The Townhouse Venice and Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice Beach, Calif.
This bar has stood on Venice Beach since its founding. During prohibition, the owner, Cesar Menotti, created a speakeasy downstairs and smuggled booze in under the Abbot Kinney Pier. It was a run-down dive when the latest owner, Louie Ryan, bought and restored it to its early 20th-century glory. (Emerald Book Company)