The 10 Best Rooftop Bars In Los Angeles, California
The Standard, Downtown LA, Los Angeles | Image courtesy of The Standard Downtown
It’s always summer in L.A. which means longer days and plenty of excuses to be outside. Enjoy your cocktails outdoors, relax at one of Los Angeles‘ ten best rooftop venues and soak up the endless summer.
Skybar @ Mondrian
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Skybar, West Hollywood | Image Courtesy of Skybar at Mondrian
Skybar @ Mondrian Los Angeles was Randy Gerber, husband of model and actress Cindy Crawford. It’s a sunset hotspot with a chic poolside lounge and a glamorous open-air bar offering the most stunning views of Los Angeles. By night, the venue comes to life, offering a slew of special events like screenings of classic movies poolside in a Dive-In Theater, and late-night dance parties powered by sets from world-class DJs. Skybar also boasts a delicious menu, including Steak Frites, along with a list of classic to exotic drinks such as The Gent (Belvedere Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Olive) and Great Expectations (Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Soda Water, Raspberries).
A rooftop bar and poolside lounge, Above SIXTY Beverly Hills provides panoramic views of L.A.’s distinguished skyline as well as the beautiful canyons. Located on the rooftop of the SIXTY Beverly Hills, Above SIXTY is the only rooftop al fresco bar and restaurant located within walking distance from Rodeo Drive. Above SIXTY’s has a dynamic menu provided by Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room, an extensive bar and renowned 360-degree views.
E.P. & L.P. is a multi-level, modern Asian dining destination. The L.P. Rooftop serves as a welcoming setting for dining until late into the night while enjoying the beautiful views of the Hollywood Hills.
Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil, The Standard, Downtown LA is mid-century California architectural excellence. Right in the center of booming Downtown Los Angeles, the rooftop pool and bar feature stunning panoramic views of LA, with a beer garden serving traditional German food and beer. Easily recognized by the amazing marble on the facade and covering the lobby, The Standard always provides a wonderful mid-afternoon getaway as well as a perfect lounge destination.
Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Cafe, American, Pub Grub, $$$
Image | courtesy of Upstairs Ace Hotel
The Upstairs at Ace Hotel was inspired by the famous Hollywood Les Deux Cafe and, in keeping with the original setting, it features a bunker-like rooftop with a concrete pool. From DJs and live bands to book release parties, there’s always something happening at Upstairs. Guest can also enjoy quiet afternoons on the rooftop and even bring their laptops to work there, if the view is not too much of a distraction.
The Private Rooftop at Petit Ermitage offers guests an intimate sanctuary in which to take refuge from the bustling city of Los Angeles. The property boasts one of the most magical outdoor spaces in the city. The Private Rooftop boasts native gardens, a heated salt water European pool, cabanas, an outdoor sunken fireplace, and 360-degree views of the Hollywood Hills. The Club is recognized as a Hummingbird & Butterfly Sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails daily.
At High Rooftop Lounge in Venice, the location and view are reason enough to visit this wonderful rooftop overlooking the ocean. High is the only rooftop bar and lounge overlooking Venice Beach. Perched atop Hotel Erwin, it offers a relaxed atmosphere with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the urban Venice Beach landscape.
With stunning coastline views – from Santa Monica to Point Dume – Hotel Shangri-La‘s rooftop bar and lounge is a glamorous venue to soak up the best of the West. Suite 700’s Art Deco design encompasses indoor and outdoor lounging areas, so you can live the high life from the former penthouse suite, while catching a sunset and jams by the Saturday night resident DJ.
Moonshadows Malibu, Malibu | Image courtesy of Moonshadows Malibu
While technically a patio overlooking the ocean more than a rooftop, Moonshadows is the ultimate setting right on the Malibu beach. The Blue Lounge Bar on the patio offers signature cocktails with stunning views of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. A live DJ and a tasty menu compliments the delightful drinks.
Palihouse rooftop’s Sunset Cocktail Lounge is a seasonal rooftop open throughout the summer months (June to mid-October). The rooftop is also available for special events and offers a stylish, discreet entertainment venue for networking socials, product launches, and more. The rooftop offers late-night dining under the stars and beautiful 360-degree views of West Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills.