DANNY JENSEN

Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe

Los Angeles

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.