Check out our picks for the five best rooftop bars in Los Angeles.
Perch is the perfect place to park yourself for an evening of revelry with some of the best views on offer in the city. Guests who check out this still trendy spot are treated to panoramic views of the L.A. skyline from this downtown Los Angeles eatery as well as firepits, a wraparound balcony and Parisian-inspired cocktails.
448 S Hill St, Los Angeles (213) 802-1770
2 High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin
Everyone in Venice knows that the Hotel Erwin is the spot to be come sunset. You'll catch all the action on Venice Beach plus some seriously staggering ocean views from this prime people-watching spot. Kick back, relax and take a moment to soak in the experience on a private couch while a DJ spins artfully in the background. If you start to feel an ocean chill (and you will most nights) have no fear—blankets are even provided.
1697 Pacific Ave, Venice (424) 214-1062
3 Upstairs at the Ace Hotel
Upstairs at the Ace is too cool for school in a great way. This rooftop bar is a trendy spot for a date, to hang with friends or simply to enjoy end-of-day cocktails with your co-workers. Expect to find a pool, a DJ and some seriously adventurous drinks (as well as a few frozen confections for those who want to feel like they're on vacation).
29 S Broadway, Los Angeles (213) 623-3233
4 Suite 700 at Hotel Shangri-La
From its perch atop Santa Monica's Shangri-La Hotel, Suite 700 offers an old-school Hollywood vibe without being anywhere close. You'll find stellar views of the Pacific and a timeless, vintage feel here thanks to to the Art Deco design, hideaway seating and carefully curated martini menu.
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica (310) 394-2791
5 The Library at The Redbury
We love the secret garden feel of The Library at The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. On the hotel's second floor you'll walk into a private outdoor courtyard with firepits and find oversized furniture, lush landscaping and gorgeous views of the Hollywood skyline. Also expect cozy touches like walls lined with books, tufted leather armchairs, hardwood floors and twinkling lights along with your handcrafted cocktails and shareable bites from Cleo.
1717 Vine St, Los Angeles (323) 962-1717