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Venice Whaler Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2-10 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90292
+1 310-821-8737
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Bunbury, Australia
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411 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant has great view of Venice beach, is is good for a drink to watch all the activity. The food isn't the the best. Good for drink

Thank l0tusdesigns
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was highly recommended but I was slightly disappointed with the food and drink options. The beer choices were nothing unique but they did have a great margarita. They were rated one of 10 best LA burgers but it wasn't that great. It was way overcooked. The fish in the tacos were tasty but the fixings on them were nothing... More 

Thank dkh117
Washington, D.C.
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in for a quick drink after bike riding down from Santa Monica. We sat upstairs and had a great view. Our waitress was super friendly and had perfect timing -- we enjoyed the vibe, beers, and food that we stayed much longer that just our planned one drink. Great, casual spot with beautiful views!

Thank kprender
Fairbanks, Alaska
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to grab a bite after walking down Venice Beach. Sat upstairs to have a nice view. Came during happy hour. The happy hour specials for food and drinks were great. Our group of 4 got a mix of things. The wings were delicious. Also had fries with garlic aioli, chicken skewers with a dill dip, cheese Pizza, and... More 

Thank alaskabound1
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Upstairs offers an amazing sundown. The chef, nick, was on bar rescue so clearly he makes a mean menu. Staff is great. Karaoke on Thursday nights! Delish weekend brunch too. Awesome place for locals.

Thank Lindsey S
Goldendale, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We stopped here due to the proximity to the beach and the loud vibe. We were pleasantly surprised by the food, it was GREAT!

Thank JDRising
Northampton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

You can't really beat the location; it is right on the beach and has a great top floor with views over the ocean and beachfront. We sat downstairs as it was packed on the Friday night we visited; the atmosphere was great and to be honest downstairs is a little quieter so you could chat, etc. We had the fish... More 

Thank EvaSUK
Canandaigua, United States
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432 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink. We sat at open air area on second floor which directly overlooks the ocean. This is a small but very lively and fun place with great views. The servers were friendly and attentive. (This place would not be good for any kind of "private" conversation) Recommend

Thank William S
Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Good food, stunning views, great sunsets, great staff, food ordinary, noisy but wild at night! Worth a visit during the day or evening.

Thank Ian A
Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's right along Venice. Each so there's plenty to see along the way. The food is pretty good and the servers were very friendly.

Thank Alexadian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-10 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-821-8737

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Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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