About: Join the Venice Penguin Swim Club at the Breakwater, at the end of Windward, every January 1st and greet the New Year with a Big Splash! The first man and woman to complete a 500-yard swim around a buoy and back will be crowned the penguin prince and princess.
- When: Every January 1st .
- Sign up starts at 11:00am on the beach and there is no entry charge to participate.
- The first man and woman to complete a 500-yard swim around a buoy and back will be crowned the penguin prince and princess.
- Swim starts at 12:00 noon.
- Certificates to all finishers, snacks and hot drinks
- Location: Venice Breakwater. End of Windward Ave. and the Venice Boardwalk. 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291.
Volunteers needed to help with set up and registration. Contact the office 310 390-5700 or email [email protected] if you are interested in helping!
View past Venice Penguin swim galleries by Venice Paparazzi. http://photos.venicepaparazzi.com/NEW-YEARS-DAY-VENICE-PENGUIN
SWIM THEN EAT!
Check out this list of brunch and lunch options for after the Penguin Swim!
BEST PLACES TO DINE BY THE BOARDWALK
60 North Venice Blvd. | jamesbeach.com | 310.823-5396
Barlo Kitchen and Cocktails: (Located in Hotel Erwin). Barlo serves up menus of ever-rotating “barn to belly” dishes and drinks with a focus on simplicity and fresh farmer’s market ingredients in a comfortable setting. And all of Barlo’s beer is from Ca. breweries! That means low food miles! Way to be green, Barlo! HOURS: Breakfast is served Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Saturday/Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday/Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Happy hour daily 5-7 p.m. 1697 Pacific Ave. | BarloVenice.com | 310.452.1111
Hama Sushi: Venice’s original sushi since 1979. Sat: 4-11pm & Sun: 4-10:30pm. Mon-Thu: Noon-10:30pm. Fri: Noon-11pm. Daily happy hour from 5-7pm. 213 Windward Ave. (on the Windward Circle) | hamasushi.com | 310 396.8783
BEST PLACE TO DINE BY THE VENICE PIER
30 Washington Blvd. | thecabocantina.com | 310.306.2500
The Cow’s End: Family owned since 1989. Coffee, tea, sandwich & smoothie bar, salads and baked goods. HOURS: Open from 6 am to 10 pm weekdays and ‘til 11pm weekends.
34 Washington Blvd. | thecowsendcafe.com | 310.574.1080
BEST PLACE TO DINE IN THE MARINA!
Dine and drink Tony P’s Dockside Grill! Voted by local newspapers and T.V. Stations! Tony P’s Dockside and Grill has the best steak, seafood, outside dining, beer selection, bar food, blood Mary! Westside #1 Sports Tavern and Happy Hour. One of top three fish and chips, American BBQ and martinis! Weekend Breakfast with Bottomless Mimosas at Tony P’s! Great patio with Marina view! HOURS: Every Sat. & Sun. 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Monday – Thursday – 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday – 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.Happy Hour Mon-Thurs. 3-6 p.m. Fri.’til 7p.m. 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA – 90292. www.TonyPs.com
Dine and drink at Marina Grill and Bar! California cuisine and local enchantment combine for a truly memorable dining experience in the heart of Marina del Rey. Relax by the fire or on the outdoor patio with a specialty cocktail, while looking out over Mother’s Beach.
The Marina Grill and Bar is located in the Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey, and is open for breakfast, happy hour and dinner and features a full bar. Marina Grill and Bar. All you can eat breakfast buffet for 14.95 or HOURS: Breakfast served Mon. – Fri. 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sat. – Sun. 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Daily happy hour 4-8 p.m. Dinner served: 5 -10 p.m. 4200 Admiralty Way. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | www.marinagrillandbar.com