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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American Beauty is a new steakhouse in Venice, and pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Venice steakhouse - in the best possible way.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
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Friends & Family
Friends & Family is an East Hollywood all-day cafe that’s about to become part of your everyday routine.
Thyme Cafe and Market
Thyme Cafe in Santa Monica is a great neighborhood spot for breakfast when you don't feel like waiting two hours to eat.
Pico is a fantastic American restaurant in Los Alamos that’s worth the drive, no matter where you live.
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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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