Here is what is awesome about The Venice Whaler. If you are lucky enough to get a spot, you can perch on the rail on the roof top deck and look out at the Venice Pier and the ocean. Pretty standard bar fare menu with beer and drinks. Great people watching and the beach walk below. Unless you are seriously early don't drive all the way down in there to park. The lot at the end of the street fills up quickly and you will get stuck in traffic. Instead park out in the neighborhood a bit and walk in.