Venue Info

Originally opened as Laring’s Lunch Room­ (six years before the SM pier was built!), this open air beachside bungalow has lured in many famous boozers through the decades. From the original 1913 icebox (converted into a walk-in cooler), to the 1950s shipping crates that line the walls, Big Dean’s maintains well-worn vintage charm while still serving up plenty of 32oz beers and packing the back patio on the weekends.

Los Angeles

Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe

DANNY JENSEN

Originally opened as Laring’s Lunch Room­ (six years before the SM pier was built!), this open air beachside bungalow has lured in many famous boozers through the decades. From the original 1913 icebox (converted into a walk-in cooler), to the 1950s shipping crates that line the walls, Big Dean’s maintains well-worn vintage charm while still serving up plenty of 32oz beers and packing the back patio on the weekends.