Venice After Sundown: Exploring Nightlife

Venice Beach is renowned for its sun-soaked shores and funky daytime vibes. Yet when the sun dips below the horizon, our coastal neighborhood transforms into a captivating playground of late-night hangouts, eclectic bars, and trendy spots that keep the energy going well into the night. 


Gran Blanco

This intimate mezcal and cocktail bar boasts an extensive collection of artisanal mezcals, expertly crafted cocktails, and an ambiance that exudes charm. Dim lighting, a disco ball, and vinyl DJ spins keep this hotspot packed with locals and travelers alike. 

Hinano Cafe

A beloved neighborhood dive bar perfect for post-surfing drinks or blowing off steam with friends after work, stop into Hinano Cafe to enjoy cold beers, engage in a game of pool, and socialize with the Venice locals. Don’t miss out on their delicious burger either for an excellent late-night bite. 

Winston House

A one-of-a-kind music destination just a stone’s throw from the beach, Winston House showcases a lineup of  both up-and-coming talents and renowned artists. With a menu featuring artisanal cocktails, timeless culinary delights, and a vibrant community of creatives, it’s a haven for music enthusiasts.

Market Venice

After Market Venice’s nightly dinner rush, the contemporary Italian spot transforms into a seductive spot for late-night drinks. Whether you opt for the bar or the patio, the atmosphere is trendy and the cocktails are expertly crafted. 

Reunion at NeueHouse Venice 

Discover a melting pot of creativity at the Venice chapter of NeueHouse—a perfect spot to immerse yourself in the local scene over post-work drinks or spirited dinners at the in-house restaurant Reunion. Be sure to also check out their ongoing calendar of cultural happenings, featuring everything from live music to celebratory gatherings. 

Bar Coucou

Coucou is an intimate, French-inspired gathering place dedicated to embracing the art of aperitif culture, artisanal cocktails, and classic bites. Visit the bar for a classic dirty martini or enjoy the evening on the patio with a refreshing aperol spritz.

De Buena Planta

A vibrant and laid-back atmosphere capturing the essence of California’s beach culture, De Buena Planta is best for an early evening round of drinks, where live DJs set the mood and signature margaritas kickstart any night on the right note.

The Brig
A beloved local haunt for many years, this lively dive bar offers a relaxed, easygoing vibe that’s ideal for kicking back with friends. Savor a variety of beers, cocktails, and pub grub from the outdoor patio or retro-inspired bar. 

The Waterfront Venice
Situated on the iconic Venice boardwalk, The Waterfront embodies the vibrant coastal lifestyle, with live music, ocean views, and a diverse cocktail menu. Whether you’re looking to forge new connections or rekindle old friendships, stop in and linger awhile. 

The Little Friend Bar

Get your groove on beneath the disco ball and indulge in a round of handcrafted cocktails at The Little Friend, an intimate, late-night cocktail lounge offering an enticing happy hour and casual small bites.

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