SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I check into one starting location and attend the crawl on a different route?
A. Each route will have color coded wristbands, so PLEASE make sure you check in at the starting location of the route that is on your ticket. You can not switch routes once your ticket has been purchased. All routes are equally fun and festive!
Main Street – Blue Route
Pier – Red Route
Promenade – Purple Route
Wilshire – Green Route
Q. I can no longer attend the event, can I give my ticket to a friend?
A. Yes! All crawlers are welcome to participate and support the Westside Food Bank, we just ask that you check in under the original name of the person who purchased the ticket. No ID is required.
Q. Where can I pick up my wristband in advance?
A. At the Westside Food Bank on Thurs.-Fri. (Dec. 8-9) from 12:30-5:30pm.
Westside Food Bank
1710 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 828-6016
Q. Main street is closed! Can I get tickets for that route the day of?
A. Unfortunately, the Main Street route fills up quickly, but there will be a limited number of wristbands available to purchase at the starting location, Areal, at 5pm on Saturday. Keep in mind that the bars on Main Street route are small, so for the best experience and to ensure to get quicker service, we recommend choosing any of the other routes, which have bigger bars.
Q. Will tickets be available for purchase at the door?
A. Yes, a limited number tickets are available at each starting location for $25.
Q. Will you be selling After Party tickets at the door?
A. Yes, after party tickets will be on sale in front of Wokcano at 1413 5th St. for $30 on a first come, first serve basis, as well as a limited number for sale at each route’s starting location.
Q. What if a bar is at capacity?
A. Move along to the next bar on the route, and come back to that location later on in the evening.
Q. Can I get into the bars without a wristband?
A. In order to get into the bars and take advantage of the specials, you must have an official SMPC wristband.
Q. Why Dress Up?
A. Groups in their holiday best – Santas, reindeers, elves, gingerbreads, etc. – can win some amazing prizes in the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt and the Instagram contest. Get a team together, and hunt throughout the crawl for special photo opps and help spread merry cheer. Snap a photo and hashtag #SMPCSpirit on Instagram for your chance to win a special prize!
Q. Where does your donation go?
A. 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. Every $1 raised from the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is equal to four pounds of food – so each ticket can create 40 pounds of food to families in need. More info: www.wsfb.org
Q. Need Transportation?
A. All routes are walkable but should you decide to use transportation, hop on the BIG BLUE BUS, who will be offering unlimited ride passes for $4 here. Santa Monica Free Ride vehicle will also give you a free lift from one route to the next, and will be handing out free Vita Coco Coconut Water.
Tips For Happy Crawling:
- Avoid lines! Pick up your wristband in advance this week from the Westside Food Bank. You can pick up your wristbands from the Westside Food Bank Thurs.-Fri. (Dec. 8-9) from 12:30pm -5:30pm.
- Bring cash! You’ll thank us later.
- Start the crawl at 5PM sharp and spend a max of 1 hr. at each location.
- Choose The Pier Route. The bars are larger and you’ll have an easier time getting a drink (& using the john)