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Surf Film Night At The Waterfront

A film shot over three years by Mike Cochran about Josh Mulcoy's life long pursuit of an elusive Alaskan wave.

"Within Reach is a movie about my dedication to a specific area of Alaska and the dream of reliving a trip that was 27 years ago.

The area has always been at the top of my travel destinations; I knew what it was capable of delivering; it just didn't happen again for decades. For 27 years, I kept returning, year on year, trying, hoping, to recreate that first trip.

Over those years I began to see a shift in the sand, I reached out to a group of friends to come with me to try to get some waves, knowing all along it was going to be a huge gamble. The truth is that, for me, it's really more about the place than the waves, but amazingly, incredibly, the waves came.

On that trip, we stumbled upon a wave that I had never seen or heard of before in the area. That wave turned out to be one of the best sandbars I've seen in my life.

The wave was insane; the unfortunate thing was the current was so ridiculously strong that it took hours to get one wave, but it was just too good to walk away from. I can't even explain the sense of reward when the ocean eventually allowed us to scratch into a few; I'll never forget it for the rest of my life.

In short, I fell in love with the place on that first trip and continue to fall deeper in love with it on every trip I've taken since".

Josh Mulcoy

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Skate Film Night At The Waterfront

Join us for a night of community and support for the summer showing of “Made In Venice” a documentary by Jonathan Penson that chronicles the history of the skateboarders of Venice and their efforts to revive the skateboarding culture on Venice Beach by creating a new skatepark for the community. Put together with the help from our friends and neighbors Juice magazine and directly benefiting the Venice Skatepark and Jesse Martinez’s continued selfless efforts to maintain it day and day out with no payment.

Join us 8pm on Wednesday, August 21st. Super sick raffle organized by Juice Magazine with all proceeds going to Jesse plus $1 from every Waterfront Coastal Lager sold goes to the cause as well!

Stoked On The Beach Fundraiser

A Dance Party & Fundraiser for Los Angeles Youth
Music By:
Garth Trinidad
Kid David
Glenice Venice

Hosted by:
Glenice Venice - Kassia Meador - Sal Masekela

4pm - 9pm


Bar & Merchandise Proceeds benefit STOKED's afterschool action sports mentoring program.


Sponsored by Hit + Run, Kindhumans, The Waterfront & STOKED

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Jazz Brunch In The Patio

This Sunday for no particular reason other than we wanted to, we’re hosting a special Jazz Brunch in the back patio. Featuring a southern style brunch that’s sure to make you undo your top button and a special jazz performance by the Brian Carmody Trio. It’s the perfect non-occasion occasion for you to come hang and enjoy The Waterfront vibes!

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LA Ale Works Beer Hang At The Waterfront

In conjunction with the 11th annual LA Beer Week (June 15th - 23rd), The Waterfront Venice and LA Ale Works have teamed for a cause close to both our hearts. It's no secret that both WF and LAAW both love our canine companions and there's plenty of dogs out there needing a little extra work, care, and love. These dogs with problems ranging from age limits to temperament issues often get overlooked. That's where A Purposeful Rescue enters the scene. The LA based rescue specials in the forgotten one's. In fact they champion them! 

On Thursday, June 20th from 5pm to 8pm, Waterfront is hosting the crew from LA Ale Works for a summer sampling of some of LAAW most popular brews. The quality and attention to ingredients that LAAW prides themselves on has helped establish them as one of the more sought after LA breweries currently pushing the bar. Join us for a sampling of Nordic Lights Summer Ale off the state-of-the-art glycol-cooled draft system or hit the Craft Can Shack in the beer garden for a selection of "Palmera Pils" Jasmine Rice Pilsner, "Lunar Kitten" West Coast IPA, and "Lazy Star" Juicy Hazy IPA cans on ice. 

A dollar from every beer purchased will go directly to the barkers over at A Purposeful Rescue so you know you drink not only in good taste but in good spirit as well. 

The Waterfront is located at 205 Ocean Front Walk on the boardwalk in Venice Beach. There's paid beach parking in the front, valet in the back of restaurant, or bike racks and those scooter things on option. 

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Father's Day Give Away On The Gram


We've partnered with our friends @housebeer + @generaladmission_ca to stoke out the dads this Father’s Day. ⁣

One lucky winner will receive: $150 gift card to GA, $100 to Waterfront & FOUR 12 Packs of House Beer.⁣ Get on it all you dads!

To Enter:⁣
1. Like this post⁣
2. Follow @housebeer, @generaladmission_ca & @thewaterfrontvenice
3. Tag a dad⁣

(Winner will be announced 6/15; Must be a US resident, 21+ and have a public instagram account to Win)

CList Board Swap

Here’s the flier for our forthcoming “Board Swap” curated by @clistboards going down this Sunday June 2nd from 9ish in the morning till noon.
What exactly is this you ask? Well it’s a gathering of like-minded salty wave riding enthusiasts selling & trading various surf devices (Surfboards) and other associated ephemera. Old world systems of payment (barter) are encouraged while up-charging methods of present will be frowned upon. Basically you bring the surf stuff you don’t want anymore, price it modestly, and try to get rid of it. Simple as that.
This is a free event at The Waterfront Sunday morning 9ish till noon only. Free Waterfront breaky tacos and coffee while it lasts!

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Memorial Day Weekend At The Waterfront

Memorial Day weekend at The Waterfront and firstly we’d like to thank all the soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice for all our country and flag. Military always always gets a discount at The Waterfront but this day we some more love to share. As for the rest of us, plenty of drink and food specials on offer all weekend. We got some great entertainment planned with Jordan Blackmon (Saturday), Alf Alpha (Sunday), and DJ Butters (Monday). May grey has been burning off by noon everyday so don’t think we’re not gonna be reveling under the sun all weekend long over here. Come have a hang!

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Waterfront Cinco De Mayo

It’s that time of year again and who doesn’t love some tacos and beers on the beach mixed with good vibes and latin sounds? Can’t stop a good time over here at The Waterfront so we’re teaming up with our friends at Winston House and throwing a festive Cinco De Mayo party. Joins us Sunday May 5th 12-8pm for an all day hang at The Waterfront featuring Cumbia infused sound selection by our boy Alf Alpha and plenty tacos and tamales to match. Drink specials of course and even some rumors of a pinata experience are circulating. See you there amigos y amigas!

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Sunday Flip Flop Party

It’s flip-flop season so we’re teaming up with Havaianas to do rad things. This Sunday April, 28th from 2-7pm wear in any pair of old shoes you got lying around and exchange them for some new flips on site. Your old kicks go towards charity and you walk away with a new pair of flips. It’s a win win scenario. And as if that wasn’t reason enough to come hang, our good friend Patsy Palmer is in town and handling sound selection for all you chill heads out there looking maximize your Sunday vibes. See you Sunday. 

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Waterfront x Stolpman Vineyards Dinner Party

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Stolpman Vineyards out of Santa Barbara to offer a unique one night only pairing of Stolpman wines with Waterfront cuisine. Executive Chef Adele Sun has put together a Spring appropriate selection of seafood driven dishes and local produce to create a 4 course meal perfect for a casual wine paired evening amongst friends.  

This is a open to the public event with limited reservations available. The dinner party costs $85 per person and includes all wine and cuisine selections. Our back patio will be used exclusively for this event with access limited only to those with reservations.

For more information or reservations please contact:

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Easy Sunday's At The Waterfront

This weekend we’re back at it again with some help from our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon. Every other Sunday 2pm-7pm join us for the chillest sounds on the beach and some proper food/drink specials. This week we got our homie Alf Alpha sound selecting some classic 80’s 90’s Hip-Hop along with classic jazz and reggae tracks. Everyone just wants to relax on Sundays and we’re no different over here at The Waterfront. Come kick it with us and catch a vibe!

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Snapper Live Streaming At The Waterfront

Our neighbors at the World Surf League are having the season opener contest at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast in Australia. And as luck would have it, Snapper mornings just so happen to coincide with Waterfront happy hour 3pm - 6pm pst. So lucky us and lucky you we don’t have to wake up, stay up, or do anything crazy for this competition. Suits us just fine. So as the contest runs (swell/weather dependent) we’ll be streaming with fingers crossed for an exciting final. Plenty of drink and food specials on offer while ya watch!

Redbull Wallride Contest

Professional and amateur skaters from Los Angeles and beyond convened at the Handball Courts in Venice Beach on Saturday to showcase their creative skills and compete against each other and LA’s finest at Red Bull WallRide 2019. Red Bull WallRide is the junction where skateboarding meets lifestyle as riders hit a series of wallride-based features. Brazilian skateboarding sensation Pedro Barros turned in the most impressive sessions on Sunday to take home the inaugural Red Bull WallRide title. After party was at The Waterfront but we were enjoying ourselves too much and forgot to take pictures of that. Congrats to Venice locals and friends Leandre Sanders and Haden McKenna for taking home the “People’s Choice” award.

Easy Sunday's At The Waterfront

Starting this weekend we’re implementing a new vibe called Easy Sunday’s with some help from our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon. Every Sunday 3pm-9pm join us for the chillest sounds on the beach and some proper food/drink specials. This week we got our homie Kid David DJ’ing some classic 80’s 90’s Hip-Hop along with classic jazz and reggae tracks. Everyone just wants to relax on Sundays and we’re no different over here at The Waterfront. Come kick it with us and catch a vibe.

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