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13 Most Fun Beach Bars in Los Angeles

I’ve been to the City of Angels several times and know all the top spots.

refreshing mojito at beach bars in Los Angeles

Los Angeles draws millions of tourists every year because of its many attractions, including the exciting nightlife.

And don’t forget the beautiful beaches. Bring those two experiences together by visiting some of the fantastic beach bars in this world-famous city.

Kick back and enjoy some drinks after a day catching some rays.

Check out my list of the best beach bars in Los Angeles below.

They’re great places to go out!

The Strand House

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 545-7470
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The Strand House has earned its place on my list of fun places to go out in Los Angeles.

On the waterfront, this popular local bar and restaurant has an upscale vibe.

There is an excellent wine list and cocktail menu.

My favorite drink here is the Margarita Las Perlas, featuring tequila with agave, cilantro, Fresno chile, and more.

The Strand House is just one minute away from the Roundhouse Aquarium.

The Venice Whaler

10 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 821-8737
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The Venice Whaler is one of my favorite fun places to get drinks.

This popular beach bar is a pretty famous landmark.

In fact, the Beatles and The Beach Boys have both been there.

The Venice Whaler is known for its margaritas, but you can also enjoy some great draft beer here.

This beach bar is in Venice, which is an iconic part of Los Angeles.

The Bungalow

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 899-8530
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Located in Santa Monica, The Bungalow is all about the beach.

It’s chill and laidback, and I feel at home here as soon as I step in the door.

Like playing pool with friends? Check out the game room here.

The Bungalow has a full range of drinks, including cocktails, wine, and beer.

There’s an impressive tequila menu, too.

High Rooftop Lounge

1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (424) 433-8900
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Spending time in Venice Beach while you’re in Los Angeles? Don’t miss out on the High Rooftop Lounge.

One of my favorite things about this popular local bar is the spectacular view of the beach and ocean.

After all, it’s a great rooftop bar. This is a wildly popular spot, so you should make a reservation now.

High Rooftop Lounge offers craft cocktails, beer, and a food menu.

Moonshadows Malibu

20356 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 456-3010
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It’s time for some top-notch luxury enjoying the sunset view at Moonshadows Malibu.

If you want to visit this beach bar and restaurant during that primetime hour, though, book your reservation now.

Treat yourself to a meal and a cocktail or glass of wine. I love the Peach Martini here.

It’s easy to find Moonshadows Malibu on the East Pacific Coast Highway.

Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café

1615 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 393-2666
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Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe is a great beach bar option if you want a casual and welcoming atmosphere.

It’s located on the Santa Monica Boardwalk, so you’re sure to come across it as you explore this popular area of California.

Love indulging in some nostalgia? Big Dean’s is for you.

You’ll like the premium draft beer menu, which includes 12 exciting options.

Check out the Santa Monica draft.

Back on the Beach Café

445 CA-1, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone: (310) 393-8282
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Tony P’s Dockside Grill is just a one-minute drive from The Ritz Carlton hotel, so keep that in mind if you’re staying there in Marina del Rey.

Tony P’s Dockside Grill offers a laidback atmosphere along with a delicious menu.

And don’t forget the cocktails and cold draft beer. The signature cocktail is the Mai Tai.

This is one of my favorite places to go out in Los Angeles.

Belmont Brewing Co

25 39th Pl, Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: (562) 433-3891
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If you’re looking for some of the best craft beer in Los Angeles, don’t miss out on Belmont Brewing Co.

It’s located in Long Beach, so stop in when you’re in the area.

Belmont Brewing Co is a brewery, the oldest one in all of Los Angeles County.

No matter what kind of brew you like best, you’ll find something to suit your palate here.

Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio

18741 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 456-1392
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You’ll discover the Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio in Malibu, on the Pacific Coast Highway.

If you’re looking for a wine bar in the area, this is the place to go.

Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio is also a tasting room, so there are nibbles available.

When I visited Rosenthal, I enjoyed my wine and food on the outdoor patio.

Venice Ale House

2 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 314-8253
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As you stroll along the Venice Boardwalk, stop in at Venice Ale House for a refreshing beer and a sandwich or burger.

There’s a long list of great beers on tap. Or is wine more your thing?

Check out the selection at Venice Ale House.

Venice Ale House is located close to Santa Monica State Beach.

Hennessey’s Tavern

1712 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (310) 540-8443
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Exploring the larger Los Angeles County should be part of your L.A. adventures.

So, add Redondo Beach and its Hennessey’s Tavern to your itinerary.

A local institution, Hennessey’s Tavern is situated in charming Riviera Village.

As well as a tempting food menu, Hennessey’s Tavern offers plenty of cocktails and other drink options.

Tower 12

53 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (310) 379-6400
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Don’t leave Los Angeles without a visit to Hermosa Beach.

That’s where you’ll discover Tower 12, another beach bar to experience.

It’s casual and down-to-earth, and it’s always eager to welcome visitors.

Tower 12 is all about beach-culture and the local community.

There are plenty of refreshing drinks, including tropical cocktails, on the menu.

Paradise Cove Beach Café

28128 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 457-2503
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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe describes itself as a quintessential beach restaurant with a Californian vibe, and I’ve got to agree.

Located right on the beach in Malibu, Paradise Cove is aptly named.

This beach bar and cafe offers delicious tropical cocktails as well as a tempting food menu.

Enjoy a walk on the beach before and after your drinks.

Final Thoughts

So, there you have my list of the best beach bars in Los Angeles.

You certainly know where to get a drink in the City of Angels.

Which bars do you think you’ll visit?

No matter where you go in the city and surrounding area, you will find drinking locations to suit your taste.

Remember when you’re in the city to see some of the other attractions in this famous metropolis.

You’ll definitely want to visit Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame.

Which beach bars are you going to visit in Los Angeles? Let me know in the comments below.

Best Beach Bars in Los Angeles

  1. The Strand House
  2. The Venice Whaler
  3. The Bungalow
  4. High Rooftop Lounge
  5. Moonshadows Malibu
  6. Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café
  7. Back on the Beach Café
  8. Belmont Brewing Co
  9. Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio
  10. Venice Ale House
  11. Hennessey’s Tavern
  12. Tower 12
  13. Paradise Cove Beach Café
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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