Summer is ending, but us lucky Angelenos get to enjoy the warm weather for a bit longer than other cities. Thinking of something outdoors to do? Something that involves great views and an adult beverage? These are our top five LA Rooftop Bars.
Perch: Located in the heart of Downtown LA, the French inspired rooftop bistro shows a panoramic view of Downtown. It has two outdoor fireplaces to keep you warm on colder nights, fire pits, a lounge and table seating indoors and outdoors. The 15th floor restaurant is beautifully decorated with antique furniture and French inspired décor. One can sit inside or outside on the patio and enjoy delicious French cuisine. If you’re looking for a more casual vibe, you can move up to the 16th floor rooftop lounge and enjoy a specialty cocktail and live jazz or a DJ under the stars. All of which can be enjoyed with a 360 degree view of Downtown Los Angeles.
PERCH LA: 448 South Hill St. Los Angeles CA 90013
The Standard Downtown: A little more of a trendier spot, The Standard Downtown delivers on so many levels. Not only do they have a heated rooftop pool, but they have waterbed cabanas as well. One can find a bar, red Astroturf deck, a dance floor and nightly DJs to pump up the night. You can’t pass up The Standard Biergarten for some pretzels, wieners, strudels and beer. Come check out the glorious views at this spot.
STANDARD DOWNTOWN LA : 550 South Flower at Sixth Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Ace Hotel: One of the newest hotels downtown, The Ace Hotel is located in the historic United Artists building built in 1927. As hipster as this place gets, the atmosphere is wonderful with an eclectic drink menu. Relax poolside and enjoy “bright, world-traveled twists on traditional tropical cocktails – with raw fruits, teas and spices converging on a regular United Nations of spirits.” My favorite is the El Toro Verde which includes blanco tequila, cucumber, lemon, thyme agave, lillet blanc and absinthe. Come with a group of friends and enjoy the casual vibe.
THE ACE HOTEL: 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90015
Hotel Erwin: Situated blocks from the beach and Venice boardwalk, the Hotel Erwin boasts the only rooftop bar in Venice. With casual seating and a refreshing outdoor vibe, High Rooftop Lounge is a great place to hang out after a long day at the beach, or to start off your night. This rooftop perch offers a wide variety of snacks and appetizers, as well as an extensive drink menu. The panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Marina Del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica create a breathtaking environment day or night.
HOTEL ERWIN : 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
The Roof on Wilshire: Located just east of Beverly Hills near Fairfax and the Grove, The Roof on Wilshire is a hip, popular rooftop restaurant and bar. It boasts an impressive menu of new age American cuisine created by celebrity chef Eric Greenspan. From 3 pm to 7 pm Monday through Friday, a sunset menu is offered and includes discounts on some of its refreshing cocktails. With views of the LA skyline and Beverly Hills, The Roof is a great place to enjoy delicious poolside dining and craft cocktails while keeping warm near its cozy rooftop fire pit.
THE HOTEL WILSHIRE: 6317 Wilshure Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Keyla Vasconcellos is originally from Brazil and grew up in Virginia. When she moved to California, it immediately stole her heart. After attending Pepperdine University, she worked in restaurants where she grew to love all types of cuisines. She is aspiring to be a Gastronomist Extraordinaire by eating her way through Los Angeles and sharing her adventures with anyone who enjoys a delicious meal.