L.A. Rooftop Bars With a View
Whether you’re staring out at a sunset over the Pacific or gazing at the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles, nothing beats a cool, refreshing drink with a view. The added ambiance that comes with a spectacular setting enhances the mood, a conversation between friends, and is the cherry on top of a delicious evening. Here are the top 10 Los Angeles bars with a view.
As Downtown continues to
tantalize us with its growing nightlife scene, we can’t help but
start this list off with Perch – one of Downtown L.A.’s sexiest
bars. What better way to get a view of the sparkling city lights
than from a spot nestled on the 15th floor above South Hill Street?
This restaurant, bar and lounge offers its guests fire pits, indoor
and outdoor seating, and tasty French fare. If you’re thirsty for a
Parisian-inspired cocktail or looking to cool off with a craft beer,
this just may be your new spot. Choose a seat at the bar or wrap
yourself around the balcony, and enjoy unobstructed views of the
City of Angels. You
can thank us later.
Housed in a mid-century
Downtown L.A. landmark, The Standard hotel features a rooftop
bar known simply as The Rooftop. Exuding cool and complete with a
heated pool, fire pit and endless views of the city, The Rooftop
treats guests to nightly DJ sets, waterbed pods and a Biergarten.
Beifall! Looking for a new backdrop to your weekend plans? Enjoy the
twinkling city lights as you nosh on small plates paired with the
bar’s specialty cocktails.
Situated on the
level of Hotel Angeleno, West Restaurant and Lounge is a swanky
and inviting space with great food and an even better view of the
distant city lights. With live jazz music, tasty happy hour
selections and a full drink menu, it’s no wonder guests stop by for
a visit, even if they’re not staying at the hotel. Conveniently
located off the 405 Freeway, West offers an easy, sophisticated
experience that’ll have you feeling like the regal individual you
If you’re looking for a
modern twist on a tropical cocktail or a fancy frozen drink to
excite your taste buds, Upstairs, the rooftop bar at the
Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A., just might be your new after-work
hang out. The view is something you must see for yourself. Dip your
toes in the pool as you rock to the DJ's jams and zone out under the
city’s umbrella of stars. And while you’re there, discover the
structure’s magnificence – the Ace Hotel, which opened in 2014, is
housed within the historic United Artists building, built in 1927
for the maverick film group. How’s that for a history lesson?
This convenient poolside bar will captivate you with its view of Santa Monica’s stretch of the Pacific. Come for a leisurely lunch, kick it by the pool or share stories around the campfire-inspired fire pits. Nothing compliments a happy hour better than the view of the ocean, and with the evenings staying lighter longer in the spring and summer, you can stop by in time to enjoy that So Cal sunset any day of the week.