This Venice icon has been around since the 1960’s and is the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo. There’s a daily 4 - 8pm happy hour, free popcorn, pool tables, sawdust on the floor (can’t imagine what that’s for), and an absolutely legendary burger. If you’re looking for a low-key spot to grab a few too many drinks amongst people who actually live in the area, Hinano is your spot. Cash only.
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Mao’s is as close to a reliable, neighborhood Chinese spot as we have on the Westside.
The Venice staple has been turned into an all-day play pen for Venice locals. And we’re pretty into it.
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Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
With an adult-friendly dining room, a nice outdoor balcony, an active bar, and large upstairs dance-floor slopfest, Abigaile has something for everyone.
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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.
26 Beach Cafe
There's a 20-item long French toast section at 26 Beach in Marina del Rey, which is all you really need to know.
Chulita is a Mexican spot on Rose in Venice that’s a good place for drinks and some appetizers.
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