Open since 1969, Hinano Cafe was reportedly Jim Morrison's favorite bar in Venice. Claim to fame aside, the uber-casual, beachside mainstay has great beer and an even better burger, served on a sesame-studded egg bun with standard toppings (lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, mustard, and relish) and add-ons like cheddar, Swiss, chili, and bacon. The bar slightly resembles a tiki hut from the outside, but the interior is a typical dive scene with a pool table and TVs.
This Venice beach dive is legendary for all the right reasons—good beer, a fun crowd, and great classic burgers just steps from the sand. It’s been open since 1969 doing more or less the same thing, and the formula just works, plain and simple. And it doesn’t hurt that the kitchen doesn’t close until the bar does.