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Del Monte Speakeasy

52 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
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  • Mon-Fri 5 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sat-Sun noon - 2 a.m.
Located in the basement of the Townhouse, the oldest bar in Venice, Del Monte Speakeasy served as an actual speakeasy during Prohibition. Now the burlesque-inspired bar and music venue more closely resembles a dance party, with DJs spinning everything from rap to reggae five to seven nights a week. The drinks are stiff, the bartenders are friendly, and the cover is usually 10 bucks or less.

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