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The palm-lined Venice Beach boardwalk — with its sidewalk vendors, street musicians, roller skaters and Muscle Beach bodybuilders — has become synonymous with Los Angeles.

Venice Beach is a city of exploration. Whether it be on foot or beach cruiser, its many coffee shops, art galleries, eateries and boutiques are easily within reach.

To the west, the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk brims with street musicians, vendors and Muscle Beach bodybuilders. The Strand cuts through the sand allows visitors to ride their bikes or walk until Playa Del Rey.

Venice’s small-town, artsy atmosphere continues to Abbott Kinney Boulevard with art galleries, quality eateries and local clothing shops. During the immensely popular First Fridays monthly event, galleries stay open late and food trucks flock to the area.

Topping off the quaint vibe of the neighborhood are the Venice Canals, a scenic place to relax and watch the ducks and boats inspired by the waterways of Venice, Italy.

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.

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Plant Food and Wine to Open at Former Axe Location in Venice

The breezy, rustic space that was once occupied by Axe on Abbott Kinney Boulevard will house the new Plant Food and Wine restaurant in early 2015. Headed by Chef Matthew Kenney, the new vegan restaurant is the chef’s most recent venture since M.A.K.E at the Santa Monica Market. Many of Axe’s features, like the exposed beams,…

California Cuisines


1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Originally opened in 1990, Axe was a popular destination for surrounding business people and residents featuring a simple breakfast and lunch menu. A short time later the clientele expanded as did the menu which began to include dinner.


Joe's Restaurant

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Let Joe's cater your next event! Joe will create a memorable menu that your guests will rave about. Call us at 310.392.5655 or email at Follow us on Twitter!

American Restaurants

Superba Snack Bar

533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

A great new small plate Italian restaurant located on the very trendy Rose Avenue strip in Venice. Great for people watching.

Economy Hotels

Venice On The Beach Hotel

2819 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291

This Venice Beach hotel is just a short distance from popular destinations like the Santa Monica Pier, the Santa Monica Promenade and the Marina Del Rey yacht harbor.


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Air Venice on the Beach

5 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291


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It seems like a juice bar is never far away these days, thanks in part to Hayden Slater, co-founder of Pressed Juicery. Slater caught on to juicing before the trend, initially as a means to feel better and get healthy as a college student. Later, he experienced his first cleanse, a five-day program that ended up lasting 30 days while on holiday in Thailand.


Chaya Venice

110 Navy St, Venice, CA 90291

The greatest Happy Hour in Venice/Santa Monica

American Restaurants


1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291

All the hipsters who pack Gjelina on Abbot Kinney in LA’s Venice Beach neighborhood may not know it, but the restaurant is of one Los Angeles’ premier farm-to-table restaurants with a menu that gives locally grown vegetables a starring role.

American Restaurants

Barnyard Venice

1715 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291

Barnyard is an intimate neighborhood restaurant by Chef Jesse Barber, bringing a soulful and rustic menu of small and shared plates, small-production wines and beers to South Venice.


LA, Her Way: Krystal Bee of Power 106

Krystal Bee began working at Power 106 when she snagged an internship during her first year at Cal State LA. From there, she moved up the ranks and was eventually offered a full-time spot, right next to radio personality Big Boy on his morning show Big Boy’s Neighborhood.

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