What is it that they say about smog? Oh yeah, beautiful sunsets. Make LA’s haze work for you at these top bars and beachside spots, where the views rightfully rival the booze. Here are the city’s best bars with a view.
Standard Downtown: Take the elevator to the top of Andre Balaz’s hip hotel, where mod furnishings give a slightly space-age vibe. Weekend afternoons call for cocktail lounging.
Upstairs: Described as a Moroccan oasis, Upstairs is located at the top of the tendy Ace hotel. It’s beautiful view includes an open-air roof deck in an exotic canopy. Perfect for an after-work drink with coworkers.
SkyBar: The rooftop bar that started it all! The Mondrian’s SkyBar of course has a secret Sunset Strip entryway and a dress code of dress-to-impress and night-life cred. Be sure to check out this Mexican-style oasis of flowering walls and beautiful nooks!
High Rooftop Lounge: Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge is the perfect place to get your tan on while having cocktails with a beach view. This is a hot spot for Venice beach locals. They even offer cozy blankets for all you late-night drinkers!
Perch LA: A beautiful rooftop bistro with a view of the Central Library, the Perch LA is usually filled with Downtown locals and all their friends. Happy Hour is weekdays from 4-6 and on Tuesdays you can catch a live DJ from 9pm-2am.