The 10th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl, benefiting the Westside Food Bank, returns on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The SMPC is one of the city's most cherished holiday fundraising event, with more than 6,000 crawlers in attendance (and climbing) and spanning the entire. Throughout the past eight years, the popular holiday crawl has raised more than a quarter of a million pounds of food and over $135,000 to help those in need during the holidays through a rewarding partnership with the Westside Food Bank.
More than 30 bars and restaurants across Santa Monica come together to offer food and drink specials to those with SMPC wristbands. The crawl features four routes spanning the entire city including the Santa Monica Pier, Main Street, Promenade and Wilshire Blvd. In celebration of the 10th annual SMPC, attendees will receive a complimentary beer and commemorative chalice courtesy of Stella Artois. Pub crawl participants are encouraged to dress in Santa/Holiday attire, so the streets of Santa Monica are filled with merry and good cheer.
Past Bars and Restaurants Included: 41 Ocean, Ashland Hill, Barney's Beanery, Big Dean's, Del Frisco's Grille, Enterprise Fish Co., Rick's Tavern, Rusty's Surf Ranch, Sonny McLean's Pub, The Albright, West 4th/Jane, Plan Check, Wilshire Restaurant, 1212 Restaurant, Ye Olde King's Head and many more.
The cost for guests to participate is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The fee provides participants with a wristband that offers discounted food and drink specials at all of the participating locations. Attendees can purchase a ticket for the Official After Party for $15, or $30 with a crawl ticket. A portion of all proceeds benefits the Westside Food Bank.
For a complete list of route information, bus stops, sponsors, updates or to sign up, visit the official SMPC website at www.santamonicapubcrawl.com.
The Westside Food Bank's mission is to distribute as much food as possible to local agencies with food assistance programs and to reduce food waste on the Westside of Los Angeles County. As the food bank warehouse for the Westside since 1981, they annually distribute nearly 4 million pounds of food to the food assistance programs of 65 Westside social service agencies. They do not distribute food directly to individuals, only to agencies. www.westsidefoodbankca.org