Best Rooftop Bars


Beat the heat of July in Los Angeles by heading skyward—right to one of the city’s incredible rooftop bars. At The Rooftop, you’ll find waterbed pods (cooled down for summer months), amazing views and DJs spinning a variety of genres most nights out of the week. Fantastic cocktails like the White Duck, made with rose champagne, gin and grapefruit, pair perfectly with small plates such as the bacon wrapped dates.

Perch remains one of the most glam, upscale rooftop establishments in the city. French small plates are paired with handcrafted cocktails and live music in a luxe setting. Try the truffle mac and cheese or the decadent white chocolate bread pudding with your custom cocktail.

Above it All

High Rooftop Lounge features DJs day and night, with views of the boardwalk of Venice beach along with fantastic light fare and drinks. Here, you can always get the Girl Next Door, a whiskey-based drink with Cointreau, mint, lime juice and peach puree. She goes well with their street tacos and high sliders.

ONYX Hotel Bar offers an indoor/outdoor environment so you can slip seamlessly between the two glamorous worlds. Try the oysters, triple cream brie with cinnamon toast or the pot pie arancini for a starter. Their Irish Coffee or White Russian is the sweet ending you’re craving, perhaps along with the sticky toffee with butterscotch and vanilla ice cream.