guide to our favorite spots west of the 405 - from food and drink to special seasonal activities throughout the Santa Monica and Venice area.
We like to keep things fresh, so check back for seasonal updates. In the meantime, enjoy!
- Team Campos
Serving up the best of the West.
There’s no denying that LA houses some of the best food in the world, and deciding where to eat can be a little overwhelming. Let’s help you narrow it down:
THE ROSE VENICE
The Rose is a classic Venice eatery that never ceases to leave the top of our list. It's a lofty, boho-chic all-day eatery with two patios, a bar & a bakery, that serves rustic Californian menus with a "farm to table" feel. If you're looking for a spot with great food and equally great atmosphere, this is your place. Great for clients too 😉
Stout is a simple yet upscale restaurant that's redefining the idea of a local pub - serving creative, delicious burgers with a huge variety (and knowledge!) of microbrews to pair them with. This place is completely versatile for friends, coworkers, or a casual client meal. Not to mention, 50% off the entire menu every day from 3-6?! Best happy hour menu around.
From coffee to cocktail, we’ve got you covered.
Need a local pick-me-up, or quality night cap? These spots are at the top of our list:
Bodega has just what you need to jumpstart your day, or top off your evening! With it's hip, open lounge atmosphere, free wifi (and of course endless coffee), it's a great place to work remotely during the day that transforms into the a perfect hangout spot at night. Daily happy hours from 3-7 and nightly specials for great deals on wine, beer and tasty food.
Santa Monica Brew Works
Just two blocks from the office, this is our go-to spot for a post-work drink! Fun fact: it's Santa Monica's first and only local craft brewery and tasting room, with some seriously good beer. Food trucks are on site and rotate throughout the week, so check their website for what's cookin' that day!
Get the full scoop: www.santamonicabrewworks.com
1920 Colorado Ave., Unit C, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Get out and about this Spring.
The Westside is filled with unique events and entertainment year-round – check out our favorites for Spring! All outdoors, and did we mention free?
ROGA on the Pier
ROGA (run + yoga) has returned to the Santa Monica Pier for its Spring and Summer seasons, March 23 - August 3, 2019! ROGA happens every Saturday at 8am, and the best part? It's free! 8 a.m. Run: Meet under the iconic Pier sign at the top of the ramp at Colorado and Ocean for a morning warm-up with a brisk run around the beach and Pier areas. 2 and 5 mile courses available. (Walkers welcome too!) 9 a.m. Yoga: Meet at the far west end of the Pier. Bring your mat and have your peace of mind restored by Santa Monica’s top instructors as you gaze over the Pacific. All levels encouraged.
Check it out at: www.santamonicapier.org/roga
Pier Sign at 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Artists & Fleas Venice
Artists & Fleas is the newest artisan/craft-focused flea market on the Westside that happens every Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Come here (for free!) and find records, vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, cosmetics, jewelry and more. Food trucks always near by, along with all of the restaurants and shops that Abbott Kinney Blvd has to offer.
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