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Venice Beach for Beer

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Venice Beach is a great spot to visit to try some interesting and tasty brews. Abbott Kinney Blvd. and Main St. have emerged as a not-so-off-the-beaten-path destination for neighborhood locals.

On Abbot Kinney Blvd., the Other Room is a dark and cozy lounge micobrewery with more than 60 beers on tap. The Other Room is intoxicatingly popular on weekends. In keeping with their "locals first" policy, they let in Venice locals first when there’s a line outside.

There's a bit of a pick up scene there on the weekends.  So, head there on a week-night before the music (I can’t believe I’m saying this) prohibits conversations and you can still find a seat. Speaking of seating & surroundings, the lush, dark draperies, tall bar tables and candlelight provide a very inviting atmosphere. If you want a lively crowd and a brazen beat, then by all means, weekends are sure to satisfy.

Located on Main St. in Venice, Library Alehouse has about 20 beers on tap and 15 bottled beers including Bitburger, Mad River, Bear Republic, Delirium Tremens and Trappistes Rocheforte #8. Unlike The Other Room, you won’t find loud music blaring. Rather, books adorn the blond wood walls. If you’re a fan of pale ales, ambers, lagers or hefeweizens, you’ll find a variety from Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Europe. They respect their beer so much that they insist on short taplines because it benefits beer freshness, as it has less distance to go from barrel to glass.

Love sports? Library's 20" flat screens got that covered in this woodsy craftsman-style room. The clientele is predominantly male and during the week, is typically the working professional relaxing after a hard day. With the canopied garden patio in the back, it also serves as a pleasant date destination.

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