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Boardwalk Mainstay Venice Bistro Has Shuttered After 25 Years

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Venice Bistro
Venice Bistro
Brandon Marlowe

25-year-old Westside icon Venice Bistro has shuttered abruptly, reports a tipster. The boardwalk cafe first opened in 1958 as the Venice West Cafe, and played host to the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Jim Morrison, and Ray Manzarek. The venue was known for its live music, extended happy hour, and standard pub fare.

A tipster writes in with a rumor that the restaurant will be converted into a Mexican restaurant, which should fare well in this prime location. Have any more information? Hit the tipline.

Venice Bistro

323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 392-3997 Visit Website