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Venice Ale House

Gastropub, Bar, and Beer Garden$$$$
Venice Beach, Venice
  • Ranu R.
    "Craft beer selection is solid, and it's perfect for people watching."(12 Tips)
    Celebrity HotSpots
    "Delicious food (ahi tuna sandwich!),"(3 Tips)
    Red F.
    "All seats have a great view of the people watching of Venice Beach."(11 Tips)
    Dan S.
    "Excellent craft beer selection and plenty of drafts."(10 Tips)
144 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • sandwiches
  • scenic views
  • burgers
  • people watching
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  • Lorenzo M.
    I love the view, good choice of Californian draft beer and beautiful waitress (Brown hair girl is fantastic)
  • Jacobo G.
    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
  • Gui S.
    Gui SeizApril 9
    Have a 'skate' of beer! A flight of 6 beers of your choice. Avoid the Rasputin one. It's lethal.
  • Ranu R.
    Craft beer selection is solid, and it's perfect for people watching. The nachos were pretty delicious too. Throw a few back and relax.
  • Dan S.
    Dan ScanlonSeptember 24, 2015
    Excellent craft beer selection and plenty of drafts.
  • 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.
  • Olivia A.
    Olivia AsialaJuly 20, 2015
    Big selection of mostly CA beers. The Skate is like a flight but WAY better.
  • Elif O.
    Elif OnerJune 28, 2015
    good people watching spot with a fine selection of beer. + not many other options on the boardwalk anyway.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • rockstockbarrel
    rockstockbarrelJanuary 15, 2015
    Awesome grilled cheese. Get it with double bacon! Fantastic beer choices and views.
  • Matanya L.
    Matanya LasagneJanuary 9, 2015
    Great guac and great beers. Major bummed though, no stoned waitressesnowaitreseswaitresses
  • 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.
  • Duncan M.
    Duncan MolesworthSeptember 11, 2014
    Great selection of California brewed beers located right on the boardwalk
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Horace W.
    Horace WilliamsApril 5, 2014
    Sweet draft list and you can get a beer sampler served on a skateboard
  • George
    GeorgeOctober 27, 2013
    Check your bill: I paid $69 instead of $25. But beers are great here anyway.
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 21, 2013
    Foods and beers were just ok. I need to try more. Great place for people watching!
  • 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!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WalkerSeptember 30, 2013
    great beer selection and delicious food. right on the beach, location is a lot of fun.
  • CorruptCamel
    CorruptCamelAugust 19, 2013
    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.
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LorenAugust 8, 2013
    your typical beach bar experience with 30+ taps. order the tasting flight that comes in a SKATEBOARD.
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RoseAugust 6, 2013
    Get the Venice Ale House brew or the IPAs. Also have Kombucha on tap!
  • ajay r.
    ajay rajaniAugust 3, 2013
    Cod Fish tacos are boomb. Worth getting salsa and chips just for the salsa.
  • 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.
  • Sean S.
    Sean StonerJune 22, 2013
    A fantastic view right on the beach, with a great beer selection and pretty delicious food to boot.
  • George
    GeorgeJune 20, 2013
    My fav. beers are white dog, ruination (both india p.a.) and rasputin (stout).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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 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 to host a social dinner on the first Thursday of every month.
  • 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
  • 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
    Upvoted May 31
  • tori r.
    tori rafanelliDecember 9, 2011
    best place to hang out on a sunny place to be on a regular basis during the summer.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToblerAugust 29, 2011
    Sorry, as much as I love craft beers, the stench coming from the filthy bar was too much.
  • 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.
  • BethBG
    BethBGAugust 27, 2011
    Food is great. Guacamole and cheese quesidila fantastic! Waitress terrible though. Really bad service.
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkAugust 15, 2011
    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.
  • 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...
  • Andriana (.
    Order the young coconut to drink and the sandwich and soup combo. Yum. All the waitresses are stoned. Can't avoid that.
  • Wallace M.
    Wallace MurdochAugust 15, 2010
    The west coast beers are great, the food is still just OK, but the service is picking up. Give them another week and hopefully things will be on track...
  • 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
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