From dive bars to upscale locales, Venice Beach’s carefree spirit has drawn in a mosaic of beloved local drinking establishments and their dedicated patrons from near and far. It’s an incredible place to experience a variety of bar scenes, each bringing something unique to the table. Below, we’ve put together a brief list of a few of the most renowned Venice Beach bars. We hope that you enjoy these awesome watering holes as much as we do!
Where to Go for Good Drinks and a Great Night
First and foremost on our list is Hinano Café. Nestled on the pier, Hinano Café is ideal for beginning your night (or day drinking) with a casual atmosphere in the epitome of a Venice Beach dive bar. Hinano Café’s legendary local history goes back to the days when Jim Morrison could be seen frequenting the joint. Come to this Venice Beach bar for the draft and nitrogen beers, live music, jukeboxes, and pool tables, but be sure to stop by the ATM first, as it is cash-only.
Another old-school favorite (and literally the oldest bar in Venice Beach if not all of Los Angeles), Townhouse and the Del Monte Speakeasy have a long-reaching history of classic sophistication that began in 1915 and carried the area through the Prohibition Era. Order expertly-crafted cocktails while listening to the likes of DJs, burlesque performances, comedy, and live jazz music.
The Otheroom is a trendy Venice Beach bar that exemplifies the best of the Abbot Kinney area. It’s not cheap, but the intimate yet understated atmosphere is perfect for a date night or a classy evening with friends. The beer and wine list is extensive, and will especially please connoisseurs of craft beer.
For gorgeous views and delectable drink offerings, High Rooftop Lounge and Venice Ale House are well-suited Venice Beach bars for your needs. High Rooftop Lounge allows you to gaze out over the city, while Venice Ale House boasts a picturesque beachside location as well as a highly-touted selection of craft beers.
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