From rooftop to boardwalk to fire pits to the Marina, we have the list of the best outdoor patios in the Venice area! 



The Sidewalk Cafe: 
Large outdoor patio on the Venice Beach 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.   1401 Oceanfront Walk | | 310 399 5547

On the Waterfront Cafe:    Large outdoor patio on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.   Where the view is as good as the brew!   Great deals on wine and beer every weekday from 6-8pm (except holidays).  Enjoy Swiss and German Beers and Food while you catch the most unforgettable sunset on their outdoor patio and beer garden!    Celebrating 20 Years of Great Views & Great Brews.  205 Ocean Front Walk.
The Venice Beach Bar–  This iconic boardwalk location has been a local hang for decades.  Now, it is re-invigorated with a rock and roll vibe.  Live music daily, killer food and drinks and a rad staff, make this a must do for anyone in the V!
Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom and Poke Poke are in the same spot now!
Serving up gourmet sausages on Oceanfront Walk for almost 40 years, this is the place for meat! Awesome sausage, links, hot dogs and more.  All natural, handmade, and tasty as can be!  And, they have a cozy outdoor patio to chill on while you feast on the goodness.  2011 Oceanfront Walk. 310.822.5639

Poke Poke: 
Poke-Poke is sooooo delicious!  If you haven’t tried it, get some!  Poke Poke: Hawaiian style tuna tar-tar.   It’s fish (primarily Ahi) marinated in and mixed with onions and some other tasty veggies. The acai bowl with bananas & coconut is also a must try!  2011 Oceanfront Walk|

High Rooftop Louge:  
Full bar atop Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean.   High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air rooftop lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event.  1697 Pacific Ave | | 310.452.1111
Sunny Spot   located at the intersection of Abbot Kinney and Washington, this place has a super chill feng shui vibe on its out door patio.  The food is rad, unique and super tasty!  The bar has very cool signature cocktails, draft brew and a chill staff.  Check it out!
Malaka Brothers  Authentic Greek food made from premium ingredients.  And, you can chill on the awesome patio of the 19th ave. food court, Venice’s coolest outdoor seating spot.  Malaka offers grass fed lamb, free range chicken, organic greek yogurt, and more!



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! Open 7am daily. Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Dinner menu ‘til 11pm.  1697 Pacific Ave. | | 310.452.1111

Hama Sushi: 
Venice’s original sushi since 1979. Weekend happy hour from 12-7pm. Daily from 5-7pm. 1/2 price apps, discounted drinks.  213 Windward Ave. (on the Windward Circle) | | 310 396.8783



James Beach:
 Cocktails & Dining “Beach Style.” Menu features a wide variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian items. Beautiful outdoor patio. Home of the “I Love You Man” fish tacos.  Lunch: 11:30 to 3pm W-F. Weekend brunch 11am – 3pm. Bar open ‘til 2am.  60 North Venice Blvd. | | 310.823-5396
WASHINGTON SQUARE  (By the Venice Pier)
 We suggest you try these local establishments! Enjoy!

Cabo Cantina
. Cabo Cantina is the ultimate sports event and pay-per-view fight destination with giant frothy margaritas, a fire pit, juke box, outdoor patio & tasty mexican favorites. Open 11am – 2am daily. 2 for 1 drinks on all drinks from 4 – 8pm daily and from 10:30pm – 12:30am Sun- Thurs. $9.95 Bottomless Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s Fri – Sun.  Check out all of Cabo Cantina’s neighborhood specials.    30Washington Blvd. Venice, Ca 90292.  View menu on

The Cow’s End Cafe.  
Coffee, tea, juice bar, deli, lounge area with Wi-Fi,  and bakery.  Family Owned Since 1989.  This is Where the Locals Hang …and where the Local Pooch Hangs Out!   Open from 6 am to 10 pm weekdays and ‘til 11pm weekends
=Free Wi-Fi with Purchase!!!
=Free Children’s Music Class Mon. & Thurs. from 10:30am~11:15am
=OA(Over Eaters Anonymous) Meeting Mon.~Fri. from 7:30am~8:30am
View menu at     34 Washington Blvd. Venice, Ca 90292

Simmzy’s Venice:
 Washington Square has a new player on the block!  Folks meet your new “steps from the beach spot,” Simmzy’s.  Simmzy’s easily has the best draft and bottled beer selection of anywhere in the vicinity, and a breezy beach vibe patio that says “let’s chill here.”  And, the food as well is fantastic!  Their burgers are boss, and with offerings from short rib salad to tuna poke Simmzy’s has something for every palette.  They also have cool events like Tap take overs and Tuesday night trivia.  Drop in and check it out, you will be glad you did!   Simmzy’s: “A local’s pub serving artisan foods, craft beers & small production wines.”   View menu at!   37 W. Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90292



 We suggest you try these local establishments!  Enjoy!

Marina Grill and Bar  (a few blocks from Washington Square).   
Experience the flavor of the Marina at Marina Grill and Bar!   Open for breakfast, happy hour and dinner and features a full bar.  The Marina Grill & Bar invites you to discover the freshest flavors in Marina del Rey, CA dining. Choose from an unmatched breakfast buffet, enjoy daily happy hour specials 4-7 p.m.,  and discover classic entrees with California flair. In addition to restaurant dining, Marina Grill & Bar offers evening room service and onsite catering for your event needs.  Try their breakfast buffet for 14.95!  Marina Grill and Bar is located in the Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey!  4200 Admiralty Way. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | (310) 301-2000 .  View their menu at

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.

       Going to  Malibu?

The Reel Inn has a spectacular outdoor patio.   It looks out on the ocean on the west side and a huge wild canyon on the east.  It must be seen to be fully appreciated!  And the have exceptional seafood, a relaxed atmosphere, and excellent service.  The  menu features an array of sensational fresh fish and seafood selections from entrees and appetizers to assorted salads and seafood platters.

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.