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Beach Bar
“Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park & Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, boutiques & coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of (Venice) canals is surrounded by modernist homes. Venice Beach has been featured in many movies, t.v shows & music videos. ”
302local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“This rooftop bar/restaurant has nice ambiance and is a great place for take in the sunset. Great place to meet up for drinks. ”
357local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Very popular and embodies the (new) Venice bohemian, rich, grungy, celebrity scene. You can spend a lot here because of all the tasty options, but the atmosphere is casual and energetic, and it's a great value for the quality. New American, farm-to-table food. This is the one place I'll happily wait in line for.”
527local recommendations
Lounge
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“The Lakers, ESPN Zone, Lucky Strike Bowling, Restaurants - Los Angeles Downtown area is expanding with activities, eateries and art galleries”
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Lounge
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“Great spot to see and be seen. Indoor, outdoor. Be ready for expensive drinks and gorgeous people -- twentysomething and up. Ping pong, pool, twinkling lights above! Check out 800 degree pizza at the end of the night.”
254local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“Located next to Intelligentsia Cafe, Cafe Stella serves a classic French bistro menu. There is also a bar that gets busy at night. ”
286local recommendations
Gay Bar
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“Famous gay bar in the heart of West Hollywood with very friendly people and fun loving go go dancers! ”
231local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Lots of beers on tap. Cocktails. Sake Coco Bombs. Iconic beachfront bar. Great first stop on an evening out. The beach spots tend to close earlier than the rest.”
203local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Gorgeous bar with unique, stylish interior design. A patio surrounded by charming olive trees. Separate whiskey room where you can unwind with some dark liquor. An extensive and creative cocktail list. A delicious menu ranging from fine dining to affordable pizzas. And a very stylish crowd.”
181local recommendations
Hotel
“The rooftop bar is an LA bucket list item, and poolside during the day with a cocktail is great during the summer.”
172local recommendations
Gastropub
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“about a 15min walk from here (I walk fast) here is a nice route that takes you OVER the highway with a classic view of DownTown L.A. Also bluela.com is an electric car share the mayor just wanted installed at the corner of Temple and Alvarado (a 5-10min walk) Otherwise if you want to walk to Sunset Blvd... here is a nicer way to wAlk that will take you OVER the highway and has a great view of downtown Walk to down our street Coronado Terrace - left on Temple st -left at Rosemont This will take you past the Rosemont elementary school - you’ll see the view of downtown (over pass highway) - continue in this direction to STARBUCKS RESERVE located at Sunset Blvd and Mohawk”
208local recommendations
Café
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“Great for coffee and pastry, or a full meal. Beautiful at night on the patio with lights wrapped around the trees.”
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Burger Joint
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“Best Burger on the West side. And sawdust on the floors. And pool tables. And, well, Jim Morrison used to hang out here. ”
186local recommendations
Hotel Bar
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“The quintessential L.A. hotel for hollywood types in a beautiful setting. Get a drink or an (expensive) hamburger.”
186local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“Breakfast to dinner menu that ranges a French point of view, with pockets of New American and even Asian influences that appeal to nearly everyone. A bit on the higher scale of $$$ -- check menu online...In many cases expect an outdoor line to wait and be seated.”
151local recommendations
Bar
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“A local institution known for its hospitality, The Venice Whaler has been welcoming locals and visitors since 1944. Whether you need an escape from reality or just crave an impromptu celebration, The Venice Whaler is an infamous purveyor of magical sunsets, killer margaritas and world-famous fish tacos. More bar-y. A fabulous upstairs bar and seating area great for watching the sunsets.”
143local recommendations