The Venice Boardwalk isn’t generally a place we advise people to go drink, but The Waterfront is the exception. The sprawling neighborhood bar/cafe has actually been around since the mid-90s, but recently underwent a big renovation that includes a brand new patio, an updated food menu, and plenty of decorative surfboards (of course). The weekend crowd is definitely filled with more tech bros than a Snapchat singles mixer, but this is Venice - it just comes with the territory.
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The Brig is last dive bar amongst the designer swimsuit shops and girls taking photos of coffee on Abbot Kinney Blvd..
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
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Baran’s 2239 is a Hermosa Beach neighborhood spot that will make you feel like you’re at a potluck.
Little Pine is seemingly the most stereotypical LA restaurant in history. Except one thing - they aren't worried about it.
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Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
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