Beach & Brew, Venice Beach’s first self-pour taproom and New American kitchen, has just opened in the area known as Washington Square. Located two blocks from the sand, the new concept offers a rotating selection of 40 self-serve beers, hard ciders, seltzers, and kombuchas, as well as California coastal wines.
Beach & Brew has taken over the former home of long-standing neighborhood favorite Kifune and is intended to remain a comfort zone for local residents. The landmark Japanese restaurant has been beautifully renovated into a modern upscale-casual space with a beachy yet urban feel.
Owners, husband-and-wife team, and experienced restaurateurs Gade and Daryl Dishluk wanted to introduce the self-serve concept to their hometown and provide a space where guests can relax, taste new beverages, and experiment with different food pairings.
With iPourIt’s RFID-enabled self-pour technology, guests can serve themselves draft beverages using a wristband to activate the taps and keep track of their tab. The self-serve format allows users to explore and sample a variety of beverages as they please, without committing to a full pour.
“Venice Beach is our home and we’re really excited to be the first to offer the self-pour experience to our neighbors,” Gade shares. “The self-serve system cuts out the wait time and lets customers guide their own tasting experience, which is perfect for the comfortable, laid back atmosphere we’ve created.”
The self-serve tap wall features a variety of regularly rotating local craft, domestic, and imported beer, hard cider, hard kombucha, hard seltzer, and California coastal wine. Guests can also enjoy standard and specialty cocktails from the full-service liquor bar.
Executive Chef Jason Fullilove leads the dining program with 20 years of experience in hospitality and restaurant management. His fun, flavorful New American seafood menu draws influence from global travels and learnings from culinary figures around the world. Fullilove’s recipes are cooked from scratch with fresh, locally sourced, in-season ingredients.
Beach & Brew is located at 405 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292. Reservations are available on Resy and hours of operation are as follows:
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