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15 Rooftop Bars with Incredible Views of LA

Take in the most impressive vistas in the City of Angels paired with great bites

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With the summer solstice around the corner and the weather warming up nicely, now’s the time to raise a glass and the roof, literally. Scattered around the city are fantastic outdoor spaces, a dozen or so floors up and high above the cacophony of city happenings, that are begging to be explored. Here now are the 15 essential rooftops in Los Angeles.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Highlight Room

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6417 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 366-8007
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With two DJ booths, bottle service, and vistas looking out to Hollywood and beyond, The Highlight room has all the makings of a good night out. There’s a handful of dinner tables in the far corner offering full-service, as well as hamachi crudo, lobster toast, chopped chicken salad, and grilled prawns.

2. Mama Shelter

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6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-6600
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Few restaurants offer unobstructed views of the iconic Hollywood sign like Mama Shelter does, the hotel rooftop that is a local meeting spot for post-work libations and snacks that linger late into the night.

3. Sorra

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1550 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 978-7377
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Sorra sits atop the The Residences at Columbia Square on El Centro. On the scene is chef Brandon Kida with a Japanese-Mexican small bites menu that includes yakitori skewers and carnitas bao. Tanner Weston of Lost Property oversees the cocktails.

4. Harriet's

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8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 281-1860
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Harriet’s is a mellow kind of hang out space perfect for those who favor light bites and ambiance. The decorations come mostly from the city itself, while chef Lord Maynard Llera and chef de cuisine Geter Atienza have a few snacks to go along with cocktails overseen by Justin Campbell.

Harriets
Harriet’s
Wonho Frank Lee

5. The Rooftop by JG

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9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-6566
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Perched atop the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is an alfresco paradise from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends. On the menu are familiar Southeast Asian flavors and things like a Thai short rib burger.

6. Terra at Eataly

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Eataly Westfield, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(213) 310-8008
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Rooftop restaurant Terra plays host to weekend brunch atop Eataly. On the menu are views of Hollywood, Italian takes on brunch classics, a wood burning grill, a bloody Mary bar, and plenty of cocktails.

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7. Spire 73

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900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 73
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 688-7777
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High atop the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is Spire 73, the hotel’s 73rd story rooftop bar that claims to be the highest open-air bar in the entire Western Hemisphere. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, lounge cabanas, and fire pits. On the menu are bar bites, a slew of sweets, and cocktails too, of course.

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8. The Standard, Downtown LA

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550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 892-8080
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Settle in for panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles while lounging in the heated pool. Snacks on the menu include ube toast and Jidori chicken bites, with larger dishes like a burger and loco moco on the menu too.

9. Perch

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448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770
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With an open patio that overlooks the heart of Pershing Square and Downtown, the scene here, especially on the weekends, is about as bustling as it gets for Los Angeles. The fare is a little more straightforward, with an array of dishes like steak frites, scallops with parsnip puree, and chicken supreme with truffle polenta.

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10. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

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649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 358-0000
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There’s a lot going on atop the NoMad’s roof. While the pool is reserved for guests, the cafe and bar are open to the public all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab a Humm dog and a stiff cocktail, and soak up all those sweet downtown vibes.

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11. Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

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416 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 395-9532
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Nominated for two James Beard awards and considered one of the world’s best bars, Broken Shaker comes to Downtown’s Freehand by way of Miami. The rooftop bar exudes an effortlessly casual aesthetic, complete with a pink-hued mural from artist Luke Pelletier.

12. Upstairs at Ace Hotel

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929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233
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Bar bites and plenty to drink are what it’s all about at this rooftop pool with stunning views of the city’s bright lights. Upstairs’ drink menu includes a slew of craft cocktails and pitchers full of seasonal punch. On the food side of things are handheld offerings like tacos and sandwiches.

Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar
Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar
Elizabeth Daniels

13. Margot

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8820 Washington Blvd #301
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 643-5853
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Perched atop one of LA’s most successful new developments, Margot serves up crowd-pleasing favorites like crudos, focaccia sandwiches, and salads from chef Michael Williams. David Kupchinsky is on hand to handle the cocktail side of things, alongside wine director Kyley Jacoby.

14. Hotel Shangri-La

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1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2791
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Tuck into this indoor-outdoor rooftop restaurant and bar for beachside breezes and views. Onyx’s menu is dependably straightforward, with things like brussels sprouts and sliders on the menu. The cocktails are equally approachable.

Onyx rooftop lounge at Hotel Shangri-La
Onyx rooftop lounge at Hotel Shangri-La
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15. High Rooftop Lounge

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1697 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 214-1062
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This social and scenic space isn’t just for guests of Hotel Erwin. Serving lunch throughout the week and brunch on weekends, and with a lounge menu for evenings, it’s always a good time to stop by for a sip or bite.

1. The Highlight Room

6417 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

With two DJ booths, bottle service, and vistas looking out to Hollywood and beyond, The Highlight room has all the makings of a good night out. There’s a handful of dinner tables in the far corner offering full-service, as well as hamachi crudo, lobster toast, chopped chicken salad, and grilled prawns.

6417 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

2. Mama Shelter

6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Few restaurants offer unobstructed views of the iconic Hollywood sign like Mama Shelter does, the hotel rooftop that is a local meeting spot for post-work libations and snacks that linger late into the night.

6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. Sorra

1550 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sorra sits atop the The Residences at Columbia Square on El Centro. On the scene is chef Brandon Kida with a Japanese-Mexican small bites menu that includes yakitori skewers and carnitas bao. Tanner Weston of Lost Property oversees the cocktails.

1550 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

4. Harriet's

8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Harriets
Harriet’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Harriet’s is a mellow kind of hang out space perfect for those who favor light bites and ambiance. The decorations come mostly from the city itself, while chef Lord Maynard Llera and chef de cuisine Geter Atienza have a few snacks to go along with cocktails overseen by Justin Campbell.

8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. The Rooftop by JG

9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Perched atop the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is an alfresco paradise from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends. On the menu are familiar Southeast Asian flavors and things like a Thai short rib burger.

9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. Terra at Eataly

Eataly Westfield, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Terra at Eataly
Terra at Eataly
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Rooftop restaurant Terra plays host to weekend brunch atop Eataly. On the menu are views of Hollywood, Italian takes on brunch classics, a wood burning grill, a bloody Mary bar, and plenty of cocktails.

Eataly Westfield, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

7. Spire 73

900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 73, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Spire 73
Spire 73
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High atop the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is Spire 73, the hotel’s 73rd story rooftop bar that claims to be the highest open-air bar in the entire Western Hemisphere. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, lounge cabanas, and fire pits. On the menu are bar bites, a slew of sweets, and cocktails too, of course.

900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 73
Los Angeles, CA 90017

8. The Standard, Downtown LA

550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Settle in for panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles while lounging in the heated pool. Snacks on the menu include ube toast and Jidori chicken bites, with larger dishes like a burger and loco moco on the menu too.

550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

9. Perch

448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Perch
Perch
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With an open patio that overlooks the heart of Pershing Square and Downtown, the scene here, especially on the weekends, is about as bustling as it gets for Los Angeles. The fare is a little more straightforward, with an array of dishes like steak frites, scallops with parsnip puree, and chicken supreme with truffle polenta.

448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
NoMad Rooftop
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
[Official Photo]

There’s a lot going on atop the NoMad’s roof. While the pool is reserved for guests, the cafe and bar are open to the public all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab a Humm dog and a stiff cocktail, and soak up all those sweet downtown vibes.

649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

11. Broken Shaker at Freehand LA

416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Nominated for two James Beard awards and considered one of the world’s best bars, Broken Shaker comes to Downtown’s Freehand by way of Miami. The rooftop bar exudes an effortlessly casual aesthetic, complete with a pink-hued mural from artist Luke Pelletier.

416 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

12. Upstairs at Ace Hotel

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar
Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar
Elizabeth Daniels

Bar bites and plenty to drink are what it’s all about at this rooftop pool with stunning views of the city’s bright lights. Upstairs’ drink menu includes a slew of craft cocktails and pitchers full of seasonal punch. On the food side of things are handheld offerings like tacos and sandwiches.

929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

13. Margot

8820 Washington Blvd #301, Culver City, CA 90232

Perched atop one of LA’s most successful new developments, Margot serves up crowd-pleasing favorites like crudos, focaccia sandwiches, and salads from chef Michael Williams. David Kupchinsky is on hand to handle the cocktail side of things, alongside wine director Kyley Jacoby.

8820 Washington Blvd #301
Culver City, CA 90232

14. Hotel Shangri-La

1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Onyx rooftop lounge at Hotel Shangri-La
Onyx rooftop lounge at Hotel Shangri-La
Hotel Shangri-la [Official photo]

Tuck into this indoor-outdoor rooftop restaurant and bar for beachside breezes and views. Onyx’s menu is dependably straightforward, with things like brussels sprouts and sliders on the menu. The cocktails are equally approachable.

1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

15. High Rooftop Lounge

1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

This social and scenic space isn’t just for guests of Hotel Erwin. Serving lunch throughout the week and brunch on weekends, and with a lounge menu for evenings, it’s always a good time to stop by for a sip or bite.

1697 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

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