Los Angeles is one of those envy-inducing cities that seems to have exceptional weather all year round, and the city's array of rooftop watering holes proves it knows how to make the most of the situation. Luckily, we have gathered our top picks on where to please your eyes and your tastebuds.
High Rooftop Lounge
Sunset views are unparalleled at the High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin overlooking Venice Beach. Order A Day At The Beach (Square One Cucumber Vodka, St. Germain and fresh lime) with some crab dip and street tacos to satisfy your stomach.
Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
This French inspired rooftop bistro is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the streets LA. It offers phenomenal French-inspired cuisine, a great selection of classic and creative cocktails, and panoramic views of the city.
448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Standard's rooftop bar is the place to see and be seen. The AstroTurf deck, nightly DJs, sculptured topiary and spectacular views make this watering hole extremely popular, so try to get their early to avoid the queues.
550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Why trek up to the Hollywood sign when you can view from one of Mama Shelter’s colourful couches with a cinema-themed cocktail in hand? It’s only fitting you enjoy a Fiddler on the Roof (Goslings rum, Ancho Reyes, grapefruit, pomegranate molasses and lime), but our favourite cocktail menu is at the downstairs bar which pays homage to mamas like the How I Met Your Mother (Hangar One Vodka, Aperol, red grapes, mint, lemon and wheat beer).
6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Pearl’s might not have a view to rival the other spots around town, but this 1920s style bar overlooking the Sunset Strip certainly makes up for it with their food and drink offerings. Stop by for brunch on their lush balcony (we recommend the Quinoa Bowl or Pretzel Croissant Sandwich) and make it boozy with a DIY mimosa kit that comes with each champagne bottle purchase.
8909 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel
It's hard to beat the atmosphere at the Ace Hotel's Upstairs Bar. With its impressive views of downtown LA, stunning art deco architecture, a petite plunge pool for bathing, cushy couches for lounging and a delectable menu of Middle eastern bites for satiation, all of your senses will thank you after a trip to Upstairs.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015