Live Music, Comedy, DJ’s, Art Shows, Theatre VisitVeniceCa May 23, 2015 Annual Events, Art and Culture, Featured Event, Food and Drink, Local Business Ads, Local Businesses, Ongoing Events, Relaxation, The perfect date, Things to See and Do LIVE MUSIC Surfside Venice – Come chill at the newest Venice go to spot, Surfside! They have it all: Live music, a rad brunch with $4 mimosas and $5 bloody Mary’s, $5 happy hour, sports, a super friendly staff, and organic, sustainable eats! Click here to see the full menu S teps off the busy boardwalk and relax with the locals. Live music Thursdays and Sunday nights at Surfside. The Venice Beach Bar– Staying true to boardwalk tradition the Venice Beach Bar is bringing the noise to the boardwalk. This iconic Venice location has live music almost every day and night, with weekend shows, happy hour showcases, and tons of talent featured nightly. And, they have killer drink specials and rad food to go with it. Check ’em out! Cow’s End Kid’s Sing-Along. Every Monday and 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. Live acoustic music in the evening provides the perfect complement to dinner by the sea at the Sidewalk Cafe. Please call them at (310) 399-5547 or check their Events page! Tues. night at the Brig 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. Townhouse -The Del Monte Speakeasy. Historic bar and live music venue. Established 1915. Open until 2am nightly Live DJ and music every Thursday – Sunday 10pm – 2am. Venice’s oldest bar was once a prohibition speakeasy! Pool table. for events calendar. O’Briens Irish Pub and Restaurant has live music almost every night. They have live music seven nights a week and no cover. Venice Whaler by the Venice Pier has live music on selected nights. Hinano’s, by the Venice Pier: Various original and cover bands on the weekends. Everybody knows their burgers are legendary, so we don’t have to say it. But we did anyway Time Warp Music, technically a music store, has killer shows on the weekends. 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. Holding it down on Lincoln is Club Trip. With live music 6 nights a week, (Tues. is Karaoke) Trip never has a cover. Brennan’s Pub on Lincoln Blvd. offers 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. Basement Tavern (On Main Street, Santa Monica) : The Tavern is open EVERY DAY 5pm-2am with LIVE MUSIC Tues-Sat. Rotating Bands, DJ’s with live percussion. ______________ HAPPY HOURS Get happy! Check out this list of top neighborhood happy hours! _____________ DJ & DANCING Dj at the James Beach every Friday and Sat. Venice Beats every Friday night 11pm-2am. Dj at the Canal Club every Friday and Sat. Rotating DJ’s DJ at Danny’s every Fri and Sat night 9pm to 1pm. Sunsets at High Rooftop Lounge (Daily) Venice Electric Light Parade at Sunset (Sundays) Townhouse -The Del Monte Speakeasy. Open until 2am nightly _____________ TRIVIA NIGHT Trivia night every Tuesday at SIMMZY’S! Think you have what it takes? Think you can compete? Prove it! Bring along some friends and experience King Trivia at Simmzy’s! for yourself. Great beers, good times and awesome prizes! Register Your Team! Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz every Monday night at DANNY’S! Join Danny’s for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, a trivia contest with prizes and lots of fun, every week after Monday Night Football ______________ VYNYL NIGHTS: Vinyl Night with old records at Danny’s. Bring in your own album, and Danny’s will play them and give you a complimentary draft beef of your choice! Limit is 1 free beer per night! Very cool! ART OPENINGS & THEATER Check out this list of ongoing and annual art events. Go to the theatre! Visit an Art Gallery! View Art and Culture’s list ______________ COMEDY Venice Underground Comedy at the Townhouse and The Del Monte Speakeasy. Every Wed. starting at 9 p.m. ______________ LIVE BURLESQUE A must Venice experience! Live Burlesque at the Townhouse and The Del Monte Speakeasy. Every Wed. starting at 11 p.m. ______________ KARAOKE ______________ Best venues for COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION or DATE NIGHT Visit High Rooftop Lounge! There is a full bar atop Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Venice! High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air rooftop lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event. James Beach Canal Club Barlo Kitchen and Cocktail Hama Sushi Mercedes Grille Bin 73 —— ______________ BARS: The Sidewalk Cafe Danny’s High Rooftop Lounge. Best roof top view James Beach Canal Club Barlo Kitchen and Cocktail Cabo Cantina On the Waterfront The Whaler Mercedes’ Grill Baja Cantina The Terrace The Brig The Other Room Townhouse Venice Larry’s Bank of Venice Venice Ale House ______________ ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS: Food Truck events Happy hour by the hour! Who wants brew? Desserts? Late night munchies? Check out this list of late night dining! ______________ SPORTS BARS: The Sidewalk Cafe (on the Venice Boardwalk) Cabo Cantina (by the Venice pier) Danny’s (By the Venice Sign and Venice Boardwalk) Tony P’s in the Marina Simmzy’s (By the Venice Pier) View full list of where to watch the games or play a game of pool! ______________ FOOD TRUCKS First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd. (First Friday of every monty) Food Truck Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd. First Friday of every month Marina del Rey’s Gourmet Food Trucks Night: Beach Eats (Thurs.) Main Street Santa Monica Food Truck Lot (Tues) $5.95 All you can eat tacos at Cabo Cantina (Tues) $5 All you can eat Taco Tuesdays at the Sidewalk Cafe (Tues) ______________ This is where you go to play a game of pool! ______________ NEIGHBORHOOD HOTSPOTS WITH NIGHTLIFE! The Venice Boardwalk Abbot Kinney Blvd. Windward Ave. Washington Square N. Venice Blvd The Marina Rose Ave. Main Street Santa Monica Santa Monica Pier. Great nightlife for the entire family . NETWORKING Venice Chamber of Commerce Connect (4th Wednesday) Venice Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour(1st Thursday) Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month) _ Annual SUMMER Outdoor Concerts . Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier (Every Thursday) Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village (Marina del Rey) Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts Symphonic Thursdays Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts Pop Saturdays Summer Concert Serties in Playa Vista – Please do not drink and drive! Spend the night in Venice! Check out these cool local boutique hotel promotions!