MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns to Santa Monica

Do not pass go, head straight to fun….

Throw on those top hats and monocles, the 9th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street is returning on Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..

This all-ages, pet-friendly tasting experience is an interactive twist on the classic board game offering a culinary walking tour of Santa Monica’s Main Street. MAINopoly allows attendees to exchange their “MAINopoly dollars” for tastings at over 20 of the street’s best restaurants, bars, and eateries.

Once the players complete their official game board and make their way to every location, they can win a “Taste of Main Street” Prize Pack valued at $1,000. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Monopoly-inspired attire for added fun and costume contests.

Other activities include “Go To Jail” Beer Garden with brews from Venice Duck Brewery, beverages from Dulce Vida Tequila and JuneShine, food from Pasjoli and Papille Gustative, DJ, lawn games, “Just Visiting” photo booth, free rides up and down the street courtesy of Green Goddess Pedicabs, pet adoption from the VCA, and more boardgame-inspired fun.

Some of the many food offerings include Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Kimchi on Danish Rye from Papille Gustative, Falafel Bites with Hummus & Tahini and Chicken Shawarma with Tzatziki from Ashland Hill, French Onion Tart from Pasjoli, Acai Bowls from Ubatuba Acai, Original Sin Taro Donut from Holey Grail Donuts, Tomato Arancini from The Victorian, and so much more.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Business Improvement District to help fund community programming.


WHERE: Main Street (5 blocks between Strand Ave. and Pier Ave.)

CHECK-IN LOCATION: The Victorian / California Heritage Museum Lawn | 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

WHEN: Sunday, May 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (VIP check-in starts at noon)

COST: Tickets start at $30 in adv. for GA, $60 in advance for VIP, and $20 for kids ages 5-12. Kids under 5 are free. GA tickets include the official gameboard, 20 “MAINopoly dollars” to exchange for tastings at participating locations, access to food & drink specials, photo ops, and more.

VIP ticket holders get everything in GA, PLUS – 1-hour early entry and access to the “Go To Jail” VIP Beer Garden, with two cocktails courtesy of Venice Duck Brewery, JuneShine, and Dulce Vida Tequila, food from Pasjoli, Papille Gustative, and Triple Beach Pizza, DJ, games, “Just Visiting” photo booth, and more



  • Ashland Hill
  • Holey Grail Donuts
  • JuneShine
  • Jameson’s Pub
  • Tavern on Main
  • Pasjoli
  • The Victorian
  • Ubatuba Acai
  • Alfalfa
  • Sunny Blue
  • Triple Beam Pizza
  • Sea Shore Motel
  • Rabano
  • Papille Gustative
  • Library Alehouse
  • Mystic Journey Bookstore
  • Jinya Ramen Bar
  • Blow Me Candle Co.
  • Samosa House
  • Holy Guacamole
  • VCA Santa Monica
  • LuLa’s Cocina Mexicana
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