Marina Fundays is the best time to visit L.A.’s Marina! Throughout August and September, take advantage of special deals on dining and activities plus musical entertainment in Marina del Rey. Explore the harbor by kayak, paddleboard, or harbor cruise. Enjoy the warm coastal breezes from the patio of a waterfront restaurant or sandy cove with live music to set the mood. The events and deals listed below will be updated weekly, so check back regularly.
Head to Marina "Mother's" Beach on Thursdays through September 26 for food trucks and live music. Bands play 6-8 p.m. and trucks serve 5-9 p.m. Clink the button for truck schedule and band lineup. 4101 Admiralty Way.
On Thursdays, head to the patio for live band or DJ entertainment from 6-8:30 p.m., plus drink and food specials. The Sunday special is a 10 percent discount on all bottles of wine, all day! There's also daily happy hour, 4–6:30 p.m. Upcoming special event: Clambake Labor Day weekend on Aug 30–Sept 2. Price: 2 for $45. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-823-5333.
Overlooking the picturesque Marina del Rey harbor, Cafe del Rey offers a truly fine-dining experience with coastal-inspired cuisine in an elegant seaside setting. Visit 7 days a week for happy hour from 3–6 p.m. featuring $2 Oysters and $4 Tuna Tartare Tacos. 4451 Admiralty Way. 310-823-6395.
Enjoy live acoustic guitar during Sunday brunch. For the month of September, enjoy a special Bloody Mary flight. 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Request patio dining to get a sparkling water-side view. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.
Dance to live music on the plaza on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. Genres range from blues and jazz-funk to salsa and reggae. Free admission and 2 hours free parking with validation. 13755 Fiji Way. 424-526-7900.
Embark on a Sunday night dinner cruise with a four-course meal and DJ entertainment. Brunch cruises on Saturdays and Sundays provide bottomless mimosas and champagne, a buffet style brunch spread, and live jazz music. Use reference code MDRCVB15P to save 15 percent on your brunch cruise or Sunday night dinner cruise; valid for up to 6 adults; does not apply on holidays; find full terms and conditions on the Hornblower website. 13755 Fiji Way. 310-301-9900.
A laid-back atmosphere at this Hawaiian-inspired restaurant makes it a fun spot for happy hour. Order up some nachos, spinach dip and cheddar fries with a beer, wine or a colorful tropical drink. Happy hour specials are available weekdays from 3–7 p.m. and late night happy hour Sunday-Thursday from 9 p.m. to close. 404 Washington Blvd. 310-822-3939
Enjoy Caribbean food and cocktails while dancing to reggae and dancehall music on a 2.5-hour harbor cruise. Admission includes unlimited food, desserts and two levels of music and dancing. Departures at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Embarkation at Dock 52. Click below to RSVP online.
Bring the tots to Kids' Club at Waterside shopping center on Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m., March–October. Kids, parents, and caregivers are invited to experience a weekly dose of fun, including live music and more! Free and open to the public. Meet near the fountain outside Mendocino Farms restaurant.
Daily happy hour deals in the bar area are offered 3–7 p.m. on weekdays, and 3–5 p.m. on weekends. Daily late-night happy hour is 10 p.m.–midnight. Save on food and select beers, wines, and a cocktail of the day. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.
Marina Movie Nights in Burton Chace Park is a perfect way to embrace summer! Gather your friends for a picnic and outdoor movie on the waterfront. Movie lineup includes Black Panther (PG-13), Wizard of Oz (PG), Mean Girls (PG-13), Solo: Star Wars (PG-13) and Beetlejuice (PG). Movies start at 8 p.m., but arrive by 7 to pick out your spot on the lawn. Bring a blanket or some low-profile beach chairs. Bonus: Get free popcorn and bottled water right before the movie starts from the Beaches and Harbors booth! Free.
Grab your bike (or rent one from Perry's Cafe and Beach Rentals located at the Venice Pier or Daniel's Bicycle Rentals at Fisherman's Village) and get on the popular 22-mile bike trail that spans from Will Rogers in Santa Monica all the way to Torrance. The trail wraps around the Marina. Take a break in between, hop on the Water Bus and grab lunch in the Marina.
Enjoy thin-crust NY-style pizza at locals’ favorite Pizzarito. Save $12 on your first app order of $15 or more with GrubHub. Located in Villa Marina Marketplace near CVS, 4371 Glencoe Ave. 310-823-7333. Use the following GrubHub code: RRGB089GCKQ4
Ask for the Marina Fundays deal and get $5 off your weekday stand-up paddleboard or kayak rental, plus a free Pro SUP hat (while supplies last). Corporate/team-building groups: on weekdays, bring 10 people and 2 paddle for free. Rental truck is in the parking lot of Jamaica Bay Inn, 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-989-4350.
Helmed by São Paulo-native chef Marcus Roberto, Sampa's offers pizza with a twist: Brazilian flavors with California tastes and Italian techniques. Try the Portuguesa with cooked ham and hardboiled eggs. Summer specials: Two slices of pizza and a salad for $8.95. Or a sub sandwich and soft drink for $5.95. Choose from caprese di pesto, bauru or mortadella. 534 Washington Blvd. 310-827-4500
Get all the fixings you need at Sinder Lounge’s “Make Your Own Bloody Mary” Bar from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Build your own Tito’s Bloody Mary using Chef’s fresh and unique garnishing options. Bloody Mary not your thing? Enjoy bottomless Prosseco mimosas instead. Sinder Lounge is located in the Marina del Rey Marriott. 4100 Admiralty Way. 310-301-3000.
Pamper yourself with a Spa Ritual Package at Sisley Spa inside The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey. Start with the Phyto‑Aromatic Sisleÿa Facial which focuses on in-depth restoring of a youthful skin, followed by the Sisley's Signature Massage in which a customized blend of massage techniques are designed for your specific needs and wants. 100 minutes for $280. Book online or call 310-574-4356. 4375 Admiralty Way.
Get $10 off a full fare ticket for Whale Watching or Open Party Fishing excursions with Marina del Rey Sportfishing. Use promo code WHALEWATCH18 when booking online. Or, reserve your excursion by phone and click below to get a printable coupon, which you will need to bring to the boat with your cash payment. 310-822-3625. Trips depart from Dock 52, 13552 Fiji Way.
Enjoy weekend brunch from newly opened Stark's featuring favorites such as egg, potato, avocado, cheese and pastrami breakfast burrito; oversized housemade pecan sticky bun; and the brown butter hollandaise eggs benedict. Special: All bottles of sparkling wine at half off during brunch 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 13181 Mindanao Way. 310-5437-7600.
This Marina del Rey mainstay features seafood and American cuisine in a Polynesian-themed waterfront atmosphere. Come on a Wednesday and get treated to live acoustic music from Unkle Monkey in the bar, 3-7 p.m. Salsa dancing is on deck for Fridays, starting at 9 p.m. Join in on the free class before the floor opens to all at 10. 4499 Admiralty Way; 310-823-5451.
Head to this popular gathering place for Saturday and Sunday breakfast or brunch on the patio or in the dining room and add bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for just $20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Two-hour time limit. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534.
Grab a spot on the huge outdoor patio and load up on summer! Enjoy our refreshing Summer Cocktails available for a limited time only, and don’t miss our weekday happy hour featuring food and drink discounts from 4 to 7 p.m. 13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey. 310-823-4522.
Try out yoga on a stand-up paddle board in a calm cove at Marina "Mother's" Beach. Call in your reservation to 805-283-9642 and mention the Marina Fundays deal and get a single class for $30 (normally $44). No experience needed!
Whether you’re celebrating a big event or just soaking up the warm sun, a Marina del Rey yacht charter is a quintessential Southern California experience! Find a licensed captain to drive you and your party around the harbor or up the coast to Santa Monica and Malibu. The charter operators listed here have a business license from the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Take part in a free outdoor yoga class at Burton Chace Park on Sundays and Mondays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Bring your own mat. Donations are gratefully accepted but not required. Look for the class outdoors, or inside the Community Room (in inclement weather). Please call 424-526-7910 beforehand to confirm class is taking place. 13650 Mindanao Way.
Marina del Rey is located on the Los Angeles coast, 4 miles north of LAX and 4 miles south of Santa Monica. From the 405 freeway, connect to Highway 90 westbound. The 90 terminates in the Marina; turn left onto Mindanao Way and right onto Admiralty Way, which is the main throughway in Marina del Rey.
The Marina has 12 public parking lots. Pay attendant if present, or use the pay-and-display kiosks (accept cash and Visa/Mastercard). Click here for a map.
THE FREE RIDE
The Free Ride offers free daily transportation in the Marina and Venice from noon till 9 p.m. If you see a car, wave it down. Download the app or text (no calls please) your location, destination, and passenger count to 323-435-5000; please allow 10–15 minutes for pick-up. Click here for a flyer with a map of the service area.
The WaterBus operates June 20–September 2, 2019. Rides are just $1 each way, cash only. Service is offered Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bikes and strollers are allowed. Sorry, no pets. Click here for a brochure and map.