Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

Night of the Drunken Dead

Hollywood Gothique Says:

The Santa Monica Zombie Crawl is an upbeat event, mixing Halloween ambiance with a free-wheeling party vibe – more fun-filled festival than March of the Living Dead, drawing a young crowd eager to lurch and moan from one bar to the next in search of drink specials at a variety of appealing locations. By the end of the evening, the distinction between the living and the non-living is negligible at best – you’ll have so much fun you won’t care whether you’re dead drunk or just dead.

Rusty’s Surf Ranch
256 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-7437

2021 Update: On Hiatus. The event went dark in 2019, then remained closed during the 2020 pandemic. There are no plans to revive it for Halloween 2021, because of lingering concerns about safety during the surge of cases caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl: Overview

The Santa Monica Zombie Crawl takes participating zombies for a tour of pubs and bars on and around the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade, starting at Rusty’s Surf Shack and moving on to such locations as Big Dean’s Oceanfront Cafe, Del Frisco’s Grille, Ye Olde King’s Head, Cabo Cantina, Barney’s Beanery,  and 1212 Santa Monica. Participants get a wristband entitling them to drink special at participating bars. Makeup experts are on site to transform the living into the Walking Dead. Read our Halloween Review: Santa Monica Zombie Crawl here.

The address for the Santa Monica Pier is 200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA . The official website is

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Articles

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