On the Waterfront Cafe
205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA, USA
www.waterfrontcafe.com - (310) 392-0322
On the Waterfront Cafe Venice Reviews
Have a beer and people watch at Venice Beach Jul 16, 2009
Probably best known for the restaurant where Hillary Swank worked in the Million Dollar Baby, On the Waterfront Cafe is right in the heart of the madness that is Venice Beach.
After a stroll along the Venice boardwalk and checking out the shops, watching the street performers and seeing the skateboarding bulldog, grab a beer and some snacks at this place. Right across the boardwalk you get an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and not too far off, a view of the santa monica mountains. Besides enjoying the view, take a while to hang out and people watch. The sun pretty much shines all year round so there's hardly a bad time to go and there's always something to see.
The food is your normal bar faire, pizza, fish and chips as well as other fried foods, salads, sandwiches, etc. The food is nothing to write about but the beer is awesome. They serve over 25 beers, but best of all, they have, my all time favorite, Erdinger Weizenbier. There's nothing better than having a 17 oz. flute with a slice of lemon, especially on a warm, sunny day.
There's an outdoor patio area, an indoor area with televisions and a pool table, and a outdoor back patio. On a hot summer day this place is packed and almost everyone wears shorts, T-shirts and flip flops. The waitresses do their best considering how packed this place is and they always seem to bring you another beer before you run out.
So, if you want a little taste of the LA beaches with a little bit of Venice Beach weirdness, this place is the place for you. The prices here aren't really cheap, but according to LA standards, it's fair. And, if you stay a while, you may be rewarded with a beautiful sunset.
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