Wurstkuche Venice is essentially the same as Wurstkuche Arts District, just with fewer USC students. There’s the same selection of sausages, ranging from regular bratwurst to very not-regular rattlesnake and rabbit, the same order-at-the-counter set-up, and the same perfect for big groups vibe. It’s ideal for casual weekend beers and hot dogs with a couple of friends, or a giant dinner with all of your friends and an attempt to try every one of the beers on their (long) list.
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Mao’s is as close to a reliable, neighborhood Chinese spot as we have on the Westside.
C&O Trattoria is the beachy Italian neighborhood spot of you (and your parents’) dreams.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The New York health conscious-spot arrives in Venice. The food won’t blow you away, but it’s better than most other options in this part of town.
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Wirsthaus is a sleepy German beer garden in Beverly Grove that has 30-something beers and solid German food.
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The Museum of Jurassic Technology
The rooftop tearoom at the Museum of Jurassic Technology is one of LA’s best - and least well-known - patios.
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.
Little Bear in an all-Belgian restaurant/bar in the Arts District and a great jumping-off place before a night out downtown.
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