With Flywheel Santa Monica officially open, we asked our rockstar SaMo team to share their favorite places to dine, drink, and explore in the neighborhood. Read on to see where to grab a summer cocktail, fuel post-class, and of course–take in the view.
ASHLEY ENGER: Flywheel Santa Monica Studio Manager
Where to grab the perfect cup of Joe: Philz Coffee on Santa Monica Blvd and 6th Street, I’m OBSESSED! They make personalized single brew coffee, my favorite is an iced Ecstatic made “the house way”.
Where to stretch it out: Stretchlab! After hearing amazing things about Stretchlab for years I finally went to the location on Montana Ave (they also have one in Venice and West Hollywood) and it was so good! I was able to have my flexologist customize stretches based on muscle groups that I wanted to focus on. I left feeling more flexible and so relaxed, I can’t wait to go back!
Where to find the best view: Temscal Canyon Park in the Palisades! There are great hiking trails where you can see views of the ocean on a clear day from Malibu to Manhattan Beach. Once you’ve got your sweat on hiking go straight to the beach to cool down and enjoy the beautiful ocean!
Where to fuel: There are SO many great food options on the Westside. Some of my favorites after a Flywheel ride are Sweetgreen, Sweetfin Poke and of course Bay Cities Italian Deli.
Where to cheers to your PR: I love the penthouse bar at The Huntley Hotel. It’s an enclosed bar with practically wall to wall windows, so the view of Santa Monica is incredible! A hidden gem is Ingo’s Tasty Diner, sit at the bar and order the “Diego Rivera”!
LAURA THOMAS: Flywheel Santa Monica Instructor
Where to grab the perfect cup of Joe: I’m Peet’s loyal!
Where to stretch it out: I personally love to sweat, sculpt and stretch at SoHo Yoga.
Where to find the best view: The view from my street in Manhattan Beach is darn near perfect.
Where to fuel: OBSESSED with Blue Plate Oysterette.
Where to cheers to your PR: The Strand House, Fig, Bodega Wine Bar.
MEGHAN O’DONOGHUE: Flywheel Santa Monica Instructor
Where to grab the perfect cup of Joe: Philz.
Where to stretch it out: The amazing community courtyard space in front of our FLYWHEEL studio!
Where to find the best view: Penthouse at the Huntley.
Where to fuel: Thai Dish (their spicy noodles are a great balance of carbs, protein, and fat.)
Where to cheers to your PR: Makai on ocean.