Local Nightlife

The Venice Whaler


The Venice Whaler has been operating as a bar/restaurant since 1944 becoming a landmark location with an unmatched view of the California coastline. The Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Doors have all enjoyed spending time at the Whaler. Come join us and be part of the story at this historic Venice location!

Live entertainment ranging from karaoke to DJs to bands take place in the beach level bar, known as the Crab Shell Bar. As always, there is no cover and plenty of food/drinks to enjoy.

Venice Ale House


We at the =V= strive to entertain and educate. We are proud to work with local craft brewers to bring you an ever rotating selection of beers without importing them from far to lessen our footprint.

We also work with local farms and growers to bring you the freshest organic food. You start with good ingredients you get great food!

From grass fed and finished beef to a large selection of vegan dishes we have something to suit every pallet.

Abbot Kinney

First Friday Art Walk


First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl is a fun, food truck focused event with select shops open late, happy hours at select restaurants and special events in popup locations that vary each month.

When: First Friday of the month, 5-11pm some venues open later

Where: Abbot Kinney Blvd between Venice Bl + Westminster in Venice CA 90291

Food trucks setup at 4pm and generally are ready to go at 5pm.