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Danny’s Venice:

Check out Danny’s on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for a variety of local live talent. The styles vary widely, but it is generally acoustic/electric user friendly music that you can eat to. Thursday Night Karaoke. About: An eclectic eatery offering a mix of California cuisine & comfort food favorites. Open from 11am – 2am daily. Breakfast served til’ 3pm. Kitchen closes at 1am. Bar open ‘til 2am. Home of the original 1906 Venice Gondola & Rip Cronk’s “Hobnobbing in Venice” mural.23 Windward Ave. Venice, CA 90291 | 310 566 5610 |

Townhouse-The Del Monte

Live DJ and music every Thursday – Sunday 10pm – 2am. Venice’s oldest bar was once a prohibition speakeasy! Entertainment and open ‘til 2 am nightly. Pool table. Doors open at 5pm M-F & at 12noon Sat & Sun. Mon-Fri Happy hours is 5-7PM with beer specials, half priced well bartender’s choice, outside food ok. 52 Windward Avenue (West of Pacific) Venice, CA 90291 310.392.4040 Visit for events calendar.


Witzend Live


WitzEnd is a licensed restaurant and bar, with live entertainment nightly; located on Lincoln Boulevard in the heart of Venice, CA. OPEN TUES to THURS – 7:00 pm till 10:30 pm and FRI & SAT – 7:00 pm till 12am. 1717 LINCOLN BLVD. VENICE, CA 90291 (corner of Superba Ave. Tel: 310 305 4792.

Whaler: acoustic Tuesdays, every Tuesday 9 p.m.-1a.m

Tuesday nights at the Whaler (Venice) is the hot spot for the best musicians on the west side! Started in 2010 by Jeremy Parker (singer of Meet Me at the Pub). 2-10 washington Blvd. by the Venice Pier.



O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant:

You can not beat O’briens! They have live music seven nights a week and no cover. That right there puts them in a class by themselves in regards to live music. However, there is more. In addition, they have happy hour all day every day from noon until 7:00 p.m. Add a kick ass menu and a full bar with great beer taps and you have possibly the overall best live music situation in the area. Way to go O’Briens!!! 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405.


Time Warp Music:

Yes, Time Warp Music is technically a music store. But, did you know they have killer shows on the weekends? Well, now you do. That is right!!! Almost every weekend TW Music stays open late on Fri. and Sat. and hosts some of the areas best talent on their in-house stage. One of the cool things about seeing shows at TW is that you know the bands playing are bringing their A game. You see, at TW they record the live shows and half of the crowd is musicians. So, no band wants to suck while being recorded in front of a bunch of their own kind. Henceforth, when bands play at Time Warp, they leave the slop at home. Also, for all you musicians reading this, TW has a killer recording studio and $250 a day includes a producer, an engineer and mixing time afterward. 2257 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Trip Santa Monica:

Holding it down on Lincoln is Club Trip. With live music 6 nights a week, (Tues. is Karaoke) Trip never has a cover. But it does not stop there! They have one of the best beer menus around and hand made-to-order deli sandwiches. One of the very cool things about Trip is that a few times a month they an have honest to goodness punk show. And anybody who has been paying attention knows that heavy music shows on the West side are way too rare. Right on, Trip! 2101 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405.


The Good Hurt:

The Good Hurt is still kicking ass, with live music almost every night. 12249 Venice Blvd West Los Angeles, 90066

The Brig:

Tues. night is a cool jazz scene that has quite a loyal local following. The house band has a reputation of inviting local heavy weights to sit in with them. Stop by, you never know who will be performing. 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd # 100 CA 90291. 310.399.7537.



Various original and cover bands on the weekends. Everybody knows their burgers are legendary, so I don’t have to say it. But I did anyway. 15 Washington Boulevard. Venice, CA 90292-5123


Basement Tavern:

The Tavern is open EVERY DAY 5pm-2am with LIVE MUSIC Tues-Sat. Rotating Bands, DJ’s with live percussion. 2640 Main Street. Santa Monica. UPCOMING SHOWS:

Santino’s Panineria:

Live music every Thursday night. DJ on Friday and Sunday. Late night dining Fri.-Sat. ‘til 3 am. Nightly entertainment. Saturday Jazz at Santino’s Santa Monica. Tapas, salada, panini grilled sandwiches, and more. TWO LOCATIONS: VENICE: 1611 Pacific Avenue Venice, Ca 90291 & SANTA MONICA: 3021 Lincoln Ave. Santa Monica, CA.


Figtree’s Cafe:
Live acoustic music every third Thursday and every Friday from 6-8 p.m. Great boardwalk patio dining! 50% OFF entire menu & non-alcoholic beverages every day from 8–9am. 429 Oceanfront Walk. | | 310 329 4983


Hal’s Bar and Grill:

Hal’s features live Jazz with no cover charge. Come enjoy the musical stylings of such internationally acclaimed musicians as Vince Wilburn, Cal Bennett, Thom, Rotella, John Nau, Louis Taylor, and Greg Poree. Stop by, you never know who might be sitting in with the band! Sunday nights from 8 – 11pm . Monday nights from 9pm – 12am. 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd.



Live cover bands Tues. thru Sat., with some original material occasionally thrown in the mix. It is a cool place and everyone should go at least once to watch the turtle races. 4089 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, California 90292


The Cow's End Cafe - Venice, CA

The Cow’s End:

“Family Owned Since 1989″ ”Where the Locals Hang” …and where the Local Pooch Hangs Out! Free Children’s Music Class Mon. & Thurs. from 10:30am~11:15am. Cow’s End Kid’s Sing-Along. Every Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am. A different kids music artist leads a fun sing-along great for ages 0-3. Admission is free, but tips are encouraged. Please no outside coffee or food, unless it’s for your child. Please fold strollers and placed it under the stairs. Go straight up the stairs to the back room and get ready to sing! Support your Local Business and Artists to keep this event going strong. The Cow’s End Cafe. 34 Washington Boulevard. Venice Beach, CA 90292.


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