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Directions to Venice Beach

DIRECTIONS TO VENICE BEACH

Getting to Venice Beach is quite simple. Take the 405 Freeway from either direction to Venice Boulevard. Exit West and drive until you reach sand. Parking is available at the end of Venice Boulevard right on the beach. Daily rates range from $3 to $10 depending upon the time of year. There is parking available between North and South Venice Boulevard West of Lincoln Boulevard. These lots are within walking distance, and free shuttle service is available.

 

Parking is readily available in the area. There are city parking lots located on right next to the beach. Daily rates range from $4 to $15 depending upon the time of year. These lots are within walking distance. There are also several private parking lots near the beach near Windward Ave., Venice Blvd and Rose Ave. These private lots can cost as much as $25 per day. Parking on the beach fills up quickly, so start your day early. On weekends additional parking is available at Westminster Elementary School. Enter on Main Street and park for only $5. This is an excellent place to park if you are going to the beach, or shopping on antique shopping on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Additional Abbot Kinney parking may be found in several lots along Electric Avenue – one street East of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Additional parking is available in Marina del Rey. Free shuttles are available at many lots during the summer months. Please see our parking guide for more information.


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
www.metro.netLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) – The MTA is the major operator of bus and rail service in Los Angeles County. In addition, we provide transportation planning, rail construction and multi-modal transit services for the entire region. We update this site regularly, so please come back often.Xpress Shuttle
www.supershuttle.comProviding low-cost airport shuttle service for Los Angeles International Airport and all other major Southern California airports.

Self Guided Walking Tour of the Venice Murals

By VenicePaparazzi.com

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Check out the “Tour of Venice Murals” on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

ADMISSION FEE: Free

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone

TOUR OF VENICE MURALS ON THE VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK: Look for the concrete barrier that divides the parking lot and the Venice Beach Boardwalk between Navy and Rose Ave. There are images and text of current and past murals of Venice and L.A.

ABOUT: The Tour of Venice Murals was created by the Social and Public Art Resource Center, and is dedicated to the Venice Community, the muralists, and to all of you who care about mural preservation. Become a member and help SPARC continue the mural legacy of Los Angeles. SPARC has been part of making Los Angeles the “Mural Capital of the World” since 1976. For more information on Sparc and how to save murals in L.A., visit http://www.sparcmurals.org. SPARC. 685 Venice Blvd. Veice, CA 90291 30.833.9560.

Click here to to view image of the tour as well as Venice murals images found scattered in Venice by Emily Winters, Rip Cronk, Chase and more.

Also, check out Betsy Goldman’s Venice Murals and Public Art Walking Tour. Her photos are labeled. Great work Betsy! I love your website.  www.betsysellsvenice.com

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Look what I found, via Google. Thanks to the Venice Chamber of Commerce for this self guided tour. Click here for “VENICE SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF MURALS AND PUBLIC ART” pdf form.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY TWO: VENICE SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF MURALS AND PUBLIC ART

VENICE SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF MURALS AND PUBLIC ART: This self-guided walking tour includes almost two dozen murals, historic and modern architecture and contemporary and controversial public art. Covering approximately three miles, the tour is on level ground and is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

SUGGESTED TIME: a leisurely three hours.

ADMISSION FEE: Free

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone

An abbreviated tour with half the walking is possible, using bus part way each way (note instructions). Free parking is available at SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center), 685 Venice Boulevard (310- 822-9560). The tour can also be done by bicycle or roller-skates. Bicycles and skates can be rented at the beach. This tour can be taken any day of the year. Note, however, that SPARC and the VENICE POST OFFICE with its historic mural showing Abbot Kinney, founder of Venice and his dream city Venice-of- America, are both closed on Sunday.

Begin your tour at SPARC, an historic art deco building erected in 1929 and once used as the Venice Police Station and City Jail. Enter SPARC (M-F, 10-5; Sat, 10-4) and visit the unique gallery converted from an original cellblock. Before leaving, stop in to see the folklore shop.

Leaving SPARC, turn left. Around the comer of the building are two frescoes. Unlike most murals, frescoes are painted directly into wet plaster, the ancient technique used by Michelangelo and Da Vinci, and revived in the 20th Century by the Mexican mural masters. The street-facing mural, The Fifth Sun, El Quinto Sol is public art in the life of the city. The parking lot-facing mural, City of Angels is by the fresco workshop that Vigil led in the summer of 1992.

Step next door to your right when leaving SPARC’s front door, to the Mission-style building, once Venice City Hall and now BEYOND BAROQUE. A center for literary and performing arts, poetry readings and special events, BEYOND BAROQUE also houses a unique bookstore with small press editions, used books, and other information of literary interest. There is a small gallery upstairs (T-F, 10-5, Sat, 12-5).

Leave BEYOND BAROQUE. If you wish to take a bus at this point, the stop for RTD #33 is just a few steps west (the direction you are heading after leaving SPARC) on Venice Boulevard. Or you may wish to walk west on Venice Boulevard to the next bus stop at the comer of Abbot Kinney Boulevard if you want to see Tokyo Station, described below. The #33 bus will let you off at the traffic circle by the VENICE POST OFFICE, where you will resume the walking tour.

By foot, turn right out of BEYOND BAROQUE, heading west toward the ocean along Venice Boulevard. The first traffic light you come to is Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Turn right onto Abbot Kinney Boulevard. On your right side, set in from the boulevard behind building # 1639, you will see TOKYO STATION with its Japanese-style roof. Since this is now a private dwelling, simply notice the building’s exterior. The station got its amusing name because it was built so distant from the existing city that residents said it was “almost as far away as Tokyo.”

Back on Venice Boulevard, one block past Abbot Kinney Boulevard, veer right on Grand Boulevard. This street was the original “Grand Canal”, one of Venice’s original seven miles of canals which you will see depicted in the mural in the VENICE POST OFFICE. Along Grand Boulevard note the many cottages. These were summer residences in Venice’s heyday, also visible in the POST OFFICE mural. At #517 Grand Boulevard note the folk art installation on the front lawn of the “Temple of Wisdom.”
Continue on Grand Boulevard to Windward Circle, site of the original outdoor lagoon, the heart of Abbot Kinney’s Venice-of-America. The spot where you are standing, the one undeveloped corner now used as a postal annex parking lot, was the site of Abbot Kinney’s house. Note that all the streets converging at the lagoon were originally canals. Visualize that there were boats and gondolas on these waterways.

Three buildings of note surround the circle, all designed by architect Steven Ehrlich. Opposite you across the circle is the ACE MARKETPLACE. The pulleys on the facade of the building represent the pulleys on the dredge boats used to dig the canals. Clockwise at the three o’clock position, the three story building with colonnades is the semi-reconstruction of the old Antlers Hotel. Clockwise at eight o’clock is the roller coaster building paying homage to the 1911 “Race through the Clouds,” the first roller coaster on the West Coast originally located nearby.

Continuing clockwise stands the VENICE POST OFFICE. Open every day except Sunday, its lobby features a 1941 mural by Edward Biberman entitled Kinney’s Dream. Abbot Kinney, who made his fortune in cigarettes in the 1870′s, founded the city of Venice in 1905 along the Pacific Shore in a swampy area with little population. He originally envisioned his Venice-of-America as a flourishing center for performing arts, educational activities, Italian architecture, and a network of canals recalling European Venice. Biberman’s mural depicts amusement concessions (always more popular than the cultural attractions), gondolas, and drilling rigs for the oil that was discovered a number of years after the city was founded. In the mural you will also see some of the summer cottages you passed on Grand Boulevard

Turn left out of the POST OFFICE and lead west toward the ocean on Windward Avenue. Crossing Pacific Avenue, you come to a line of original Venice colonnaded buildings with capitals designed by Italian artist/sculptor Felix Peano, replicating colonnades in Venice, Italy. At #64 Windward Avenue step out into the street to get a better view of the facade, which is the mural Hi-De-Ho and Penny Lane by Art Mortimer (1979) depicting a $64 bill with a street scene. At #52 Windward Avenue you will see the Town House, originally Menotti’s Buffet (1915), with the name still visible on the original tile floor. The 1915 murals in the basement depict landscape scenes of early Southern California, including some romanticized canal views.

Across the street at #21 Windward Avenue is the 1904 Venice Beach Hotel, a jazz club now, which in the heyday of the city, was called the St. Charles Hotel. Three murals adorn this building. The St. Charles Painting by Terry Schoonhoven (1978) on the east side is a mirror reflection of Windward Avenue toward Pacific Avenue. Lost Art by Rip Cronk (1990) on the facade is a trompe l’oeil that includes arches, windows, and bricks. Notice the lady in the upper floor window. Most visitors to Venice walk right by this mural without ever noticing it. On the hotel’s west wall is Rip Cronk’s Venice Reconstituted (1989), a parody of Botticelli. This mural shows Ocean Front Walk with familiar locals such as turbanned roller- skating musician Harry Perry, sidewalk pianist Berry “The Lion” Gordon, the artist himself on the gold wall, and the controversial Aztec Indian boy – controversial because it was the Gabrielino Indians who were native to this area, not Aztecs. This mural, sponsored by SPARC, appeared in Steve Martin’s film “L.A. Story” and in the movie “White Men Can’t Jump.” As you continue your tour up Ocean Front Walk keep your eye out for turbanned Harry Perry who is frequently seen skating along the walk with his electronic guitar.

You are now standing on Speedway. From here you can look south and see Morning Shot, the blue mural of the Doors’ rock star Jim Morrison, painted by Rip Cronk in 1991.

From the hotel, turn north on Ocean Front Walk (ocean to your left, East Coasters!). Two blocks north, turn right onto Horizon Avenue to see the mural on the north wall of the SIDEWALK CAFE by Scott Dosch (1990). Sidewalk Cafe depicts the typical activity inside this historic and very popular eating establishment.

One block further, at Westminster Avenue, look north for a good view of Venice Beach, another mural by Rip Cronk (1990) on the south-facing wall of the tall Beach House Building. In this trompe l’oeil painting the artist is spray-painting Venice across the sky.

At the next comer, Clubhouse Avenue, you see two murals side-by-side, both by Rip Cronk. Rip Tide on the left and Ocean Swell on the right (both 1990) are photorealistic depictions of waves and whitecaps, the latter accented with red and gold motifs. Behind you, on the north-facing wall of Clubhouse Avenue, is A Forest Scene by Scott Dosch (1992). Painted entirely with spray cans, this somber scene of a grove of trees was sponsored by the Venice Beach Artist Fellowship.

At the next comer, Wavecrest Avenue, enjoy the mural on the north-facing wall of the tall BEACH HOUSE BUILDING. This Rip Cronk painting, Homage to a Starry Night (1990) is a tribute to Vincent van Gogh, made to resemble his painting “Starry Night”.

Two blocks north, at #909 Ocean Front Walk, you will see the remaining portion of a classical view of the Santa Monica Bay by Terry Schoonhoven (1988) in Landscape with Musicians. Here, as with many other outdoor murals, life span is often cut short due to fading from the sun, erosion by natural elements, graffiti, or building alteration/demolition.

For a brief side trip, turn right and walk east to #17 Brooks Avenue. Here you will find the Samson mural by Tracy Lee and Arnold Vest (1991), commissioned by the owner of the building at the time the USSR was dissolving and major global transformations were occurring. On the other side of the street, at #26 Brooks Avenue, you will see two older pop art murals which mirror another mural at/ #48 Brooks Avenue up the block. This is a unique example of a single mural concept spread out over three walls several buildings apart.

At # 801 Ocean Front Walk, a block north at Park Avenue, Endangered Species, a SPARC sponsored mural by Emily Winters (1990), depicts the Venice Beach community and raises the issue of the misuse of technology.

Continue north on Ocean Front Walk. Past Paloma Avenue, you will see Charlie Chaplin’s Gingerbread Court (1913). No one knows why it is called after the famous silent film star because he never lived in Venice. What is known is that his first movie “Kid Auto Races at Venice,” was filmed in Venice in 1914.

Continue north three blocks to # 201 Ocean Front Walk. Here, at the comer of Ozone Avenue, you will find the ISRAEL LEVIN SENIOR ADULT CENTER. On its walls is the SPARC mural Marc Chagall Comes to Venice Beach by Christina Schlesinger (1991). This painting pays tribute to the Eastern European shtetl culture celebrated in Chagall’s paintings, while acknowledging Jewish contribution to Los Angeles life. The Yiddish poem at the comer was written and translated by Dora Bayrack, a much-published poet who attends the Center. The Hebrew inscription from the Torah at the other end is, fittingly for a senior center, the fifth commandment, “Honor thy father and thy mother.”

Walk east on Ozone Avenue. When you reach Pacific Avenue, turn left and walk one block north to Navy Avenue where you turn right. Continue on Navy Avenue and, straight ahead of you on the south side of the street, look up over the parking entrance to see the metal sculpture Harmonic Arch by Guy Dill. This sculpture and the building it adorns, the VENICE RENAISSANCE, date from 1989.

Continue to the comer of Main Street and turn right. As you walk south on Main Street, along the VENICE RENAISSANCE, notice the capitals on the columns along the way. These are recreations of Felix Peano’s original capitals that you saw on Windward Avenue. At the south comer of the building, perhaps best seen from diagonally across Main Street, is the Ballerina Clown by Jonathan Borofsky (1989). This sculpture is unusual, with its continually moving parts, and controversial, for its zany depiction of a ballerina with a male clown head.

You are now standing across the street from the bright red VENICE FIREHOUSE (NE comer of Main Street and Rose Avenue), the original fire company of the Venice/Ocean Park area dating from 1909. You can see the entranceway for the horse-drawn firefighting carriages.

A few steps farther east on Rose Avenue you can view the rose murals at the ROSE CAFE. This site was formerly a Gas Company dispatch office.

Return to Main Street, cross to the west side and head south to see the complex on modem buildings that used to be home to the internationally renowned Chiat/Day advertising office. Venice-based architect Frank Gehry designed the two buildings flanking the three-story Binoculars by artist Claes Oldenburg (1991). In the lens of each is a conference room. You may wish to step into the lobby to see the uniquesecurity desk which is fashioned from a sprawling natural tree trunk.

One block south, at Sunset Avenue, turn left and see the Earth Crew mural (1991) at Gold’s Gym. Be sure to see both the north and south facing walls. Full of evocative imagery, this lively spray-painted mural makes many points. But, overall, it is an urgent plea to respect Mother Nature. Return to Main Street. If you would like to end your walking tour here, you can board RTD#33 on the west side of Main Street heading south, which continues down Venice Boulevard and back to SPARC.

Once again, thanks to the Venice Chamber of Commerce for this self guided tour.

Click here for “VENICE SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF MURALS AND PUBLIC ART” pdf form.

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SPARC. 685 Venice Blvd. Veice, CA 90291 30.833.9560.

For more information on Sparc and how to save murals in L.A., visit http://www.sparcmurals.org.

Click here to to view image of the “Tour of Venice Murals on the Venice Beach Boardwalk”, as well as Venice murals images scattered in Venice by Emily Winters, Rip Cronk, Chase and more.

Also, check out Betsy Goldman’s Venice Murals and Public Art Walking Tour. Her photos are labeled. Great work Betsy! I love your website.  www.betsysellsvenice.com

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ALSO , DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE VENICE PUBLIC ART WALLS, A.K.A THE VENICE GRAFFITI WALLS. Click here for more photos.

Venice Beach Sunsets

By VenicePaparrazzi.com

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All photos by Venice Paparazzi  Edizen Stowell.  Venice Paparazzi.  www.venicepaparazzi.com

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Watch a Venice Sunset. Perfect for dates, family outings, meditation, etc. Also, why not plan a sunset beach jog or walk.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Everyone.

ADMISSION FEE: Free

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BEST TIME OF YEAR TO WATCH A SUNSET IN VENICE: Everyday, however make it a point to watch a sunset during the winter months. This is when the sunsets are the most amazing. That is when the colors are most concentrated and the sunsets drop directly west into the Pacific Ocean. During the summer months, the sunsets fall behind the Santa Mountains.

CLICK HERE FOR SUNSET TIMES:

BEST LOCATIONS TO WATCH A SUNSET IN VENICE: Everywhere but if you want to watch a view from a high angle, check out the best 360 degree view of Venice at High’s Rooftop Lounge.

ABOUT HIGH: High perched atop the Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean. High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air lounge, where the nightly susnet is the main event.

HIGH takes full advantage of its outdoor rooftop location and delivers breathtaking, nearly 360 degree views of the city, from famed Muscle Beach and the Boardwalk below to the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. With an inviting, “no velvet ropes” attitude and a comfortable, contemporary design, tourists and locals alike mingle and enjoy a drink menu of premium handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, interesting wines and light snacks. Whether you’re here to try out a new cocktail, relax with some friends or simply to check out the view, there’s no better lounge in Venice Beach than High.

NOTE: HIGH Rooftop Lounge Winter Hours:

We look forward to the return of the summer breeze and full-time sunshine, but for now, please visit our rooftop lounge on Fridays from 4pm-11:30pm and Saturdays from 1pm to 11:30pm. HIGH will be close Sunday through Thursday.
HIGH is located in Hotel Erwin. 1697 Pacific Avenue. Los Angeles (Venice), CA 90291. 310.452.1111. High’s website

 

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ABOUT SUNSETS: Following insert from Wikipedia

Sunset is the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon as a result of the Earth’s rotation. The atmospheric conditions created by the setting of the sun, occurring before and after it disappears below the horizon, are also commonly referred to as “sunset”.

The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment the trailing edge of the sun’s disk disappears below the horizon in the west. Due to refraction of light in the atmosphere, the ray path of the setting sun is highly distorted near the horizon making the apparent astronomical sunset occur when the sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. Sunset should not be confused with dusk, which is the moment at which darkness falls, when the sun is about eighteen degrees below the horizon. The period between the astronomical sunset and dusk is called twilight.

ADDITIONAL VENICE SUNSET PHOTOS:

All photos by Venice Paparazzi  Edizen Stowell.  Venice Paparazzi.  www.venicepaparazzi.com

Boxing and speedbag platforms located at the Sandpit. 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291.

All photos by Venice Paparazzi  Edizen Stowell.  Venice Paparazzi.  www.venicepaparazzi.com

Young girl climbing the rope at the sandpit. 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291.

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Family outing. Photo taken at the V-Structure, at the end of Windward Ave and the beach.

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Public Art Walls and the V-Structure, at the end of Windward Ave and the beach.

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Sailboat at sunset.

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Summer sunset at the beach.

Where to Find Cheap Drinks in Venice California

Cheap drinks rule!!!

By Alex @ VenicePaparazzi.com

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Alex here bringing you the inside tips on where to find cheap drinks and cocktails in Venice California.

Everybody likes to have a tasty beverage and to not go broke doing it. Sure, happy hours rule,  but what if you want to batch a cuzz and it does not happen to be during the hour of happiness?  Well, dear reader, I will impart some valuable information upon thee in regards to said dilemma.  There are some very cool spots in our town that have great drink special not during happy hour.

La Cabana shreds!!! 738 Rose Ave., Venice, CA

Everyone in Venice who is not in AA should know about LC’s daily promotions.  They read like an alcoholic’s wish-list. he he he, Just kidding Bill W. Here are a few of there all day long deals: Mon.- $4 house margarita’s, Thurs.-$2 Tecate-, Friday- $5 Patron shots.  www.lacabanavenice.com

Trip- 2101 Lincoln., Santa Monica, CA

Though not technically in Venice, this place is so cool that I had to include it. Club Trip is open at 11:00 a.m. everyday and has $2 pints of Bud Light all day long.  As well, they have live music every night.  So, you can go in for lunch, pound some brews and end up staying around to hear some bands.  Sounds like a good day!  www.tripsantmonica.com

Nikki’s –  72 Market., Venice, CA

This one takes a little planning.  First, get yourself a hard copy of the Venice Paparazzi “Local Deals” card.  Next,  get on over to Nikki’s and show it to the bartender.  With the VP Local Deals card, Nikki’s offers two for one, well wine and draft during non-happy hour hours.  What a cool card, and what a cool bar!  Right on Kevin!  www.nikkivenice.com

Hotel Erwin’s High-  1697 Pacific., Venice, CA

Here is a sweet one.  Go to Erwin’s killer rooftop lounge–they have great appetizers, drinks (Mimosa’s, Bloody Mary’s and Beer) plus an incredible view of Venice.  WOW!!!  Mmmmmm, thirsty!  www.hotelerwin.com

Sidewalk Cafe- 1401 Oceanfront., Venice, CA

Okay all you night owls, here it is.  The SW has the sic action on Fri. and Sat. night.  So, if you find yourself parched after 11:00 p.m. and near the boardwalk, then hit up sidewalk and enjoy: $8 pitchers and $2.50 pints of Bud products, $3 well drink, $4 Margaritas and $5 shots of Jack, Stoli and Herrradura.  Now that is a recipe for a disaster… oohhh yeeaaahhh!  Enjoy.  www.thesidewalkcafe.com

O’Brien’s- 2941 Main Street., Santa Monica, CA

Okay, all I have to say is $5 pints of Stone IPA, all day every day.  Now, $5 a pint might not seem like a super extraordinary deal, unless, that is, it is Stone IPA.  One Stone is easily worth two regular brews.  So, that is really like two pints for $5, and that is a great deal.  Stone rules!! www.obriensonmain.com

Danny’s- 23 Windward Ave., Venice, CA

As long as we are talking about wicked pints for $5, then we must mention that Danny’s sells Los Angeles’ own Angel City Stout, which is 10% ABV for $5 all day, everyday.  Another case of the old one pint gets you more smashed than two.  And it is locally brewed, so it is eco-friendly.  Who knew environmentalism was so much fun. www.dannysvenice.com

Well there you have it reader, the inside line on inexpensive drinks during non-happy hour hours.  As always, use this information wisely, catch a buzz,and I will see you around.

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Let us know where to find cheap drinks in the neighborhood!

Venice beach food and dining — Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch Locations On Weekends

Breakfast, brunch or lunch locations during the weekends in Venice.

Here are some of our local Venice Beach food and dining picks for weekends.

Brickhouse Kitchen:  Where the locals eat!  Indoor and outdoor patio. Huge variety and large portions.  .
826 Hampton Ave.  |  brickhousevenice.com  |  310.581.1639
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Cabo Cantina. Cabo Cantina is the ultimate sports event and pay-per-view fight destination with giant frothy margaritas, a fire pit, outdoor patio & tasty mexican favorites. Open 11am – 2am daily     $9.95 Bottomless Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s Fri – Sun.

Check out all of Cabo Cantina’s neighborhood specials.
30 Washington Blvd.  |   thecabocantina.com  | 310.306.2500

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Danny’s Venice:  An eclectic eatery offering a mix of California cuisine & comfort food favorites.  Open from 11am – 2am daily. Breakfast served til’ 3pm.   Kitchen closes at  1am. Bar open ‘til 2am.  Home of the original 1906 Venice Gondola & Rip Cronk’s “Hobnobbing in Venice” mural.   $3 Mimosas & $5 Bloody Marys all day Saturday and Sunday at Danny’s
23 Windward Ave.  |  dannysvenice.com | 310.566.5610
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Dry Tour :  Dry Tour offers a fresh, seasonally changing menu featuring everything from shareable plates and a potato bar to gourmet Paninis, cheese & charcuterie plates, and decadent desserts. Our wine list showcases both boutique California wines and vintages from around the globe. We also offer hand-crafted cocktails and premium beers.
80 Windward Ave.  Venice, CA 90291   |     310.399.8811   |    www.drytour.com

Dry Tour’s Sunday Funday. $8 Homemade Bloody Mary, Pomegranate Margarita, El Capitan and The JZ . Noon – 7 p.m.

Dry Tour’s Sangria Saturdays. Sangria – $8. Noon to 7pm

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Figtree’s Cafe:  Boardwalk patio dining!   Figtree’s Cafe and Grill offers Happy hour breakfast from 8 – 9 a.m. daily  -50% OFF entire menu & non-alcoholic beverages. Figtree is another great place to people watch on the Venice Boardwalk.
429 Oceanfront Walk   |  figtreescafe.com |  310. 392.4983
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French Market Cafe:   Traditional French food and style.  A gourmet food and wine store and a kitchen/café.  Open for breakfast Mon- Fri.  7am-    5pm &  Sat.- Sun. 8am-5pm.
2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd.  |  frenchmarket-cafe.com  |  310. 577.9775
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James Beach:  Cocktails & Dining “Beach Style.”  Try their Mexican breakfast  and bloody Mary.   Saturday & Sunday brunch.  Outdoor patio and indoor seating available. Menu features a wide variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian items. Beautiful outdoor patio. Home of the “I Love You Man” fish tacos.
Sat & Sun Brunch. 11:00am – 3:00pm
Lunch: 11:30 to 3pm W-F. Weekend brunch 11am – 3pm. Bar open  ‘til 2am.
60 North Venice Blvd.   |  jamesbeach.com  |  310.823-5396  

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Larry’s:  26 draft beers, food, global wines & outdoor patio. Sun-Thurs 11:30am -12am & Fri & Sat 11:30 am – 1am.  24 Windward Ave.   |   larrysvenice.com   |   310.399.2700

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Nikki’s:  Sports bar with a party!  Daily happy hour:  1/2 price on select apps, drafts, well and house wine.  Extended happy hour on Friday:  4 – 9pm.   Satellite sports packages shown here.  Late night dining ‘til 1am. Open M-F at 4pm. Open weekends at 10am for $6 breakfast menu and $3 bloody mary’s & mimosas.  All day Sports on 7 big Screens
72 Market Street. |   nikkivenice.com  |  310.450-3010

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Mercedes’ Grille.  Cuban fusion cuisine.  Outdoor patio. Open 7:30 am daily.
Free freshly baked muffins served before breakfast.  Also, note Mercede herself handpicks the flowers that are your table from the Farmer’s Market every Friday.   www.mercedesgrille.com.    14 Washington Blvd. |   | 310.827.6209
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The Sidewalk Cafe. Located on the Venice Boardwalk at Venice Beach, the Sidewalk Cafe is an ideal location to eat, drink and people watch. Serving a variety of American, Mexican and Italian cuisine, in addition to signature drinks from the full bar, Sidewalk Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  20% off  your bill from 8-11 am/pm with this list!

1401 Ocean Front Walk  Venice, CA 90291   (310) 399-5547 www.thesidewalkcafe.com

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Venice Beach Wines:  Wine bar features extensive wine collection, small plates of farm-to-table cheeses, charcuterie, paninis. $15 lunch specials 11:30am  -4pm.    Weekend brunch 9am.
529 Rose Ave.  | venicebeachwines.com   |  310 606 2529

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Venice Flake: The cheap and cheerful neighborhood bacon hut!  Cereal, organic coffee, panini, salads and wraps.  Open daily 7am-3:30pm.
513 Rose Ave.  | veniceflake.com   |  310 .396.2333
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Venice Ale House:  Featuring organic, local, sustainable fare & 28 regional beers on tap, including Venice Beach’s first craft brew, Venice Hi Hop Extra Pale Ale. This local hangout is unparalleled for beachside people watching, sunset viewing & eclectic music.  The =V= is ‘Changing the World One Pint At a Time’.
2 Rose Ave. (on the Venice Boardwalk)  |   VeniceAlehouse.com  |  310.314.8253

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Whole Foods:   All natural & organic groceries, prepared foods court, meat grilling/smoking service, juice/coffee bar, wine bar, events, & more!
225 Lincoln Blvd. /  wholefoodsmarket.com/  310.566.9480



BEST COFFEE , JUICE, SMOOTHIE OR BAKED GOODS LOCATIONS:

Cafe Collage:  Open at 6:30 am daily with:  coffee, specialty coffees, teas, smoothies, soups, sandwiches, wraps, bagels, baked goods and more.  Neighborhood Special: Cafe Collage is offering 75 cent refills.
1518 Pacific Ave.  |  310.399.0632
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Fruit Gallery.  Smoothies, wraps, juices, salads, wheatgrass, coconuts, raw, vegan, dairy & gluten  free food.
15% off juice, smoothies, and food. Now serving raw food!
1 Westminster Ave. |  fruitgalleryofvenice.com  |  310.452.3034
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Schulzies Bread Pudding and Coffee:  An old fashion favorite – re-invented in 108 different bread pudding flavors. Open at 7am daily. Outdoor patio on the Venice boardwalk.  Also serving Blue Bottle drip coffee, specialty coffees, teas, baked goods & waffles. As seen on the Food Network.
1827 Oceanfront  Walk |  schulziesbreadpudding.com  |   510.Pudding  __________________________________________
The Cow’s End:  Family owned since 1989.  Open from 6 am to 10 pm weekdays and  ‘til 11pm weekends.  Coffee, sandwich & smoothie bar, salads and baked goods.
34 Washington Blvd.   |    thecowsendcafe.com     |   310.574.1080 

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Venice Skatepark

by VenicePaparazzi.com

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Skate or visit the 16,000 square foot Venice Beach Skate Plaza.

LOCATION: On the Beach. 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291.

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About: This 16,000 sq. foot skatepark is one of the only in the world located on a beach. It features two bowls, a snake run and a street section with steps, rails and platforms. The design for the 3.5 million dollar park came “from local skaters and skating professionals” touts L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendal’s office. The facility, which opened Oct. 3 2009 took 10 months to build.

UPCOMING VENICE SKATEBOARDING EVENTS: Dates to be announced

10.03.09 Above photo taken at the Grand Opening of the Venice Skate Park. VSA’s (Venice Surf and Skateboard Association) Ger-I Lewis, Jessie Martinez and City Official’s Mayor Villagarosa, 11th Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

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SKATEPARK RULES:

RECOMMENDED VENICE SKATEBOARD WEBSITES:

Venice Skateboard and Surf Association: http://venicesurfandskateboardassociation.blogspot.com/.

Venice Skatepark: http://www.veniceskatepark.com

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RULES OF THE PARK: Coming soon

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RECOMMENDED SKATEBOARD INSTRUCTORS: coming soon

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RECOMMENDED PLACES TO BUY A SKATEBOARD:

Venice Originals Skateboard Shop. The skate shop with the O.G. Venice style! FOR VENICE ORIGINALS’ GEAR (Skate · Completes · Decks · Trucks · Wheels · Bearings · Hardware · Griptape · Mens · T-Shirts · Hoodies · Womens · Kids), VISIT WWW.VENICEORIGINALS.COM

Address: 1525 Pacific Ave. Venice, CA, 90291 Phone: 310.314.1415 E-mail: kayceeeee@gmail.com Website: www.veniceoriginals.com







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