Gran Blanco is a bar by the Venice Boardwalk. So, yes, it’s just as busy as you’d expect it to be - but fortunately, the crowd is less tourists, and more low-key locals who definitely held a surfboard at some point within the past 24 hours. The cocktails are great (get the Celery Southside, with gin and celery) and the burger is more than capable of standing bun-to-bun with any of its beachside peers.
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“Relaxed” and “Right off the Venice Boardwalk” aren’t words you hear together every day, but somehow Venice Ale House pulls it off.
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Public School 213
The Downtown LA location of Public School is much like the others - a gastropub that still feels a little bit like a local spot.
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