LA Beach Bars Overview

The Venice Whaler - Beach Bar | Restaurant in LA

Beach bars in Los Angeles are the laid-back alternative to the wild and exhausting scene of bar hopping inland. Offering relaxing views of the Pacific, these seductive spots are perfect for sipping margaritas by the sand or dancing the night away surrounded by palms.

Duke’s Malibu is one of L.A.’s signature beach bars, offering a pleasant and romantic atmosphere. This tiki-style cocktail lounge invites Malibu locals and suntanned surfer types to enjoy exotic drinks, spectacular sunsets, and good company.

Those looking for a more mainstream L.A. beach bar experience should check out Paradise Cove Beach Café. The popular bar offers strong drinks, good food, and an outdoor patio right on the sand. Known also for their great seafood, this is the perfect beach bar at which to while away the evening over dinner and drinks.

Want a little more energy in your evening? There are plenty of Los Angeles beach bars that are perfect for an upbeat evening with friends. On the Waterfront Café, on Venice Boardwalk, serves up giant glasses of Bavarian beer and has an outdoor beer garden perfect for chatting and people watching. Or check out one of the many beachfront dives along Manhattan Beach boardwalk, which can be packed to the brim on weekends and offer excellent opportunities for beachfront flirting.

From the upscale romantic to the easygoing beer lover, beach bars in Los Angeles offer a laid-back experience away from the hustle and bustle of inner L.A. And in a city that is warm year round, who wouldn’t want to spend a balmy February evening sipping cocktails by the Pacific?

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