Soak Up the Sun at LA’s Best Rooftop Bars

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 venues will keep you in the mood with cocktails, lounging, and postcard-worthy views.


The Highlight Room at Dream Hotel Hollywood

One of the city’s most anticipated rooftop destinations is centered in the heart of Hollywood atop the new Dream Hotel. With a lounge, pool, and dining in the works, its Summer 2017 opening is expected to bring in great fanfare. Reservations are sure to go quick as the social scene is drawn to this trendy new property.


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.


Photo: SLS Hotel

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.


Photo: Mama Shelter

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.


Photo: Hotel Shangri-La


While Pearl’s may not have an official rooftop patio, their open air seating on the top floor is the perfect environment for wining and dining. Indulge in one of their signature make-your-own-mimosa brunches while overlooking the bustling Sunset Boulevard beneath. You can’t go wrong with grabbing a drink or two at this West Hollywood gem.


Photo: Pearl’s

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.


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Above Sixty at Sixty Beverly Hills Hotel

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.


Photo: Sixty Beverly Hills


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.


Photo: E.P. & L.P.

The Library at The Redbury Hotel

For a cozy night nestled atop the Redbury Hotel, The Library has an inviting lounge atmosphere great for an intimate night out. Heat lamps keep you warm while the occasional jazz band or DJ plays nearby. A pool table inside the bar adds a nice touch to keep the good vibes flowing all night.


Photo: Redbury

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