Gran Blanco is a bar by the Venice Boardwalk. So, yes, it’s just as busy as you’d expect it to be - but fortunately, the crowd is less tourists, and more low-key locals who definitely held a surfboard at some point within the past 24 hours. The cocktails are great (get the Celery Southside, with gin and celery) and the burger is more than capable of standing bun-to-bun with any of its beachside peers.
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Sunny Spot is only a mediocre Venice brunch spot, but it’s a great spot for day drinking.
Great White is a light and bright breakfast and lunch spot near the Venice sign with excellent coffee and good breakfast burritos.
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The Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Blue Dog is one of our favorite neighborhood drinking spots in the Valley.
Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
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We all know the food at Gjusta in Venice is great. The real question is, is it worth the trouble? We say yes.
For outstanding pasta on the Westside, look no further than Felix on Abbot Kinney in Venice.
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