Oscar Hermosillo Soft-Opens Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice on Rose Ave.

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Last night, the new beer bar that sprang from Venice Beach Wines soft-opened on Rose Avenue. Owner Oscar Hermosillo tells us that it’s VERY soft-open at this point for dinner, with a public debut planned on May 16th. He says the place has taken him three years to open (permits!) and that he went back and forth between naming it Asada and Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice, before finally (and rightly) landing on the latter. What’s being served?

We can’t wait to eat around the engaging menu here, which starts with seafood and small plates like chipotle beer shrimp, Peruvian sashimi, bacalao, Baja fish tacos, fried pickles, and a sausage board with linguica and house-made sauerkraut. There are also three burgers (including a Southern burger with fried green tomatoes) and a braised pork torta, big plates like a $22 churrasco flank steak and fish and chips, and various sides from papas bravas to mac and cheese. During last night’s debut the place was already packed, despite still being under construction. Looking at its neighbor’s massive success, we imagine that won’t change anytime too soon. Take a look at the early menu below (which is still being tinkered with) and stay tuned for more about the beer list and a peek inside when all is ready.


Mariscos / Seafood

Norma’s Chipotle Beer Shrimp / $14
Served in shell (peeled $ 4 extra)

Peruvian Sashimi / $20
Lime, Olive Oil, Chili Ahi Panca

Shrimp Cocktail Veracruz / $9

Ceviche Hoyos / $18
Ginger, Chile Ricoto, Lime

Bacalao / $10
Salt Cod, Olives, Tomato, Capers & Crusty Bread

Small Plates

Fried Pickles / $4

Cheese Empanadas / $6

Picadas / $8
Handmade Masa Tostadas

Chicano Cheesey Pots / $12

2 Baja Fish Tacos / $10

Salchicha Sausage Board / $13
Chicken Cilantro Sausage, Longaniza, House Sauerkraut & Crusty Bread

Burgers & Sandwiches

La Puente Original / $13
Lettuce, Tomato and Cheddar

The Southern Burger / $13
Pimento Cheese n’ Fried Green Tomato

Jardin Burger / $13
Veggie Patty, Tomato Marmalade and Jack Cheese

Coca’s Torta / $11
Ancho Braised Pork w/ Vinegar Slaw

Platos Grandes w/ choice of 2 sides

Churrasco Flank Steak / $22

Halibut w/ Lemon Gremolata / $18

Herb & Garlic Basted Game Hen / $16

Fish & Chips / $11
No Sides Included


Patatas Bravas (Fried Potatoes) / $4

Arroz Ajillo (Garlic Rice) / $4

Black Beans / $4

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables / $6

Veggie & Wheat Berry Salad / $7

House Seasonal Salad / $6 sm, $12 lg

Ice Berg & Blue Cheese / $6 sm, $12 lg

Mac N’Cheese / $6

Fried Plantains / $4


Buttermilk Pie / $6

Banana Cream Pie / $6

Rice Pudding / $6


Aqua Frescas / $3.5
(Jamaica, Melon, Cucumber, Pineapple)

Mexican Coke / $3
It speaks Spanish!

Whole Young Coconut / $5

Wine Soda / 2.5

Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice, 523 Rose Ave. Venice.

Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice
Oscar Hermosillo Soft-Opens Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice on Rose Ave.