SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Returns Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022

This from my inbox:

The largest pub crawl on the West Coast and Santa Monica’s most cherished holiday fundraiser returns with the 14th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. Featuring more than 25 of the city’s best bars and restaurants, three routes and thousands of crawlers, this famous charity crawl brings the community together to raise money for those in need through the Westside Food Bank. Attendees dress in their finest holiday garb and receive discounted food and drink specials at popular bars such as The Victorian, Red O, The Viceroy, Circle Bar, Santa Monica Whaler, Barney’s Beanery, Harvelle’s, Lanea, Ashland Hill, and Ye Olde King’s Head. Over the last 13 years, the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl has raised more than $160,000, enough money for half a million meals for the less fortunate over the holidays.

Tickets range from $20- $35 and are available at

Red O Replacing 41 Ocean In SM

First I heard rumors… then a tip from a reader… And now finally confirmation from a spokesperson for 41 Ocean in Santa Monica make it official:  Red O, which was originally reported to have been going into the Ma’Kai space, will instead be taking over  41 Ocean on the corner of Colorado and Ocean in Santa Monica.  41 Ocean, which was the public restaurant for the private lounge in the back, launched in November of last year but never really took off.  Now open only for private events, the space will begin to be developed by Red O in the near future, bringing Rick Bayless’  signature brand of Mexican cuisine to the beach.  No word on any dates, but I’ll keep my eye on it…