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Annabelle's Guidebook


Life is for strange adventures, midnight swims and rambling conversations.

Things to do in Los Angeles


Menotti's Coffee Stop

$· 56 Windward Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Serves up Four Barrel Coffee and expertly crafted almond milk lattes.

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local favorite, Groundworks has a casual, inviting vibe that is uniquely "Venice." Their signature coffee blends are smooth and their iced coffee is always a good decision.


Blue Bottle Coffee

1103 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

91 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oakland-born Blue Bottle Coffee is housed in a sleek, minimalist space. Go for the New Orleans iced coffee, cold-brewed for 12 hours with roasted chicory and sweetened with organic cane sugar.


Townhouse Venice

52 Windward Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

126 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Established in 1915, Townhouse is the oldest bar in Venice, boasting craft cocktails and a speakeasy vibe. Head over for Venice Underground Comedy + Red Light Burlesque, Wednesdays at 9pm.


The Otheroom

1201 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

221 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Zagat: "Feels like it was 'Fed-Exed from TriBeCa,' even if it’s filled with 'good-looking' Venetians who 'just rolled off a surfboard.'" Perfect at 5pm. Beer + wine only.

257 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual gastropub with boardwalk-side seating, specializing in organic American fare & craft beers.


Wurstküche Venice

$$· 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291·Map·Hours·Website·

186 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This modern bierhall serves up exotic sausages and a delightful selection of German and Belgian brews.

708 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This gigantic Whole Foods features a seriously impressive salad bar and a parking lot so hectic, someone wrote a song about it:

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whether dining-in, taking-out, or having your meal delivered, this inexpensive Venice institution is a local favorite.

211 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a juice bar-bakery-deli-pizzeria-coffee shop-smokehouse—you get the idea. Named to Bon Appétit's "Hot 10" list of America's Best New Restaurants in 2015.

342 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Even foodies won't miss the meat at this vegan favorite offering salads, wraps, macrobiotic bowls and raw-food entrees.



$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

231 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal California comfort in a bright cafeteria setting. Their salads are healthy and delicious and their lemonade is, of course, amazing.



$$$· 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the hottest restaurants in Venice - serving seasonal New American cuisine presented in a beautiful rustic-chic dining room.



$$· 1427 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy some of the best of Gjelina at this Venice takeaway annex offering a limited menu of super-tasty sandwiches and pizzas. GTA is the perfect stop-off during a stroll down Abbot Kinney.

338 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The canals are truly one of the most beautiful sights in Venice. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while you explore a unique neighborhood featuring some of the architectural gems of Venice.



$$· 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cafe + bakery in Venice Beach serving "Germanesque" breakfasts, tantalizing pretzel burgers, mini-sandwiches and pastries in a sleek space perfect for people-watching.


High Rooftop Lounge

$$· 1697 Pacific Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perched atop Hotel Erwin, High Rooftop Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Venice Beach. Some of the best sunset views in LA.



$$· 37 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Simmzy’s features craft beer and high-end (but moderately priced) pub fare including a signature burger, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled fish tacos and more. Don't forget to order Brussels sprouts.


Library Alehouse

$$· 2911 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This low-key spot features a New American menu, patio dining and a standout selection of craft beers.


CVS Pharmacy

255 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This well-stocked pharmacy is home to Jonathan Borofsky's famous "Ballerina Clown."

126 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual neighborhood breakfast spot featuring an impressive cereal bar and delicious breakfast sandwiches.


YAS Fitness Centers - Venice

1101 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fitness studio dedicated to both yoga and spinning, offering hatha-based yoga classes for all levels.

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Serving up classic, Japanese rice balls—known as omusubi. Inexpensive, filling, and flavorful—you couldn't ask for an easier choice for a quick lunch or dinner.


The Yoga Collective

512 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quintessential Venice yoga studio with a full roster of awesome instructors. Single class drop-in rate: $17

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This Modern California Asian Fusion brick and mortar establishment is an homage to Komodo's gourmet food truck roots. Quick, easy, and delicious - perfect for take-out. We're a fan of the "MP3."


Another Kind of Sunrise

1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tucked in an adorable alleyway off Abbot Kinney Blvd., this magical spot serves up Buttery Brew (a must try!) and paleo-friendly treats.

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Serves delicious, Australian savory pies - the ultimate comfort food!


Ocean Front Market

825 Ocean Front Walk·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This conveniently-located bodega is just around the corner. It's the perfect spot to grab water, soda, a tallboy or even a bottle of wine.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The breakfast burritos at Tacos Por Favor are guaranteed to start your day off right.


Blue Star Donuts

$· 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Blue Star Donuts is known for its brioche-style doughnuts and sophisticated flavors.