Venice Los Angeles Business Directory

The palm-lined Venice Beach boardwalk — with its sidewalk vendors, street musicians, roller skaters and Muscle Beach bodybuilders… read more

— has become synonymous with Los Angeles, appearing on film almost as often as local luminary Dennis Hopper. The movie veteran's Frank Gehry-designed compound is one of many architectural standouts in Venice, a community that serves as a magnet for L.A.'s actors, musicians, designers and artists. Several piers and amusement parks have come and gone, battered by storms and fires. Now the performers congregate along the Venice boardwalk — skateboarders and stilt-walkers, musicians and magicians. Tattoo parlors, booths stuffed with sunglasses and beach clothes, and purveyors of street food line the scenic beachfront. Cyclists interweave between the pedestrians as the beat of conga drums fills the air. Basketball games on the beachside courts draw a crowd, especially on Saturday afternoons. Since its early days the city has attracted the odd and adventurous — artists and spiritual seekers, Beat poets and hippies. The best and bravest performers show their stuff on the beach's main stage; others vie with the vendors for sidewalk space to perform and hawk CDs and paintings. Local cultural highlights include the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), the literary center Beyond Baroque, and performance spaces at the Electric Lodge and the Pacific Resident Theatre. Just off the main drags are the narrow residential streets of Venice, a mix of lovingly restored bungalows, modest apartments and modernist architectural statements. Grass-lined streets, dog parks, recreational areas and well-tended gardens turn this densely populated neighborhood into a pleasant retreat. Venice is the number one seaside destination on the West Coast so please come visit Venice and be a part of its colorful history!

Restaurants in Venice

  • Abbots Pizza Co
  • Axe
  • Venice Bistro
  • Sunny Spot

There are 151 Venice Restaurants ranging from Fast Foods to German Restaurants. Some of the most notable include Uncle Darrows, The Tasting Kitchen and Abbots Pizza Co.

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Nightlife in Venice

  • Townhouse & The Del Monte
  • Code Venice
  • On The Waterfront Cafe
  • Floyd's 99 Barbershop

There is quiet a bit of Venice Nightlife ranging from Bars to Gay Bars. Some of the most notable include Chaya Venice, Townhouse & The Del Monte and The Brig.

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Hotels in Venice

  • Cadillac Hotel
  • Venice Beach Suites And Hotel
  • Hotel Erwin, A Joie De Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Su Casa At Venice Beach

There are 5 Venice Hotels ranging from 2 Stars hotels to Beach Hotels. Some of the popular Hotels are Cadillac Hotel, Venice Beach Suites And Hotel and Hotel Erwin, A Joie De Vivre Boutique Hotel.

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Attractions in Venice

  • Venice Beach
  • Penmar Recreation Center
  • Oakwood Recreation Center
  • Westminster Dog Park

There is a small amount of Venice Attractions mainly Parks & Open Spaces, Beaches and Hollywood Tours including Go Los Angeles Card, Venice Beach and Penmar Recreation Center.

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Shopping in Venice

  • The Ave Venice
  • Deus Ex Machina USA
  • Heist
  • Trim Salon

Venice has an extensive list of Shopping ranging from Clothing & Accessories to Hats. Top Recommendations include Ecookie Venice Beach, The Ave Venice and Deus Ex Machina USA.

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Bars in Venice

  • Roosterfish
  • The Garter
  • Pussycat Beach
  • Candle Cafe And Grill

There is a limited selection of Venice Bars ranging from Pubs to Gay Bars. Some of the popular Bars are Roosterfish, The Garter and The Otherooom.

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Tips & Articles
  • Venice Shop Introduces Ice Cream Diet

    The ice cream at Kippy’s is organic, non-dairy, non-soy and made from coconut cream and raw honey as opposed to milk and sugar. Over the four days, the cleanse includes a diet consisting of five pints of the good stuff each day and nothing else, except for water.

  • Affordable Valentine’s Day Dinner Options in LA

    A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t need to break the bank. With these affordable Valentine’s Day dinners at under $75 a person, love birds can connect over a delicious meal without an unsavory surprise when the check arrives.

  • LA Attractions for Locals and Tourists

    When visiting or exploring Los Angeles, deciding what to see can be difficult. There are plenty of neighborhoods and destinations, all with a separate vibe and charm. Here are some of the top LA attractions that both locals and tourists will enjoy.

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    Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere shares her favorite Los Angeles restaurants, hot spots, fall fashion items and more.

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