While all of Central Ave. is pretty offbeat, there are quite a few spots where you can truly expect the unexpected. Bring the pups to Dog Bar (2300 block), a hybrid bar/dog park where the pups can play off leash as you savor the beverage of your choice. Pups are also welcome at Brutique (600 block), a beer and wine bar that doubles as a very fashionable boutique. Relax with an expertly brewed kava (or tea) at Grassroots Kava (1000 block). A few doors down, you’ll find Sans Market, a zero-waste shop where you’ll find sustainably made goods and a bounty of houseplants. For absolutely delightful handmade bodycare products, head to ultra-hip Bohemian Rêves (1600 block), which always has a lot of cool stuff hanging around. Nestled in Crislip Arcade on the 600 block, The Merchant offers an amazing selection of locally made products, from soaps and candles to clothing and décor – it's the perfect spot for souvenirs (bonus: there’s a café in back that sells coffee, beer, wine and pastries).