“The boardwalk is like the beating heart of America. You can be normal; you can be strange. It’s so rad.”
~ Sean O’Keefe
ABOUT THE VENICE BEACH BAR
THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK.
WE’RE PROUD OF OUR TRULY HISTORIC AND UNIQUE STATUS IN THIS
WORLD FAMOUS LOCALE.
Built in 1922, this now landmark structure gave rise to the Beat Generation,
a group of artists referred to as “Holy Barbarians” who came to Venice to find
the peace that escaped them elsewhere. They wrote and recited poetry, embraced
jazz as their new musical anthem and created a movement which spawned the
Bohemian culture for which Venice, has become renown. This venue sheltered the
likes of groundbreaking authors such as Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Allen
Ginsberg. Jim Morrison started here and it was on this very boardwalk that The
Doors were formed. Then came “Dogtown,” Venice’s nickname, so named by the
world’s first skateboarders, a tradition that continues to this day.
Our rich history is only outshone by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its sandy
beach. We are proud to be the sole live music venue on the entire boardwalk, with
not only a full bar, but also the only restaurant with a 2nd-floor view of “Silicon
Beach” and the stream of colorful passersby, often lovingly referred to as
Eat, drink, groove to our tunes, people watch and breathe in the sea air…
we’re delighted to have you as our guest.