Venice’s Best Brunches and Happy Hours Guide

TOP NEIGHBORHOOD BRUNCH & HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS!

Hama Sushi:  (On the Windward Circle by the Venice Sign)  Sushi makes people happy, and happy hour sushi is even better!  Hama has happy hour from 4-7 daily and ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR ON THE WEEKENDS!  Offerings include $2 miso, $5 hand and cut rolls, discount Saki and beer and a whole of other things. MMMM good!  Also, check out their lunch hours 12-4 p.m.  Free 2 hour parking.  We love their bento boxes.   213 Windward Ave. (on the Windward Circle) | hamasushi.com 
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The Sidewalk Cafe: (Large outdoor patio, restaurant and bar on the Venice Boardwalk) Eat, drink and people watch on the Venice boardwalk. Serving a variety of American, Mexican, Italian cuisine and signature drinks from the full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Satellite sports packages shown here.  Sidewalk Cafe offers Sunset happy hour M-F 3-7 p.m.  It includes: $3 and $ 4 drafts, $5 well, $5 pulled pork sliders, $5 cheese burger and $2 tacos, among other things.   SWC boasts some of the best people watching in the world  and a super fun staff.  1401 Oceanfront Walk | thesidewalkcafe.com
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Surfside Venice:  (Steps from the Venice Boardwalk) Surfside’s brunch is bangin’!  Served daily from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., it includes $4 mimosas, $5 bloody Mary’s, and inventive offerings like the Pipeline burrito and the Muscle Beach scramble.
And the happy hour is stellar as well! $5 drinks and $6 food from 3-7 p.m. M-F is tough to beat, especially steps from the sand! Try the Korean fries and an ice cold Beach House amber ale!
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James’ Beach: (Steps from the beach)  James’ Beach  is a Venice Beach  institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 23 years, a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach and the Pacific ocean.  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.   60 North Venice Blvd. jamesbeach.com
Canal Club:  (Steps from the Beach) Happy hour daily from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m includes sushi, sliders, saki, $5 Margaritas, and more.  This beloved Venice mainstay features a wood grill, a raw bar, and Pacific Rim inspire cuisine!  And their newly remodeled Kinney Room is a mini Venice museum, housing artifacts such as the last gondola, photos from the 1920’s, and many a skate board.  It is a must go for anyone who wants the authentic Venice experience.  2025 Pacific Ave.  Venice, CA 90291 . | CanalClubVenice.com
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Simmzy’s:  (By the Venice Pier) . This place is rad anytime.  But, happy hour  is extra awesome, with $4 select beers, and $5 and $6 food. Outstanding service from a knowledgable, friendly staff, a huge selection of great beer, and fantastic food make it a destination to be visited time and time again.  And, on the weekends they have brunch items that include cream cheese stuffed french toast, sangria and chorizo breakfast burrito. Their burgers are boss, and with offerings from short rib salad to tuna poke Simmzy’s has something for every palette.  Simmzy’s: “A local’s pub serving artisan foods, craft beers & small production wines.”  37 W. Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90292  www.Simmzys.com
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Brennan’s: 4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Happy hour at Brennan’s means an extra dose of fun from 4-7 on weekdays.  The beer is cold, the food is awesome, and the discounts are in effect! And if that was not enough,  how about starting the weekend with a yoga or a hula hoop class, and follow it up with bacon benedict and a bloody Mary?  That is right!  Detox before your re-tox at Brennan’s, the best Irish Pub on the block! And they have pool, games, a huge outdoor patio complete with a bean bag toss, turtle races, and live music to go with your good time.  Fantastic!
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Tony P’s Dockside Grill:   (In the Marina with large outdoor patio with Marina view)   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!  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
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