On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront, located on Ocean Front Walk in Venice, is a classic Venice establishment. Grab an Erdinger or Bitburger and watch the foot traffic pass … or grab a burger and fries and some iced tea. There is always a lively crowd at the Waterfront playing pool or throwing lemon wedges at the trash cans outside. (You are not supposed to throw the wedges, and will get yelled at for doing so .. so watch out!) Don’t plan on using the restrooms, as they never seem to be all that clean … but what do you expect of a boardwalk beer hall?

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Afternoon arm wrestling on the patio!
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On the Waterfront
205 Oceanfront Walk
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310-392-0322

Gabby’s Mediterranean Cafe Venice Beach

I went to Gabby’s for lunch again … and have to say that Gabby’s always hits the spot for a great lunch. Gabby’s doesn’t ever do well with asking them to hold the tomatoes on the chicken shawarma wrap, but it is worth the inconvenience since the wrap is so tasty. (Is it just me or did there used to be more chicken in the wraps tho?) I’ve never dined inside, but there is always some good people watching outdoors.gabby's mediterranean cafe venice beachgabby's mediterranean cafe venice beachAnd don’t forget to try Gabby’s famous french fry’s … which you can always order and take to Hinano’s across the street to have with a burger, too.gabby's mediterranean cafe venice beach

Gabby’s Mediterranean Cafe
Venice Beach
20 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey CA, 90292

Twilight Dance Series 2007 at the Santa Monica Pier

For ten Thursday evenings during the summer starting at 7:30 p.m., the Twilight Dance Series at the Santa Monica Pier provides free concerts for all. A great way to spend the evening is to grab some friends and bicycle down to the pier and set up camp on the beach. This year there is the addition of free valet bicycle parking on the beach.concert at the santa monica pier

Upcoming shows:

July 19

Samba Mapangala
Orchestra Virunga
José Conde y Ola Fresca

July 26

“Tosh Meets Marley”
Fully Fullwood and Junior Marvin

August 2

Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band 

Hacienda Brothers

August 9

Arrested Development 

Agape International Choir

August 16

An Evening with Patti Smith

August 23

Holmes Brothers 

Carrie Rodriguez

August 30

An Evening with LOS LOBOS