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Calabra at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica
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Where to Eat at LA’s Many Picture-Perfect Hotel Pools

13 awesome places to enjoy the sunshine with some snacks and cocktails

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Calabra at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica
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As Southern California continues to see warm days with no chance of rain, it’s a good time to start thinking once again about getting out for a day at the pool. Los Angeles’s many poolside hotel restaurants not only offer a respite from the heat and sunshine, they also happen to come with some pretty fantastic drinks and food. Whether it’s a staycation or an afternoon getaway to lounge by the water in the open air, here are some of LA’s best poolside restaurants to enjoy.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Garland

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4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 980-8000
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Diners and drinkers can enjoy a day at the Garland in North Hollywood, hovering by the water with buckets of drinks or checking out the open-air restaurant the Front Yard.

An autumn day showing a shaded pool surrounded by lounge chairs.
The Garland
The Garland

2. Somewhere Else at the Hollywood Roosevelt

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7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 856-1970
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Vaunted cocktail destination the Spare Room has moved outside for the time being, offering an eye-popping amount of cocktails and poolside snacks for the summer and fall.

Yellow sun umbrellas and off-white tables and chairs at a poolside lounge in Hollywood.
Poolside at Somewhere Else
Somewhere Else

3. The Highlight Room

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The Tao Group’s rooftop poolside jewel, the Highlight Room, is a mix of lazy days, big views, and casual food. Stop in with a cabana reservation for drinks, lively music, and more served all day long.

4. Skybar

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8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 848-6025
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The classic Skybar at the Mondrian is a Los Angeles poolside staple, known for busy weekend parties (that can get pretty packed) as well as mellow daytime fare like burgers and drinks.

5. Marco Polo

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4141 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 486-7176
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Coastal Italian fare and lots of spritzes are available just steps from the pool at the new-ish Silver Lake Pool & Inn. Stop by for heavy summertime in Italy vibes.

6. Issima

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623 N La Peer Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 405-0779
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There may be no hotter poolside destination right now than Issima, the offshoot restaurant from the Olivetta team that marries upscale Hollywood Hills parties with quality food from chef Michael Fiorelli. The renovated La Peer Hotel pool is now an absolute scene.

7. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

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9850 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 860-6666
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WIth Beverly Hills crowds (and Beverly Hills prices) in full effect here, expect an upscale daytime experience complete with endlessly sippable cocktails, lighter summertime fare, and lots of people-watching.

8. Openaire

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3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 368-3065
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The Line Hotel’s rooftop pool may not be as large or luxurious as others on this list, but the adjacent Openaire restaurant hideaway more than makes up for that. With its sprawling greenhouse vibes and food from chef Josiah Citrin, this is one of the best places to dine near a pool anywhere in Los Angeles.

Openaire’s greenhouse-like dining area, with lots of plants hanging over light blue chairs and tables.
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9. La Casita at Hotel Figueroa

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939 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 627-8971
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From the coffin-shaped pool to the plush lounge chairs, easy restaurant patio access, and sky-high hotel mural adorning the outside of the building, is there anything this Downtown LA staple can’t do? Of course, the casual seafood-forward menu and mezcal pours are fantastic, too.

10. Upstairs Rooftop Lounge at Ace Hotel

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933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

For oysters, cocktails, and good times, Downtowners know to get to the Upstairs lounge at the Ace Hotel. This is one of LA’s stalwart spots for a weekend waterside party.

11. Calabra

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700 Wilshire Blvd (Entrance on, 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 390-0737
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Don’t sleep on Calabra, the laid-back rooftop restaurant and bar at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica. While the beach is just a few blocks away, it’s hard not to love the more relaxed atmosphere, views, and design-forward look of this rooftop lounge.

12. Fig

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101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 576-7777
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The Fairmont Miramar’s ever-busy poolside restaurant Fig remains as much a Westside staple as ever. The hotel even operates cinema nights to encourage evening drinking and dining on-site, and the takeaway buckets of poolside fried chicken are a must as well.

13. The Hotel June

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8639 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-0400
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With close proximity to the ocean, LAX, and all things South Bay, this low-key spot works well for travelers and locals looking to get away. From the breezy restaurant seating overlooking the water to the poolside seating as well, there’s no shortage of views (or awesome food and drink).

An open dining area overlooking a pool with blue seats and lots of wood.
Hotel June
The Ingalls

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1. The Garland

4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602
An autumn day showing a shaded pool surrounded by lounge chairs.
The Garland
The Garland

Diners and drinkers can enjoy a day at the Garland in North Hollywood, hovering by the water with buckets of drinks or checking out the open-air restaurant the Front Yard.

4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602

2. Somewhere Else at the Hollywood Roosevelt

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Yellow sun umbrellas and off-white tables and chairs at a poolside lounge in Hollywood.
Poolside at Somewhere Else
Somewhere Else

Vaunted cocktail destination the Spare Room has moved outside for the time being, offering an eye-popping amount of cocktails and poolside snacks for the summer and fall.

7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. The Highlight Room

Los Angeles, CA

The Tao Group’s rooftop poolside jewel, the Highlight Room, is a mix of lazy days, big views, and casual food. Stop in with a cabana reservation for drinks, lively music, and more served all day long.

4. Skybar

8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

The classic Skybar at the Mondrian is a Los Angeles poolside staple, known for busy weekend parties (that can get pretty packed) as well as mellow daytime fare like burgers and drinks.

8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

5. Marco Polo

4141 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Coastal Italian fare and lots of spritzes are available just steps from the pool at the new-ish Silver Lake Pool & Inn. Stop by for heavy summertime in Italy vibes.

4141 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

6. Issima

623 N La Peer Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

There may be no hotter poolside destination right now than Issima, the offshoot restaurant from the Olivetta team that marries upscale Hollywood Hills parties with quality food from chef Michael Fiorelli. The renovated La Peer Hotel pool is now an absolute scene.

623 N La Peer Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

9850 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

WIth Beverly Hills crowds (and Beverly Hills prices) in full effect here, expect an upscale daytime experience complete with endlessly sippable cocktails, lighter summertime fare, and lots of people-watching.

9850 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

8. Openaire

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Openaire’s greenhouse-like dining area, with lots of plants hanging over light blue chairs and tables.
Openaire
Wonho Frank Lee

The Line Hotel’s rooftop pool may not be as large or luxurious as others on this list, but the adjacent Openaire restaurant hideaway more than makes up for that. With its sprawling greenhouse vibes and food from chef Josiah Citrin, this is one of the best places to dine near a pool anywhere in Los Angeles.

3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

9. La Casita at Hotel Figueroa

939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

From the coffin-shaped pool to the plush lounge chairs, easy restaurant patio access, and sky-high hotel mural adorning the outside of the building, is there anything this Downtown LA staple can’t do? Of course, the casual seafood-forward menu and mezcal pours are fantastic, too.

939 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

10. Upstairs Rooftop Lounge at Ace Hotel

933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

For oysters, cocktails, and good times, Downtowners know to get to the Upstairs lounge at the Ace Hotel. This is one of LA’s stalwart spots for a weekend waterside party.

933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

11. Calabra

700 Wilshire Blvd (Entrance on, 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Don’t sleep on Calabra, the laid-back rooftop restaurant and bar at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica. While the beach is just a few blocks away, it’s hard not to love the more relaxed atmosphere, views, and design-forward look of this rooftop lounge.

700 Wilshire Blvd (Entrance on, 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

12. Fig

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

The Fairmont Miramar’s ever-busy poolside restaurant Fig remains as much a Westside staple as ever. The hotel even operates cinema nights to encourage evening drinking and dining on-site, and the takeaway buckets of poolside fried chicken are a must as well.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

13. The Hotel June

8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
An open dining area overlooking a pool with blue seats and lots of wood.
Hotel June
The Ingalls

With close proximity to the ocean, LAX, and all things South Bay, this low-key spot works well for travelers and locals looking to get away. From the breezy restaurant seating overlooking the water to the poolside seating as well, there’s no shortage of views (or awesome food and drink).

8639 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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