The last true dive bar amongst the designer swimsuit shops and girls who think they just broke the internet with their Intelligentsia Instagram post, The Brig has been around for over 60 years. They do a lethal 12 - 7pm weekend happy hour, and while the place definitely gets slammed as the night goes on, if you’re coming in off the beach before the nightlife rush, you’ll be fine.
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Firestone Walker Brewery
Excellent craft beer, solid bar food, and sports on TV - Firestone Walker in Venice gives the people what they want.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle on Abbot Kinney might not be the coolest coffee shop any more, but the coffee is still good, and there are usually food trucks outside.
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