Every Wednesday at the Townhouse/Del Monte Speakeasy

  • VENICE UNDERGROUND COMEDY.  Local talent & National Headliners .  9PM | No Cover.  Click here for details!
  • RED LIGHT WEDNESDAYS – Live Burlesque Show following underground comedy!  11:00 PM

FACT:  The Del Monte Speakeasy was a tried and true speakeasy during prohibition, cleverly hidden underneath a grocery store above. patrons enjoyed entertainment and illegal hooch, smuggled through secret tunnels originating at the shore where boats delivered the goods. At the present, The Del Monte Speakeasy is in the basement of Townhouse and open to the public on select nights.

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52 Windward Avenue (West of Pacific).  Venice, CA 90291.   www.townhousevenice.com


Check out this video!  The Secret of the Townhouse Bar at Venice Beach. Video by Don Westland


Most locals remember Frank Bennett running the Townhouse for years. The new owner, Louie Ryan has fully restored the basement of the Townhouse Bar which was an actual Speakeasy during prohibition. Ships brought liquor down from Canada which anchored off shore and then smuggled the booze through secret tunnels under the streets of Venice.

Townhouse: 52 Windward Ave. Venice, Ca 90291 | 310.392.4040 |www.townhousevenice.com