Our Westside Oasis
Borrow a bike or head out on foot to explore the range of restaurants, boutiques, and parks within walking distance of Hotel June. Our prime location is minutes away from anywhere you want to be on the Westside — five minutes to Playa Del Rey Beach, Playa Vista (Silicon Beach), Otis College of Art and Design, and Loyola Marymount University and ten minutes to Venice, Marina Del Rey, and Culver City. Whether you’re headed to the beach, a show at The Forum, or a game at the nearby SoFi NFL stadium, there’s something for everyone in the neighborhood.
Eat & Sip
OUR FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS
Blue algae smoothies, On-tap kombucha, Kale salads and grain bowls, Turmeric Latte, Avocado toast, Fish tacos. Check, check, check. This Aussie all-day café seems to be ticking all the boxes, and it does it well. Come early to avoid crowds, and snag a stool while you’re waiting for your $9 breakfast burrito with tater tots and bacon. Whatever you do, get that breakfast burrito.
Superba is a large restaurant open all day, but you’ll want to go there around pastry time. The patio and large wooden tables welcome all the freelancers in Venice, at Superba, No one will judge you either if you arrive right after your surfing class, with sand between your toes and an empty stomach. The secret is to keep the comfort food menu for later, and head straight to the wooden bar on your right, below the Fleetwood Mac poster: that’s where the croissants, raspberry shortcakes, black sesame pain au chocolat and scones await you…
Lofty, boho-chic all-day eatery with two patios, a bar & a bakery, serving rustic Californian menus.
Gathering spot for coffee, espresso & baked goods.
OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
Felix has everything of an Italian trattoria. A green wallpaper completes the warm decor of a nonna’s home, friendly service with an excellent pronunciation of Italian dishes, a Tuscan grill and a wood-fired oven. At the heart of the dining room, you’ll find the highlight of the show: a temperature-controlled pasta laboratory where you can admire Evan Funke and his chefs work the pasta dough by hand. You’ll want to order: the well-oiled sfincione focaccia to moisturize your fingers before even looking at the menu, pesto trofie from Cinque Terre, zucchini flowers stuffed with unctuous fior di latte mozzarella, cacio e pepe tonnarelli and parmesan-covered polpette, swimming in a delicious salsa verde.
The delicacy of their mozzarella and orange-tinted cherry tomatoes pizza, its refined decor, the necessity to book ahead in order to avoid the line on a Saturday lunch, their gnocchi with brown butter and truffle honey, the staff’s hotness despite their lack of friendliness, their ricotta pancakes which sell out faster than a Rolling Stones concert…
The Butcher’s Daughter
As the name does not suggest, The Butcher’s Daughter is a vegan canteen. From their first shop in Nolita, they kept the most popular dishes: spicy kale Caesar, black bean burger and the famous smashed avocado toast — there’s even an entire section of the menu dedicated to said toast. The large communal table right off Abbott Kinney is also welcoming new dishes: wood-fired pizzas, cauliflower steak frites, hand-made pasta with milk-free mozzarella. A former baker from Bouchon takes care of pastries, including a vegan croissant. Delicious sacrilege.
The Tasting Kitchen
Hip, inventive Mediterranean option known for its creative plates, cocktails & bustling brunch.
Category: Modern Californian
Budget : $$$
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-2am
Address: 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Phone Number: (310) 981 3004
If the early bird catches the best waves, they would certainly catch Gjusta’s baklava croissant as well. A perfect puffer, a buttery taste which cannot compare, crushed pistachios and powder sugar which will stick to your fingers…These little wonders were imagined by Nicole Rucker (also seen at Cofax). If you happen to be a late riser, take the raspberry rhubarb galette, which has big chunks of fruits covered in brown sugar grains. The whipped burrata needs to be devoured from the jar, with the homemade bread. If the small rickety tables on the patio intimidate you, Gjusta also excels on take-away, Lower East Side deli style: traditional cheese, cured fish and meat… Everything at Gjusta is incredibly good, the most difficult task is to choose. And to wait in line.
The Win~Dow at American Beauty
You might not go for the decor — it’s just a walk-up window on a parking lot. The seating area kind of feels like a school yard, with its colorful plastic stools arranged in irregular circles all around the corner. It’s informal and friendly, inviting you to come as you are. The burger itself is a beautifully simple, perfectly balanced, melt-in-yourmouth cheeseburger. The patty is smashed on the flat-top grill to maximize flavor, cooked with caramelized onions until crisp, covered in American cheese, then carefully arranged in the freshest, softest brioche bun on a bed of house sauce and pickles. The meat to bread ratio feels ideal: it’s honestly as perfect as the place is unpretentious. The Beyond version of the cheeseburger is also available.
Hatchet Hall is a masterpiece of the Dada movement. In this surprisingly gigantic space (300 seats converted to 120), taxidermy is queen. There’s a charming patio with olive trees, a room for private dinners, and the Old Man’s Bar, a speakeasy hidden at the end of the corridor. The wine list is impenetrable, a weird crossword with fantastic biodynamic wines. The key is to let go, listen to the somm and order small plates of very rich food by chef Brian Dunsmoor. Chicken livers on toast, benne yeast rolls with honey butter … There’s a whole lot of bread on the menu and in the kitchen. Do not miss, for any reason, the two dishes that go beyond everything else: chermoula carrots (with labneh and honey) and the pork ribs from Peads & Barnetts, the best pig farm in Southern California.
Category: New Californian
Vibe: Casual chic
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun, 6pm-10pm
Address: 12517 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90066
Phone Number: (310) 391 4222
Scopa Italian Roots
Roomy brick-walled gastropub dishing up hot & cold antipasti, pastas & other Italian specialties.
OUR FAVORITE BARS
As one of the original bars along Mr. Kinney’s boulevard, is a part of a rare collective of original restaurants along Abbot Kinney, embracing the openness that makes Venice, CA as unique and special as it is! Roosterfish was one of the first progressive bars for the community and the new owners have kept its namesake in respect to the history Roosterfish has undergone.
Indoor/outdoor beach spot offering Swiss & American eats, beer, wine & happy hour.
Category: Californian beer garden
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun, 11am-12pm
Address: 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Phone Number: (424) 309 5333
Classic cocktails & other drinks in an industrial-chic bar with a Model T Roadster & auto books.
Category: Cocktail bar + music venue
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun, 5pm-2am
Address: 2536 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Phone Number: (310) 822 1715
SURF LESSONS & RENTALS
The official surf lessons school of Los Angeles. Campsurf offers surf lessons for individuals, groups, adults and kids in Manhattan Beach.
One Wave Surf School
Since 2010, One Wave Surf has been teaching private and group surf lessons in Manhattan Beach and the greater Los Angeles area for all ages and skill levels. Single-day and long-term classes are available.
Playa Del Rey Beach
Broad, peaceful sandy beach featuring volleyball courts, a paved bike path & fire pits.
Dockweiler State Beach is a beach in Los Angeles, California, with 3.75 miles of shoreline and a hang gliding practice and training area. Although a unit of the California state park system, it is managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Manhattan Beach & Pier
The Manhattan Beach Pier is a pier located in Manhattan Beach, California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The pier is 928 feet long and located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. An octagonal Mediterranean-style building sits at the end of the pier and houses the Roundhouse Aquarium.
Venice Beach & Pier
Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes.
Address: Venice Beach, Venice, CA 90292
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve
The Ballona Wetlands State Ecological Reserve are located in Los Angeles County, California, just south of Marina del Rey and east of Playa del Rey. The natural wetlands once included the areas now taken up by Marina del Rey, New Amsterdam Canals of Venice, Playa Vista, northern Playa del Rey, and formerly extended northerly beyond Venice Boulevard to the historical Venice Canals that are now covered in asphalt with 6 streets
Address: Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Marina del Rey Marina
Find your perfect getaway in this little piece of paradise without leaving the convenience of Los Angeles.
The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, Opening on December 30, 1967, the Forum was an unusual and groundbreaking structure. Architect Charles Luckman’s vision was brought to life by engineers Carl Johnson and Svend Nielsen, who were able to engineer the structure so that it had no major support pillars. It was once one of the best-known indoor sports venues in the U.S. The Forum achieved its greatest fame as home to the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League from 1967 to 1999, when the teams moved to Staples Center to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The Forum was also the home of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to their 2001 move to Staples Center.
SoFi Stadium is an unprecedented and unparalleled sports and entertainment destination being built in Inglewood, CA, by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke. The first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed, SoFi Stadium will be the home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams when it opens in summer 2020. The state-of-the-art stadium reimagines the fan experience and will host a variety of events year round including Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028. Located on the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack, the stadium is the centerpiece of a 298-acre mixed-use development featuring retail, commercial office space, a hotel, residential units, and outdoor park spaces.
Westfield Culver City
One-of-a-kind shopping experience at Westfield Century City, design By Kelly Wearstler (Aesop, L’Occitane, MAC, Cos, Current / Elliott, Gerard Darel, Lacoste, Maje, Anthropologie, Apple Store, Bose, Moleskine, Peloton). Eataly: Gather under one roof high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices for ALL, celebrate Italian biodiversity, and create an informal, natural, and simple place to eat, shop, and learn.
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Sophistication and trend setting with a laid-back Venice vibe (AESOP, Guild, Heist , Industry of All Nations, Iro, The Piece Collective, Bazar, Burro, Chariots on fire).
Erewhon’s mission is to make healthy, pure, nutrient rich foods and products available to all and to inspire people to eat better, eat less and live longer.
Good to know: ID requested to get in
Wellness & Workout
Sweat classes are heated to about 100 degrees. They use an infrared hybrid heat that is comfortable, not suffocating and super clean and healthy. The classes build full body strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Most of the class are in the style of Vinyasa Flow & Power
Art of Pilates
Art of Pilates is in the heart of Playa del Rey, just one short block from the beach. Our boutique studio is a relaxing home away from home with vibrant restaurants and stores nearby. We emphasize privacy and individual attention to meet the unique needs of all of our clients and tailor our Pilates programs accordingly.
Orangetheory is a heart-rate based HIIT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Orangetheory is more than a gym because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.
Address: 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd, Building 3, Los Angeles, CA 90093
Phone Number: (213) 279 2006
HAIR STYLISTS & BARBERS
Fringe Hair Salon
Floyd’s 99 Barbershop
NAIL BAR & SPA
Venice Soleil Nail & Spa
Sugar Nail & Hair