Looking to discover the newest businesses to open in Venice? From a seafood eatery to a sneaker spot, read on for a rundown of the newest destinations to arrive in this Los Angeles neighborhood.
The Pier House
7 Washington Blvd.
The Pier House is a bar and seafood restaurant featuring an assortment of hand-crafted cocktails and coastal California-inspired seafood dishes, from king crab legs and big eye tuna to PEI mussels with green curry, cilantro and mint.
The new addition's current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of 19 reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Adrian K., who reviewed The Pier House on Aug. 9, wrote, "The menu is crystal clear and beautifully crafted. The service was that perfect line between properly taken care of and not overwhelming."
And Yelper Anna Z. added, "Wondering where to go for brunch? Try The Pier House. Ask for the seafood sampler. It's super delish and worth every dollar."
The Pier House is open from 10:30 a.m.–midnight on Sunday-Thursday and 10:30 a.m.–1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
1011 Ocean Front Walk
Sneakersnstuff is a "global retail experience" founded by Erik Fagerlind and Peter Jansson, says the business on its website. The global company's newest outpost offers a variety of featured styles and brands for both men and women, including Nike, Converse, Puma and more. (You can check out the full online shop here.)
Sneakersnstuff currently holds 3.5 stars out of five reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.
Yelper K-Tac I., who reviewed the new spot on June 8, wrote, "Drove almost two hours to this location, because they said they would hold one pair of shoes for me. I got there after fighting traffic the whole ride to come to find out they sold my pair. Very unprofessional."
"They have cool exclusive sneakers with great apparel to match," added Yelper Richard L. "A great group of friendly employees! Check it out."
Sneakersnstuff is open from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday.
80 Windward Ave.
Gran Blanco is a cocktail bar and Mediterranean spot featuring seasonal small and large plates like beetroot hummus, charred octopus, lamb kofta and skirt steak with chimmichurri.
Specialty cocktails are also on hand, including the Gran Blanco spritz with ginger, elderflower, lemon and mint. (You can view the full menu here.)
Gran Blanco currently holds 3.5 stars out of 22 reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.
Yelper Claudia C., who reviewed the newcomer on Aug. 6, wrote, "Really cute place for a date or to hang out! Service was attentive and everything we ordered was delicious. Our only qualm was that they kicked us out after the bill, but we were never informed upfront about a time limit."
And Yelper Gaby M. shared, "Just checked this new spot out last week. Great ambiance, cocktails and good bites. Very trendy!"
Gran Blanco is open from 4 p.m.–midnight on Sunday-Thursday and 4 p.m.–2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.