Contributing editor Carolynn Carreño takes us on a low-key “daycation” of strolling canals, bohemian shops, and gourmet cafés in her favorite neighborhood, Venice Beach.
You might have to wait to get in. You can count on it being too noisy for real conversation. Don’t go (or get) hungry, because they do not serve a speck of food. And no, there is no ocean view. Still, of all the bars on all of Abbot Kinney, The Other Room (1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; 310/396-6230 or theotherroom.com) is the place to wander into. End of story.