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Brennan's Pub

Pub, Sports Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Venice, Marina del Rey
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  • Liver
    "Best turtle racing in town ...get there early for a front row seat"(17 Tips)
    John R.
    "Broncos crowd on Sundays."(2 Tips)
    Esquire
    "Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America."(2 Tips)
    Nick G.
    "their weekly turtle races."(2 Tips)
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  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 18, 2013
    Located on Lincoln (right near Washington), Brennan's is an appropriately neon-signed dive bar that's been doing real, live turtle races for 38 years. Read more
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifJune 28, 2012
    A dive bar that is remarkable only on Thursday night when they hold their weekly turtle races. Definitely fun entertainment with no cover. But here's a hint, don't point at the turtles. It'll cost ya.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RiesMay 8, 2011
    The bacon cheese burger with grilled mushrooms and onions is like Jesus came down from Heaven and blessed your mouth with liquid taste. Literally
  • Erik U.
    Erik UriarteDecember 27, 2014
    Great place to hang out and get a drink. $4 burgers on Wednesdays and a great drink selection.
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 1, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. And yes, it's also the best place to race turtles. Order whatever the announcer's having.
  • Liver
    LiverAugust 30, 2013
    Best turtle racing in town ...get there early for a front row seat
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SwanAugust 2, 2015
    Thurs night turtle racing is an experience! Seriously though, #1 rule: don't point at the turtles.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJune 16, 2015
    Check out Brennan's as it was featured on Best Bars in America for Veteran, old-school bar offering pub grub Read more
  • Christine T.
    Christine TranAugust 12, 2014
    Turtle race every Thursday! Divey and lively bar with great drink specials.
  • Kelsey D.
    Kelsey Da CostaFebruary 28, 2015
    The Fish tacos are good; only a dollar on Taco Tuesday!
  • John G.
    John GrapesJuly 24, 2011
    Order the tuna melt with pepper jack, jalapenos and pickles!
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BacoloresJune 16, 2013
    Interesting crowd. Stand in the front by the band and just vibe!
  • Linda A.
    Linda AntwiJanuary 16, 2015
    Great local hang out and turtle racing on Thursdays!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 9, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best '70s Spot To Get Shell-Shocked!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 23, 2013
    This Marina Del Rey Irish bar hosts a weekly turtle race in their converted parking lot.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarkerApril 27, 2010
    Half price apps, 6-7 m-f, wings are pretty decent
  • Jason L.
    Jason LuckeyNovember 8, 2013
    Bartenders and wait staff are awesome, take care of them
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DavisJune 14, 2011
    Whether it's Turtle Races or just another night, it's pretty good! Read more
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnsonFebruary 24, 2012
    Check out the turtle races on Thursdays...not a slow as you might imagine!
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BensonApril 27, 2012
    Awesome place! Very nice staff, and Turtle Races!
  • Nikol H.
    Nikol HaslerJanuary 28, 2010
    Thursday Night? Turtle races. Just remember not to point at the turtles.
  • Alisha B.
    Alisha BlandOctober 22, 2011
    Southwestern Eggrolls....definite Must Have
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LimMay 12, 2011
    Take care of the bartenders. They're all awesome!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifJuly 29, 2011
    Turtle Racing on Thursdays. Only one bit of advice. Do not point at the turtles. Just don't. Read more
  • Alantini B.
    Alantini BlohnJanuary 31, 2012
    Turtle racing on Thursday. Must check it out.
  • Shade K.
    Shade KellyNovember 27, 2011
    Tell Cynthia Shade sent you for her Famous Bloody Mary!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WeinerJuly 16, 2013
    I love their turkey burger!
  • Lou
    LouDecember 2, 2011
    Perfect chill spot after work.
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooJune 14, 2015
    Fave: turtle race
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.April 28, 2015
    Opened in 1972.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KelseyMarch 17, 2010
    Drink a green Budlight at 6:00am on St. Patrick's Day!
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnsonFebruary 24, 2012
    Check out Darwin and the Evolution on March 9th...Friday night.
  • Maynard&Child O.
    Maynard&Child OlivesJanuary 7, 2012
    Good hardy dive bar pours
  • Kate M.
    Kate MorganJune 11, 2012
    Two words: turtle racing
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KFebruary 4, 2013
    $7 pints of Guiness! Arghhh!
  • Tyler A.
    Tyler AgerJune 8, 2011
    It's the kind of place you would see some one get beat up.
  • Joel S.
    Joel SeeligMay 10, 2013
    Liz is awesome!!!
  • LAOhana H.
    LAOhana Hawaiian RyanOctober 5, 2011
    Food truck night every Tuesday!
  • Hans A.
    Hans AchtmannMarch 11, 2011
    Thursday nite turtle races!...
  • Turbo T.
    Turbo TatsSeptember 3, 2010
    Two words: turtle races.
  • John R.
    John RoachOctober 9, 2011
    Broncos crowd on Sundays.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HilgerJune 18, 2010
    2 bartenders def not enough for lakers celtics game 7 !!!!!
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GrauFebruary 5, 2010
    Don't point at the turtles!
  • Ariane E.
    Ariane ErbarAugust 24, 2012
    Ladies, do NOT wear wedges here! Or heels.
  • Quibian S.
    Quibian Salazar-MorenoSeptember 15, 2013
    Go Broncos!
  • pinguino k.
    pinguino kolbApril 14, 2009
    Race a turtle. Preferably your own.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HilgerApril 12, 2010
    Get the motza sticks!
  • Billy M.
    Billy MarsegliaJanuary 5, 2012
    Watch wvu win a bcs game.
  • kara s.
    kara s.July 29, 2011
    Get in my belly!!
  • Trey L.
    Trey LatimerApril 15, 2011
    Don't point!
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