Bubble Beach Laundry on 0212 2008

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2633 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405 Phone: (310) 392-1717 Map

Sea Mist Skate & Bike Rentals on 0212 2008

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Santa Monica Pier adjacent skate and bike rentals. This place, like many rental establishments along the beach, is directly adjacent to a bar. Upon return from strenuous bike ride chasing bathing suit-clad rollerbladers, it’s good to know there’s a place nearby to hydrate as necessary.

International Chess Park on 0212 2008

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Santa Monica’s outdoor chess facility is Washington Square Park west — only at the beach with an ocean breeze. And within steps of Hot Dog Stick. Geek heaven. Lots of chessboard-inlayed tables mean you can always get your game on here. Plus, there’s generally a lot to feast your eyes on while waiting for your rival to decide on his or her next move. Don’t forget your sunblock.

Perry’s Café & Rentals (end of Hollister Ave) on 0212 2008

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Perry’s will hook you up. And it’s to this location that all you fledgling bladers should come for a lesson with the incomparable Debbie Merrill.

The Galley on 0212 2008

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Before there was surf ‘n turf there was steak & seafood.

Surf Liquor on 0212 2008

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Classic name, classic sign, same old merch. But nice when you need to show up with a bottle of wine.

Hot Dog on a Stick on 0212 2008

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I prefer the shorter Hot Dog Stick (see signage). This fire-engine-red wiener and lemonade stand is classic Santa Monica boardwalk. Can’t vouch for the wieners…I don’t eat no swine.

Undefeated on 0212 2008

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Well-curated sneaker collection. It would be right at home in Tokyo.

Main Attraction Nails and Spa on 0212 2008

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I’ve never been to the Main Attraction, but I know attractive people who have. But I don’t think it’s a spa spa.

Big Dean’s Cafe on 0212 2008

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Beer joint. Nice and rowdy when there’s something going on that brings people out.

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