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Beach & Brew is now open in Washington Square, at 405 Washington Blvd, according to a press release Thursday. Located two blocks from the sand, the new concept offers a rotating selection of 40 self-serve beers, hard ciders, seltzers, and kombuchas, as well as California coastal wines, and New American eats.
Beach & Brew has taken over the former home of long-standing Japanese favorite Kifune and the space has been renovated into a modern upscale-casual space with a beachy yet urban feel.
Owners, husband-and-wife team, Gade, and Daryl Dishluk have created a self-pour taproom as part of the restaurant using iPourIt’s RFID-enabled self-pour technology that allows guests to serve themselves draft beverages using a wristband to activate the taps and keep track of their tab.
“Venice Beach is our home and we’re really excited to be the first to offer the self-pour experience to our neighbors,” Gade shared. “The self-serve system cuts out the wait time and lets customers guide their own tasting experience, which is perfect for the comfortable, laid back atmosphere we’ve created.”
The self-serve tap wall features a variety of regularly rotating local craft, domestic, and imported beer, hard cider, hard kombucha, hard seltzer, and California coastal wine. Guests can also enjoy standard and specialty cocktails from the full-service liquor bar.
Executive Chef Jason Fullilove leads the dining program with 20 years of experience in hospitality and restaurant management. The New American seafood menu draws influence from global travels and learnings from culinary figures around the world. Fullilove’s recipes are cooked from scratch with fresh, locally sourced, in-season ingredients.