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The best rootop bars in L.A. …because it’s always rooftop season in California

Balmy temperatures and year round sunshine make the rooftops of L.A. the ideal spots from which to take in the city’s skyline. Whether you’re looking out across the Downtown metropolis, ocean waves or Hollywood Hills these lounges in the sky invite you to kick back and soak up the views at the same time as the cocktails.

High Rooftop Lounge at Erwin Hotel

The only rooftop kick-back bar in Venice, it is known for its people watching, epic sunsets, panoramic views and live local DJs. Sink into their cozy couches (complete with blankets on request) and enjoy a chilled tipple or three.

1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Mama Shelter is still the boutique hotel of the moment
Mama Shelter is still the boutique hotel of the moment

Rooftop at The Standard

Housed in a mid-century Downtown L.A. landmark, it features an alfresco bar with endless views of Downtown and the mountains beyond. Complete with a heated pool, dancefloor, fire pit and endless twinkles from the cityscape, the iconic venue treats guests to nightly DJ sets, waterbed pods and a German Biergarten.

550 South Flower at Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Nestled on the 15th floor above South Hill Street, this indoor and outdoor restaurant and lounge offers guests a stellar view of the sparkling city lights. With tasty French fare, live music and toasty fire pits to curl up around, this really is an “elevated resting place”.

448 South Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Upstairs at Ace Hotel

For a modern twist in a historic neighbourhood, this rooftop bar takes inspiration from Hollywood’s famous Les Deux Café. A sky-high urban oasis, their nightly events, pool and cocktails provide the perfect backdrop to Instagram Banksy’s street art whilst nestled under the legendary ‘Jesus Saves’ sign.

929 S.Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Mama Shelter

Mama Shelter is still the boutique hotel of the moment. A Hollywood hotspot, this metropolis of a rooftop bar enjoys 360-degree views: from the Hollywood sign to Downtown, South Bay to Westside. A stroll away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this bar offers bright decor and stunning cuisine.

6500 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Spire 73

A spectacular bar on the 73rd floor at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. With an epic, urban panorama for a view, the lounge bar is the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere.

900 Wilshire Blvd. 73rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

16th Floor Bar of Perch
Perch is nestled on the 15th floor above South Hill Street


Perched on the 22nd floor of the Hollywood Proper Residences, the bar offers elegance with a relaxed indoor and outdoor lounge. Serving a small assortment of snacks alongside their drinks, it is the latest rooftop spot in L.A.

1550 N. El Centro Ave, Rooftop, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Roof on Wilshire (main picture above)

With 360-degree pool-side views spanning the L.A. skyline and Hollywood Hills, this rooftop bar and restaurant serves up American fare with a classy atmosphere. Rest and unwind with the light of L.A. surrounding you whilst plotting your hike up the Hollywood Hills.

6317 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048

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