James’ Beach has been an iconic Venice Beach restaurant since it was opened in 1996 by Venice locals James Evans and Daniel Samakow. We’re located a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach.

The quintessential Venice, neighborhood restaurant and bar, James’ Beach immediately gained a reputation for great food, drinks, an award-winning wine list plus marvelous people watching. L.A. Times food critic, Irene Virbila wrote that the straightforward cuisine, friendly service, and beach ambiance made James’ Beach “as comfortable as a favorite sweater.”

Check out their weekend 4th of July menu!


  • Happy Hour, Wednesday & Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • Friday & Saturday, Dinner 4:00 – 10:30 pm.
  • Friday & Saturday Late Nite Bar til 1:00 am.
  • Sunday Brunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Sunday Dinner 4:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Closed on Mon. July 4th but open all weekend long!
  • Wednesday & Thursday, Dinner 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Our bar is open til 11:00 pm.

Photo courtesy of James’ Beach

Additional happening at James’ Beach!

  • Every Wednesday is Steak Night!  Certified Natural Angus Beef New York Steaks at a special $32 price plus our $7 Titis Martinis!
  • Thursday is Fried Chicken Night!  Call ahead and reserve yours!
  • Congrats to James’ Beach for being voted the best happy hour in Yo Venice’s “Best of Venice” contest!  View happy hour menu below!
  • Happy Hour Wed.-Sat. 4-6  p.m.
  • Sunday Beach Happy Hour Party with DJ Venice Beats.  3-6 pm.
  • Enjoy Sunday Brunch on our out door patio with $7 giant mimosas or bloody Marys, 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • View their regular menu!

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For more info:  JamesBeach.com

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