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.