Ventura Inspiration Guide 2018 - 56
WHERE TO EAT, DRINK, SHOP AND PLAY
Downtown Ventura is casually cool and vibrant. From giant street
fairs to music festivals to ArtWalk, there's something for everyone.
It's easy to shop local here - more than 90 percent of downtown's
stores and restaurants are locally owned. You'll find everything
from upscale boutiques to surf shops to record stores, plus one
of the biggest concentrations of vintage and antique shops.
Along the way, street musicians add to the vibe. Dig in!
Tucked in the leafy El Jardin Courtyard, Kariella is a modern
bohemian boutique. The hand-picked collection showcases unique
designers at sensible price points; the large swim collection
includes labels like Vitamin A, Frankies Bikinis, Montce, and more.
BOMBAY BAR & GRILL
The menu at this eclectic gastropub emphasizes made-fromscratch; their burgers were voted best in Ventura County. Try
the Steakhouse Burger with blue cheese crumbles and creole
mustard; it pairs well with a local IPA from the lengthy beer menu,
or their legendary Moscow Mule.
PARADISE PANTRY MARKET
This artisanal cheese and wine shop offers a wide selection of
local and international specialties, including charcuterie. Packing
a beach picnic? Let the experts behind the counter guide you
through pairing the right wine with your favorite cheeses.
Eating in? Join us in the restaurant, located next door.
Downtown Ventura photo by @lightningkev
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