Time is money!  And we at Venice Paparazzi take your time seriously!  

That is why we have put together this list of the best happy hours and brunches in Venice Beach. From 8:00 a.m. through midnight, 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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TOP NEIGHBORHOOD BRUNCH & HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS!

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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James’ Beach: (Steps from the beach)  James’ Beach  is a Venice Beach  institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 23 years, a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach and the Pacific ocean.  James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food,  great drinks, an award winning wine list plus marvelous people watching.   60 North Venice Blvd. jamesbeach.com
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The Waterfront.  (On the Venice Beach Boardwalk)

The Waterfront Venice is dedicated to quality offerings and relaxed community hangs. Established in 1995 as a primary local hangout and foreign destination, The Waterfront is known for its casual cuisine, cold beer, and comfortable surroundings. The restaurant has been through various era’s of Venice’s history and continues to remain anchored as a local destination with authentic California vibes.   205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291.  thewaterfrontvenice.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 Happy hour at Brennan’s means an extra dose of fun from 4-7 on weekdays.  The beer is cold, the food is awesome, and the discounts are in effect! And if that was not enough,  how about starting the weekend with a yoga or a hula hoop class, and follow it up with bacon benedict 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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HAPPY HOUR BY THE HOUR

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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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11:30 a.m. -3 p.m  Weekday Lunch specials at HAMA SUSHI  (Free 2 hour parking)  Check out the Bento Box, it rocks!
3-7 pm    HAMA SUSHI. Daily happy hour, $5 sushi, $1 off brews & more!  Try the baked mussels with a saki bomb!
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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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3-7pm  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 of flowers  from 4-5  daily.  Limit one per person.  Awww Yeah!  Now its on!
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4-7 dailySIMMZY’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!
3:30 -7 pm weekdays:BRENNAN’S: Fantastic Irish Pub with a pool table, games, bean bag toss, outdoor patio, turtle races, and live music to go with your happy hour!
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5-7 pm.  Mon. – Fri. happy hour  at JAMES BEACH.$5-$7 for all of your favorites!  From their famous margaritas, to rose’ & ice cold pints of brew, to their super rad food, everything is $5 – $7.  
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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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