As snow falls on “O’Hara’s Pub” in the opening scenes of Terry Zwigoff’s “Bad Santa,” the sunny streets of Venice, California are probably the last thoughts in the mind of the viewer. However, that’s exactly where the scenes were shot, at a store front along the famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard. A wooden facade was partially built over the store front, along with a neon sign, with only the outer brick lining still visible.
LOCATION: 1100 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Willie, played by Billy Bob Thorton, hides out at Thurman Merman’s house. The real house is located in a somewhat upscale neighborhood in West Hills, California.
LOCATION: 7211 Whitehall Ln, West Hills, CA 91307