March 21st, 2017
NCAA action is in full swing and college basketball fans are definitely in their happy place with one eye on their brackets and one on the HD screen. These games have been hugely fun to watch and now that the Second Round is over and we’ve wound down to the Sweet 16 (and by Saturday, the Elite 8!), it’s only getting more exciting. When you have that much stellar entertainment ahead of you, it’s pretty crucial that you find the right venue to take it all in. There’s a lot to consider: Number of TVs, quality of food, beer selection and Happy Hours are the top four factors — and as always, we’re here to figure it out and lay the best Marina del Rey options on the table.
SPORTS HARBOUR — 13484 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey
Yes, Sports Harbour is as divey as you can get but if you’re not into frills, this is a great spot to hang with friends and catch a great NCAA game.
March 14th, 2017
Brush off those lederhosen and dirndls boys and girls because the Irish eyes are smiling down on us March 17th when — you guessed it — St. Patrick’s Day arrives! There are so many ways to celebrate in and around town, like going on the lash with the lads and lassies, hitting a pub that’s jammers or having a gas out on the harbor (yeah, we’ve got the Irish lingo down). You ready for some Marina del Rey-style craic? Take a look at some of your best options below, choose wisely and then have the best Irish holiday ever. Remember, if you’re planning on getting langered, arrange an Uber or Lyft to shuttle you about town. Safety first! Cheers to Paddy Day shenanigans!
4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey
March 7th, 2017
Happy National Pancake Day, Marina del Rey friends! This is your day to celebrate the delicious, starchy, “more syrup please!” miracle that is the pancake (preferably with a big ole stack at your favorite Marina breakfast spot). Since this “holiday” is actually a gigantic deal at IHOP, you’ll naturally want to head to the Marina-area location at some point today. Especially since they have a very cool charity deal tied in that makes it hard to resist (read below for details!).
But that’s not the only game in town — not even close. Because if you’re a true pancake lover, you’ll save IHOP for dinner and head to one of our quaint little (spectacular) dining destinations for a breakfast stack of homemade pancake goodness right now. Are we suggesting you have pancakes for TWO meals today? Of course we are. Consider it a National Pancake Day challenge. Are you up for it? Let’s go!
February 28th, 2017
Marina del Rey has got some major March mojo going on with a ton of great stuff happening all around us. Feel like influencing a popular restaurant’s menu? Get ready to wield your tasting power. Interested in some on-the-water jazz with a side of French toast? Done! How about running say… 26.2 miles and then grabbing a free beer? Go to it. This month has some big fun on the agenda so open that calendar app and get tapping. You’ll want to get in on at least one of these events.
February 15th, 2017
Pantone’s 2017 color of the year may be in a shade of green — but when February comes around, it’s all about RED, people. Because (in case you didn’t know), this month happens to be American Heart Month, where the nation shines a light on cardiovascular health. In Marina del Rey, keeping our cardio powering on should be pretty easy with all of the outdoor activities happening around town — but we’ve all been there when work gets busy, life gets hectic and we’re just not taking care of ourselves as well as we should be. That’s why it’s so important to talk about cardiovascular health, and American Heart Month starts the conversation and gets us thinking about what we can do for ourselves and others.
Here are a few ideas to make the most of this month (and keep it going!).