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LA's Best Bars by the Beach
Shellback Tavern is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

1. Shellback Tavern

7.8
116 Manhattan Beach Blvd (at Ocean Ave), Manhattan Beach, CA
Dive Bar · Sand Section · 37 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: This is the perfect spot to end your long beach day with neverending beer, burgers, and murals of Ernest Hemmingway. Read more.

2. High Rooftop Lounge

8.2
1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA
Rooftop Bar · Venice Beach · 99 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: High Lounge serves excellent food and drinks, has a classy outdoor lounge vibe, and live DJ sets on some nights. If possible, make a reservation on the weekends because this place gets packed quickly. Read more.

Moonshadows is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

3. Moonshadows

8.8
20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
New American Restaurant · Eastern Malibu · 132 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: The view alone will get you hooked and the food is pretty good as well. And, as always, there is plenty of premium alcohol to choose from. Read more.

Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

4. Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe

8.9
1615 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA
Beer Garden · Downtown Santa Monica · 58 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: Big Dean’s has a perfect outdoor patio designed for people watching, pitcher drinking. Order food from their grill and wash down your worries with a cold brew. Read more.

James' Beach is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

5. James' Beach

8.0
60 N Venice Blvd (Pacific Ave.), Venice, CA
American Restaurant · 119 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: Try the fish tacos at James Beach – they’re highly buzzed about. Read more.

The Side Door is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

6. The Side Door

900 Manhattan Ave (at 9th St), Manhattan Beach, CA
Bar · Downtown Manhattan Beach · 9 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: It’s pretty dark inside, but it is the perfect place to hide from the sun while recharging your batteries – with cocktails and small bites, of course! Read more.

Figtree's Cafe is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

7. Figtree's Cafe

7.5
429 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA
Breakfast Spot · 64 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: In case you do want to sop some of that alcohol up with food, you’ll have the option to order some New American fare from Figtree. Also, great people watching on the outdoor patio! Read more.

Hotel Shangri La Rooftop Bar is one of LA's Best Bars by the Beach.

8. Hotel Shangri La Rooftop Bar

7.4
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Rooftop Bar · Downtown Santa Monica · 61 tips and reviews

MetroWizeMetroWize: The classic décor, intimate setting and stellar views provide a great backdrop to take in some Santa Monica beach weather, deliciously crafted cocktails, and devour oysters on the half shell. Read more.