The Del Monte Speakeasy
stablished in 1915 by Italian immigrant, Cesar Menotti, Townhouse is the oldest bar in Venice and one of the oldest in the Los Angeles area. Its live entertainment basement, known as The Del Monte, was a true speakeasy during Prohibition, cleverly hidden by Menotti’s grocery store, and was a hot nightlife destination for many infamous characters of the day.
Today, both floors serve hand-crafted cocktails reminiscent of the Golden Age of drinking, with bartenders treating thirsty guest to classic bartending techniques and a fine library of world-class spirits, beer and wine. The creme de la creme of live entertainment, The Del Monte features live band performances, deejays, comedy and burlesque shows, five to seven nights per week.
Address: 52 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 392-4040