Venice Ale House is right off the Boardwalk, serving lunch, dinner, and lots of beer on tap - it could easily be a sticky, overpriced tourist trap. But, maybe because it’s slightly further down the Boardwalk and most tourists have already settled on the place they’re going to spill their beer on the floor, it’s actually a relaxed spot for day and early-evening drinking (it’s only open till midnight on weekends, and 9pm weekdays). The food menu is weirdly health-focused, but the beer is great, it’s easy to find a seat, and you’re right on the beach.
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Scopa Italian Roots
Scopa serves very solid Italian-American food, but this Venice spot is more about having a fun night out.
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The Rooftop Grill
Beverly Hills has no shortage of hotel rooftop pool bars, but The Rooftop Grill at The Montage is far and away the best one.
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Neighbor on Abbot Kinney is a great place to grab drinks and a bite with friends while you discuss your future beach homes.
Venice Beach Wines
Venice Beach Wines is solid, low-key spot to grab a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
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