There’s no question Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer festivities, which calls for al fresco brunches, rooftop pool parties, and everything in between. And after a brisk and chilly winter, Angelenos will surely be celebrating the three-day weekend on several levels. If you’re not spending a lazy day at the beach or firing up those grills at home, head to our haute picks for where to celebrate the holiday.
465 S La Cienega Blvd.
The Altitude Pool on the roof of the SLS Hotel will surely pack a sexy and festive crowd with its rooftop pool party featuring beats by DJ KnyfePrty. The hotel’s signature Andres Palmer featuring Absolut wild tea vodka, fresh lemonade and a Chambord float will be flowing throughout the day.
Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
St. Tropez is coming to LA at this chic Melrose post attracting A-listers all-year round. Executive Chef Pascal Lorange is offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch, that includes a truffle mushroom croquette, as well as a new summer menu for dinner where guests will enjoy soulful house and new Jazz-inspired music by St. Tropez’s celebrity DJ Julien Nolan.
The Standard Hotel, Downtown
550 S. Flower St.
Back by popular demand, the WET LA pool party heads back to the rooftop of The Standard Hotel, which offers sweeping views of the Los Angeles downtown skyline. Poolside beats from celebrity DJs will set the tone for this pool party’s sexy casual vibe.
8440 Sunset Blvd.
Spend this Sunday and Monday at Skybar on the roof of the Mondrian, whose pool parties have become a staple of the season in LA. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests can lounge by the pool on large, oversized daybeds while sipping on the hotel’s signature mojitos and dancing to the beats of celebrity DJs. Lady Gaga’s DJ Cobra will be spinning this Monday.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave.
Kick off the holiday weekend at The Langham with their poolside BBQ menu and live music happening at The Hideaway Pool Bar. Indulge on Albarino wines and tapas, smoked brisket, grilled chicken and other BBQ favorites.