The southern end of Venice is home to the 1,300 foot Venice Pier and an upscale area known to locals as Washington Square. The crowds are good looking and the party is steady.  Great restaurants, bars, surf and skate shops, and people watching are the main activities in this neighborhood.   The Venice Pier, beach, and parking is located at the south end of Washington Blvd.  The Venice Canals are located one block north of the corner of Washington Blvd. and Pacific Ave.


Simmzy’s Venice:   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.  View menu at!  37 W. Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90292


1493534_10151829750910810_43061900_oThe 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.  View menu at     34 Washington Blvd. Venice, Ca 90292



  • Have a beach day!
  • Grab a coffee or juice at the The Cow’s End Cafe, and walk the 1,300 foot Venice Pier.
  • Enjoy the fresh air, and breath taking ocean and beach views from the Venice Pier!
  • Shopping, bike rentals, surf and skate,  and souvenir shops!
  • Rent a skateboard, take a lesson and skate the bike path!  Maui and Sons is the only place in the V that gives full on skate lessons.  They will equip you and show you how it done!  And, they also do full package surf lessons!
  • Get an ice cold brew and a burger at Simmzy’s.  26 rotating taps
  • Try Sunny Spot’s version of shrimp bruschetta!  
  • Go fishing on the Venice Pier
  • Take a leisure stroll along the Venice Canals. The Venice Canals are a block away  from Washington Blvd. and Pacific Ave.
  • Take a surf lesson from the folks at Maui and Sons!
  • Watch the surf action from the beach or Venice Pier!
  • Watch some live bands, play pool and eat the legendary $6 burger at Hinano’s
  • Internet Cafe and Lounge at The Cow’s End Cafe
  • Kid’s Sing-A-Long every Thursday morning at the The Cow’s End Cafe
  • Have brunch  at Simmzy’s.
  • Complimentary baked muffins  in the mornings on the weekends at Mercede’s Grill
  • Eat Mexican at Cabo Cantina
  • Live music, burgers, and pool tables at at Hinano’s.
  • Live music, karaoke and outdoor patio at the Whaler
  • Cuban food and live acoustic music at Mercedes Grill
  • Italian food and yummy garlic rolls at C & O Trattoria.
  • Bus stop in front of Mercedes Grill.  Don’t miss out on the free  bus shuttle that will take you around beautiful Marina Del Rey!


City Lot -3100 Washington Boulevard, Venice, Ca 90291 (By the Venice Pier)  Cost of parking:  $5-15 depending on time of year. Metered street parking along Washington Blvd.
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