Time is money!  And we at VisitVeniceCA.com and VenicePaparazzi.com take your time seriously!
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That is why we have put together this list of the best happy hours and brunches around. From 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 a.m., there is always a great deal on food and drinks going on somewhere.  And now it is all in one consolidated list, so you can spend less time looking, and more time enjoying.
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8:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. THE SIDEWALK CAFE   gets it going early!  Drop in for a Tsunami burrito or Salmon Benedict and steaming hot cup of joe to start  your day off with a bang.
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9:oo a.m.-2:30 p.m.  TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL.  How about Southern Fried Chicken Benedict and Chocolate Chip Pancakes with a  Michelada  to get the party started? Add Bottomless Mimosas for just $15 with purchase of any entree! Sat & Sun.  (Outdoor patio with Marina view)
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11am.-3pm   $7 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas at JAMES’ BEACH  on Sat & Sun.  Pair your beverage with their legendary Coast Toast for the ultimate brunch experience!
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11-a.m.-2 p.m. SURFSIDE daily $4 mimosas, $ 5 bloody Mary’s and rad, Earth friendly brunch items!  The Muscle Beach scramble is awesome!
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12-4 p.m  Weekday Lunch specials at HAMA SUSHI  (Free 2 hour parking)  Check out the Bento Box, it rocks!
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3-6pm   TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL deep drink discounts on craft beer, wine and cocktails,  ahi sliders, mussels, pizza and more.   Extended happy hour ’til 7pm on Fri.
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3-7 p.m. Mon.- Fri at SURFSIDE $6 drinks and $8 food.  The Korean fries are the jam!
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3-7pm  THE SIDEWALK CAFE! $5 wine, house margaritas, well drinks, $1 off all draft beer and food specials such as $6 burger, $5.50 sliders & $2 tacos (M-F in bar).
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4-5 pm    THE GREEN GODDESS   15%  off of selected  1/8’s.  from 4-5  daily.  Awww Yeah!  Now its on!
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4-7 pm    HAMA SUSHI. Daily happy hour, $5 sushi, $1 off brews & more!  Try the baked mussels with a saki bomb!
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4-7 daily SIMMZY’S $4 beers, $5 and $6 food.  RAD!  And, Simmzy’s now has their own line of brew, made fresh in Burbank!  Check out the Tips Up IPA!
4-7 pm weekdays: BRENNAN’S: Fantastic Irish Pub with a pool table, games, bean bag toss, outdoor patio, turtle races, and live music.
5-7 p.m weekdays: James’ Beach   $5-$7 drinks and food!  And everyone in Venice knows that James’ Beach has the raddest food around!
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.5-7 pm    Daily happy hour bites and drink specials at BARLO KITCHEN + COCKTAILS.  Barlo is located in the first floor of Hotel Erwin.  The Crab Toast is fantastic!
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5 – 7:30 pm   Legendary!  CANAL CLUB  happy hour daily includes $5 margaritas, sake, $4 select draft and various appetizer special including $5 sushi rolls, sliders and wings!
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5-close     1/2 price Sake all night long at the CANAL CLUB on Wednesdays.  Sake makes you wacky!
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6p.m -1am  1/2 price wine night at JAMES BEACH on Mondays.
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Well that should keep you busy for a while.  Enjoy!

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TOP NEIGHBORHOOD BRUNCH & HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS!

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Canal Club:  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
Cabo Cantina: 30 Washington Blvd.  (By the Venice Pier)  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.  Cabo double up the happiness with 2 happy hours daily, one from 4-7 p.m. and then LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR from  10- midnight.  But wait, it gets better, all drinks are 2 for 1 during said times.  And on the weekends they have $9.95 bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas from 10a.m.-3p.m!   Add their great daily food specials and Cabo Cantina might just be the happiest place on earth.  Woohooo!   Check out all of Cabo Cantina’s neighborhood specials.  View menu on thecabocantina.com    |30Washington Blvd. Venice, Ca 90292
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:  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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Sunny Spot:(Washington and  Abbot Kinney)  Inventive, colorful  twists on some of your favorites, like calamari and bruschetta, make this a foodie destination.  And, they have: $18 bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s M-F from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.,  $5 brews, $6 wine and $8 cocktails during happy hour daily 4-7., And $3 PBR’s and ¢.50 wings  during the games. It is always sunny at Sunny Spot!  822 Washington Blvd.  Marina del Rey, CA 90292  sunnyspotvenice.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 How about starting the weekend with a yoga or a hula hoop class, and follow it up with french toast 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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BARLO:  (Located in Hotel Erwin):   We are stoked that BARLO now has happy hour, as both their food and drinks are outstanding!  They have chicken and waffles, poutine, fish sticks and many a more unique mouth watering offerings at discounted prices.  As well, their trademark, handcrafted cocktails and artisan beer and wine selection is also discounted from 5-7 p.m. daily. And, y0u can enjoy it all in the cool, laid back vibe of the Hotel Erwin.  If you have not been to BARLO, you should go, it just might be your new jam!  Open 7am daily. Dinner menu ‘til 11pm.  1697 Pacific Ave. | BarloVenice.com | 310.452.1111BarloVenice.com
James’ Beach:  Lunch: 11:30 to 3pm W-F. Weekend brunch 11am – 3pm. Bar open ‘til 2am.  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.  60 North Venice Blvd. | jamesbeach.com
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