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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Real deal Italian pizza at the quiet end of Abbot Kinney - complete with real deal charming Italians.
Neighbor on Abbot Kinney is a great place to grab drinks and a bite with friends while you discuss your future beach homes.
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Ojai Beverage Company
Ojai Beverage Company might look like a normal liquor store, but in the back they serve great craft beer and a simple bar menu.
Jay’s Bar in Silver Lake is the kind of dark, divey bar that’s a great place to start or end your night.
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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.
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