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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Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in Venice is the third outlet of the fantastic red beef birria tacos mini-chain.
Baby Blues BBQ
Baby Blues is a solid BBQ option everyone in Venice seems to have forgotten about.
Scopa Italian Roots
Scopa serves very solid Italian-American food, but this Venice spot is more about having a fun night out.
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The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
Barney's original location in West Hollywood still has that old-school charm and vibe you want.
Village Tavern’s not fine dining but if you pick your dish right, you can still have a good time. And even if you pick your food wrong, this place is just too damn likeable for you to get <i>too</i> upset.
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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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