Beach Volleyball Nets (Santa Monica Pier) on 0212 2008

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Public beach volleyball nets adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier and Lifeguard Station. There’s always a game going on…and nearly always open courts. Words of Warning: Do not come here if you’ve got a problem with lithe lifeguards frolicking in the near nude.

Perry’s Café & Rentals (end of Ocean Park) on 0212 2008

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2600 Ocean Front Walk (end of Ocean Park) Santa Monica, CA 90495 Phone: (310) 584-9306 Map Concession stand weiners. Mmm mmm, good.

AMF Bayshore Lanes on 0212 2008

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Cold Bud in bowling pin bottles. Questions? If you’re looking to bowl in Santa Monica, this is the place. There are lots of lanes and a bar. Which is pretty much all any bowler needs. Unless you’re a kid, then there’s burgers and chips and soda and candy.

Main Street News on 0212 2008

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Say you want to read something beside the Internet. Like a magazine, say. Stop reading this and go to Main Street News. Hook up with something tactile. See if I care.

Perry’s Venice One Stop (end of Rose Ave) on 0212 2008

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Another Perry’s, this one in the beach parking lot at Rose Ave. looking a little like a bunker. One of eight Santa Monica and Venice locations renting bikes, blades, beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, boogie boards, volleyballs, storage lockers and more. KCRW members get a 15% discount. Private and corporate groups of all sizes accommodated.

Spokes ‘N Stuff Rentals (Santa Monica) on 0212 2008

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Bike and blade rentals just south of the Santa Monica Pier. Also, repairs and sales of new and used gear. Con: Yes, nerds, Spokes ‘N Stuff rents Segways. Terrorize people on the boardwalk if you must. Pro: They sell chalk blocks for use on the various adjacent gym apparati. I’ll be the guy doing the iron cross.

La Cabana Restaurant on 0211 2008

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For those about to rock—and who are going to want to eat later, La Cabana salutes you. Not too many places serve into the wee hours around these parts. Just thinking about it makes me want a pitcher of margs.

One Life Natural Foods on 0211 2008

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Good produce and other stuff for non-meat-eaters plus an old-school juice bar upstairs.

Novel Cafe on 0211 2008

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Only when there’s nothing else to read…

Santa Monica Pier on 0211 2008

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Open 365 days a year, the public pier features restaurants, an amusement park with game arcade, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Aquarium (complete with shark-feeding Sundays) and the free summer Twilight Dance series. The carousel is a classic. There’s parking. And people.

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