Soak Up the Sun at the Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

People travel from all over the world to enjoy LA’s beautiful, unparalleled weather. As the spring and summer months begin to bring more sunshine to the city, citizens and visitors alike flock to enjoy the rays at their favorite establishments. If you’re planning to grab a drink on one of Los Angeles’ signature sunny days, these are the best rooftop bars in Los Angeles that will keep you in the mood with cocktails, lounging, and postcard-worthy views.

 

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Pilot

The Hoxton Hotel boasts a beautiful destination for drinks and a view at their rooftop bar Pilot. The coastal-inspired space is filled with earthy decor and furnishings that make you forget you’re in the center of Downtown LA. Mediterranean fare complements the setting, as guests enjoy plates of locally-sourced seafood and poolside signature cocktails to round out the experience.




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Calabra Rooftop

This restaurant and bar atop the Santa Monica Proper Hotel serves elevated bites from a menu of Mediterannean and Californian fare. The outdoor sundeck lets you take in views of the ocean, or have a seat at the indoor lounge for good conversation and ambiance. Their cocktails, wines and spirits will have you toasting the good life with a classic rooftop view.




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Harriets at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

You’ll be able to take in the landscape of LA from the top of 1 Hotel West Hollywood at Harriet’s Rooftop . This laid back destination is ideal for grabbing a bite in a trendy atmosphere. Relax in Dave’s Corner, named after comedian Dave Chappelle, or take a seat in the sun to sip from their delicious menu of cocktails.




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Margot

The ambiance of this rooftop destination is unparalleled, with Margot being one of the most buzzed about views in Culver City. The appetizing food menu will leave you satisfied during dinner while craft cocktails and a wine list will give you something to sip while enjoying panoramic views of the city in the inviting indoor-outdoor space.

 

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Elephante

Enjoy an elegant night out in Santa Monica at this rooftop bar and restaurant offering up unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. The coastal Italitan-inspired menu paired with a variety of flavorful cocktails will whisk you away to a breezy Mediterranean escape in the heart of the Westside. With a North African design filled with natural wood and stone accents, this one-of-a-kind destination will deliver a rooftop experience to remember.

 

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The Highlight Room at Dream Hotel Hollywood

One of the city’s best rooftop destinations is centered in the heart of Hollywood atop the Dream Hotel. With a spacious outdoor lounge and patio dining, The Highlight Room draws in trendy crowds to socialize under the stars. A retractable pool means there’s plenty of room for swimming or dancing during Los Angeles’ warm nights.

 

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The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA

Surround yourself with Downtown Los Angeles’ twinkling skyline at this rooftop bar at the top of The Wayfarer Hotel. Inviting, modern furnishings with pops of color draw guests in to sip and nibble with a full lunch menu along with nighttime bites. Toast drinks with an ideal view of the cityscape at this trendy rooftop destination.

 

Spire 73 at The InterContinental DTLA

Head Downtown to the very top of The InterContinental Hotel to absorb the breathtaking views from Spire 73–a locale that boasts the title of highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Fire pits make for a scenic atmosphere with expansive outdoor seating where you can drink and nibble from their menu of food and desserts.

 

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Broken Shaker at The Freehand Hotel

Experience the vibrant setting of Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA. With an award-winning cocktail program at their Miami outpost, this venue follows in its footsteps offering up a welcoming ambiance along with a tasty menu of James Beard-award nominated cocktails. Sip a creative concoction while lounging by Broken Shaker’s sparkling swimming pool with a view of the Downtown cityscape.

 

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Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel

A classic destination for those blazing summer days, Skybar proves to be one of LA’s favorite places to party. Hotel guests and partygoers alike can’t resist attending their many daytime poolside events. The breathtaking views of the city paired with a sophisticated ambiance create the perfect scenery for a day of fun in the sun.

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Altitude at SLS Beverly Hills

With landscape panoramas of Beverly Hills, the glamorous life can be yours while you lay out by the pool beneath the clear Los Angeles skies. On weekends, Altitude is day party ready with a DJ to play jams while guests enjoy lunch and cocktails. Reserve a cabana to make the most of your visit and have the perfect place to clink glasses with friends.

 

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Mama Shelter

The vibrant Caribbean-style furnishings make Mama Shelter a hot spot that’s both fun and Instagram ready. Relax on their lounge chairs while sipping one of their many refreshing cocktails, or order food to truly take advantage of the view. The Hollywood sign will be the backdrop to your meal as you dine beneath the stars.

 

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High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin

Witness the crashing waves of the ocean from Venice’s only rooftop bar at High Rooftop Lounge. The uniquely-designed space spans the full Hotel Erwin rooftop giving guests a panoramic view from wherever you sit. Lounge bites and a signature drink list complement the ocean backdrop at this quintessential Westside destination.

 

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The Standard Downtown LA

A go-to for a night out Downtown, The Standard’s rooftop ambience is a modern garden party with an amazing view of the cityscape. Bring your bathing suit to enjoy a night swim or grab a table near the DJ to party all night long. The exclusive bar doesn’t even guarantee entry for hotel guests, so dress to impress and arrive early to get in on the fun.

 

Above Sixty Beverly Hills

Poolside dining has never looked as good as the Sixty Hotel’s rooftop terrace. If you’re staying at the hotel, or happen to be one of their VIPs, you can enjoy the expansive view from above Wilshire Boulevard. With plenty of cabanas for bottle service, and lounge chairs for tanning, you won’t regret your stay with this space an elevator ride away from your room.

 

Perch

In the heart of Downtown LA, Perch is a solid choice for those wanting a breath of fresh air and a swig of a good drink. The Parisian-inspired cocktails bring elegance to the space, complete with twinkling lights at nightfall.  Invite a date or a group of friends to see the impressive view of Downtown from their 16th floor.

 

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E.P. & L.P.

This energetic rooftop space in Beverly Hills will have you toasting to the good life as you sip on their signature boozy boba drinks. The E.P. restaurant sits below the L.P. patio bar that gives you an eyeful of some of LA’s best views. Take at seat in their bright, modern furnishings while you mix and mingle with the busy crowd.

 

Onyx at Hotel Shangri-La

Santa Monica’s best kept secret is the recently re-invented Onyx bar at the penthouse of Hotel Shangri-La.  With a comfy space great for an intimate conversation by the fire pit, you can enjoy appetizers while taking in landscape views of the Pacific. Arrive before sundown and experience the best place in Los Angeles to watch an ocean sunset.

 

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Top Party Destinations for a Cabo San Lucas Getaway

For many years, Cabo has served as a premier vacation destination for travelers all around the globe, and a large draw to the city is its variety of nightlife venues that each bring something fun and unique to the table. The city has earned a reputation as an energetic paradise filled with busy nightclubs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking to live it up in one of the best cities in the world, these top party destinations in Cabo San Lucas will give you the trip of a lifetime.

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OMNIA Dayclub Los Cabos

One of Cabo’s most buzzed about party experiences, OMNIA Dayclub at Vidanta Los Cabos is a festive, outdoor dayclub with a sophisticated atmosphere. You’ll take in the sunshine with views of the Sea of Cortez surrounded by guests ready to party to the sounds of top, international DJs. The beachfront locale centers around a sparkling blue pool where you can cool off and enjoy a private cabana.




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The Rooftop at the Cape

You’ll have an unparalleled view at the top of The Thompson Cape Hotel where The Rooftop’s beautiful sunsets over the water give visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. The al fresco terrace and beer garden are adorned with comfortable, modern furnishings for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy a signature cocktail and listen to the waves of the ocean.




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Mandala

Mandala serves as one of the most exclusive and elegant nightclubs in the city. A rich Indian inspired interior design, a well-lit center dance floor and a full menu of VIP amenities have made Mandala a frequently visited spot by the celebrities and business elite that come to Cabo.




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Blue Marlin Ibiza at ME Hotel

The ME Cabo Resort plays host to Blue Marlin Ibiza, a lively poolside beach club fit for dining and cocktails as you party all day in the Cabo sunshine. The beachfront space has a breezy ambiance for lounging, but becomes a hot spot when top DJs liven up the space with music’s best hits. The space also evolves into an attractive, nightlife destination after dark bringing the perfect environment for dancing under the stars.

 

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Nowhere Bar

Start your night off by grabbing a drink at The Nowhere Bar, a destination known as a local favorite due to its welcoming environment. Drinking and dancing are necessities at this casual destination fit for toasting glasses with your closest friends to kickstart your evening of celebration.

 

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El Squid Roe

A Cabo veteran, El Squid Roe is one of the longest running bars that still operate on the main avenue, and as such it is popular with locals and visitors alike. Live music, tasty drinks, and two stories of nightlife activities have made El Squid Roe a necessity for anybody looking for a lively night out in Cabo.

 

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Space Supperclub

This new Cabo hotspot is sure to be a power player on the scene as a restaurant, bar and supperclub destination for locals and visitors to party the night away. There is sure to be something for everyone with tasty drinks and delicious bites drawing in guests to revel in the trendy, nightlife atmosphere. You can also look forward to a champagne brunch day party each Sunday to sip while you dine and celebrate the excitement of Cabo.

 

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Sounds of the City: The Best Places for Live Music in LA

Los Angeles is world-renowned for its ability to attract talented people from all around the world. Finding great entertainment in the city is as simple as walking into your favorite bar, as the surplus of skilled artists leaves guests with a variety of options. Music lovers will have no problem finding a good time in visiting these destinations are the best places for live music in LA whose live acts are known to impress.

 

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Delilah

Take an elegant night out when you reserve a table at Delilah—a nostalgic space for an intimate experience. Sultry performances from music artists and burlesque dancers keep up the seductive vibe.

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The Sayers Club

Stop by this sleek Hollywood lounge for inventive performances from LA’s favorite musicians. You never know who you’ll see take the stage at this A-list favorite hot spot.




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Harvard & Stone

Try out this beloved neighborhood bar where you can grab a quality cocktail while watching some of the best local bands in the city. Their 60s-inspired industrial space makes for a laid back place to hang out and mingle with the East Hollywood crowd.




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Academy LA

Previously Create Nightclub, the newly re-imagined Academy LA is the perfect place for EDM lovers to get their fill. Alongside local favorites, international DJs show up to treat audiences to a performance to remember.

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Villains Tavern

Head to the Downtown Arts District to try out this indoor and outdoor cocktail bar. Their stage is perfect for local bands to show off their skills in the rustic, artsy locale.

 

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Harvelles Santa Monica

Quality musicians display their talents at this classic Santa Monica destination—the oldest music venue on the Westside. With occasional help from burlesque dancers, live bands bring the genre alive while guests drink and dance the night away.

 

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Dirty Laundry

Take the stairs underground to enter into this former Hollywood speakeasy for cocktails and plenty of room to dance. Explore the space to discover something for everyone as live bands and DJs take the stage within the maze of rooms.

 

The Peppermint Club

The vintage feel of this West Hollywood lounge draws in sophisticated patrons who appreciate a quality performance. Music lovers admire this chic and exclusive setting for an intimate night out.

 

Zebulon

This spacious Silver Lake cocktail bar doubles as a music venue with nightly DJ sets and live bands for your entertainment. From local independent rockers to up-and-coming buzz bands, you’ll hear plenty of talented acts while grabbing a drink inside or on their patio.

 

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Viva Hollywood

If you’re in the mood for salsa dancing, Viva provides guests the perfect place to show off their moves.  This sexy hot spot gives you dinner with a show—live performances go hand in hand with the delicious Mexican cuisine and quality cocktails.

 

Cliftons

This historic Downtown destination has remained a staple in the nightlife scene with its multi-level decadence. Guests are known to dress to the nines in the style of the classic venue for their live jazz and swing performances.

 

 

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Ibiza Nightlife Destinations for a Party Vacation

Ibiza has become synonymous with some of the best parties in the world. Every summer, visitors from all over the globe make their way to Ibiza to experience the fabled nightlife that the island offers, creating some of the best vacation stories of all time. During the day, islanders typically spend their time on one of the many world-class beaches getting a tan or participating in a multitude of day parties and concerts.

As the sun sets, the island’s most popular nightclubs turn into exactly what Ibiza is known for; the best party destination in the world. Dance the night away at these energetic Ibiza nightlife destinations where you’re sure to party until the sun comes up during your island getaway.

 

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Amnesia

Arguably the most recognizable venue name on the whole island, Amnesia serves as the quintessential Ibiza nightclub. Amnesia hosts two massive rooms; The Club Room, a dark and dungeonesque space, and the Terrace, a large area with a glass roof that allows the morning’s sunlight to flood in, marking the end of the party. Both spaces have been the backdrop to some iconic nights, and are just waiting for you to come and experience everything they have to offer.




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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club

This award-winning destination is one of Ibiza’s crown jewels, boasting wild nightlife events within the venue of the Ushuaïa Ibiza Hotel. Attend the perfect beach party that’s filled with music blasting from some of the world’s best DJs who take the stage in front of hundreds of fans. With your hotel room overlooking the performance below, you’ll have a perfect view of the action with a convenient, private space to enjoy your exciting night.




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Hï Ibiza

Electronic music fans will relish in the atmosphere of Hï Ibiza, a nightclub that brings energetic and mystique to its crowds of excited guests. The state-of-the-art setting filled with lights and art installations attracts thousands each year to enjoy the highly-coveted space. Events featuring some of the world’s best DJs draw in plenty of EDM fans to experience a night of music and celebration.




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Privilege

With a world record for being the World’s Largest Nightclub, you’ll get lost in the excitement at Privilege–a nightlife superclub that holds up to 10,000 partygoers. This historic destination has been attracting Ibiza’s finest since the 70s, and hasn’t missed a beat at attracting thousands to dance the night away in the one-of-a-kind space.

 

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Pacha

Ibiza’s finest head to Pacha for a lavish escape into a world of entertainment. The world-renowned brand plays host to some of the hottest international DJs in an expansive venue that holds more than 3,000 guests. Partygoers bring their dancing shoes to this lively locale to mix, mingle and get the true Ibiza nightlife experience.

 

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Lío

This new hot spot combines mystery and elegance with a variety of music styles to inspire the crowds of partygoers. With unique, Mediterranean dishes served on the beautiful outdoor terrace, the restaurant will satisfy your senses and give you a perfect view of the city’s lights. Their cabaret performances are also sure to impress with dancers taking the stage for a performance to remember.

 

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DC-10

Since 1999, DC-10 has done things a little bit differently than any other club on the island. They provide little-to-no publicity or advertising for their events, which limits their customer base to those who do their research and are really there to party. DC-10 has long been known for its no-holds-barred parties that will leave even the most experienced ravers with their jaws on the floor.

 

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The Ninth

Start your night off at one of the most stylish and sophisticated bars in Ibiza, The Ninth. Located on the ninth floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, this chic rooftop sky bar supplies guests with beautiful panoramic views of Playa d’En Bossa and Ses Salines National Park. The monochrome and minimalist design of The Ninth resembles that of a modern yacht, and with vintage champagne and craft cocktails, you’ll feel the same levels of luxury.

 

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Benimussa Park aka The Zoo Project

World famous for their “Zoo Parties,” Benimussa Park hosts some of the most mind-boggling day parties on the island that extend long into the night. Elegant dressing and intricate animal body paint are commonplace at this venue, so don’t be surprised if you end up dancing with a tuxedo-clad zebra. Fire dancing, meditation pits, break dancing competitions and high-quality techno music are all things you can expect to find at ‘The Zoo.’

 

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Kumharas

Just a short taxi ride from San Antonio, this exotic venue will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to a fantasy land. Kumharas is unique in Ibiza, as it possesses a mellow and relaxed atmosphere with more sophisticated drinks. This beachy hangout is great for a refined night of sipping and dining as an alternative to indulging in the energetic nightclub scene.

 

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Destino

Opened in 2013, Destino is one of the most recent additions to the Destino Pacha Resort roster. Located above the Talamanca resort on the cliffs of Cap Martinet, Destino offers some of the best views of Ibiza Town that can be found anywhere on the island. Destino is sometimes used for huge open-air parties with world-famous DJs but also hosts its own nightclub, TOX, that is hidden away in the basement of the venue.

 

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Sip Spirits at Some of the Best Cocktail Bars in London

London boasts the world’s most progressive culture of cocktail makers and drinkers. Other than shopping and sightseeing, exploring the nightlife and cocktail bar scene can be one of the most fun parts about being in London. From secluded and plush drinking dens to high-end hotel bars, you can find a great cocktail just about anywhere in the city. Whether you’d like to sip a handcrafted negroni in sumptuous surroundings or grab yourself a brand new creation from the bartender at the little bar down the alley, these are the best cocktail bars in London that have something for everyone.

 

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Artesian Bar at the Langham

The Langham London is one of London’s most famous hotels, and the bar that sits below it is one of London’s most iconic nightlife hot spots. The Artesian Bar at the Langham offers visitors an extensive rum selection, champagne list, and an ever-evolving cocktail menu. The sophisticated bar takes influence from traditional Chinese architecture and design which creates an intimate yet community-oriented space.




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McQueen

McQueen in Shoreditch is the quintessential James Bond bar, with antique aviation decorations, dim lighting, and three distinct rooms that all house a different personality. McQueen has often been referred to as ‘London’s Best Club’ for their sophistication and attention to detail. Comfortable booths and a full bar menu create the perfect night-out atmosphere, and you don’t even need to be 007 to enjoy it.




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69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row, often referred to as “The Bar With No Name”, sits along a quite Islington backstreet with a seemingly innocent exterior and no flashy gimmicks. This bar is for those who can really appreciate a great drink. The unpretentious and dimly lantern lit interior contains an antique wooden bar, behind which masters of alcohol craft the best cocktails you will ever have, hands down. Gentle jazz music and an Italian cafe-based design will ensure total relaxation.




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Mahiki

Mahiki is looking to change the age-old stereotype that London remains in a constant state of rain and clouds. You will find nothing but sunshine and good times in this downtown Polynesian cocktail bar. Mahiki offers an area for dancing as well, leaving you plenty of room to party the night away at this celebrity hot spot.

 

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The Connaught Bar

The Connaught Bar in Mayfair is an essential stop for anybody interested in history. A decor that brings the ‘20s back to life and a bold cocktail menu that perfectly combines old and new is exactly why The Connaught Bar has been awarded so much praise. If you like what you taste, they distill their own gin in-house so you can take a bottle home with you.

 

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Ronnie Scotts

If you’re in the market for dinner and a show, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club is an essential stop. Exceptional drinks and a full food menu to match is why Ronnie Scott’s continues to draw in such big crowds after 60 years, and why many of the jazz world’s biggest names have played here more than once. Since their renovation, the club serves modern sophistication through their decor and the soul of jazz music through their drinks.

 

The Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Bar

Designed by Russell Sage, this cocktail bar’s interior feels more like an eclectic friend’s home rather than a bar and lounge. Plush seating, dim lighting, bookcases filled to the brim with stories and crackling fires are what make the Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Bar the perfect place for a relaxing evening out on the town. The drinks are created from taking inspiration from local distilling and drink-making history, and the Townhouse often hosts parties that are reflective of that history.

 

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Toast to the Good Life at the Best Cocktail Bars in Miami

Every year, millions of people flock to the city of Miami for their perfect weather, beautiful beaches, and unparalleled nightlife. There’s a never-ending list of things to do and places to see in and around Miami, but nothing compares to relaxing after a long day with a drink at one of the city’s many impressive bars and lounges. Before your next trip to the Magic City, check out these picks for some of the best cocktail bars in Miami so you’ll know exactly where to go to unwind.

 

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Los Altos

From the creators of Ball & Chain comes a new hole-in-the-wall destination that you can find up the stairs from Taquerias el Mexicano. Keeping with the South of the Border theme of their downstairs neighbors, Los Altos brings bright decor and a Mexican-influenced cocktail menu.




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Cafe La Trova

Longtime cocktail creators Julio Cabrera and Michelle Bernstein have brought Miami a slice of classic and modern Cuban-inspired drinks and eats. Cafe La Trova pays homage to 1980’s Miami Cuban culture with their design as well as their menu, and even offer a top-tier coffee counter.




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Astra

This rooftop paradise has a wide enough range of Greek-inspired cocktails to make you feel like you’ve traveled to Santorini. The space combines an industrial chic vibe with the ‘ambience of Mykonos’ to truly set it apart from its competition.




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Boombox

Walking into Boombox is just like taking a step back in time to the late ’80s and early ‘90s. With a menu that boasts cocktails like the “Lemon Drop the Mic” and “The Longest Island Iced Tea,” Boombox is a different party every night with new music daily and fun themes for special occasions.

 

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Kaido Miami

Brad Kilgore and award-winning bartender Nico de Soto have teamed up to bring Miami a little piece of Japanese culture in their newest cocktail bar, Kaido. Traditional Japanese drinks and eats with a fun modern twist can be found on the menu at Kaido. Behind the bar is a secret speakeasy dubbed AMA, where guests that are in the know can have a unique drinking experience of their own.

 

Broken Shaker

Vacationers from all over the world flock to Broken Shaker in the Freehand Hotel for their award-winning and world-renowned handcrafted cocktails. Exotic produce and freshly-made, mysterious elixirs are used to create delicious drinks with international flavors that will have you coming back time and time again. If you want to enjoy the beautiful Miami weather, take a seat in their backyard patio that gives guests a secluded outdoor drinking experience.

 

Bar Bevy

Located above Pharrell William’s restaurant Swan, Bar Bevy serves as its exotic and mysterious counterpart. Velvet seating, heavy curtains, dark wood floors, and interesting wall art make for some serious Arabian Nights vibes. To escape the dark interior, they also have airy, outdoor seating with string lights and heaters for chilly evenings.

 

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Jaguar Sun

Recently opened on the ground floor of the luxurious X Miami apartments, Jaguar Sun has been creating quite a bit of buzz in the downtown bar scene. Using a large variety of popular and small batch brands of liquor, the team at Jaguar Sun have created a unique and satisfying selection of cocktails, ranging from all the classics to new tiki drinks.

 

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Lost Boy

Lost Boy is a two-story downtown Miami cocktail bar with quite the unique variety of interior designs. Whether you’re a fan of the American Southwest, traditional English pubs, or even drunken sailor bars, you can find it all at Lost Boy. The menu reflects the designs, in that they offer a straightforward menu of drinks and snacks that have stood the test of time. Along with cocktails, you can expect to see wines, tap-only beers served in pints, and exceptional coffee.

 

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The Best Bars to Enjoy a Craft Beer in Los Angeles

We’ve all had those days when you just want to kick back, relax, and crack open a beer with a few friends. With unique, craft beers becoming a necessary addition to drink menus across the country, there are plenty of places to choose from when you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind brew with a unique twist. The next time you’re at any of these LA watering holes, take the opportunity to try out a quality craft beer in Los Angeles that will leave you buzzed and satisfied.

 

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Arts District Brewing Co.

This brewpub is a destination sure to keep you entertained. With over thirty beers brewed on-site, you can taste the variety of flavors until you find the perfect fit for your palate. Their entertainment area with classic bar games will bring out your inner child as you sip your brew.




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Caseys Irish Pub

This go-to spot in a historical LA building is a great place to go for authentic, Irish drinks. Whiskey isn’t the only thing on the menu, as their Irish craft beers are also a great option. Live music performances are also an occasional event sure to keep you entertained while you have an authentic Irish beer in hand.




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The Normandie Club

The Hotel Normandie plays host to this sleek, vintage cocktail lounge in Koreatown. Cocktails may be their specialty, but their menu also provides some great beer choices for anyone searching for quality ale. From ciders to stouts, beer lovers will feel right at home at this laid back venue.




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Harlowe

If you’re in the area, stop in to this vintage bar that celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood. Their booth seating is perfect for sipping on one of their many craft beer selections. From Oregon to Colorado to California, their variety is large enough for you to choose the perfect fit for your taste buds.

 

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Stout Burgers and Beer

With a few locations around LA, Stout is a great place to grab a burger along with a quality craft beer. Their numerous options each pair with their burger menu to create the perfect combination of flavors. This gastropub is sure to satisfy at any of their Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Studio City locations.

 

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BiergartenLA

What do you get when you mix Korean food with German beer? You’ll find out if you visit this unique K-Town venue. Their extensive list of craft beers gives you plenty of options that go great with their one-of-a-kind food menu.

 

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The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse

This British pub-style brewhouse has an on-site craft brewery with a range of eclectic options. With British bites served all day long, you can eat, drink and be merry in this vintage, West LA space.

 

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Spring St. Bar

With 26 beers on tap, head downtown to try out the multitude of flavors they have to offer. This neighborhood bar offers build-your-own beer flights to let you try out any of their options. Order a signature sandwich from their menu to get the full Spring St. experience.

 

Wurstkuche

This go-to sausage place is a favorite for anyone who lives near one of their two LA locations. The exotic meats are a draw for some, while others enjoy the extensive craft, German beer on tap. Try out something new as their unique brews are sure to please your palate.

 

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Mikkeller Bar

Check out this beer hall if you’re a fan of ambers, IPAs, and everything in between. Their rotating menu of craft and imported selections allows you to always find something new at this Downtown locale. Their food menu is also sure to please with plenty of options to go with your cold, glass of brew.

 

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The 10 Best Cocktail Bars in NYC

New York City is known for enlisting some of the most talented bartenders in the world to create innovative cocktails in impressively-designed spaces throughout the city. With nationwide trends like mixology, the speakeasy resurgence and craft mocktails citing NYC as their epicenter, the odds of finding a delicious drink are in your favor. During your next stay in the Big Apple, stop by any of these lauded establishments to experience a quality concoction in the best cocktail bars in New York City.

 

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The NoMad Bar

Created by a James Beard Award-winning group, The NoMad Bar is known for its knowledgeable staff pouring rare spirits in Manhattan’s NoMad Hotel. Catering to a crowd of hotel guests, finance professionals and cocktail connoisseurs, this upscale pub unites extravagance with authenticity for a unique bar experience. Order one of their large-format drinks with your group and warm up near the fireplace in this notable lounge.




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Katana Kitten

This eccentric cocktail bar in Greenwich Village takes on a Japanese izakaya style, and has been awarded as one of the 50 Best Bars in the Country. Lounge in the more relaxed setting upstairs or toast drinks after work downstairs holding one of their signature high balls or unique cocktails. The whimsical feel will put you in the mood for socializing at this West Village go-to.




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Clover Club

This elegant Brooklyn bar serves up a detailed menu of classic and contemporary cocktails in a venue filled with vintage accents. Marble, leather and mahogany fill the regal space along with the occasional sounds of live jazz and a bustling weekend brunch. Built with conversation in mind, catching up with friends or loved ones will be a breeze in this laid back location.




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Death & Co.

A pioneer of the nation’s craft cocktail movement, Death & Co. brings innovative drinks to the East Village, setting the standard for cocktail trends around the country. Their rotating menu of detail-oriented creations are some of the best in New York City, which guests enjoy in the sophisticated, dimly lit dwelling. Slip through the speakeasy entrance to experience the brooding interior with highly limited seating reserved for dedicated imbibers.

 

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Dear Irving

Travel throughout some of history’s greatest moments at this Gramercy lounge inspired by the film Midnight in Paris. From the Roaring ‘20s to the Victorian era, each room features a new point on the timeline with elaborate decor where you can sip from the range of cocktails to suit any palate.

 

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Maison Premiere

The dramatic, vintage decor of this Williamsburg staple will transport you to pre-war New Orleans the second you step up to the marble horseshoe bar. With a commendable cocktail program run by experienced bar talent, Maison Premiere boasts an absinthe drip to fuel their dedicated absinthe cocktail menu along with tableside martinis that are sure to impress. Seafood towers also complement juleps and locally-sourced beer whether you’re seated indoors amongst the beautiful crowd or in the lush garden out back.

 

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Pegu Club

Stylized with a British colonial feel, Pegu Club is named after a 19th Century Burmese locale of the same name, bringing forth English tastes to its SoHo neighborhood. The polished domain features detailed drinks like their popular Gin Gin Mule and MarTEAni, made to be sipped in the sleek, second-floor space situated above Houston Street.

 

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Amor y Amargo

Don’t be fooled by the tiny layout, this intimate bar is an industry favorite known for its specialty of amari liqueur and other bitters stirred into delicious cocktails. Order a flight or sip a signature concoction in the colorful space with limited seating, a local go-to in spite of its standing room only exclusivity.

 

Attaboy

Springing up in the former Milk & Honey space, the speakeasy feel lives on at Attaboy–an intimate sphere of cocktail enthusiasts both behind the bar and in front of it. Veteran barkeeps mix bespoke cocktails without a menu to be seen as a playlist of retro music sets the mood. Ring the doorbell to be let into this walk-ins-only venue focused on serving up personalized cocktails to the Lower East Side.

 

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Bar Goto

From the mind of a Pegu Club alum, the Lower East Side has a refined place to escape the bustle of Houston Street at sleek, Japanese-inspired Bar Goto. The space is intimate and sophisticated, offering plates of Japanese comfort food like miso chicken wings and some of the best okonomiyaki in the city. Pair bites with a handcrafted highball or martini in this minimalist habitat perfect for cocktail devotees.

 

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The Best Parties at Miami Music Week 2020

Note: This year’s Miami Music Week has been indefinitely postponed as of March 12th, 2020. Miami leaders and sbe representatives made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus.

Miami Music Week 2020 is right around the corner, which means EDM fans from around the country are getting ready to gather in Miami for a week of fun and festivities. Miami Music Week is a collection of concerts revolving around the genre of EDM, with pool parties and club events all leading up to the crowning jewel, Ultra Music Festival. With more than a thousand artists scheduled to appear from all over the world, and countless influencers and celebrities making appearances, it’s sure to be one of the biggest music events of the year. 

 

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SLS + Hyde Beach Parties

The SLS Hotel and Hyde Beach will bring Miami Music Week an electric selection of parties happening every day from March 18th-22nd, 2020, right along South Beach. Hosting an all-star lineup of artists such as Kaskade, The Chainsmokers and NERVO will make the Hyde Beach Parties an unforgettable Miami Music Week experience for all who attend. 

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Ultra Music Festival

Note: This year’s Ultra Music Festival has been indefinitely postponed as of March 4th, 2020. Miami leaders and Ultra representatives made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus.

The event everyone looks forward to throughout the week, Ultra Music Festival is a three-day music event that just doesn’t stop. With almost 200,000 people in attendance each year, Ultra Music Festival hosts big names such such as Flume, Major Lazer and David Guetta.




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Do Not Sit on Miami Music Week

On March 16th-22nd, 2020, Do Not Sit on the Furniture will host a series of events featuring some of the biggest, up-and-coming EDM acts. Artists like Adisyn, Felix Da Housecat, Fur Coat, Goldcap, Cassy, Behrouz and Dude Skywalker are set to appear throughout the week making Do Not Sit on the Furniture one of the hottest destinations in the city.




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Get Lost Miami

Get Lost Miami has established itself as one of the craziest parties of the week, with a full 24-hours of non-stop dancing. The marathon event will take place on March 21st, 2020 at an all new venue with a circus theme for its 15th year. Get ready to dance the night away during the party that will have everyone talking long after it ends.

 

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No Sugar Added

NSA is hands down the best daytime Miami Music Week party there is with huge names like Robin Schulz with more to be announced. Hosted at Delano South Beach, which spans a whole block of prime beachfront property, NSA will be one for the books, taking place on March 21st, 2020.

 

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Dirtybird Players

Clubspace Miami will be the site of the annual Dirtybird party with artists performing on both The Terrace and The Loft from the night of March 20th, 2020 into the afternoon of the 21st. The huge lineup will be sure to impress for fans ready to party all night long.

 

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Dance in the Desert at the Neon Carnival 2020

Note: This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been postponed to the weekends of October 9th-11th and October 16th-18th due to safety measures taken regarding the COVID-19 virus. Check back here for updates on confirmed Coachella parties occurring during the rescheduled festival dates.

Over the years, the annual Neon Carnival has blossomed into becoming one of Coachella’s most highly-coveted party wristbands. The A-list guest list limited to celebrities, influencers, and industry insiders creates an incredible night as guests indulge in carnival games, rides, and unforgettable live performances in the middle of the desert. This highly sought-after invite grants you exclusive access to experience the social event of the year at Neon Carnival 2020.

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Coachellas most highly-coveted party wristbands

 

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Weekend Three Announced

The carnival has typically been held for one night only late on the Saturday night of Coachella weekend one each year, but has recently expanded to include a second day of revelry. Partygoers can now also attend during the unofficial “weekend three,” which coincides with Goldenvoice’s other Indio festival Stagecoach.




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Neon Carnival presented by Levis and Bondi Sands

The carnival is managed by nightlife impresario Brent Bolthouse—the creative behind Santa Monica and Huntington Beach’s well-admired Bungalow bars, set to open their third location in Long Beach. His impact in the industry spans decades, leading his company Bolthouse Productions to continuously impress with their creativity, detail, and knack for orchestrating a good time.

In the early Neon Carnival days, the party was an even more exclusive indoor event at the Barker Hangar in Thermal, CA. It was a party fully-stocked with Hollywood elites as a private place to escape to after the festival with only a few-hundred guests on the invite list. The outdoor carnival aspect didn’t come into play until 2010, inspired by another of Bolthouse’s famous private parties held at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Each year the Neon Carnival has grown, with the event switching locations in 2018 to HITS Desert Horse Park, a larger space for an increased guest list of 8,000 attendees. The new guest list has expanded even further for 2020 after the addition of a second night.




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A-List Attendees

Past Neon Carnival events are well-known for drawing in a kaleidoscope of A-listers. It may be no surprise that attendees have included regular clubgoers like Drake, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Paris Hilton, but when Hollywood royalty like Leonardo Dicaprio and Clint Eastwood also show up for the festivities, the carnival’s status is cemented as being the best of the best.




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The Neon Carnival is an invite-only event.

The big question hopeful attendees have each year is, “How do you get a wristband?” Bolthouse cites close-knit industry relationships as being the number one source for the guest list. Invites go out to talent agencies, record labels, and the numerous nightlife connections Bolthouse has developed over the years. The curated selection of invitees are given a time and place for advanced check-in where they pick up their wristbands in Los Angeles within the weeks prior to the event. The 2019 event marked the first year the check-in location was made to feel like a party itself, with a red carpet, photo station, complimentary beverages and a lounge space for guests waiting in line for their wristbands.

 

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Neon Carnival Access

With its 2019 expansion, the brand has opened up the attendee pool by allowing potential guests to request guestlist access on the Neon Carnival website. Invites are still be given at the discretion of Bolthouse Productions, with influencers and highly-followed Instagram accounts likely to receive priority. According to Bolthouse himself, anyone with a dream of waltzing into the event is best off getting to know him personally through one of his many bar and nightlife ventures.

The Neon Carnival 2020 event will likely bring back their resident DJ performers along with guest performers to take the stage. You won’t miss out on any Coachella acts as the Carnival is always held after the closing artist has ended. Neon Carnival has never been directly affiliated with the festival and has always been an event for post-Coachella, which has helped cultivate a friendship rather than competition between the two events.

Whether you’re one of the lucky invited guests, or a spectator hoping to make it to the list one day, excitement continues to mount as all eyes will be on the Neon Carnival this Coachella season. Its 11th installment will be sure to bring new surprises as guests party until the sun comes up at one of the hottest social events of the year.

 

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