Los Angeles offers some of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in the country. With stunning views of the city skyline, these rooftop venues are the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or a meal with friends, family, or colleagues.
Whether you’re looking for a casual spot to grab a bite or a luxurious venue to celebrate a special occasion, Los Angeles’ rooftop bars and restaurants are sure to please. Below is our list of some of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in Los Angeles.
Let’s begin by taking a look at a few of the best rooftop bars you can find in the city. While these bars may offer some small bites to eat, we selected them due to their delicious and high-end drinks, as well as their breathtaking views that accompany them.
1260 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Located at AC Hotel Downtown LA, this is without a doubt one of the prettiest rooftop bars on our list. With a gorgeous view of the mountains and the rest of Downtown LA around you, this view is hard to beat.
Not only is there a fantastic view, but the drinks are top notch here. Offerings include a Paloma In The Clouds, which includes Casamigos Blanco, lime juice, and a grapefruit soda, as well as the Whiskey Passion with passion fruit, lemon juice, and egg white foam topped with pink peppercorn. There are some small plate options here like ahi tuna tostadas and shishito peppers.
The Mondrian Hotel: 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Skybar is the perfect spot for a hot summer night. With full access to a pool and plenty of lounge chairs around, the enjoyment of the night is just beginning. But when winter comes, the enjoyment of the pool doesn’t end as Skybar puts up a clear roof to keep the warmth in!
Drink offerings include a Botanical Rose Spritz that’s filled with grapefruit and rose vodka, fresh lemon juice, st. germain liqueur, strawberry puree, and is topped with sparkling rosé, as well as the Skybar Frosé with strawberries and lime juice.
The West Hollywood Edition: 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
This rooftop bar is without a doubt one of the best locations for a perfect view of all of Los Angeles. When the weather is clear, you can see all across the city, including getting the chance to enjoy a gorgeous sunset.
Cocktails you can get here include Poker Face, which includes Ketel One Peach, lychee, yuzu, and coconut, and the Fame Game which is Casamigos Blanco, melon aperitif, Lime, and topped with a delicious wasabi salt! Food options include honey Tapatío wings, sea bass ceviche, and mouthwatering sweet potato taquitos.
416 W 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
There are quite a few Broken Shaker locations all over the country and there is even one in Madrid, but the one in Los Angeles takes the cake. If you’re looking for a stunning pool and a rooftop surrounded by all the sights and sounds of downtown Los Angeles, then you’ve found your new favorite bar!
At Broken Shaker, you can get drinks like the 24 Carrot Cap, made with cachaça, cynar amaro, carrot juice, cilantro, and lime, or the Gorilla Grip, which is a mix of avion blanco tequila, vida mezcal, giffard ginger & banana, and creme de cacao with a black peppercorn tincture. There’s also a small selection of snacks that you can enjoy here.
6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mama Shelter is popular in many spots across the world, and their Los Angeles location is the only one in North America. If you arrive at the rooftop bar, you will be welcomed by the Hollywood sign in the background and plenty of people who are having a great time.
There are several drinks available at Mama Shelter, including Endgame, which contains hibiscus-infused 818 blanco, watermelon, lychee, lime juice, and mint, as well as the Mamacita made with a fantastic wildroots cucumber and grapefruit infused gin, elderflower, grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, hibiscus, and a hint of jalapeno to make it extra refreshing!
929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Last but not least, we have picked Upstairs for our list of the best rooftop bars in LA. This bar is right in the center of downtown LA and offers an absolutely stunning view of the city at night when it’s all lit up. The ambience upon entering is absolutely fantastic and worth a visit just for that reason!
Upstairs includes a list of wine and canned drinks, but they are best known for their cocktails such as Jump In The Line, which contains mezcal, banana, maraschino, pineapple, and lime, or Last Word, which includes gin, green chartreuse, lime, and maraschino.
Now that we’ve taken a look at some of the best rooftop bars, let’s take a look at some of the best rooftop restaurants you can find in LA. The following locations are perfect for date nights, catching up with friends for brunch, and are a great way to introduce newcomers to all of the wonderful cuisine that Los Angeles has to offer.
448 S Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
If you want to feel like Royalty, Perch LA is the perfect spot for you! This luxurious restaurant offers an absolutely beautiful view of the city. While the rooftop portion is the bar, the restaurant portion is only one floor down and simply too fantastic not to mention.
Appetizer offerings include pork belly with coriander pickled apples, baked brie with a fennel apple pecan slaw, and an absolutely decadent french onion soup. Entrées include a bouillabaisse with a rich saffron shellfish broth, and pan roasted salmon with a smoked eggplant puree and artichoke chips.
Dream Hollywood: 6417 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Featuring 360-degree views of all of Los Angeles, the Highlight Room Grill offers a beautiful view both day and night. On weekdays, they serve a tasty lunch menu that’s perfect for those who work in the area nearby the restaurant, and on weekends they serve a fantastic dinner menu that’s perfect for date nights and more.
There are golden chicken wings with strawberry fresno chili dipping sauce and honey habanero dipping sauce, a seafood cocktail, and spicy tomato rigatoni with calabrian chilis on the lunch menu. With dinner, you can choose from red snapper with hearts of palm, roasted hen of the woods with macadamia cream, or linguine al pesto with prawns.
813 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
The Rooftop at The Wayfarer Downtown LA offers stunning views of the city from its expansive outdoor terrace. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. On chilly evenings, the terrace provides a great place to relax and take in the city’s sights, with comfortable seating and cozy heaters to keep you warm.
Appetizers at The Rooftop include a chili lime hummus, pear and jicama salad with hot honey and baby arugula, and sambal brussel sprouts with persian cucumbers. Entrée offerings include scottish salmon with parsnips, grilled spanish
8490 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
There’s no doubt that Harriet’s Rooftop is one of the most beautiful spots on our list. Boasting an amazing view of the city and plenty of ambient lighting, you’ll immediately feel at home here as soon as you arrive.
Although the menu is slightly smaller, you’ll be treated to delicious dishes like a rich and decadent lobster roll, California prosciutto with baby arugula and focaccia, and mouth watering roasted vegetable shakshuka served with a side of homemade garlic flatbread.
812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
In addition to providing a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline, this rooftop restaurant also offers a warm and inviting environment, not only in its décor and lighting, but also in the friendly service from its staff members.
Boasting a delicious Mexican cuisine, you can treat yourself to dishes like scallop ceviche with cucumber, radish, onion, mango, and chile piquin. There’s also a selection of tacos and tostadas on the menu including mayan octopus, chicken thighs, and a vegetarian oyster mushroom option.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills: 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This is another incredibly luxurious place that will make you feel like a million bucks when you dine there! Located in Beverly Hills atop the Waldorf Astoria, you have a beautiful view of the LA skyline as it stretches for miles in all directions.
The luxurious feeling doesn’t end there, as you can indulge in a tomato gazpacho with cucumber and raspberry, a truffle cheeseburger with brie, yuzu pickles, and a black truffle aioli, and a deliciously tender roasted black cod with artichokes, morel mushrooms, and an almond sesame emulsion.
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Morgan Mulac is a freelance writer who has spent years on the road as a nomad and now has settled back in California with her family. Some of her favorite spots to travel to in California are in Orange County and the many beaches along the coast. She’s an avid writer about her journeys and enjoys sharing the beauty California has to offer.