The Venice Whaler was sold last Friday by longtime owner Barrie Harnett in what was described as a speedy and painless financial harpooning by a Hans Tiedemann of Santa Monica, Australia, New York and Japan. We were told the plan is for well needed upgrades but that it will keep the same beach feel as the present location. The new general manager is long time bartender Tim, so there should be all the same familiar faces around there after the renovation. As to the reported 10 million dollar Japanese food joint that will be replacing the Whaler? Keep heading down to Kifune and say hello to Jay for us!
(Thanks to YoVenice reader Rachel for the tip!)
The Venice Whaler
2-10 Washington Boulevard
Venice, California 90292