Dudley Market is the kind of wine bar you’ll wish you had in your neighborhood, no matter how many incredible wine bars your neighborhood already has. It’s the kind of casual, cute, well-curated wine bar where you can slurp oysters with a briny chablis throughout the day, then tuck into heartier fare like crispy pork pho and whole rockfish with a glass or bottle of gamay at night. Situated just off the main thoroughfare, this charmer is all about wine in a trendy but low-key setting, and the freshest seafood available—some of it caught by owner Conner Mitchell himself. The impressive wine list always spotlights new and trendy names, and neighborhood-friendly events like Sunday bring-your-own-vinyl nights keep the tables packed. Like we said: Why don’t we have a Dudley Market in our neighborhood?
There’s an idea that Venice is nothing but tourists, skateparks, dispensaries and Bob Marley flags. While this is might be slightly true on the boardwalk, if you venture through the many twists and turns that Venice has to offer, you’ll find a treasure trove of incredible places to eat and drink as you take in the beachy scenery. When it comes to tipples, Venice has it made with one of the cutest wine bars on the Westside, not to mention great frozen cocktails and perfect date-night destinations.
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