The Venice Boardwalk isn’t generally a place we advise people to go drink, but The Waterfront is the exception. The sprawling neighborhood bar/cafe has actually been around since the mid-90s, but recently underwent a big renovation that includes a brand new patio, an updated food menu, and plenty of decorative surfboards (of course). The weekend crowd is definitely filled with more tech bros than a Snapchat singles mixer, but this is Venice - it just comes with the territory.
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El Huarique Peruvian Cuisine
If you're hungry at the Venice Boardwalk, don't settle for a sub-par burger: El Huarique is offering excellent Peruvian ceviche.
Night + Market Sahm
Night + Market Sahm is another excellent Thai restaurant from the people behind Night + Market, this time in Venice.
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Mel’s Diner is a kitschy 50s diner on the Sunset Strip with food that doesn’t even taste good when you’re drunk.
A new Korean-American fusion spot right next that brings a whole lot of fancy to the neighborhood.
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Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
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