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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Nighthawk Breakfast Bar
This Venice bar is home to the late-night breakfast cocktail and a very solid brunch as well.
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
Stanley’s Wet Goods
Stanley’s Wet Goods is a Venice wine shop with a tiny bar for you to post up with a glass of wine and your thoughts.
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572 Social Kitchen + Bar
The American food at 572 Social Kitchen is good, but you're really at this Big Bear spot for the rowdy atmosphere.
Hatch is a modern Southern restaurant in Paso Robles with great rotisserie chicken, whiskey, and a party atmosphere.
Breakfast By Salt’s Cure
Breakfast By Salt’s Cure is one of the best, affordable breakfast spots in West Hollywood.
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Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
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.
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