Venice Travel Guide
Santa Monica Shopping - Throughout the city there are intriguing antique shops and bazaars, look out for cooperative warehouses and impromptu bazaars. Flea markets and bazaars are held periodically throughout the City.
Venice Beach and Boardwalk - are famous the world over. The Boardwalk is always packed fire-eaters, skate-boarders, jugglers, and roller-skaters with their attendant people-watchers. If you want to join in there are a number of shops hiring out roller-skates and bikes.
Muscle Beach - another famous beach with a celebrated outdoor weightlifting centre. Here you will find over developed hunks of muscle, of both sexes, pumping iron, and gymnasts swinging on the neighbouring bars and rings.
Venice Restaurants and Bars
Abbot's Pizza Company - 1407 Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The pizzas here are made with bagel dough crusts and come with a choice of 25 unusual toppings.
Chaya Venice 201 Navy Street. They serve pan-asian cuisine here with the emphasis on seafood.
Jody Maronis Sausage Kingdom - 2001 Ocean Front Walk. If you like sausages then this is the perfect place for you.
Firehouse 213 Rose Avenue. Located in an old fire station this unpretentious restaurant serves American restaurant serves American staples at reasonable prices.
Venice Bars & Clubs
Roosterfish 1302 Abbot Kinney Boulevard An understated gay bar with pool tables, darts and pinball machines but no dance floor. The relaxed atmosphere attracts gays from all communities.
Scruffy O'Sheas 822 Washington Boulevard. A friendly pub with a good range of beers and other drinks.
The Brig 1515 Abbot Kinney Boulevard. This is a sleek but unpretentious bar has an amazing 14 feet long table with a built in ashtray that slides out onto the pavement.
Good Hurt 12249 Venice Boulevard. Themed around Doctors and Nurses fetishes, decorated with emergency first aid kits and served by waitresses in nurses uniforms, this is not the place for the faint hearted.
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