Now that restaurants are open for business, some people are still uncomfortable going INSIDE. Not to worry, Westside eateries offer beautiful outdoor dining options. Here is a list of our favorite places that are OPEN with pre-existing patios you might have forgotten about as well as NEW options developed to accommodate you!
Our favorite patios:
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Good news just in from one of our favorite local resources, The Infatuation
. We’ve been dying for more patio seating and, well, it took a lot for it to get here.
Dive Bar in Santa Monica
The classic Santa Monica dive bar is back with a new patio in its parking lot, plus a recently renovated back porch
as well. Though the quirky, nautical-themed interior will forever be one of our favorite places to drink on the Westside, being able to eat a buttered steak and lobster in their back parking lot is equally as odd… and exactly what we want at a place like Chez Jay.
We love Chez Tex simply for being the kind of casual, easy-to-get-into neighborhood bistro that’s often hard to find in Venice. Their excellent, snack-filled menu doesn’t hurt either. And though the space is small, they’ve reconfigured the tables inside and have added sidewalk seating out front. Ocean breeze, good wine, and a charcuterie plate? See you there.
Not only does Dudley Market serve some of our favorite seafood in Los Angeles, this neighborhood spot also has a fantastic location one block off the Venice boardwalk – which is exactly why we’re so excited about their new outdoor patio. If eating fresh-caught seafood while staring at the ocean isn’t on your “Things I Enjoy In Life” list, perhaps you need to reconsider some things.
, Bar Food
Hinano’s new front patio might not have the dive-y, sawdust-covered aesthetic of the iconic Venice bar’s interior – because it’s on the sidewalk
– but there’s still great people-watching and the excellent house burger, two of the main reasons you probably came to this Venice institution in the first place.
in Santa Monica
This Mexican-Burmese-Indian cantina in Santa Monica has always had one of our favorite spaces in the neighborhood, and with their brand new front patio a block from the beach, we’ll double-down on that statement. Because at the end of the day, drinking margaritas and eating masala tacos by the ocean is a combination you can’t really pass up.