1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.990305 -118.464129
Tues - Sat 6pm - 2am; Sun 6pm - 12am
Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice
This is a bar bar. No fancy cocktails. The drinks are strong and the bartender likes to make them how he makes them don't ask differently.
Great Jazz on Tuesday nights – Great jazz at 11pm on Tuesdays... not your normal old person Jazz!
Best Hang in LA on Tuesdays – They have a great Jam Band that plays tuesdays late--around 10:45 pm. Every time I've been there, it's been packed with talent, on stage and off. Definitely the best Westside hang on Tuesdays!
cool atmosphere – we checked this place out after dinner on a sat. night. the crowd was great and an enjoyable atmosphere. get there early to snag a spot to sit.
Cold – The Brig lives up to its name in that when a group of us came here for drinks, it was cold and drafty. We almost didn't want to order drinks because we were all freezing. The drinks were decent and not too pricey, but even when it's packed, I just don't like the metal+concrete vibe of the place. When I worked down the street, it was more convinient just to stop by briefly, but I wouldn't make it a regular destination these days.
A hip, bohemian crowd relaxes at this uber-sleek hangout. – After a major makeover, the Brig has been transformed into a gorgeously modern, casually elegant lounge. The pool table still commands center stage in this spacious one-room bar, but the soft lighting, art deco decor and pulsating electronica soundtrack are all new additions. Even the restrooms have been revamped and now feature oddly chic chandeliers and recessed mirrors. But despite the swanky setting, the vibe remains laid-back, making it the perfect spot for a weeknight cocktail with friends.
Good place to go on a random weeknight and for MOJITOS! – The Brig is home to the best mojitos I've ever tasted in my life. The atmosphere is mellow and low-key on weeknights, a good place to go for a drink and some conversation. The interior is also decorated very well, a little retro mixed with a little lost in translation, and although it's a relatively small bar, there's also a pool table and dj. Be careful not to miss the sign though since there's no name outside, there's only a picture of a boxer. I always wondered what the hell the boxer stands for, but then I looked at the business card: "Come in for a few rounds." Clever.
I want to live in Venice now. – The mix of people reflects exactly what I like about L.A. Refreshingly unpretentious crowd that is a good blend of local and international. After last night, I wish I lived in Venice. Loved the layout, didn't love the angry bartender (Casey) who was so rude it was almost funny. Bartender aside, this bar is perfect and I highly recommend it!
Great low key lounge – This place should be my local bar, since it's 2 blocks away. During the week and on early weekend eves, this place is fantastic. A dark but very comfortable. Nice decor and the music is always on point. Weekend nites it gets packed and then thins out - seems people either retire or barhop. I'd say late nite weekend is prob the best, the music suits the hour extremely well. Smart crowd - comfortable and easy. I had an old friend in from DC and we went out to dinner at Mao's one nite, had some tacate's and then rode our bikes over to this place. Sat down in the corner and ordered a couple Ketel/Tonics: $18 - I was a little put off...til I tasted---as one reviewer has said...they have a great pour here. I will pay if the drink is honest...it is at the Brig. Good time had.
Kinda like Hollywood, but without the cokeheads! – Stopped by this place a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. LOVED the decor, just enough seating, and they were playing some great music (think: lounge meets house with a spoonful of funk). They have a pool table there as well. The crowd was great! People seemed nice, laid back, and there was very little of that "attitude" you find in the Hollywood crowds. Drinks were strong & bartenders were nice. I had a great time and would rec. this place for a chill night out with your friends.
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