You can’t get much closer to the ocean than on the outdoor patio at Gladstones in Los Angeles. Your view is the vast Santa Monica Bay and the music is a simple mix of crashing waves, seagulls, and a constant, gentle breeze. Situated right on the coast between Santa Monica, Malibu, and Pacific Palisades, this restaurant and bar is an absolute gem of a venue to enjoy a fresh cocktail and a variety of mouth-watering appetizers.
We started by ordering two fantastic drinks at the recommendation of our amazing waitress, Heidi, who besides knowing the details of every dish on the menu, could tell us everything we wanted to know about the history of Gladstones . She guided us to one Raspberry Cucumber Fresh cocktail, made with hand-pressed cucumber and raspberry, fresh lime juice, and per our request, Patrón Silver , and a Watermelon Margarita using Patrón Silver , hand-pressed watermelon muddled with jalepeños, orange liqueur, and a splash of sweet & sour.