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“Good food, good value, GREAT VIEW”

Venice Whaler Bar & Grill
Ranked #98 of 10,038 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Venice
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food, good value, GREAT VIEW”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food is your average pub food- fried chicken, fries, nachos, etc. (don't get me wrong, those are all tasty, but don't stand out). The beer selection was average, but the happy hour specials were great.

The best part of this joint was the VIEW- yowza. I could have been eating terrible food and drinking terrible beer and the view would have made it all OK. It's also in a great spot convenient to the boardwalk.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
567 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Most scenic bar view ever”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is one of the coolest bars around. It's located on Washington ave in Venice/Marina Del Rey. It is the very last place on the strip, putting it right on the beach. It is 2 stories and the view from the outdoor area on the 2nd level is unbeatable both day and night. There are also 2 totally different vibes during the day and night. Daytime you can take in the sun and watch the waves while you eat some decent food. At night it's all party all the time. My only gripe with the outdoor deck at night is that it is filled with cigarette smoke, but it is a bar at night so I get it. The drinks are pretty pricey also, but you're paying for location. We also came on a night with karaoke and it was pretty fun. Been here many times and the atmosphere is always live at night. Pop in this place and take in the view.

  • Visited June 2013
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice beach bar, good beers on tap, close to the fishing pier”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was an excellent choice for a Friday farewell pint for a colleague returning east. I was surprised to find Newcastle Brown on tap, jostling for a place with a local wheat beer appropriately named June Gloom. But the sun shone, the music was good Britrock from the early 70's and it was all very laid back. Upstairs was loudly packed, and I was reliably informed that there is a verandah with what must be a great view of the ocean.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a great afternoon”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Went for a late lunch had the tuna , and satay chicken. The service was good despite how busy it was. The rooftop area was really nice in the sun. The food was delicious would defnitely go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice place for a quick Lunch”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stopped in here for lunch during a bike ride from the Sana Monica Pier. Had a nice, fresh shrimp salad and a seared tuna appetizer. They were both excellent and the wait staff was prompt. It's a bit small of a place and very eclectic by also fun with a great view of the beach.

  • Visited April 2013
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