The temperature is rising and the fun is heating up in Downtown Culver City. Check in at Melrose Mac or Lundeen’s Gifts and pick up your “Third Wednesday Passport” with a list of participating restaurants, bars and retail establishments – then get it stamped each time you cool off with a sample of Hard Lemonade (virgin options available for the under-21 set). Stop by the Kirk Douglas Theatre to turn your passport in and be entered in a raffle to win summertime prizes. While you’re there, enjoy treats, tours, ticket giveaways and live music from RT and the 44s. Celebrate the longest days of the year with a cocktail under the awning of a shaded patio eatery or a seasonal-inspired menu at one of Downtown Culver City’s fine dining establishments. Hear live music throughout downtown including Marston, Lord of the Cello; Nick Luca, who has performed with such notable artists as Iron & Wine, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos and more; and the Power 106 Coors Mobile DJ Truck with live music mixing and party games all evening long. We make every event a party! Summer is the best time to explore Culver City’s downtown area, Southern California’s best-kept secret, featuring a wonderful mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters, galleries, and unique restaurants opening onto tree-lined streets. Parking is free in municipal structures for up to two hours, or valet parking is available at four convenient Downtown locations.
Bars, restaurants and retail establishments participating in Downtown Culver City’s Third Annual Third Wednesday “Neighborhood Happy Hour & ‘Spiked’ Lemonade Tasting” include:
Akasha (sample “Akasha’s Amazing Spiked Lemonade,” plus half off on all bottles of wines)
Café Vida (sample “Café Vida Spiked Lemonade”)
Culver Hotel (sample “The Culver Lemonade”—Kappa Pisco, passion fruit puree and lemonade—plus $5 Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings)
East Borough (sample “Vietnamese Spiked Lemonade”)
Ford’s Filling Station (sample “Ford’s Spiked Lemonade” plus extended Happy Hour specials and live music on the patio)
Hikari (sample “Hikari’s Hard Lemonade”)
Kirk Douglas Theatre (lemonade and refreshments plus tours, ticket give aways and live music with RT and the 44s)
LaRocco’s Pizzaria (sample Spiked Lemonade, Wine Spritzers and Cheese Pizza, plus Karaoke on the patio and buy one daily special, get extra slice FREE)
Lundeen’s (sample “Lundeen’s Lovely Spiked Lemonade”)
Novecento Pasta and Grill (sample “Italian Spiked Lemonade” plus one free glass of Merlot with entrée purchase)
Rush Street (Sample “Rush Street Spiked Lemonade” on the patio plus The Dudes’ brewing “Tap Takeover” featuring their new Session Ale, Double Trunk IPA, Grandma’s Pecan, Blood Orange & Kolsch Blond Aale. Drafts paired with 6 gourmet rush burgers. $23 dinner prix-fixe menu. 2nd floor lounge, bar & rooftop open all night
Seventy7 (sample “Seventy7 Spiked Lemonade”)
Tender Greens (sample “Tender Greens Spiked Lemonade”)
Wildcraft Pizza (sample “Wildcraft’s Wild Spiked Lemonade”)
The Wallace (sample “Wallace Spiked Lemonade”)
**Plus visit Bottle Rock, City Tavern, Cold Stone Creamery, Kay ‘n Dave’s, Massage Garage, Meet, Rocco’s Tavern and Ugo for Third Wednesday deals and specials.
Wednesday, June 18 from 5 pm–9 pm
**Future summer dates: July 16 (All American Happy Hour) and Aug. 20 (Tropical Staycation Happy Hour)
Downtown Culver City is located just south of the 10 Freeway and east of the 405, between the intersection of Culver and Washington Blvds and Duquesne Ave.