Nightlife

Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

High

Venice's only rooftop bar is quite an experience, with 360-degree views from the shore to the Santa Monica Mountains – if you can take your eyes off the beautiful people. High serves creative seasonal cocktails (blo…
Cafe in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Intelligentsia Coffeebar

In this hip, industrial, minimalist monument to the coffee gods, perfectionist baristas – who roam the central bar and command more steaming machines than seems reasonable – never short you on foam or caffeine, and …
Cafe in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Shuhari

Matcha (Japanese powdered green tea) finds its way into lattes, Americanos and other traditional coffee drinks at this Japanese-style cafe; we love the matcha coconut latte. Besides drinks, there's ice cream such as…
Cafe in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Toms Flagship Store

You know Toms, which made its name selling fun, slip-on canvas shoes and giving a pair away to underprivileged kids overseas for each pair sold in the States? Well, its flagship store doubles as a very chill cafe. O…
Bar in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Brig

Old-timers remember this place as a divey pool hall owned by ex-boxer Babe Brandelli (that’s him and his wife on the outside mural). Now it’s a bit sleeker and attracts a trendy mix of grown-up beach bums, arty prof…
Pub in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Venice Ale House

A fun pub right on the Boardwalk on Venice's north end, blessed with ample patio seating for sunset people-watching, long boards suspended from the rafters, rock on the sound system, and plenty of local brews on tap…
Wine Bar in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Venice Beach Wines

A sweet and cozy hideaway with louvered benches and tables so close together you will commune with strangers. Here, you may sip international wines by the glass or bottle (including a complex and invigorating French…
Bar in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Townhouse & Delmonte Speakeasy

Upstairs is a cool, dark and perfectly dingy bar with pool tables, booths and good booze. Downstairs is the speakeasy, where DJs spin pop, funk and electronic music, comics take the mic, and jazz players set up and …