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Venice Ale House

Gastropub, Bar, and Beer Garden$$$$
Venice Beach, Venice
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  • Jacob A.
    "Sick selection of beers and fantastic view of Venice Beach."(14 Tips)
    Ranu R.
    "Craft beer selection is solid, and it's perfect for people watching."(11 Tips)
    Celebrity HotSpots
    "Delicious food (ahi tuna sandwich!),"(3 Tips)
    Chris O.
    "Get a skate of beer sampler, because why not."(3 Tips)
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  • Kate H.
    Kate H.May 7, 2013
    Pretty sure everyone here is stoned, not just the waitresses. :) Service was fine, relax people! Great people watching in Venice Beach, good selection of beers, tasty grilled cheese.
  • Bollare
    BollareMarch 30, 2012
    Best place to people watch while enjoying some tasty organic food and your favorite brew or soju cocktail. Highly recommend the Sweet Potato Un-Fries and Vegan Chop paired with a bloody mary. —Sophie
  • Celebrity HotSpots
    Celebrity HotSpotsOctober 2, 2012
    This is the hotspot that Venice has been missing! Delicious food (ahi tuna sandwich!), great selection of craft beers, outdoor patio on the boadwalk. Cool peeps. What's not to like?
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaOctober 27, 2016
    Great for sunset. There's usually a guy playing music in front. Large beer list and tons of food options. The tuna poke is not that great though so skip it.
  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriFebruary 9, 2015
    Lots and lots of delicious beer on tap. Fish tacos were awesome. Great seat on the boardwalk for people watching and drinking.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WebbSeptember 23, 2011
    Excellent after beach/surf spot for fantastic craft beer, wine and grass-fed, grass-finished bison burgers. Good people watching too. Very casual and standing room only on weekend evenings.
  • Melis K.
    Melis KayhanOctober 10, 2013
    Unfried sweet potatos, the taco, chicken sandwich, the burger - everything is so tasty. Feli is a great waitress as well, (not stoned), attentive and positive!
  • H
    HAugust 27, 2011
    Food and ambiance is among the best in Southern California. The service, however, is less than desirable. Avoid the blonde waitress & hopefully your experience will be better! Try the guac & the BALT.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarJanuary 26, 2016
    Craft beer selection is solid, and it's perfect for people watching. The nachos were pretty delicious too. Throw a few back and relax.
  • Narine
    NarineSeptember 23, 2012
    Amazing turkey burger, "unfries" and mojito, but if you want to actually talk to your friends, this isn't the place! The music is turned up painfully loud for no apparent reason.
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EApril 9, 2013
    This place is DELICIOUS! Try the grass fed beef... And the guac!!!! :) From Iowa & this is some of the best food we've had here!
  • rockstockbarrel
    rockstockbarrelJanuary 15, 2015
    Awesome grilled cheese. Get it with double bacon! Fantastic beer choices and views.
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley TerrellSeptember 19, 2012
    If you're looking to meet some cool new people and try out Venice Ale House, they’ve luckily partnered with Grubwithus.com to host a social dinner on the first Thursday of every month.
  • Red F.
    Red FraggleJune 24, 2014
    Gluten free beer on tap!! All seats have a great view of the people watching of Venice Beach. Hang out and watch the sunset.
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer on a beach??? New Yorkers can only get this in Coney Island, Water Taxi Beach, and other iterations of lesser, lamer East Coast imitations of this West Coast gem.
  • Amelie A.
    Amelie AmaralNovember 18, 2016
    Very nice place with some very interesting options of draft beer! Ótimo lugar pra tomar chopp artesanal
  • Lorenzo M.
    Lorenzo MolinariApril 15, 2016
    I love the view, good choice of Californian draft beer and beautiful waitress (Brown hair girl is fantastic)
  • Mario M.
    Mario MoralesJune 6, 2014
    Don't get the bruschetta, it's not very good. Also try the Bruery Berliner Weisse if they have it, very interesting sour beer!
  • CorruptCamel
    CorruptCamelAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Waitress tried to add 20% gratuity on a party of 4 and didn't tell us. Keep your eyes open for that. Otherwise, best restaurant in Venice.
  • Sean S.
    Sean StonerJune 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    A fantastic view right on the beach, with a great beer selection and pretty delicious food to boot.
  • Gui S.
    Gui SeizApril 9, 2016
    Have a 'skate' of beer! A flight of 6 beers of your choice. Avoid the Rasputin one. It's lethal.
  • Elif O.
    Elif OnerJune 28, 2015
    good people watching spot with a fine selection of beer. + not many other options on the boardwalk anyway.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WimsattApril 29, 2012
    Nice big selection of taps, half rotating and half "fixed." And, you know, the beach. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WalkerSeptember 30, 2013
    great beer selection and delicious food. right on the beach, location is a lot of fun.
  • Robbie T.
    Robbie TullosOctober 20, 2011
    Love the stoned waitress......:-) every one of them. Tip tho, be stone or drunk when u get here. U'll get it. Lmao!
  • Steve S.
    Steve ShepherdDecember 4, 2016
    Great food and beers right on the boardwalk. Highly recommended.
  • tori r.
    tori rafanelliDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    best place to hang out on a sunny afternoon...best place to be on a regular basis during the summer.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezApril 13, 2016
    Right at the beach, nice selection of beers. Honestly, I just cane here because I needed to pee... But I stayed for a couple of brewskis
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonMay 11, 2011
    The Portobello Veggie Burger is quite tasty. The stoned waitresses simply add to the pleasant people watching along the boardwalk...
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LorenAugust 8, 2013
    your typical beach bar experience with 30+ taps. order the tasting flight that comes in a SKATEBOARD.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJune 15, 2015
    Check out Venice Ale House as it was featured on Best Bars in America for On the famous Venice boardwalk, great selection of local beers Read more
  • Rowan W.
    Rowan WernhamMay 23, 2015
    The berry pie is amazing.. But my grilled salmon was dry as hell..
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RoseAugust 6, 2013
    Get the Venice Ale House brew or the IPAs. Also have Kombucha on tap!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BallMarch 25, 2013
    There are two restrooms. One for men and one for women. The line is typically all women. Guys automatically get a front-of-the-line pass. Don't let the ladies tell you otherwise.
  • Marco T.
    Marco TestaSeptember 27, 2016
    Lamb burger was great! Awesome vibes as well. Tip: bring sunscreen if you go for lunch!
  • George
    GeorgeJune 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My fav. beers are white dog, ruination (both india p.a.) and rasputin (stout).
  • Duncan M.
    Duncan MolesworthSeptember 11, 2014
    Great selection of California brewed beers located right on the boardwalk
  • Andriana (.
    Order the young coconut to drink and the sandwich and soup combo. Yum. All the waitresses are stoned. Can't avoid that.
  • Horace W.
    Horace WilliamsApril 5, 2014
    Sweet draft list and you can get a beer sampler served on a skateboard
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DaubAugust 31, 2011
    My waitresa does look stoned and i love it, all the uptight a holes who bitch about that shojld go f#ck themselves, mojito is bomb,patio the shit
  • ajay r.
    ajay rajaniAugust 3, 2013
    Cod Fish tacos are boomb. Worth getting salsa and chips just for the salsa.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MuscatelloFebruary 25, 2012
    Great location! Organic food! Local beers! Amazing pie! Best people watching!
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MuricyAugust 15, 2016
    Golden road hael the bay. Amazing Local IPA. Best I've tried there. Totally worth it! 🍻
  • Matanya L.
    Matanya LasagneJanuary 9, 2015
    Great guac and great beers. Major bummed though, no stoned waitressesnowaitreseswaitresses
  • The Unaccomplished Lady
    Try the Kombucha With Strawberries - Yum! Kombucha on tap!
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias RoßApril 11
    Good beer, good music, nice people, amazing view!
  • Cyrièle P.
    Cyrièle PiancastelliSeptember 21, 2015
    Good beers. Apart from that, food is just OK. Our waitress was fine but we waited 20min before our oder was taken. The head waiter was condescending because I took her for a regular one. Ridiculous.
  • bruzed
    bruzedJune 27, 2013
    I wanted to go to the kitchen and punch the chef. The scallops were DROWNING in balsamic. Disgusting. The spinach, the potatoes... everything - SO MUCH balsamic.
  • Kayla J.
    Kayla JohnsonApril 20, 2015
    Great spot to enjoy some day drinks on the patio
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinOctober 31, 2015
    Yum brunch, great too sit outdoors and ppl watch
  • Spence B.
    Spence BoveeMay 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to try the All Spice Cafe chipotle garlic hot sauce!
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 21, 2013
    Foods and beers were just ok. I need to try more. Great place for people watching!
  • Dan S.
    Dan ScanlonSeptember 24, 2015
    Excellent craft beer selection and plenty of drafts.
  • J Michael J.
    J Michael JohnsonNovember 14, 2012
    Amazing organic produce and food. Everything was fantastic!
  • Allen R.
    Allen RomeroNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Tim is the guy behind the bar w curly hair. He's a stud. Be good to him!
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WilloughbyOctober 17, 2013
    If your thing is bitter mud, then the local brew will be right up your alley. Food is great though.
  • Robin R.
    Robin RamonJuly 8, 2016
    House beer and burgers are amazing!
  • Venice Ale House
    Venice Ale HouseAugust 6, 2010
    Venice Ale House 2 Rose AvenueVenice, CA 90291310-314-8253Come join us for great beer, wine and food on the beach. Open 10 am to 10 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Read more
  • Olivia A.
    Olivia AsialaJuly 20, 2015
    Big selection of mostly CA beers. The Skate is like a flight but WAY better.
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.February 4, 2013
    Happy hour: 30min before to 30min after sunset. Select beers $3.
  • Gene S.
    Gene SuperOctober 27, 2014
    Good food, sub-par service. The 2 hostesses spent half hour figuring out how to fold napkins (really?) and not even once checked on our table.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RyanJune 19, 2012
    Happy hour Kona Longboard pints for $3. Amazing tomato soup and grilled cheese.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoJuly 9, 2015
    Really liked this place BUT It will be jam packed on holidays or weekends.
  • Allison C.
    Allison ClarkeApril 17, 2012
    Really good food and surprisingly cheap! Service isn't the best.
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PJune 7, 2016
    Ahi sandwich is perfect in every way
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TDecember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    My Yelp review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/venice-ale-house-venice#hrid:3px4S3voc7nPReHoSLVLnA/src:self
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BalsonJanuary 22, 2013
    I had a stoned waiter instead of a stoned waitress. Equal opportunity stonyness!
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Go for the cold coconut with a spoon in it.
  • Stella Z.
    Stella ZeeOctober 16, 2014
    Amazing healthy options to delicious meals
  • Justin B.
    Justin BartekNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Our waitresses were stoned and they were the best!!!!!
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToblerAugust 29, 2011
    Sorry, as much as I love craft beers, the stench coming from the filthy bar was too much.
  • Francesco S.
    Francesco SimonettiDecember 6, 2014
    Alaskan Salmon Sandwich it's delicious!
  • George
    GeorgeOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check your bill: I paid $69 instead of $25. But beers are great here anyway.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LoRussoAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early and post up outside on a sunny day at the beach.
  • Allen R.
    Allen RomeroDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I get the chicken sando for lunch almost daily. Tasty.
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany LeightonJanuary 23, 2013
    Bike here, grab a beer, enjoy the sunset!
  • TheFestivalGuy.com
    TheFestivalGuy.comOctober 19, 2011
    Drink a delicious beer. Then repeat multiple times to guarantee you have the best time.
  • Jen R.
    Jen RobinsonMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a beer flight. They serve it on a skateboard!
  • Che'
    Che'September 9, 2012
    This place is awesome. If you're not a social person, don't bother
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhelanAugust 30, 2011
    "Green flash" Happy hour is the half hour before and after sunset.
  • Ana O.
    Ana O'ReillyFebruary 25, 2013
    Omg there are so many goodlooking men in here! It's a Sunday after sunset on Venice Beach!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzOctober 15, 2015
    Read other tips. Awesome stoned waitresses!!!
  • Edward F.
    Good selection of beer. Tasty food.
  • Mariana D.
    Mariana De LuccaMay 19, 2013
    Make sure they are charging you for the right amount. I just had to send the check back 3 times.
  • Todd L.
    Todd LytleJune 5, 2013
    Good food, wine, and beer...right on the beach.
  • Max V.
    Max VohraMay 18, 2012
    If you're coming for the beach view you'll be disappointed
  • Shelby M.
    Shelby MeinzerDecember 21, 2014
    Good beer selection. Pretty good food too.
  • Jéssi
    Jéssi1 week ago
    Good music, good beer. It's a little bit expensive but worth
  • Chris O.
    Chris OSeptember 18, 2014
    Get a skate of beer sampler, because why not.
  • Allan D.
    Allan DallaTorreFebruary 10, 2013
    The burgers are great!
  • Hyerin H.
    Hyerin HongFebruary 12, 2016
    Sculpin ipa from san diego
  • Nicolas W.
    The Quinoa Bowl with Chicken was out of this world! Delicious!
  • Christian R.
    Christian RamirezNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beer and staff in Venice!!
  • My Lists
    My ListsJuly 4, 2016
    Açai dream , yogurt and berries.
  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AbernathyOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sick selection of beers and fantastic view of Venice Beach. Sit outside. Read more
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 8, 2014
    Food isn't that good. Interesting beers. Great people watching spot.
  • J.D.
    J.D.March 5, 2011
    Stoned waitresses aside, fish tacos were superb.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RozenbergSeptember 26, 2014
    Great for a sunset beer!
  • Shinal
    ShinalMay 15, 2015
    Definitely get the chicken wings.
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 19, 2014
    As close to the water as you can get
  • Sena O.
    Sena OkJanuary 15, 2014
    Bira cenneti...hamburgerler olağanüstü...
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