Venice Guide

Restaurants

Felix | 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

This is the newest hot spot in Venice. Felix chefs have been seen picking citrus leaves for their Spaghetti Al Limone from our citrus trees on 4th and Brooks, so it’s about as local as it gets. You’ll want to book a reservation up to a month in advance.

Great White | 1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA

Australian inspired. Breakfast, lunch and coffee. Weekend brunch is consistently packed.

Butchers Daughter | 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Plant-based. Restauranteur Heather Tierney has brought her popular chain from NYC to Venice Beach. Try the Paid Thai. Walk ins are welcome, but for busier times, book a reservation.

Double Zero | 1700 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Plant-based pizza has never tasted so good. Great wine list and friendly staff. Book a reservation, they are a newer restaurant and often packed.

American Beauty 425 Rose Ave, Venice, CA

Much awaited new restaurant for Steak and Cocktails. For lunch, we highly recommend their walk up window for a burger and fries, or the kale salad.

Gjelina | 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Consistently good food. One of our favorite spots. Lunch & Dinner. Recommended to get a reservation!

Barrique | 796 Main St, Venice, CA

Small, candlelit restaurant. Feels more like a house than a restaurant. One of our favorite date-night spots. Great pasta.

Irori Sushi | 4371 Glencoe Ave Suite B4, Marina Del Rey, CA

Don’t let the strip mall fool you, Irori is serious about sushi. Take your shoes off, enjoy the traditional Japanese interior design and some cold sake, and make sure to make a reservation.

LA Vegan | 4507 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

A colorful casual choice for meatless meals that will make make your mouth water more than any burger ever could. The stir-fry and burritos are our favorites!

Take Out

Gjusta | 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA

The local to-go spot for great bread, food and coffee, served deli-style. Dine on the back patio, or pick up and take to the beach for a picnic. On weekends be prepared to pick a number and wait for 20-30 minutes.

California Chicken Cafe | 424 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Not the highest end atmosphere to dine in, but the food is consistently good for takeout.

Rize Thai | 2906 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

A good selection of Sushi and Thai. Best for takeout.

Pitfire Pizza | 12924 W. Washington Blvd, Venice, CA

Our favorite pizza delivery spot! Order delivery here.

Tocaya Organica | 1715 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA

Casual fresh and healthy Mexican. Many great vegan options as well. Order at the counter and dine-in with a margarita or beer or take out to go. Happy hour from 3-6 PM daily.

Wirin | 2308 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

The fastest delivery around for when you want a Thai fix on the couch.

Sweetfin | 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Poke bowls worth ordering.

Blue Star Donuts | 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Mable-Bacon donut, anyone?

Gjusta | 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA

The local to-go spot for great bread, food and coffee, served deli-style. Dine on the back patio, or pick up and take to the beach for a picnic. On weekends be prepared to pick a number and wait for 20-30 minutes.

California Chicken Cafe | 424 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Not the highest end atmosphere to dine in, but the food is consistently good for takeout.

Rize Thai | 2906 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

A good selection of Sushi and Thai. Best for takeout.

Pitfire Pizza | 12924 W. Washington Blvd, Venice, CA

Our favorite pizza delivery spot! Order delivery here.

Tocaya Organica | 1715 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA

Casual fresh and healthy Mexican. Many great vegan options as well. Order at the counter and dine-in with a margarita or beer or take out to go. Happy hour from 3-6 PM daily.

Wirin | 2308 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

The fastest delivery around for when you want a Thai fix on the couch.

Sweetfin | 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Poke bowls worth ordering.

Blue Star Donuts | 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Mable-Bacon donut, anyone?

Coffee

Intelligentsia | 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

There is a lot of argument about the best cup of coffee in Venice, and a lot of people think it’s Intelligentsia. Try the cold brew on a hot Venice day.

Groundwork Coffee Co. | 671 Rose Ave, Venice, CA

The local spot. Friendly staff, and the food is also great.

Bulletproof Coffee | 3110 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

If you’re not familiar with Dave Asprey’s work, look him up and then check out Bulletproof for a coffee with grass-fed butter. Also, try the Cauliflower Breakfast Burrito made with a coconut wrap.

Blue Bottle | 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

A lot of people will also tell you that Blue Bottle is better. Try them both and decide for yourself.

Shuhari Matcha Cafe | 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

The original Matcha Cafe of Venice.

Grocery & Bodegas

Erewhon | 585 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA

It might be the highest end grocery store you ever step foot into. The hot food bar is popular day and night. Try the crispy cauliflower or keto pork stir fry.

Whole Foods Market |  225 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

No longer “whole paycheck.” The prices have come down, and we highly recommend it to Ralphs.

Lincoln Hardware | 1609 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Small hardware store. If you need something fixed though, hit us up, that’s what we’re here for!

Trader Joes | 4675 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA

Brand new store. The best price for the highest quality.

Vin on Rose |  511 Rose Ave, Venice, CA

Our go-to spot for wine. Give one of the orange wines a chance from here.

Shopping

Aust | 1219 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Australian Boutique Clothing store. Abbot Kinney can be pricey, but this place is pretty reasonable for good quality.

Alternative | 1337 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Simple and soft T-shirts for men and women.

The Piece Collective | 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Curated clothing and accessories.

General Store | 1801 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Curated clothing and home goods in a beautiful space.

Warby Parker | 1422 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

A great pair of sun glasses for less than $150.

Vince | 1353 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Great, consistent quality.

Buck Mason | 1638 Abott Kinney Blvd, Venice CA

Cool, mens’ clothing.

Fitness & Wellness

Barry’s Bootcamp | 1500 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Hour-long classes at high intensity.

Equinox | 201 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Day passes are expensive. If you have a friend with a membership, they get a few free guest passes a year.

SoulCycle | 120 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Spinning. We love Dacoda’s class!

Swenson Boxing | 2723 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA

Book a class or 1 on 1 private training with Aaron.

Buddha Thai Massage | 12138 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Great, inexpensive Thai Massage place. Highly recommend.

Gold’s Gym | 360 Hampton Dr, Venice CA

Venice Beach’s classic gym, made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Yoga Collective | 512 Rose Ave, Venice, CA

Our go-to Yoga spot in Venice.

Pilatesmith | 2110 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA

Best athletic pilates workout on the westside. New to pilates? Book a private session!

Stretch Lab | 512 Rose Ave, Venice CA

Treat yourself to a private stretch.

Inside Out Mobile Spa

Prefer to not leave home? Schedule an in-home massage with Amanda and her team! 818-450-6778.

Things To Do

Stroll through the Venice Canals.

People watch on the boardwalk.

See the action at the Venice Skate Park.

Visit Abbot Kinney Blvd on the first Friday of every month for LA’s premiere food truck scene.

Interested in checking out real estate in the area? Schedule a viewing of properties for sale in the area with our sister company, Open Air Real Estate. Viewings by bicycle or Bronco Convertible optional as well.

Check out the original “Muscle Beach” swings at Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica Twilight Summer Concert Series.

Venice Farmers’ Market on Friday’s from 7-11 AM

Check out the Venice Drum Circle every weekend around sunset at the end of Brooks. If you can’t find Brooks just listen for the beats!

Take a Hike

Runyon Canyon

Hollywood Sign

Tree People

Will Rogers State Historic Park

Escondido Falls

LA has many great hiking options depending on what you’re looking for. Check out these links below for some other great hiking options!

Discover LA

All Trails

Drive Up the Coast

Listen to our playlist while you drive up the coastline to Malibu on California 1 PCH. Make sure to stop in at the Malibu Pier Cafe for a bite and watch the surfers. We also have a convertible 1970 Ford Bronco for rent.

Hospitals

Centinela Hospital Medical Center |555 E Hardy St, Inglewood ,CA

The hospital serves more than 140,000 patients and their families from the Inglewood area and surrounding South Bay area.

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center |1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA

This is a 281-bed full service medical campus that is technologically advanced and offers a continuum of services from prenatal and neonatal care to geriatric medicine.

Animal Hospitals

VCA Marina Bay Cities Animal Hospital |2506 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

The hospital serves cats, dogs and other pets. It conducts clinical trials for the discovery of new treatment options and procedures and allows the hospital to stay at the forefront of veterinary care.

VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital |2010 Broadway Santa Monica, CA

It boasts experienced ,knowledgeable and kind members of staff who  carefully track  the course your pet’s care which is important for its long-term health.

Culver Palms Animal Hospital |11511 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Culver Palms Hospital is a full service animal hospital that welcomes both emergency service treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical dental, surgical care.

Urgent Care Centers 

Venice Urgent Care |2006 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

Venice urgent care prides itself in providing superior same day services to take care of unplanned medical needs as well as routine medical needs.

Providence Express Care- Santa Monica  Lincoln |1911 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA

It is situated inside Walgreens at Santa Monica and provides same day appointments and extended hours ,seven days a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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