Rooftop bars, sidewalk patios, and decks for drinking in the sunshine are what you will find at Venice Beach. Bars and lounges in this laid-back neighborhood feature sexy beachside locations, fantastic ocean views and the Venice Beach Boardwalk's constant parade of colorful characters. Become one yourself when you explore the bars and clubs of Venice Beach.
One of the most colorful neighborhoods in America, Venice Beach is loved for its warm weather, cool ocean breezes and fun parade of characters that give the area a distinct and amusing personality. Take advantage of the blue skies and sunshine and explore Venice Beach bars and clubs during the day. Numerous ocean side decks, rooftop lounges and patios on the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk offer cold drinks and cool crowds, from the legendary Sidewalk Cafe to the new Venice Ale House.
Relax and kick back as you drink in the views of the Pacific Ocean at sexy beach bars, indulge in people-watching over cocktails at boardwalk cafes or catch a local band at a live music venue. Happy hour is popular at bars in Venice Beach, with deals on food and drink at the area's sports bars, dive joints and pubs. Hit up the Venice Whaler with the surfing crowd after dark, or head towards the Venice Pier and the Washington Square area for a more upscale experience. And don't miss Abbot Kinney Boulevard, an artsy, off-the-beaten-path destination popular for its First Friday art walk and hip venues including a wine bar, microbrewery and jazz lounge. - Shilo Urban
Venice, Italy isn't the only place that you'll find canals. Venice Beach also boasts mad-made canals, commissioned in 1905 by eccentric developer Abbot Kinney as part of his "Venice of America" plan you can still explore them on foot today!