Lots of tricks! Lots of treats! Come to the beach on Saturday, October 9th for Gaywatch: Back From The Dead.

A message from Venice Pride.

Returning (by popular demand) on the second Saturday of each month!
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Join us this month for Gaywatch: Back From The Dead, a queer dance party presented by Venice Pride at the only gay-owned and operated bar in Venice–James’ Beach. Come dressed to impress in our inaugural costume contest with $500 in prizes!
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DJ Aaron Colbert will be spinning tunes as hunky beach boys and butches in costume dance the night away. Featuring lifeguard on duty Millkdaddi and photographer extraordinaire Davide Laffe.
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No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life — this is an inclusive celebration for all.
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Arrive at 9pm to experience Pipeline, our sexy blacklight bar with portraits of iconic celebrities from the past.
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Capacity is limited. Buy your tickets early as we will sell out.
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Your ticket purchase supports Venice Pride, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving lives through acceptance of diversity.
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Get Tickets online at venicepride.org

View photos from previous Gay Watch events!

All photos by @davidelaffe

Venice Pride’s Grant Turck and James’ Beach’s Daniel Samakow.  Photos by @davidelaffe

Photos by @davidelaffe

Photos by @davidelaffe

Right: James’ Beach’s James Evans and Daniel Samakow. Photos by @davidelaffe

Photos by @davidelaffe

Photos by @davidelaffe

Photos by @davidelaffe

Photos by @davidelaffe

::::::: COMMUNITY & ACCESSIBILITY :::::::

This is a space for everyone to feel welcome. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated. All restrooms are gender inclusive. Everyone is free to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression.

Get Tickets online at venicepride.org

Additional happening at James’ Beach!

  • Sunday Brunch is Back!   Enjoy Brunch on our out door patio with $7 giant mimosas or bloody Marys, 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Sunday After Beach Happy Hour Party with DJ Venice Beats, 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Fried Chicken Thursday Night is Back! Now that we’re fully back open, we just can’t make our fried chicken in our lone fryer every night to the quality we like, so we’re back cookin it one night only! It’s the way you remember it with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, corn bread and honey mustard. Call ahead and reserve yours!

Dine, drink and play at James’ Beach!

  • James’ Beach.  60 North Venice Blvd. Venice, California. 90291
  • See their full menu and daily specials at Jamesbeach.com.
  • Order directly from James’ Beach!  310-823-5396
  • Gift cards also help support the restaurant.
  • Want daily specials delivered to your inbox? Join the James’ Beach Club! Click here to sign up!

Fan and follow James’ Beach for updates and daily specials!

For more info:  JamesBeach.com

About James’ Beach:

James’ Beach is a Venice Beach institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 25 years in Venice, California. James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food,  great drinks, an award winning wine list plus marvelous people watching.  Los Angeles Times food critic, Irene Virbila reviewed that the straightforward cuisine, friendly service, and beach ambiance made James’ Beach “as comfortable as a favorite sweater.”

So who is James?

James Evans is the namesake and one of the two co-owners of this beach side hangout. He moved from San Francisco to Venice in 1975.   James worked at some of the iconic early Venice eateries, starting at the famous Robert’s restaurant and later becoming the General Manager of Tony Bill, Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli’s famous 72 Market Street.

In 1982 James met artist and business person, Daniel Samakow. The pair hit it off and together, 25 years later, in 1996, and opened the big brass gates of James’ Beach for the first time.

For more info:  JamesBeach.com

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