Seven Trendy Rooftop Bars in LA for Your Next Happy Hour

Los Angeles offers no shortage of trendy watering holes, with an abundance of chic inner-city rooftop bars to choose from. But when it comes to top-notch cocktails, incredible city views and aesthetically pleasing surroundings there are a handful of rooftop bars that stand out among the rest.

The Highlight Room

Sprawling out across the entire top floor of Dream Hollywood, The Highlight Room provides 360-degree views of LA, from the Hollywood Sign to Downtown LA. Relax into plush loungers by the pool as the sun sets over Los Angeles.

The Highlight Room Rooftop | Source: Instagram

The Roof on Wilshire

Located atop the boutique Hotel Wilshire, this rooftop bar offers cosy fire pits, sweeping views of the city and comfortable cabanas to relax into after a long day- with a drink in hand, of course. In addition to drinks, the rooftop at Hotel Wilshire also offers a rotating menu, inspired by various cuisines.

Image: The Roof on Wilshire | Source: Hotel Wilshire

L.P. Rooftop

Serving up a range of small plates and plenty of summer-inspired cocktails by the glass or pitcher, L.P. Rooftop is another highly rated rooftop bar in LA. As one of the largest rooftop patios in the city, L.P. Rooftop grants visitors expansive views of the Hollywood Hills and Sunset Strip.

Image: LP Rooftop Bar | Source: LP Rooftop Bar Instagram


Promising breathtaking views of downtown LA, Perch is another rooftop bar worth paying a visit to. If not for the views of the city skyline, for the French-inspired eats and Parisian-style cocktails. With rooftop fire puts, DJs and antique-style furniture Perch is unmatched in terms of ambiance.

Image: Perch rooftop bar | Source: Perch Facebook

Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Nestled on top of the boutique Ace Hotel, Upstairs is a restaurant and bar that offers Mezcal Negronis, beers and tacos. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this bar is a trendy hidden gem that enjoys spectacular views and an industrial-chic look.

Image: Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA | Source: Ace Hotel

Broken Shaker

Dubbed an oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker is another trendy rooftop bar that specialises in refreshing cocktails and crowd-pleasing eats. Sip drinks poolside in this urban haven located in the historic Commercial Exchange Building.

Image: Broken Shaker in Freehand LA | Source: Broken Shaker Facebook

Mama Shelter Rooftop

From brunches to sunset cocktails, Mama Shelter’s is another great rooftop bar worth checking out. Enjoy drinks beneath string lights and take in panoramic views of Los Angeles.

Images: Mama Shelter’s Rooftop | Source: Mama Shelter Los Angeles Facebook

For more inspiration on the latest in bars in Los Angeles, you will enjoy our coverage of A Hidden New Rooftop Hangout in the Heart of the Arts District: LA Barra Los Angeles.

This article originally appeared on Fancy

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