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Have a family day! Check out this list of things to do locally with the kids!

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Venice Kids Activities Checklist!  . Hang out at Venice beach!  Splash around or body surf the waves for family fun!  Shell and rock hunting on the beach is always fun. Enjoy a Venice Boardwalk performance! Have a family fun day at Venice Beach Recreation and Parks - Outdoor Muscle Beach Gym, also known as the sand pit has rings, balance bars, climbing ropes and balance beams.  Good times for the kids. Check out the Venice Beach Freak Show! The Venice Beach Freakshow is the last true...more
Sunset happy hour daily 3-7 p.m. and $5 All you can Eat Taco Tuesdays at the Sidewalk Cafe. (located on the Venice Boardwalk)

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"The Best Place to People Watch in Venice Beach" Located on the Venice Boardwalk at Venice Beach, the Sidewalk Cafe is an ideal location to eat, drink and people watch. Serving a variety of American, Mexican and Italian cuisine, in addition to signature drinks from the full bar, Sidewalk Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour specials and live acoustic music in the evenings make the Sidewalk Cafe the perfect place for hanging...more
Cabo Cantina. A sports bar with 2 for 1 drinks, $9.95 Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and $5 all you can eat tacos

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CABO CANTINA VENICE.  Located on Washington Blvd.  by the Venice Pier is the perfect spot to bring your friends for a good time.  Sunny outdoor patio and fire pit. 30 Washington Boulevard Venice/Marina Del Rey, Ca 90292 310.306.2500 http://thecabocantina.com/ Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30-2:00am Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-2:00am With SIX locations spanning Southern California, Cabo Cantina is the perfect place to enjoy good drinks, good food and good prices in a fun, casual atmosphere filled with upbeat party hits and classic rock booming from our jukebox. Our...more
James’ Beach: $5 Weekend Mimosas/Bloody Marys, 1/2 price wine, Taco Tuesdays, Lobster Shack, 1996 Steakhouse, $10 Whiskey Bar, and $18 anniversary lunch

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JAMES' BEACH. Cocktails and Dining "Beach Style"     60 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA  (310) 823-5396    JamesBeach.com - ABOUT:  James’ Beach opened in September of 1996, a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach and the Pacific ocean, taking over the location of the West Beach Café. James’ Beach immediately gained a reputation for great food, drinks and wine plus marvelous people watching. Los Angeles Times food critic, Irene Virbila reviewed that the straight forward cuisine,...more
Hama Sushi: lunch specials from 12–4 p.m. with Free 2 Hour Valet Parking! Happy hour daily 4-7 p.m. Serving Japanese and sushi cuisine in Venice since 1979

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Check out Hama Sushi!  Located on the former Grand Canal in historic Venice Beach, California Hama was founded in 1979 and was one of the first authentic Japanese sushi restaurants in the United States. Hama Sushi is now serving lunch daily from 12 noon – 4 p.m. with Free 2 Hour Valet Parking! Steps from the Venice Boardwalk!  Daily Happy hour is 4-7 pm. daily!  Click here to view lunch, happy hour and dinner menu! About Hama...more
Canal Club: Happy Hour 5 -7p.m. daily, 1/2 price Sake Wed, free delivery on online orders, and DJ every Fri. & Sat. night

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Canal Club Local Deals and events   Hula Happy Hour  Stress Relief 5 -7p.m. daily  All Sake. 1/2 price.  All night Free Delivery on online orders DJ every Friday and Saturday night Tip:  Buy a drink at the Canal Club and get VIP access -pass the long lines at James' Beach (Across from the Canal Club) - ABOUT:  Canal Club has been called “one of the most exciting restaurants in Los Angeles.” This eclectic neighborhood restaurant was named the Canal Club due to the...more
Tony P’s Dockside Grill’s Happy Hour Mon-Thurs. 3-6 p.m. Fri.’til 7. Great patio with Marina view!

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Every Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 11:30am join us for Bottomless Mimosas!! Add Bottomless Mimosas for just $15 with purchase of any entree! See you this weekend on our beautiful patio overlooking the Marina! Happy hour Mon-Thurs. 3-6 and on 3-7 on Fri. VOTED BY LOCAL NEWSPAPERS & TV STATIONS BEST STEAK BEST SEAFOOD BEST OUTSIDE DINING BEST BEER SELECTION WESTSIDE #1 SPORTS TAVERN WESTSIDE #1 HAPPY HOUR BEST BAR FOOD BEST BLOODY MARY ONE OF THE TOP THREE FISH AND CHIPS ONE OF THE...more
VENICE NIGHTLIFE: Live Music, DJ, Art, Theater, Comedy, & more!

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  DJ & DANCING Dj at the James Beach every Friday and Sat.  Venice Beats every Friday night 11pm-2am. Dj at the Canal Club every Friday and Sat. DJ at Danny's every Fri and Sat night 9pm to 1am Townhouse -The Del Monte Speakeasy.  Open 'till 2a.m. nightly . . ______________ VYNYL NIGHTS: Vinyl Night Thursdays with old records at Danny's.  Bring  in your own album, and Danny's will play them and give you a complimentary draft beef of your choice!  Limit is 1 free beer per night!   Very cool! ______________ LIVE...more
Cinco de Mayo celebration at Cabo Cantina. 99 cent Coronitas, mega margaritas & 2 for 1 drinks. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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CABO CANTINA VENICE.  Located on Washington Blvd.  by the Venice Pier is the perfect spot to bring your friends for a good time.  Two floors, sunny outdoor patios, and a fire pit. 30 Washington Boulevard Venice/Marina Del Rey, Ca 90292 310.306.2500 http://thecabocantina.com/ Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30-2:00am Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-2:00am About:  With SIX locations spanning Southern California, Cabo Cantina is the perfect place to enjoy good drinks, good food and good prices in a fun, casual atmosphere filled with upbeat party hits and classic rock booming from...more
The Sidewalk Cafe is a great place to people watch, eat and drink, and watch a sunset on the Venice Beach Boardwalk!

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    - "Known the world over as the best place to people watch in Los Angeles!” - Located on the Venice Boardwalk at Venice Beach, the Sidewalk Cafe is an ideal location to eat, drink and people watch. Serving a variety of American, Mexican and Italian cuisine, in addition to signature drinks from the full bar, Sidewalk Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour specials and live acoustic music in the evenings make the Sidewalk Cafe...more
Meet Jody of Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom!

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Article by VP's Alex Stowell . Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom is an iconic Venice brand.  Having been on the boardwalk almost 40 years, Jody Maroni's is better than ever. Today we are going to get to know the man himself, Jody Maroni!  . Jody grew up in a carnivorous family in the San Fernando Valley, his father a prominent butcher in the community.  It is here that Jody learned the art of sausage making, and developed a penchant for...more
Locals love weekend brunch at James Beach! $5 mimosas/$5 Bloody Mary’s on Saturdays and Sundays.

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ABOUT JAMES' BEACH:   James’ Beach opened in September of 1996, a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach and the Pacific ocean, taking over the location of the West Beach Café. James’ Beach immediately gained a reputation for great food, drinks and wine plus marvelous people watching. Los Angeles Times food critic, Irene Virbila reviewed that the straight forward cuisine, friendly service and beach ambience made James’ Beach “as comfortable as a favorite sweater.” That welcoming vibe, value...more
Explore Venice with this Venice Activities checklist and map!

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No trip to Venice is complete without visiting each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city!   View and print out the Venice Checklist and map!  Enjoy! 1.  GO TO THE  BEACH: Surf, swim, body board and splash around in the Pacific Ocean. Go for a deep sand run or power walk in ankle deep water. Sunbathe & relax. Keep an eye out for dolphins. Volleyball courts also available. 2  WALK THE  VENICE BOARDWALK:   Street...more
From a yoga/spinning hybrid to a sandy beach work out, we have the inside line on where to train in Venice.

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. VENICE PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES CHECKLIST!   . Set your intention and get to training!   From a yoga/spinning hybrid to a sandy beach work out, we have the inside line on where to train in Venice. . . 1.  Train at the beach!   Surf, swim, body board and splash around in the Pacific Ocean. Go for a deep sand run or power walk in ankle deep water. Sunbathe & relax. Keep an eye out for dolphins. Volleyball courts also available.  You can rent...more
Have a family day! Check out this list of things to do locally with the kids!

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Venice Kids Activities Checklist!  . Hang out at Venice beach!  Splash around or body surf the waves for family fun!  Shell and rock hunting on the beach is always fun. Enjoy a Venice Boardwalk performance! Have a family fun day at Venice Beach Recreation and Parks - Outdoor Muscle Beach Gym, also known as the sand pit has rings, balance bars, climbing ropes and balance beams.  Good times for the kids. Let the kids run free at the outdoor playstation by the beach!  Venice Recreation...more