On the Waterfont Cafe

On the Waterfont Cafe

205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA
(310) 392-0322 serving: West LA, Venice
open:Sat: 9am-12am, Sun: 12pm-12am, 9am-12am, Wed-Fri: 11pm-12am, Tue: 12pm-12am, 11pm-12am

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Bar Scene, German, $, Swiss, Traditional American, Open 7 Days, People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Waterfront Dining, Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Notable Beer List, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Happy Hour,

The Low Down


What to Drink: Stick to beer (the wine choices are slim)--60-ounce pitchers of imports like Erdinger Weizenbier and Bitburger Premium are just $20, and Coors Light is a steal at $14 if you want to drink American.

Know Before You Go: There's no waiting list to get a table outside, so the best strategy is to hover (politely!) and grab one as people settle up their bills and leave.

The Extras: Dogs are allowed if they are tied up on the outside railing next to your table.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Citysearch Editorial Review
by Kelly Wardle at Citysearch

Thanks to one of the best locations on the Venice Boardwalk, this Swiss-inspired beer bar and restaurant is always packed with revelers on sunny beach days. Grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables, sip a cold beer and take in the…
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RETRACTION:worst treatment ever
By bird3000 at Citysearch

Okay, so I just realized the bar I wanted to review was the venice bistro, sorry Waterfront cafe. Direct your bad press to Venice Bistro. Read More

Best Beer Garden in Town!
By danapea at Citysearch

Hello!I recently moved to California, and this has quickly become my favorite place. The staff is wonderful and the food is delicious. My father lo... Read More

One of the worst restaurants (food wise) I've ever been to
By miss_ams at Citysearch

I am more than shocked by the positive reviews for the Waterfront's food! 2 years ago my friends and I began a regular Sunday beach day where we sp... Read More

Wanna feel like a European? Try lounging outdoors at On The Waterfront...
By freebie_grabber at Citysearch

A friend of mine introduced me to this terrific Venice cafe/bar. It very much maintains the low-key Euro/beach lifestyle... open doors, pool tables... Read More

By waterfrontcafe at Citysearch

Hi! I am the owner of "On the Waterfront Cafe" and I am very sorry to see the review of chrisben337.\r July 3rd was the busiest Monday we ever had ... Read More